Appointments

Equity appointments can be made by emailing the Artistic Department at artistic@hartfordstage.org.  Equity Actors without an appointment will seen on a first-come, first-served basis as time permits.

Performers of all ethnicities, ages, and physical backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

Audition Information

When:
Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24, 2014 (10-5PM)

Where:
Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios
942 Main St.
Hartford, CT  06105

Notes/ What to bring:
Equity members: Please prepare two contrasting monologues and for singers an optional 16 bars of a song (accompanist will be provided). Equity Actor’s auditions should be no longer than 4 minutes in length.  Please bring 2 headshots w/ resumes.

Auditions

Hartford Stage to Audition Child Actors for A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

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Hartford Stage to Audition Child Actors for A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

What:
Hartford Stage will hold auditions for children of all ethnic backgrounds, ages 5-13 years old, for the Tony Award-winning theatre’s 17th anniversary production of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas. Children who wish to audition may not turn 14 years of age until after December 28, 2014. Rehearsals begin Thursday, November 13, 2014 with performance dates from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 28, 2014.

A Christmas Carol is Connecticut’s premier holiday entertainment. Inaugurated in 1998 by former Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson, the show has quickly grown to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of adults and children annually.

When:
Auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 9 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. with callbacks on Friday, October 10.

Where/How:
Auditions are by appointment only, and there are a limited number of appointments available. To schedule an audition, call 860-520-7103 Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or email artistic@hartfordstage.org. Audition location and requirements will be discussed when parents or guardians call to arrange an appointment.

 

Please note:

General Local Auditions for Non-AEA members will be held mid-summer.  Please check back soon for details.

Hartford Stage- Local EPA (Monologue/ Musical)
Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT

Contract
LORT B- minimum $812

Personnel
Present at auditions will be Maxwell Williams, Associate Artistic Director

  • EPA rules are in effect.
  • An accompanist will be provided.
  • A monitor will not be provided.  The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Other Dates
See Breakdown for details.

Seeking
Actors for 2014-2015 Season.  See breakdown for details.

Breakdown
2014-2015 Season

ETHER DOME

August 26- October 5, 2014

(All roles available.)

DR. HORACE WELLS: Male. 34. Charismatic leading man. Prominent dentist. Discovers nitrous oxide as an anesthetic but fails to prove its worth. Betrayed by his former partner, Morton, driven near mad after his failure and Morton’s duplicity, he loses everything. Dignified, honorable, and determined – until he explodes.

ELIZABETH WELLS: Female. 27.  Leading lady. Married to Horace and serves as his dental assistant. Kind, loving and righteous.  She’s seen it all, and is the only person in the play who is not afraid of pain or death. Only wants what is owed her husband and defends Horace and his good name until the bitter end.

WILLIAM MORTON: Male. 27. Charming and attractive. Dentist, Horace’s partner until he breaks off to get married and become a doctor. Desperate to please, Ambitious, impatient and always looking to strike it rich. Lives in constant fear of others discovering who he really is.

ELIZABETH MORTON: Female. 20s. Comic Ingenue. William Morton’s wife. A graduate of Miss Porter’s school where she was given all the skills useful for marrying a wealthy husband. Idealistic and engaging. Possible brief nudity.

DR. CHARLES JACKSON: Male. 47. Respected surgeon, might well be a genius in another field, (having studied Geology, Chemistry, Astronomy and More), but in this one, he’s constantly mocked because he faints at the sight of blood.

DR. JOHN WARREN: Male. 68. Powerful and patrician. Renowned surgeon and professor, Beacon Hill Blue-blood, a perfectionist who is constantly disappointed by others. Loves being a surgeon. Very old school, he is not interested in a new way of doing things.

DR. BIGELOW: Male. 25. Youngest doctor on staff at Mass General. Seems to have it all: wealth, good looks and confidence. Treated like a baby by all the other doctors. Has a nose for innovation and recognizes a good idea when he sees it. Will double in other roles.

DR. AUGUSTUS GOULD: Male. 50. Spectacled conchologist and former surgeon. Can’t stand the screaming anymore. An outsider. Insecure and fragile. Could possibly double in other roles.

DR. HAYWARD: Male. 50. House surgeon. Tough and hardworking. Should be valued more by the hospital. Trying to hide his growing resentment. Will double in other roles.

MRS. WADSWORTH: Female. 50s. Wealthy patient of Horace’s. Educated. Dignified. Has impeccable taste and a dry sense of humor that escapes most people. Will double in other roles.

LIVINGSTON: Male. 20s. The top medical student. A bit of a smart ass. Ruthless enough to be Chief of Surgery some day. Will double in other roles.

DR. COLTON: Male. 40s- 50. Legitimately a doctor with a degree, but instead of practicing he puts on a stage show pretending to lecture and sell Laughing Gas. Will double in other roles.

YOUNG WOMAN IN WHITE:  Female.  Teens- 20s.  The manifestation of Horace’s laughing-gas and chloroform induced visions.  Beautiful.  Ethereal.  Will double in other roles.

INMAN: Male. 20s.  Medical student at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Will double in other roles.


HAMLET

September 19- November 9, 2014

(All roles available.)


A CHRISTMAS CAROL- A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS

November 11- December 28, 2015

Audition information will be posted soon.


PRIVATE LIVES

December 16, 2014- February 1, 2015

(All roles available)


REVERBERATION

January 20- March 15, 2015

JONATHAN: Male. 30s. An emotionally fragile and combustible young man. Dealing (poorly) with a recent tragedy, he has withdrawn from the world, leading a life of solitude within the safety of his Astoria apartment.  His only real connection with the world is through the Internet.  He’s always been someone who feels emotions much more acutely than others.  Now that they are dark and painful, he tries to numb them with alcohol and anonymous sex.  He’s going down a rabbit hole that he is in danger of never escaping. And yet, despite all this, he still has the ability to love and be compassionate, but only when moved to by others. Left to his own devices, he’d destroy himself.  This role requires nudity.

CLAIRE: Female. Late 20s. The human equivalent of a sheer curtain fluttering by an open window.  Light to Jonathan’s dark. A bit of a wanderer with no real roots set down anywhere, Claire is a wanna-be fashionista without the budget to fully commit to the lifestyle. She dates older, married men in exchange for nice things and fancy dinners. She drinks too much but not in the way Jonathan does. She flits, she flirts. She is pink champagne. But once you get to know her, you start to realize that all of this is simply a mask guarding against her own demons.  She makes bad decisions but she makes them with style. She is, in her own way, just as lonely and self-destructive as Jonathan.  This role requires nudity.

WES:  Male. 20s. Possessed of the wide-eyed optimism of youth and yet with a loneliness equal to Jonathan and Claire’s, if not yet as fully articulated.  You get the sense he doesn’t have many real friends, just acquaintances, most of whom seem to be from online hook-ups, which he engages in frequently.  Despite his youth, he is an old soul.  He yearns for love and happiness but doesn’t know how, exactly, to get either. He is charming and seductive and is learning how to use his youth and his body to get what he wants.  The trouble is, the things he wants aren’t often obtained through either tactic.  He is a young man still forming an identity.  One has high hopes for him.  But danger signs abound.  This role requires nudity.


THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE

March 23, 2015- April 26, 2015

(CAST)


KISS ME, KATE

April 17- June 7, 2015

(All roles are available.)