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Underground Railway Theater 2014-15 Season

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Company

Underground Railway Theater
Debra Wise, artistic dir. expected to be in attendance at the EPA.

Production Description

Casting Underground Railway Theater 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Arabian Nights" (Dominic Cooke, writer; Daniel Gidron, dir. Rehearsals begin Nov. 3, 2014; runs Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2014), "Matchless" & "The Happy Prince" (Gregory Maquire, author; Oscar Wilde, author; Lee Mikeska Garnder & Debra Wise, co-dirs. Rehearsals begin Nov. 3, 2014; runs Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2014), "St. Joan" (George Bernard Shaw, writer; Eric Tucker, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 11, 2014; runs Sept. 4-Oct. 5, 2014), "A Disappearing Number" (Simon McBurney, writer; et al. Rehearsals begin Jan. 26, 2015; runs Feb. 19-Mar. 22, 2015), and "Mr. G." (Alan Lightman, author; Wesley Savick, writer/dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 30, 2015; runs Apr. 23-May 24, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Cambridge, MA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $371 (To be renegotiated by Sept.) Equity NEAT Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

2014-15 Underground Railway Season

ARABIAN NIGHTS
By Dominic Cooke, directed by Daniel Gidron.
Rehearsals begin November 3, 2014. Performances run November 28 - December 31, 2014.

This is a remount of Underground Railway Theater's 2013 co-production with The Nora Theatre Company.

The following roles may need to be recast:

SLAVE / ALI BABA / STEWARD (in “The Story of the Little Beggar”) / ABU HASSAN/ SIDI 2 / PERVIZ: Male

MARJANAH / MERCHANT (in “The Story of the Little Beggar”) / AMINA / ELDEST SISTER: Female

HEADSMAN / BABA MUSTAPHA /BEGGAR/STEWARD (in “the Story of the Envious Sisters”): Male

KASIM / ALI BABA’S SON / TAILOR / WATCHMAN / PORTER / SIDI 1 / BAHMAN: Male

SHAHRAZAD / CHIEF OF POLICE / SORCERESS / YOUNGEST SISTER / TALKING BIRD: Female

QUEEN/ ALI’S WIFE / DOCTOR’S WIFE / KING (in “The Story of the Little Beggar”) / CUSTOMER 1 / SECOND SISTER/ STEWARD’S WIFE: Female

VIZIER / CAPTAIN / DOCTOR / ES-SINDIBAD / HAROUN AL-RASHID: Male

DINARZAD / KASIM'S WIFE / TAILOR'S WIFE / HANGMAN / PAGE / CUSTOMER 2 / PARIZADE: Female.

SHAHRAYAR / GHOUL / KING (in "The Story of the Envious Sisters"): Male

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MATCHLESS and THE HAPPY PRINCE.
MATCHLESS based on the short story by Gregory Maquire.
THE HAPPY PRINCE based on the short story by Oscar Wilde.
Co-directors Lee Mikeska Gardner and Debra Wise.
Co-production with The Nora Theatre Company.

Rehearsals begin November 3, 2014. Performances run November 28 - December 31, 2014.

The following roles are available.

ACTOR 1: Female. Age open. Should be comfortable working with puppets.

ACTOR 2: Male. Age open. Should be comfortable working with puppets.

ACTOR 3: Male Child. Age range 9-14

ACTOR 4: Female Child. Age range 8-12.

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ST. JOAN
by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Eric Tucker.
Rehearsals begin August 11, 2014. Performances run September 4 - October 5, 2014.

All roles for this production have been cast.

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A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by Simon McBurney, et al.
Director TBD.

Rehearsals begin January 26, 2015. Performances run February 19 - March 22, 2015.

The following roles are available:

RUTH. Female. Age 29-35. English mathematician.

AL COOPER. Male. Age 32-42. Indian American. Ruth's Husband. Businessman.

ANINDA RAO. Male Age 30-40. Indian. String theorist.

RAMAUJAN: Male. Age 29-35. Indian. Early 20th century mathematician from a rural Brahmin family who, with almost no formal training, made extraordinary contributions to pure mathematics. Helped create a foundation for string theory

G.H. HARDY: Male. 40's. Early 20th century mathematician at Cambridge, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis. Called his collaboration with Ramanujan his greatest contribution to mathematics and "the one romantic incident of my life."

ENSEMBLE ACTOR 1: Female. Age 20-40. Preferred: Experience with Indian dance, tabla, and/or shadow puppetry. Roles include both Indian and British characters.

ENSEMBLE ACTOR 2: Male. Age 20-40. Preferred: Experience with Indian dance, tabla, and/or shadow puppetry.

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MR. G.
Adapted from Mr. G: A Novel About the Creation by Alan Lightman.
Written and directed by Wesley Savick.

Rehearsals begin March 30, 2015. Performances run April 23 - May 24, 2015.

For all actors, experience with devised, collaboratively created work preferred.

The following roles are available:

MR. G. Ageless. Possibly a child. Endlessly curious and all powerful.

UNCLE DEVA: Male. Age 50-60.

BELHOR: Male or female. Ageless. Some would call a demon. Asks the hard questions.

BAPHOMET: Male or female. Ageless. Some would call a demon or perhaps a trickster. Dance or gymnastics a plus.