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Northern Stage & Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2014-15 Seasons

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Company

Northern Stage and Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Carol Dunne, artistic dir., Northern Stage; Geoffrey Sherman, producing artistic dir., Alabama Shakespeare; Paul Fouquet, casting dir.; Karie Koppel, casting assoc.

Production Description

Casting Northern Stage and Alabama Shakespeare Festival's 2014-15 seasons. Northern Stage's season includes: "Into the Woods" (Stephen Sondheim, music-lyrics; James Lapine, book; Carol Dunne, dir.; Keith Coughlin, choreo. Rehearsals begin Sept. 9; runs Sept. 24-Oct. 19); "Clybourne Park" (Bruce Norris, writer. Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; runs Oct. 29-Nov. 16); "A Christmas Carol" (Charles Dickens, writer. Rehearsals begin Nov. 7; runs Nov. 26-Dec. 28); "Blithe Spirit" (Noel Coward, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 27, 2015; runs Feb. 11-Mar. 1); "Orwell in America" (Joe Sutton, writer; Peter Hackett, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24; runs Mar. 4-22); and "Songs for a New World" (Jason Robert Brown, music-lyrics; Carol Dunne, dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 24; runs Apr. 8-May 3). Alabama Shakespeare Festival's season includes: "A Christmas Carol" (Charles Dickens, writer; Geoffrey Sherman, dir.-adaptation. Rehearsals begin Oct. 28; runs Nov. 28-Dec. 28); "The Glass Menagerie" (Tennessee Williams, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2015; runs Jan. 30-May 23); "Alabama Story" (Kenneth Jones, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 23; runs Feb. 20-Mar. 8); "King Lear" (William Shakespeare, writer; Geoffrey Sherman, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 4; runs Mar. 13-May 23); "The Liar" (David Ives, writer. Rehearsals begin Mar. 18; runs Apr. 24-May 24); and a summer musical TBA (Rehearsals begin June 16; runs July 17-Aug. 16).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Northern Stage's season rehearses and runs September 2014-May 2015 in White River Junction, VT. Alabama Shakespeare Festival's season rehearses and runs October 2014-August 2015 in Montgomery, AL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $600/wk. min. for Northern Stage. Equity LORT Non-Rep contract. Pays: $750/wk. min. for Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Festival productions) and $600/wk. min (Octagon productions). Equity LORT Rep contract.

Auditions

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Breakdown

"Northern Stage" 2014-15 season

**All roles available**



"Into the Woods"

"Clybourne Park"

"A Christmas Carol"

"Blithe Spirit"

"Orwell in America" (World Premiere)
George Orwell – Tall, lean and seeming quite old, though only 45. A brilliant mind and committed socialist, he fights against the constraints put on him by his publishing company.


Carlotta Morrison – also tall, and very beautiful, late 20s, a young woman who works for a publishing house and is Orwell’s ''keeper'' on his book tour.




"Songs for a New World"

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Alabama Shakespeare Festival 2014-15 Season
**All roles available**

"A Christmas Carol"

"The Glass Menagerie"

"Alabama Story"
1959. Montgomery, Alabama: The Deep South; and beyond.



Garth Williams: (50ish) a writer and illustrator from the East Coast. Doubles.

Lily Whitfield: (30) a white woman from small-town Alabama privilege
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Joshua Moore: (30) a middle-class African-American man, who left Alabama more than a decade earlier.

Senator E. W. Higgins: (50ish) a white Alabama State Senator.

Emily Wheelock Reed: (50ish) a white librarian, born in North Carolina and raised in Indiana
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Thomas Franklin: (28) a white reference librarian, an Alabama native


"King Lear"

"The Liar"

A summer musical to be announced