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Human Race Theatre Company 2014-15 Season

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Company

Human Race Theatre Company
Kevin Moore, producing artistic dir.; Tara Lail, managing dir. will attend with casting authority.

Production Description

Casting Human Race Theatre Company 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Miracle on South Division Street" (Tom Dudzick, writer Rehearsals begin Aug. 11, 2014; runs Sept. 4-21, 2014), "Mame" (Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee, authors; Jerry Herman music and lyrics Rehearsals begin Oct. 3, 2014; runs Oct. 30-Nov. 23, 2014), "Family Shots" (Michael Slade, writer Rehearsals begin Dec. 29, 2014; runs Jan. 22-Feb. 8, 2015), "Buyer & Cellar" (Jonathan Tolins, writer Rehearsals begin Jan. 19, 2015; runs Feb. 12-Mar. 1, 2015), "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike" (Christopher Durang, writer Rehearsals begin Feb. 9, 2015; runs Mar. 10-22, 2015), "Taking Shakespeare" (John Murrell, writer Rehearsals begin Mar. 23, 2015; runs Apr. 16-May 3, 2015), "Crowns" (Regina Taylor, writer Rehearsals begin May 11, 2015; runs Jun. 11-Jul. 5, 2015), "Music Theatre Workshops Festival" (Rehearsals begin July 21, 2014; runs Aug. 1-3, 2014) and "Marsha Hanna New Play Workshop" (Rehearsals and performances TBD).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in Dayton, OH.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Equity SPT 6 Contract; actor min. $409/wk. & LORT D; $583/wk. actor min.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

Preparations:
Plays only: Come prepared with 2 one-minute contrasting monologues in the style of the show(s) or from the show(s) you are interested in OR 1 two-minute monologue tailored toward the specific show you are interested in.

Musicals only: Come prepared with 1 song of up to 32 bars of music in the style of the show(s) or from the show you are interested in. Be prepared with a 2nd song in the event the producer asks to see more. Bring your sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded music.

Both: Come prepared with 1 one-minute monologue and 1 song (up to 32 bars) in the style of the show(s) or from the show you are interested in. Bring your sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded music.

MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET By Tom Dudzick
1st rehearsal: August 11, 2014
The Nowak Family
CLARA: late 60s
Her Children, in their 30s
BEVERLY: the eldest
RUTH: the middle child
JIMMY: the baby

MAME (M) Book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
1st rehearsal: Oct. 3, 2014
(Possible extension thru Nov. 30, 2014)
MAME DENNIS: Female, 40s to mid 50s, glamorous, eccentric New York socialite, must have major charisma and flair.
VERA CHARLES: Female Mid 40s to mid 50s, a famous British actress from Pittsburgh, Mame’s best friend, with a great sense of dry humor.
AGNES GOOCH: Female 25-35, awkward, dowdy, straight laced secretary who transforms. Mezzo w/ belt
YOUNG PATRICK DENNIS: Male. 9-13 bright, curious, adorable young boy who is orphaned and comes to live with his eccentric Auntie Mame. Unaltered voice, boy soprano (also plays Peter Dennis)
PATRICK DENNIS: Male 20-25 Tenor, a young man all American clean cut collegiate type
ITO: Male 25-50 Mame’s Asian houseboy, very devoted to his job and the lady of the house
BEAUREGARD JACKSON PICKETT BURNSIDE: Male 40-50, Mame’s wealthy southern suitor, handsome with great charm and southern hospitality
LINDSAY WOOLSEY: Male 35-60 Mame’s admirer.
DWIGHT BABCOCK: Male 40-65 Knickerbocker Bank President, educated. Uptight and plays by the book.
ENSEMBLE OF 5 MEN AND 5 WOMEN: who play a variety of other roles: Mr. & Mrs. Upson, Gloria Upson, Sally Cato, Mother Burnside, Pegeen Ryan, Junior Babcock, Ralph Devine and more!


FAMILY SHOTS By Michael Slade
1st rehearsal: Dec. 29, 2014
AARON BAKER: 27, A photographer.
MALCOLM HARRISON: 26, Aaron’s husband, works in retail.
SAM BAKER: 65, Aaron’s father, a businessman, He is the rock of the family, and he
adores them all...though some more than others.
MARSHA BAKER: 61, Aaron’s mother, she also adores her family, in her own
narcissistic way.
DR. GEOFFREY PATEL: mid 30s, A handsome cardiologist of Indian descent.
JOYCE ANDERSON: mid-late 30s, A nurse, ideally Black or Latina


BUYER & CELLAR By Jonathan Tolins
1st rehearsal: Jan. 19, 2015
ALEX MORE: somewhere north of 30. Plays multiple roles throughout the show performing both sides of the conversation.


VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE By Christopher Durang performed under a Letter of Agreement to LORT D Contract at The Victoria Theatre, a 1100-seat proscenium.
1st rehearsal: Feb. 9, 2015
VANYA: 50s, living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least
compared to Sonia.
SONIA: His adopted sister, early 50s, living with him in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful.
MASHA: His sister, 50s, glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.
SPIKE: An aspiring actor, 29, or younger, sexy, self-absorbed, Masha’s new companion.
NINA: Lovely, sincere would-be actress, early 20s, visiting her aunt and uncle next
door. Starstruck and energetic.
CASSANDRA: Cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, any race. In the original production, she was played by an African America actress in her late 20s.


TAKING SHAKESPEARE By John Murrell
1st rehearsal: March 23, 2015
PROF: she is sixty-something.
MURPH: he is twenty-four.


CROWNS (M) By Regina Taylor
1st rehearsal: May 11, 2015
MOTHER SHAW: African American female, Obatala – Orisha of Wisdom - creativity
MABEL: African American female, Shango – Orisha of fire – red and white
VELMA: African American female, Oya – Orisha of storms - purple
WANDA: African American female, Oshun – Orisha of the rivers and water – gold and yellow
JEANETTE: African American female. Yemaya – Orisha of seas - blue
YOLANDA: African American female, Ogun – green and red
MAN: African American male, Elegba – Orisha of crossroads – red and black


MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOPS FESTIVAL (M)
1st rehearsal: July 21, 2014

Marsha Hanna New Play Workshop
1st rehearsal: TBA