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The Gamm 2014-15 Season, Local Appts.

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Company

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm)
Tony Estrella, artistic dir.

Production Description

Casting The Gamm 2014-15 season. Shows include: "Grounded" (George Brant, writer; Judith Swift, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 19; runs Sept. 4-28); "Hedda Gabler" (Henrik Ibsen, writer; Tony Estrella, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 29; runs Oct. 23-Nov. 30); "Morality Play" (Tony Estrella, adaptation; Barry Unsworth, novel; Tyler Doborowsky, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 2, 2014; runs Jan. 1, Feb. 8, 2015); "House of Blues Leaves" (John Guare, writer; Fred Sullivan Jr., dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 9, 2015; runs March 5-April 5, 2015); and "Marie Antoinette" (David Adjmi, writer; Rachel Waishe, dir. Rehearsals begin April 6, 2015; runs April 30-May 31, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs Aug. 2014-May 2015 in Pawtucket, RI.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $371 min./wk. Equity NEAT Cat. 6 Contract, salary pending.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

2014-15 SEASON:

The Gamm is looking to cast various roles in the following plays of the 2014-2015 Season, which starts performances in September and runs through May. The following roles are available

GROUNDED
by George Brant
directed by Judith Swift
Rehearsals begin August 19, 2014. Runs September 4- September 28, 2014

seeking:

Pilot: Female, Late 20s early 30s. Tough, acutely sensitive. Military bearing and carriage. A warrior and a mom.

This is a one-woman show. Actor must have incredible command and stage presence.

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HEDDA GABLER
by Henrik Ibsen
directed by Tony Estrella
Rehearsals begin September 29, 2014. Runs October 23 –November 30, 2014

seeking:

Hedda Gabler is cast.

Tesman: 30ish. Hedda’s husband, an academic, NOT merely a fop or pushover. Smart.

Eilert Lovborg: 30ish. Incredible mind, an intellectual and debased alcoholic in recovery. Desperately hanging on.

Thea Elvsted: Late 20s/30. Sensitive, compassionate on the outside but brave tough beneath.

Judge Brack: 40s/50. Virile, smart, cocksure and manipulative. A man of means and barely subdued power.

Aunt Julia: 50s/60. Tesman’s beloved aunt. Doting and generous, but keen-eyed.

Berta: 40’s/50 The Tesman’s maid. The faithful and emotional lifelong servant.

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MORALITY PLAY
adapted by Tony Estrella from the novel by Barry Unsworth
directed by Tyler Doborowsky
Rehearsals begin December 2, 2014. Runs January 1-February 8, 2015

seeking:

Nicholas: 20-30. A young runaway monk-turned-actor. Smart, articulate, conflicted.

Martin Bell is cast.

Stephen: Tough, big, former soldier-turned-actor, likes his booze and a good argument.

Margaret: Tough but tender, Stephen’s paramour. Cleans and helps organize the troupe.

Springer: Teenage member of troupe. Enthusiastic, emotional. Needs to sing.

Straw: 30-40. Veteran actor. Sober and practical.

Tobias: 40+. Oldest member of troupe.

Ensemble: Requires male and female actors ranging from 20-60 for a variety of roles. All actors must have range, be capable of playing several parts, and move well. This is a play about a medieval troupe of actors. It is vigorous and very physical. Special skills a plus, including singing, musicians, jugglers, circus skills etc.

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HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by John Guare
directed by Fred Sullivan Jr.
Rehearsals begin Feb 9, 2015. Runs March 5 – April 5, 2015

seeking:

Artie Shaughnessy: 40-50. Desperate, confident, charming, flaky, needs to sing. A zoo keeper with dreams.

Ronnie Shaughnessy: 20. Artie’s son. Angry and crazily brave.

Bananas Shaughnessy: 40s. Artie’s wife. Fragile. fighting mental illness.

Bunny Flingus: 30-40s. Artie’s paramour. “Pretty, Pink, Electric.”

Corinna Stroller: 30. A bit obnoxious, a C-movie star.

Billy Einhorn: 40s-50. Artie’s old friend and movie producer.

Three Nuns: Various ages and sizes. Must be physical and have great comic timing.

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MARIE ANTOINETTE
by David Adjmi
directed by Rachel Walshe
Rehearsals begin April 6. Runs April 30 – May 31, 2015

seeking:

Marie Antoinette: Late 20s-30ish. Frail and powerful. Unattractive and gorgeous, A flake and a burgeoning thinker. She is revolutionized.

Louis XVI: 30. Marie’s husband. Still a boy in many ways.

Yolande De Polignac: Marie’s false friend

Therese de Lamballe: Marie’s true friend

Axel Fersen: The opposite of Louis, a family friend…and more?

Mr. & Mrs. Sauce: Peasants, salt-of-the-earth types.

Aside from Marie and Louis, all actors must be versatile and be capable of performing multiple roles.