Theater: Plays

Virginia Stage Company 2014-15 Season

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Company

Virginia Stage Company
Christopher Hanna, artistic dir.; Patrick Mullins, assoc. artistic dir.

Production Description

Casting Virginia Stage Company 2014-15 season. Season includes: "K2" (Patrick Myers, writer; Edward Morgan, dir.; Rehearsals begin Sept. 2; runs Sept. 23-Oct. 12); "The Book Club Play" (Karen Zacarias, writer; Chris Hanna, dir.; Rehearsals begin Oct. 7; runs Oct. 28-Nov. 16); "A Christmas Carol" (Charles Dickens, writer; Patrick Mullins, playwright-dir.; Rehearsals begin Nov. 18; runs Dec. 9-24); "The Other Place" (Sharr White, writer; Chris Hanna, dir.; Rehearsals begin Dec. 30; runs Jan. 20-Feb. 8, 2015); "Taming of the Shrew" (William Shakespeare, writer; Patrick Mullins, playwright-dir.; Rehearsals begin Feb. 3; runs Feb. 24-March 15, 2015); "Breath & Imagination" (Daniel Beaty, writer; TBD, dir.; Rehearsals begin March 10; runs March 31-April 19, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs Sept. 2, 2014-April 19, 2015 in Norfolk, VA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $600 min./wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep D Contract.

Auditions

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Role Breakdown

K2

Two thrillseekers seek the impossible task of survival while stranded and helpless at 27,000 feet. The gripping adventure tests the strength of love, hope, and endurance, and leaves us questioning life’s most unforgiving realities.
Seeking: Taylor, Harold

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THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

Meet Anna, self-proclaimed originator of all book clubs. Watch as her seemingly perfect life unravels under the constant scrutiny of the documentary lense. In this hilarious new comedy, secret affections, fragile egos, and laugh-out-loud group dynamics prove the old adage “you can’t judge a book by its cover” rings truer than ever.

Seeking: Anna, Rob, Will, Jen, Lilly, Alex

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Ebenezer Scrooge and his travels with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future reawaken the spirit of Christmas in all of us accompanied by period music and instruments. This timeless tale is a heartwarming tradition for many Hampton Roads families.

Seeking: Mrs. Dilber, Christmas Present, Marley, Bob Cratchit

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THE OTHER PLACE

Nothing is at it seems in this fast-paced psychological thriller that leaves audiences wishing they ha da pause button and notepad. Often, it’s what we don’t know or understand that plagues us most.

Seeking: Juliana, Ian, The Woman, The Man

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TAMING OF THE SHREW

Find out who really wears the pants in Shakespeare’s witty tale of romance, sibling rivalry, and strong women. Patrick Mullins takes us on a whirlwind ride, presenting this quick and quirky battle of the sexes romp set to original synth-pop music with only 5 actors.

Seeking:
Actor 1 - Petrucio, Bianca, Lead Singer - A beautiful and tall woman. Statuesque but adept at “pants” roles.(late 20’s/early 30’s)
Actor 2 - Kate, Sly the Tinker - A butch, frat-type bro. A douchebag that you love to hate. There should be a friction between his masculinity with the dress he wears as Kate. He should look out of place in the feminine role. (late 20’s/early 30’s)
Actor 3 - Hortensio, Lead Musician - A woman who plays keyboard and/or guitar - A smaller, woman. Good at clown roles, and imitations of Prince. (20’s - 40’s)
Actor 4 - Baptista, Lucentio - Punkish guy. Good at clown roles. Plays Guitar and/or keyboard. (30’s-40’s)
Actor 5 - Gremio, Tranio - Female. A good clown. Plays violin. (20's-30's)

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BREATH & IMAGINATION

From slave spirituals on a Georgia plantation to classical opera for the King and Queen, the son of a former slave sings his way to worldwide celebrity and blazes a path many others would follow as the first African-American classical vocalist to sing internationally. A true story of hope and perseverance unfolds onstage through the memories, struggles and songs of Roland Hayes.

Seeking: Roland Hayes, Angel Mo', The Accompanist/others