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epa, "Love, janis"

2/9 from 10AM-1:30, 2-5:30PM at Raw Space, 529 W. 42 St., NYC.

Equity principal auditions will be held for the Off-Broadway production of "Love, Janis," a one-woman show based on the letters, interviews, and music of Janis Joplin, performed by two actresses, a singing Janis (who represents the onstage persona of Janis Joplin) and an acting Janis (who represents the private, mostly unknown Janis Joplin). Two actresses will be hired for the singing Janis and will alternate performances to alleviate the vocal demands of this role. Jennifer Dumas, Jack Cullen, Jeff Rosen, Patricia Watt, prod'rs; Cullen Dumas Productions and Martian Entertainment, gen. mgrs.; Randal Myler (based on the book by Laura Joplin), author; Randal Myler, dir.; Jessica Gilburne & Ed Urban, casting. First rehearsal Feb. 26; previews March 29; opens late March at the Village Gate Theatre. Auditions will be held at Raw Space, 529 W. 42 St., NYC. Come prepared with pix & resumes and appropriate material for the character you are auditioning for. $763 minimum. EQ. OFF-BROADWAY CONTRACT.

Fri. Feb. 9—Equity performers, 10AM-1:30, 2-5:30PM.

Seeking—Janis Joplin (The Singer): 25 to late 30s, must have an excellent voice (rock, folk), in the style of Janis Joplin, whose voice can handle the strain of singing in this style for multiple performances, must be a good actress, does many of the interviews as well, come prepared with a song by or in the style of Janis Joplin, absolutely no musical theatre; Janis Joplin (The Actress): 25 to late 30s, non-singing role, must be a very strong actress, will have to show the range of emotion from the turbulent, temperamental Janis Joplin to the vulnerable girl writing letters home to her little brother, come prepared with a short, contemporary monologue as close to the persona of a rock star as possible; Off-Stage Voiceover: male, 30s-40s, off-stage, unnamed music critic, performs the many interviews throughout the show, has to command a certain authority of knowing everything about the music industry, done live every night, not a prerecorded voice, come prepared with a short, contemporary monologue.

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