February 12, 2020
Redwood - NYC EPA
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Seeking:Equity actors for various roles. The SM position has been filled. One ASM position is currently available. See separate notice on casting call for submission info. BREAKDOWN SYNOPSIS: When Steve Durbin sets out to chart his (Black) family's ancestry online, his discoveries throw his whole family into turmoil. Namely: his niece, Meg, is forced to consider her relationship with Drew (her white partner) in a disturbing new light. Guided by a hip-hop dance class chorus, this singular American family must find a way to live in a present that's overpopulated with ghosts. PEOPLE Instructor — Black man, queer, forties. Weary task-master. Also appears as an ancestor. TATUM — White man, 30-50. Ensemble role. Appears as a gym denizen, Drew’s father, and an ancestor. ALLIE — Black woman, 25-35. Appears as a gym denizen, Drew’s best friend, and an ancestor. The following roles have been CAST: Meg Wilson — Black woman, twenty-seven. A middle-school English teacher with a flair for the dramatic. Partner to Drew. (Cast) Drew Tatum — White male, thirty-three. A Ph.D. candidate in Quantum Mechanics, a bleeding heart. Partner to Meg. (Cast) Stevie (Steve) Wilson — Black man, queer, fifty-one. Meg’s uncle, Beverly's twin. Exuberant and always right. (Cast) Mom (Beverly Durbin) — Black woman, fifty-one. Meg's Mom, Steve's twin. Consciously goofy, but wise. (Cast) HARRIET — Asian-American woman, 30-50. Ensemble role. Appears as a gym denizen, Drew’s step- mother, and an ancestor. (Cast) Note: looking for actors who move (or have dance training) for all ensemble roles. UNION EPA
Argyle Theater 2020-2021 First Half of Season - NYC EPA
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Seeking:BREAKDOWN / Updated 02.05.20 Argyle Theatre - 2020-2021 Season First half of season - Seasonal EPA Producer: Argyle Theatre (Evan Pappas, Artistic Director | Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners) Season Casting: Michael Cassara Casting Producer: Argyle Theatre (Evan Pappas, Artistic Director | Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners) Season Casting: Michael Cassara Casting If unable to attend EPA, submit materials to email@example.com MAMMA MIA 1st rehearsal: on/after 4/23 Opens: 5/14 Closes: 6/21 Director: TBA Music and Lyrics: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson SEEKING: [DONNA] Female, 40s, any ethnicity. Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos”, she now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. VERY strong singer with great belt. [ROSIE] Female, 30s to 50s, any ethnicity. Also a former singer in the “Dynamos”. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings well. [TANYA] Female, mid 30s to early 50s, any ethnicity. A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. One of Donna’s oldest and best friends, Tanya is wild and fun- loving; she flirts mercilessly with young men, happy to play, but not stick around. Strong singer/good mover. [SAM] Male, mid 30s to early 50s, any ethnicity. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings - baritone or baritenor. [HARRY BRIGHT] Male, early 40s, any ethnicity. Another of Sophie’s potential fathers and a respected British financier. Once a head-banging, partying musician, he is now wealthy and buttoned- up. He is something of a romantic nostalgist. A nice guy, determined to make up for some past regrets. Actor who sings, baritone to F#. [BILL] Male, mid 30s to late 40s, any ethnicity. May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, perhaps a big or imposing man. Should be a very good actor who sings. High baritone. [SOPHIE SHERIDAN] Female, early 20s, any ethnicity. Donna’s headstrong daughter, Sophie is determined to have what her mother never had: a traditional family and a father to walk her down the aisle. Young, bright and energetic, she has lived all her life on the island and is ready to leave. Great singer, pop soprano to E5. [SKY] Male, mid-to-late 20s, any ethnicity. Sophie’s fiancé; a former stockbroker who moved to the island in a young version of a mid-life crisis. He is older than