Sag Harbor, NY - February 28, 2014 - Bay Street Theatre has announced the 2014 Mainstage Season and has announced a local audition date for CONVICTION, TRAVESTIES and MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL and for Literature Live’s production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD this fall.
Equity Principal auditions will take place on Saturday, March 8 from 10 am-12pm and 1pm – 3 pm at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor NY. Bay Street Theatre Personnel attending the auditions will be Scott Schwartz, Artistic Director, John Sullivan, Associate Producer, and Will Pomerantz Associate Artist.
“The summer of 2014 at Bay Street is a season of art and revolution,” says Scott Schwartz, Artistic Director of Bay Street Theatre. “We’re producing two world premieres and a modern classic, as well as innovative new programming around our Mainstage productions including the first annual Bay Street New Works Festival in April and Literature Live in the fall. As the new Artistic Director of Bay Street and also as a new member of the East End community, I am deeply committed to making this theater a home for local artists. I hope everyone who is interested in working with Bay Street comes to these auditions, and I look forward to this opportunity to continue to get to know our artistic community.”
All actors’ should prepare a brief monologue under 2 minutes. Actor’s who would like to be considered for musical productions should prepare 16 bars of music to sing. An accompanist will be provided.
Please bring picture and resume, stapled together to the audition.
CONVICTION, by Carey Crim; directed by Scott Schwartz
Contract Dates: May 5 – June 15, 2014
TOM HODGES: A former English teacher, 40's. Married to Leigh. Handsome, bright, charismatic and a little cocky. We see him first as a joyous and brilliant family man and then, after he is convicted of having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students, as a man who is haunted by doubt, need, and pain and who wants desperately to find a way to get his old life back.
LEIGH HODGES: A nurse, 40's. Married to Tom. Warm, smart, attractive, quietly strong. She struggles as her belief in her husband, and ultimately all the choices of her life come into question. Her strong exterior masks deep doubt and pain underneath.
BRUCE WAGNER: A History teacher, 40s. A man’s man. Married to Jayne. A failed writer. Teaching is his fallback career. He wants to be a good friend to Tom, and tries to find ways to make life seem “normal” after Tom’s conviction.
JAYNE WAGNER: Owns a yoga studio and organic shop. 40's. Married to Bruce. A good mother who means well. But underneath her caring exterior is a judgmental and suspicious streak.
NICHOLAS HODGES: Tom and Leigh's son, 16. Angry, tortured and full of angst. Experimenting with drugs. He’s lived his whole high school life in the shadow of his disgraced father. But he has a sweet soul, if only given the chance to show it.
TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard; directed by Gregory Boyd
Contract Dates June 2 - July 20, 2014
HENRY CARR: Charismatic Leading man with highly developed classical and comedic skills. 45-50, and also appears as his 80 year old self Tall, Urbane, Witty – a Stoppardian version of Algernon in Importance of Being Earnest. A very long and complex part – Wildean / Shakespearean level language complexity. Low comedy too. Role is cast, possible future replacements.
BENNETT: The perfect Butler - even more perfect since he is working in the British Consulate. 50-60 Flawless (high) dialect, manners, and poise. Extremely skillful with high comedy and elegant language, but equally important - slapstick and eccentric dancing a plus.
TRISTAN TZARA: Extremely charismatic. Charming, boyish, genius. 30-40. An artist of radical sensibilities, passionately political. Also he is very much in the elegant world of Importance of Being Earnest when required. Dancing and Singing and low comedy required. He uses a "funny Romanian dialect" at first, but mostly - high British.
JAMES JOYCE: Irish, Brilliant, a Genius. Censorious. 35-45 . Extreme facility with language. Also with crazy comedy. Dancing and some experience with easy magic tricks, a plus
GWENDOLYN: 25-35 (match with Tzara) A version of the Oscar Wilde GWEN from Importance of Being Earnest – but also a very engaged and passionate free-thinker. Attractive, Smart, Elegant - but also capable of Carnality and Lustfulness. Partial Nudity required. Extremely expert with language and highly developed comedic skills
CECILY: 30 (also appears as her 80 year old self) No nonsense, very political. Extremely attractive. Passionate socialist. Gifted amateur level strip-tease. Partial nudity required (she briefly bares her breasts), and Victoria’s Secret type underwear for one sequence). Elegant. Extremely expert with language and highly developed comedic skills.
LENIN: 47 years old. Stern, Magnetic, Russian dialect. Also a clown
NADYA: Lenin's wife - late 40s. Tall, brilliant, sympathetic and sweet natured. Russian dialect
MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, Book, Music and Lyrics by Adam Overett
Marlo Hunter —Director/Choreographer
Music Director TBA
Contract Dates June 30-August 31 2014
Bay Street Theatre Season - NYC EPA (Musical)
PARKER: Male, 30. A shy and bookish accountant, the earnest straight man constantly surrounded by a wacky musical comedy. He has always kept his feelings to himself, but throughout the show learns to open up in a big way. Ability with physical comedy a plus. Tenor/bari-tenor (to high Bb).
J.T.: Female, late 20s - early 30s. The manager of an indie folk-rock group. Outgoing, feisty, determined and tough, but also a vulnerable, passionate idealist. Believes very deeply in this group and will do anything to help them succeed. Thinks she’s a terrible singer herself, but is actually (from Parker’s point of view) incredible. Soprano with very strong belt/mix (to high D).
ZACH: Male, 20s. The lead singer of the group. Very sexy in a cool, indie-rock way, he wants to be the tortured artist, but is not as deep as he’d like you to think he is. A poser, but utterly likable. High rock tenor (to C).
RANDY: Male, 40s-50s. A music journalist who thinks he’s a film noir detective. Takes his job very seriously. Must be great with deadpan – think Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun. Baritone/bari-tenor (to G).
Must be strong movers/proficient dancers who are confident picking up choreography quickly both in the style of traditional musical theater and 80s jazz. Tap a plus. All must be physically facile, fearless and bold for the broad comedy required of the show. Seeking All Races and Ethnicities
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a Rosalind Russell-like account executive. Soprano with belt.
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a
super-snobby WASPy mother. Strong belter.
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a server at a too-cool-for-school speakeasy and a pirate-like naval captain. Tenor.
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a grumpy old hotel clerk. Baritone.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Contract Dates (TYA Per Performance Contract): Oct. 20-Nov. 29, 2014
JEREMY FINCH (JEM): her older brother, Age 12
ATTICUS FINCH: their father, quietly impressive, reserved, civilized and nearly fifty.
CALPURNIA: the housekeeper, African-American, proud and capable, standards are high, self-educated, raised the motherless Scout & Jem. Age 35-50
MISS MAUDIE ATKINSON: A neighbor, 40-60s, sensitive woman, wise and compassionate.
CHARLES BAKER HARRIS (DILL): a young boy, 8-12 years old, small, wise beyond his years.
HECK TATE: The Sheriff, age 30-50
MAYELLA EWELL: A young woman, lonely and overworked woman. Age 19-25.
BOO RADLEY/MR.GILMER: Played by one actor
WALTER CUNNINGHAM/JUDGE TAYLOR: Played by one actor. Age 40-60.
TOM ROBINSON: A young man, African American, handsome, vital, crippled left hand. Age 23-27.
BOB EWELL: Age 40-50.
The role of JEAN LOUIS FINCH (SCOUT) has been CAST. a young girl, age 9-12 years old
Bay Street Theatre is located in Sag Harbor, NY. It is a LORT C theatre.
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