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Palm Beach Dramaworks 2014-15 Season

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Company

Palm Beach Dramaworks
William Hayes, producing artistic dir.; J. Barry Lewis, resident dir.; Nanique Gheridian, company mgr.

Production Description

Casting Palm Beach Dramaworks 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Our Town" (Thornton Wilder, writer; J. Barry Lewis, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 16, 2014; runs Oct. 10-Nov. 9, 2014), "My Old Lady" (Israel Horovitz, writer; William Hayes, dir. Rehearsals begin Nov. 11, 2014; runs Dec. 5-Jan. 4, 2015), "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, writer; Lynette Barkley, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2015; runs Jan. 30-Mar. 1, 2015), "Buried Child" (Sam Shepard, writer; J. Barry Lewis, dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 3, 2015; runs Mar. 27-Apr. 26, 2015), and " Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" (Lanie Robertson, writer; J. Barry Lewis, dir. Rehearsals begin Apr. 21, 2015; runs May 15-June 14, 2015.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in West Palm Beach, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $645/wk. min. Equity SPT Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
Director: J. Barry Lewis
1st Rehearsal: September 16, 2014 Runs: October 10 - November 9, 2014

Seeking: 1 woman, 4 men, 2 boys, 1 girl

Emily Webb (20s, to play 17-late 20s) The eldest Webb child. A beautiful, young woman who falls in love with George Gibbs. She ages as the play progresses.

Wally Webb (9-13) Emily’s younger brother.

George Gibbs (20s, to play 17-late 20s) The eldest Gibbs child. A handsome, young man who falls in love with Emily. A kind but irresponsible teenager who matures over time. He ages over the course of the play.

Rebecaa Gibbs (9-13) George's younger sister.

Constable Bill Warren (50s-70s) An elderly policeman.

Joe Stoddard (40s) The undertaker.

Si Crowell (8-13) Joe Crowell's brother. Local paperboy.

Sam Craig (mid 20s-30s) Mrs. Webb's nephew. Left town to seek his fortune but comes back after 12 years.

The following roles have been CAST. Auditioners will be considered as a possible replacements for:

Stage Manager (30s-60s) The omniscient narrator. Warm and empathetic.
Myrtle Webb (40’s-50’s) Emily's strong, self-confident mother. a serious, crisp woman.

Charles Webb (40s-50s) Emily’s father and the editor of Grover’s Corners newspaper.

Dr. Frank Gibbs (40s-50s) George’s father. The overworked and generous town doctor.

Julia Gibbs (40s-50s) George's very intelligent mother. A plump pleasant woman.

Simon Stimson (30’s-60’s) The bitter and lonely choir director. A drunk.

Mrs. Louella Soames/Dead Woman (30s-40s) A friend of Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs. A gossipy townswoman and member of the choir.

Professor Willard/Dead Man (40s-60s) A professor at the university. A rather long-winded lecturer.

Howie Newsome (30s-40s) The milk delivery man.

Joe Crowell (8-13) One of the local paperboys.

Baseball Player #1 (20s-30s) mocks George at the wedding
Baseball Player #2 (20s-3’s) mocks George at the wedding


MY OLD LADY by Israel Horovitz
Director: William Hayes
1st Rehearsal: November 11, 2014 Runs: December 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Seeking: 2 women, 1 man

Mathias “Jim” Gold (50s); Handsome. A down-on-his luck American in Paris. He is a bitter, broken, self-pitying man with a severe drinking problem.

Mathilde Giffard (90s) A still quite beautiful, proud, strong and sophisticated French woman. She is a bohemian old lady who considers herself a free-spirit.

Chloe Giffard (50s) Mathilde’s beautiful spinster daughter. She is high strung, outspoken and rigid. A real sourpuss.

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Director: Lynette Barkley
1st Rehearsal: January 6, 2015 Runs: January 30 – March 1, 2015

Seeking: 7 women, 2 men
La Marquise de Merteuil (40s-50s) An aristocratic widow of considerable means, Merteuil is a shrewd and charming self-made woman. She uses careful manipulation and her considerable charms to control everyone and everything in her life.

La Presidente de Tourvel (late 20-30s) A beautiful, chaste religious wife of a Parliament member. Vulnerable and sensitive, she is tortured by the battle between her strong moral beliefs and her passionate feelings for Valmont.
Mme. Rosemonde (Early 80's) Valmont's aunt and “Grande Dame” of the play. She is arthritic but lively, intelligent and sympathetic. Rosemonde is both elegant and wise.

Mme. de Volanges (30s-40s) The Marquise's cousin and the over-protective mother of Cécile. She is proud of the fact that she has arranged an advantageous marriage for her daughter and lives a respectable life. She has great disdain for those, like Valmont, who do not.

Cecile Volanges (18-25, to play 16) A slim, attractive girl fresh out of the convent and madly in love with Danceny. She is preyed upon by The Marquise and Valmont and quickly transforms from naïve child to willing adventuress.

La Chevalier Danceny (20s) an eager, passionate and handsome young man. This love-struck harp teacher of Cécile Volanges is seduced by The Marquise.

Emilie (20s) a spirited courtesan favored by Valmont.

Major-domo (20s) The Butler (non-speaking role).

Julie (20s) The Maidservant (non-speaking role).

The following roles have been CAST. Auditioners will be considered as a possible replacements for:

Le Vicomte de Valmont (30s-40s) A strikingly elegant, rich playboy, who, at one time was the Marquise's lover and confidant. He is a player and seduction is his game.

Azolan (30s-40s) Valmont's valet. Azolan will do anything for money, including offering bribes and sleeping with other servants to get information for his master.

BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard
Director: J. Barry Lewis
1st Rehearsal: March 3, 2015 Runs: March 27 – April 26, 2015

Seeking: 1 woman, 2 men

Vince (early 20s) Tilden’s son. Arives bright, energetic and eager to redeem himself. Then becomes confused and ultimately cocky and ready to rule the roost.

Shelly (early 20s) Vince’s girlfriend. She has youthful, upbeat energy. She is kindhearted and ingratiating.

Father Dewis (60s) An ineffectual Protestant Minister who enjoys drinking and socializing with women. Carrying on a not-so secret affair with Halie.

The following roles have been CAST. Auditioners will be considered as a possible replacements for:

Dodge (70s) Aging, dysfunctional, alcoholic, patriarch of the family; he is dying. He has been emasculated by his son and the infertility of his fields.

Halie (50s-60s) Dodge’s wife. Nags Dodge incessantly. Abandons the family to socialize with Father Dewis and revel in the past. Hero-worships the images of her lost son.

Tilden (40s) Their oldest son. He is lost, he has no purpose, no direction in his life. He is bullied by the other characters.

Bradley (20-30s) Their next oldest son, an amputee who lost his leg in a chainsaw accident. He is aggressive yet emasculated by the removal of his leg.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL by Lanie Robertson
Director: J. Barry Lewis
1st Rehearsal: April 21, 2015 Runs: May 15 – June 14, 2015

Seeking: 1 woman, 1 man
Billie Holiday (40s) African American, the great jazz singer in the last year of her life
Jimmy Powers/Pianist (any age) African American, actor must be an accomplished piano player and accompanist.