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Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2015 Season

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Company

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Joy Dickson, casting dir.

Production Description

Casting company members for Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2015 season. Season includes: "Much Ado About Nothing" (William Shakespeare, writer Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2015; runs Feb. 27-Nov. 1, 2015), "Guys and Dolls" (Frank Loesser, music and lyrics; Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows, authors; Mary Zimmerman, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 7, 2015; runs Feb. 28-Nov. 1, 2015), the world premiere of "Fingersmith" (Alexa Junge, writer; Sarah Waters, author; Bill Rauch, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 7, 2015; runs Mar. 1-July 12, 2015), the U.S. premiere of "Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land" (Stan Lai, writer/dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 3, 2015; runs Apr. 19-Oct. 31, 2015), "Pericles" (William Shakespeare, writer; Joseph Haj, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2015; runs Feb. 28-Nov. 1, 2015), "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (Eugene O'Neill, writer; Christopher Liam Moore, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 18, 2015; runs Mar. 28-Oct. 31, 2015), "Antony and Cleopatra" (William Shakespeare, writer; Bill Rauch, dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 31, 2015; runs June 12-Oct. 9, 2015), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (Alexandre Dumas, writer Rehearsals begin Apr. 1, 2015; runs June 14-Oct. 11, 2015), the world premiere of "Head Over Heels" (Jeff Whitty, author; Go-Go's, music and lyrics; Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, dir. Rehearsals begin Apr. 1, 2015; runs June 12-Oct. 10, 2015), and TBA play (runs July 7-Nov. 1, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Ashland, OR.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: min. $883/wk. Equity LORT Rep B Contract.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: Ashland, OR Sign up or Log In to apply.

Character Breakdown

If you are unable to attend this audition please send headshot and resume to:
Joy Dickson
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
15 S Pioneer Street
Ashland, OR 97520
OR
casting@osfashland.org. Please put "Local EPA" in the subject line.

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2015 SEASON:

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare
Director TBA
First rehearsal: 1/6/15, opens 2/27/15, closes 11/1/15
All roles will be understudied

GUYS AND DOLLS Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows
Directed by Mary Zimmerman
First rehearsal: 1/7/15, opens 2/28/15, closes 11/1/15
All roles will be understudied

FINGERSMITH Adapted by Alexa Junge from the book by Sarah Waters
Directed by Bill Rauch
World Premiere
First rehearsal: 1/7/15, opens 3/1/15, closes 7/12/15
All roles will be understudied
Sue Trinder—20s, The protagonist. A petty thief and orphan in Victorian London. Any ethnicity
Maud Lilly—20s. Heiress at center of Sue’s plot. Any ethnicity
Richard “Gentleman” Rivers—30s, charming con man. An expert in “high-class” crimes. Any ethnicity
Mrs. Sucksby—40s, a baby farmer who runs the orphanage where Sue grew up. Any ethnicity
Dainty—20s plus-sized. Sue’s best friend at orphanage and a petty thief. Any ethnicity
Agnes—Maud’s maid. Any ethnicity
Mrs. Stiles—50s, Housekeeper at estate. Any ethnicity
Chris Lilly—Male, 50s, Maud’s wealthy, controlling uncle, Any ethnicity
John Vroom—20s, scrawny boarder. Any ethnicity
Charles—Servant at estate. Any ethnicity
Mr. Way—Butler at estate. Any ethnicity
Mr. Ibbs—60s, Locksmith and Mrs. Sucksby’s cohort.
Dr. Graves—Doctor at asylum. Any ethnicity
Dr. Christie—Doctor at asylum. Any ethnicity.
Nurse Spiller—50s. Nurse at asylum. Any ethnicity.

SECRET LOVE IN PEACH BLOSSOM LAND by Stan Lai
Directed by Stan Lai
U.S. Premiere
First rehearsal: 3/3/15, opens 4/19/15, closes 10/31/15
All roles will be understudied

PERICLES by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Haj
First rehearsal: 1/6/15, opens 2/28/15, closes 11/1/15
All roles will be understudied

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Christopher Liam Moore
First rehearsal: 2/18/15, opens 3/28/15, closes 10/31/15
All roles will be understudied
James Tyrone: cast
Mary Tyrone: cast

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Rauch
First rehearsal: 3/31/15, opens 6/12/15, closes 10/9/15
All roles will be understudied

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Adapted from the book by Alexandre Dumas
Director TBA
First rehearsal: 4/1/15, opens 6/14/15, closes 10/11/15
All roles will be understudied
SWEAT by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
World Premiere
First rehearsal: 6/2/15, opens 8/2/15, closes 10/31/15
All roles will be understudied
CYNTHIA--African American female, 40's, working class, strong willed, a drinker, driven, passionate,
has aspiration, but plagued by unspoken insecurity. She isn’t flashy, but definitely has charisma.
TRACEY—Caucasian female, 40's, working class, sexy, fun loving, a laugher who talks a little louder
than everyone else in the room, She has a need to be heard. Hardened by work and life, a sturdy
drinker.
JESSIE—Caucasian female, 40's, a drunk, a follower, prone to flashes of emotion. Her heart has been
broken one too many times, and she baths her sadness in liquor.
STAN—Caucasian, male 40's, old steel guy on disability, Warm and brotherly, a genuine listener. There
is an edge of bitterness that is always lurking just beneath the surface. He is the guy who didn’t get
out.
EVAN—African American female--40's, A big bear of a man. Confident and direct. He is a question
answerer. He doesn’t like bullshit and will let you know it.
BRUCIE—African American male 40’s, a heroin addict, a dreamer, smooth talking charmer, whose looks
are his primary currency. He believes what he’s saying in the moment, even if it is bullshit.
OSCAR—Puerto Rican or Dominican male. 21-30, Slow to burn, but when roused passionate and
articulate. He is used to being the outsider, but knows when to assert his presence.
JASON—Caucasian. male 21-30, brash, fiery with edge. A brawler who doesn’t know how to contain his
anger at the world.
CHRIS—African American male. 21-30, deeply religious, thoughtful, and likes to think he's the smartest
guy in the room. Nevertheless, there is a bit of thug that surfaces when push comes to shove.

HEAD OVER HEELS Book by Jeff Whitty, Music and lyrics from the catalog by the Go-Go’s
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
World Premiere
First rehearsal: 4/1/15, opens 6/12/15, closes 10/10/15
All roles will be understudied
Basilius—Male, 40s-50s, A Duke. Great with comedy. Any ethnicity. Must sing.
Gynecia—Female, 40s-50s. His wife. Great with comedy. Any ethnicity. Must sing
Pamela—late teens/early 20s. Their ravishingly beautiful oldest daughter. .Great with comedy. Any
ethnicity. Must sing
Philoclea—late teens/early 20s. Their younger, plus-sized daughter. Great with comedy. Any ethnicity.
Must sing
Musidorus—Male, 20s. An earnest young shepherd. Great with comedy Any ethnicity. Must sing
Philanax—the Duke’s clown. Great with comedy .Any ethnicity. Must sing
Mopsa—Female, 20s. Overly serious maidservant to the Duke’s daughters. Great with comedy. Any
ethnicity. Must sing
Dametas—The head manservant. Great with comedy .Any ethnicity. Must sing
The Oracle—Female. A supernatural seer. Great with comedy .Any ethnicity. Must sing.

1 Play TBA
TBA, To be announced in late spring 2014 July 7 – November 1