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Syracuse Stage 2014-15 Season

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Company

Syracuse Stage
Kyle Bass, dramaturg.

Production Description

Casting the Syracuse Stage 2014-15 Season. Season includes "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (Marcela Lorca, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 26; runs Sept. 26-Oct. 12); "Piano Lesson" (Timothy Bond, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 23; runs Oct. 24-Nov. 9 in Syracuse, NY; Rehearsals begin Jan. 13, 2015; runs Jan. 21-Feb. 8 at the Seattle Rep); "In The Next Room" (May Adrales, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2015; runs Jan. 30.-Feb. 15); and "Other Desert Cities" (Timothy Bond, dir.; Rehearsals begin Jan. 27, 2015; runs Feb. 27-Mar. 22 at Portland Center Stage; Rehearsals begin again Mar. 30, 2015; runs Apr. 7-Apr. 26 at Syracuse).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in Syracuse, NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $753/wk. min. Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Christopher Durang
Director: Marcela Lorca
1st rehearsal: 8/26/14
Runs: Open 9/26; close 10/12

seeking:

VANYA
50-55, living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less.

SONIA
early 45-50, Vanya’s step sister. Discontent, upset, regretful.

MASHA
50-55, Vanya’s sister; a glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.

SPIKE
25-30. An aspiring actor, sexy, self-absorbed, Masha’s new companion.

NINA
20-25; lovely, sincere would-be actress. Star struck and energetic.

CASSANDRA
30-50. Cleaning lady and soothsayer. African American.

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PIANO LESSON
by August Wilson
Director: Timothy Bond
1st rehearsal: 9/23/14
Runs: opens 10/24/14; closes 11/9/14
Coproduction with Seattle Rep transfers 1/13 rehearse, opens 1/21/15, closes 2/8/15 possible extension to 2/15/15

seeking:

(All characters are African American)

DOAKER
Late 40-early 50s. Has for all intents and purposes retired from the world though he works full-time as a railroad cook.

BOY WILLIE
Late 20s-early 30s. He has an infectious grin and a boyishness that is apt for his name. He is brash and impulsive, talkative and somewhat crude in speech and manner.

LYMON
Late 20s-early 30s. BOY WILLIE's partner, he talks little, and then with a straightforwardness that is often disarming.

BERNIECE
30-35. Mother to an eleven-year-old daughter. Strong and reserved. She is still in mourning for her husband after three years.

AVERY
Late 30s-early 40s. Honest and ambitious, he has taken to the city like a fish to water, finding in it opportunities for growth and advancement that did not exist for him in the rural South.

WINNING BOY
Mid-late 50s. He tries to present the image of a successful musician and gambler, but his music, his clothes, and even his manner of presentation are old. He is a man who looking back over his life continues to live it with an odd mixture of zest and sorrow

GRACE
Mid-late 20s. Enjoys the nightlife. She is perceptive and doesn't like to cause trouble, or be around trouble

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IN THE NEXT ROOM
By Sarah Ruhl
Director: May Adrales
1st rehearsal 1/2/15
Runs: Open 1/30/15-2/15/15

seeking:

DR. GIVINGS
a man in his 40s, a specialist in gynecological and hysterical disorders.

CATHERINE GIVINGS
Late 20s. Doctor Givings’ wife.

SABRINA DALDRY
Early 30s. Doctor Giving patient.

ANNIE
Late 20s. A midwife assistant.

LEO IRVING
Late 20-early 30s. Englishman in his twenties or thirties. Doctor Giving’s patient.

ELIZABETH
Early 30s. An African-American woman. A wet-nurse by default.

MR. DALDRY
45-55. Sabrina Daldry’s husband.

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OTHER DESERT CITIES
By Jon Robin Baitz
Director: Timothy Bond
CoProduction originates at Portland Center Stage and then moves to Syracuse. PCS will handle auditions.
PCS dates 1st rehearsal 1/27/15
Runs: Open 2/27/15, Close 3/22
Syracuse dates
1st rehearsal on or about 3/30/15
Runs: Open 4/7/15, Close 4/26/15

seeking

POLLY WYETH
60s. Politically conservative. Elegant, Forthright, and whip-smart.

LYMAN WYETH
Late 60s-early 70s. Sturdy in the way of old Californians of a particular type; oak-like. Politically conservative.

BROOKE WYETH
35-40. An attractive and dry woman. A writer.

TRIP WYETH
Male. 25-30. Bright, funny.

SILDA GRAUMAN
60s. Politically liberal. Just out of rehab. No makeup; disheveled.