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Human Race Theatre Company 2014-15 Season

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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.


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Character Breakdown

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.

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.

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

1st rehearsal: July 21, 2014

Marsha Hanna New Play Workshop
1st rehearsal: TBA