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Auditions

2016-17 Season Equity Principal Auditions

Audition Date:  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 10 am – 6 pm
In the event that all the slots on Tuesday, May 10 fill to capacity, an additional day of Equity Principal Auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 11.

Location: Hartford Stage Offices, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. (Enter under the red Residence Inn awning and take elevator to the second floor.)

Preparation: Actors should prepare two contrasting monologues and bring two headshots and resumes to the audition.

Appointments for AEA members: Please email auditions@hartfordstage.org by 12 pm on Friday, May 6, 2016. Please include contact information, phone, email, and preferred audition appointment time. All AEA Actors without an appointment will be seen on May 10 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Non-Equity Actors: We will see non-Equity and EMC candidates as time permits on a first-come, first-serve basis.

AEA Stage managers: Please submit resumes by mail to Bryan Holcombe, Production Manager, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St, Hartford CT 06103.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

2016-2017 Season

QUEENS FOR A YEAR

by TD Mitchell. Director: Lucie Tiberghien.

First rehearsal: 8/9/16 Opening: 9/16/16 Closing: 10/2/2016

2nd LT MOLLY SOLINAS: 22 (half Hispanic-black, half Scots-Irish American)
Young Marine Corps Officer, idealistic, determined to do her best and fulfill her oath. Super smart, committed, protective of her subordinates, good student with a great career ahead of her. Passionately loves her family.

PFC AMANDA LEWIS: 20
Small town trailer trash who joined up to kick ass and find family stability in the Marines. Fakes toughness well most times but suffering from PTSD and still being victimized by a predator. Vulnerable, on edge. Denying her early pregnancy, a product of assault while she was serving.

MAE WALKER: 41
Black sheep of her family for turning to her Christian faith and becoming a midwife rather than joining the military. Had served in the Peace Corps. Estranged from her mother. Terrified for her daughter, who joined the Marines against her wishes.

GUNNY MOLLY WALKER: 65
Of hearty Scots-Irish stock, retired from the Marines. Runs a helluva tight ship, applying military discipline at home. Chip on her shoulder for being an invisible Vietnam veteran. Designates what’s a family secret, demands loyalty. Naturally tough, without having to say a word.

LUCY WALKER: 36
Served in Operation Desert Storm until “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” got her kicked out of the Marines. Trying like hell to get back in, staying super-fit and learning Arabic. Takes great care of her grandma. Gooey, mooshy heart.

LUCY “GRANDMA LU” MACGREGOR: 85
Ornery great-grandmother, former WW2 Marine, self-designated historian and sometimes pontificator. Does not suffer fools, calls a spade a spade. NOT patrician or elegant, but matriarch who owns her power. Excellent comic timing and fair mobility/stamina.

FEMALE DRILL INSTRUCTOR VOICE*

IRAQI WOMAN*: 40’s  Caught in a culture clash and language barrier at a checkpoint. Frightened.

CAPTAIN DIAZ (FEMALE)*: early 30’s (Latina)  Career Marine Corps, gung-ho, natural leader.

JAG OFFICER (FEMALE)*: mid 30’s-mid 40’s Career military. Killer in the courtroom.
Excellent facility with accents/dialects, strong skills for physically differentiating characters without benefit of significant change in costume, hair or makeup.

OFFICER TRAINING INSTRUCTOR (MALE)*: 30s-40   Smart teacher, military intellectual.

MALE MARINE VOICES* 1, 2 & 3

STAFF SERGEANT (MALE)*: mid 20’s  Quietly menacing, effortlessly scary.

UNSEEN MILITARY POLICE VOICE (MALE)*
Excellent facility with accents/dialects, strong skills for physically differentiating characters without benefit of significant change in costume, hair or makeup.


THE PIANO LESSON

By August Wilson. Director: Jade King Carroll.

First rehearsal: 9/13/16 Opening: 10/21/16 Closing: 11/6/16


A CHRISTMAS CAROL – A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS

Adapted by Michael Wilson.  Director: Rachel Alderman. 

First rehearsal: 11/11/16 Opening: 12/2/12 Closing: 1/1/17


THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

by William Shakespeare. Director: Darko Tresnjak.

First rehearsal: 12/19/16  Opening: 1/20/17  Closing: 2/5/17


THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY

Written and performed by James Lecesne

First rehearsal: 1/24/17 Opening: 4/3/17 Closing: 3/19/17

This is a one-person show and is CAST.