Sophie, but smitten by her charm. Athletic and attractive. Tenor or baritenor. FOOTLOOSE First rehearsal: on/after 6/18 Argyle Theatre 2020-21 First preview: 7/9 Closes: 8/23 Director: TBA Writer: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Music: Tom Snow Lyrics: Dean Pitchford SEEKING: [REN MCCORMICK] 18+ to play high school student, male, any ethnicity. Strong-willed, rebellious and full of teenage hormonal aggression. Raised in liberal Chicago and suddenly finds himself in the conservative midwest. Copes with these new, oppressive surroundings with a wry sense of humor. Excellent Dancer and strong tenor, with great rock vocals. [ARIEL MOORE] 18+ to play high school student, female, any ethnicity. Small town girl fighting to break out. Strong, smart and maybe a bit angsty, she is always finding ways to rebel against her father, who tries to keep her under lock and key. Very Strong dancer and strong mezzo with strong rock vocals. [WILLARD HEWITT] 18+ to play high school student, male, any ethnicity. The village puppy-dog. Loyal and a little dim, but ready to defend anyone's honor. Shy around girls. Baritenor and strong Dancer. [RUSTY] 18+ to play high school student, female, any ethnicity. Ariel's Friend. Fun-loving motor mouth. Loyal to her friends. Full of quirks, and nervous around Willard, upon whom she’s been crushing for years. Strong singer/dancer. [REVEREND SHAW MOORE] 40s to 50s, male, any ethnicity. Spiritual leader and a powerful influence in the town. Deals with the loss of his son through overzealous piety. This causes a rift with his daughter Ariel, who is openly rebelling against him. Has unknowingly fallen into a pious trap, but is ultimately trying to do the right thing. Baritone with warm strength. [VI MOORE] 40s to 50s, female, any ethnicity. Reverend Moore's wife. Living in her husband's shadow, though silently powerful. Ultimately, she finds her voice and becomes the agent of change for her husband. Mezzo. [ETHEL MCCORMICK] early 40s, female, any ethnicity. Ren's Mother. Dealing with the fallout from her divorce, and finding herself in a very different place than Chicago. Strong-willed, but now in a place where she's constantly being told to be quiet. Protective of her son and her values, but unable to break free of her circumstances. ELF: The Musical First rehearsal: 10/29/20 First performance: 11/19/20 Closing: 1/3/2021 Book: Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan Music: Matthew Sklar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Director: TBA Music Director: TBA Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA SEEKING: [BUDDY] male, any ethnicity, 20s to early 30s. Tenor to G. Funny, and warm with an infectious personality; Buddy has been raised as one of Santa's elves and has the innocence of a child. He has outrageous enthusiasm for everything he sees and does but it is very genuine. Comedian with great subtle timing and must be a very strong mover with a great sense of physical comedy. [JOVIE] female, any ethnicity, 20s to early 30s. Mezzo with strong Belt to Db. Comedic, appealing, and relatable New Yorker. She doesn’t have much Christmas spirit until she meets Buddy. [WALTER HOBBS] male, any ethnicity, 40s to 50s. Baritenor. Upscale successful businessman who has become cold and distant with his family until Buddy enters their life. Workaholic with little time left for enjoying life or appreciating simple things. [EMILY HOBBS] female, any ethnicity, 40s to 50s. Mezzo with a strong belt up to a C. Walter’s wife and Michael’s mother. At first overwhelmed by Buddy, but soon embraces him as part of the family. [DEB] Female, any ethnicity, 30s to 40s. A very strong character singer with an excellent belt. Funny secretary at Walter’s office, full of character and sharp wit. Must be a strong mover. [SANTA/MR GREENWAY] male, any ethnicity, 50s+. Strong singer with great comic timing. Greenway is a shrewd businessman. Santa is Jolly, warm, funny; a down to earth blue-collar type. Lovable. [STORE MANAGER] male, any ethnicity, 30s to 40s. Funny, physically large, full of character, lots of attitude, sassy and spirited. Strong singer with excellent comedic timing. UNION EPA