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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

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ASOLO REP TO HOST AUDITIONS FOR A VARIETY OF ROLES FOR 2017-18 SEASON ON APRIL 23 AND 24;     MANY ROLES FOR CHILDREN AVAILABLE

 

Asolo Rep will host auditions for a variety of Equity and non-Equity roles in its 2017-18 season on April 23 and 24, including a large number of roles for children. The theatre is casting for all ethnicities and a range of ages, from young children to late 60s. Actors must be available for callbacks in June-August. Specific callback dates will be announced in May.

 

WHEN:

Sunday, April 23 between 11am and 7pm
Monday, April 24 between 3 and 8pm

WHERE:

Main Rehearsal Hall
Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34243

HOW:

We are no longer scheduling in-person audition appointments through our online form. We will still be seeing walk-ins on the audition dates, with priority given to AEA members. Please contact literary@asolo.org or call (941) 351-9010 ext 3313 with any questions or concerns.

For dramatic auditions prepare two contrasting monologues, no more than three minutes total. For musical auditions prepare a 90 second monologue and 16 bars of a song (musical theatre, pop/rock, or gospel). An accompanist is provided. Please bring 2 copies each of a picture and résumé, glued or stapled together. If singing, please bring sheet music.

 

2017-18 Season, with available Equity and Non Equity roles listed.

 

Mertz Theatre (LORT B):


Evita music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book & lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed & Choreographed by Josh Rhodes
First Rehearsal: 10/10/17
First Preview:  11/15/17
Closing: 12/30/17

 
[EVA PERÓN] – Able to play ages 18-33. Female. Latina. Projects both toughness and charisma. Beautiful, ambitious, passionate, and power-hungry. A woman not afraid to use her sexuality to achieve her goals. Must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix; can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Strong actor who can move well.
 
[JUAN PERON] – Mid 40s-Late 50s. Male. Latino. Officer in the Argentine army, later the Argentine President. A man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.
 
[CHE GUEVARA] – Able to play ages 18-35. Male. Latino. Dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. A radical political activist, he’s asks tough questions and demands answers. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice. Sings a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.
 
[AUGUSTIN MAGALDI] – 25-50. Male. Latino. A tango singer and charming loser – on the cusp of famous. Thinks he’s bigger than life and has the ego to match, but he’s really not. This actor also appears in the ensemble. Sings high tenor High G.
 
[PERON’S MISTRESS] – 18-25. Female. Latina. An innocent-looking young woman. Beautiful, vulnerable, sensual, but no match for Eva. Must have a sweet sounding high mix; doubles as ensemble; high mix/belt; Low A to E.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Female. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Female. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Female. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Female. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Female. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Female. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Male. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Male. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.

[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Male. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Male. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Male. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[VOCAL ENSEMBLE] – 18-70. Male. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters, including: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisados, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must have a good sense for movement. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range.
 
[DANCE ENSEMBLE] – 18-50. Female. All ethnicities. Seeking excellent and passionate dancers who sing. Any tango experience is welcome. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding the principal story.
 
[DANCE ENSEMBLE] – 18-50. Female. All ethnicities. Seeking excellent and passionate dancers who sing. Any tango experience is welcome. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding the principal story.
 
[DANCE ENSEMBLE] – 18-50. Female. All ethnicities. Seeking excellent and passionate dancers who sing. Any tango experience is welcome. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding the principal story.
 
[DANCE ENSEMBLE] – 18-50. Male. All ethnicities. Seeking excellent and passionate dancers who sing. Any tango experience is welcome. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding the principal story.
 
[DANCE ENSEMBLE] – 18-50. Male. All ethnicities. Seeking excellent and passionate dancers who sing. Any tango experience is welcome. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding the principal story.
 
[DANCE ENSEMBLE] – 18-50. Male. All ethnicities. Seeking excellent and passionate dancers who sing. Any tango experience is welcome. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding the principal story.
 
[CHILDREN’S CHORUS] – 7-14. Female. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range.
 
[CHILDREN’S CHORUS] – 7-14. Female. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range.
 
[CHILDREN’S CHORUS] – 7-14. Female. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range.
 
[CHILDREN’S CHORUS] – 7-14. Male. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range.
 
[CHILDREN’S CHORUS] – 7-14. Male. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range.
 
[CHILDREN’S CHORUS] – 7-14. Male. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range.

 

Shakespeare in Love adapted by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
First Rehearsal: 11/28/17
First Preview:  1/10/18
Closing: 3/28/18

 
[WILL SHAKESPEARE] – Early-Late 20s. Male. Any ethnicity. A struggling actor-turned-playwright whose creative juices have dried up--until meeting the enchanting Viola de Lesseps. Always cash-strapped, he is currently trying to write “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter.” Requires a young leading man of exceeding humor and charm and ego and sex appeal. Passionate and sensitive. Must be adept at handling…well, Shakespeare. Some movement skills required. Must have some experience with swordplay.
 
[VIOLA DE LESSEPS] – Early-Late 20s. Female. Any ethnicity. An elegant beauty from the upper class. In love with the theatre. As she puts it: “I want poetry in my life. And adventure. And Love. Love above all.”  There is a rebel inside of her. Must be able to dress convincingly as a teenage boy actor. Requires a young leading lady of unvarnished purity of soul, wit, and charm. She is Juliet and Viola rolled into one. Shakespeare’s muse. Must be very adept at Shakespearean text. Some movement skills required.
 
[KIT MARLOWE] – Late 20s-mid-30’s. Male. Any ethnicity. Shakespeare’s friend and rival and the public’s current star playwright. A brilliant mind with an appealing sense of danger.
 
[PHILIP HENSLOWE] – Early 40s-Early 60s. Male. Any ethnicity. The builder and manager of the Rose Theatre, and as such, has a cash flow problem. A bit of a hapless theatre-manager always on the lookout for a new script from Shakespeare gotten cheaply—especially a comedy. Requires an actor with sense of comedy. Some singing required.
 
[QUEEN ELIZABETH] – Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Female. Any ethnicity. Enough said. Woman of great stature. Intimidating and blunt. Exceptionally intelligent and keenly aware of what surrounds her.  Understands more about the nature of love than one would expect. Likes a good cheap comedy.
 
[LORD WESSEX] – Mid-Late 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. The opposite of Shakespeare.  Humorless. An ambitious man of title with no money. Looking to wed Viola as a contract for money and status. A bit of a fop (think Cecil Vyse in Room With A View, but thinks he’s a bad-ass. Can be ruthless in attaining his goals. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay.
 
[RICHARD BURBAGE] – Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Male. Any ethnicity. England’s greatest actor and one of the Lord Chamberlain’s men. Owner of the rival Curtain Theater. Full of ego. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay.
 
[FENNYMAN] – Mid 40s-60. Male. Any ethnicity. Theatrical money-lender who can be brutal in getting his money back. Like many producers, a shrewd combination of genial and (almost literally) cut-throat. His soft spot is a true, awestruck love for the theatre. Some singing required.
 
[NURSE] - Mid 40s-Mid 50s. Female. Any ethnicity. Viola’s loving guardian, with much the same qualities of Juliet’s Nurse. Some movement required. Must be a true coloratura soprano.
 
[NED ALLEYN] – Early-Late 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Handsome leading actor of the stage. Founder of the Admiral’s Men. Full of ego. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay.
 
[TILNEY] – Mid 40s-60. Male. Any ethnicity. Master of the Revels. Theatre censor who is in charge of decency and keeping women off the stage. Serves as the basis for Twelfth Night’s, Malvolio. Some singing and movement required.
 
[LAMBERT] – 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Works with Fennyman as a debt collector. Tough but oafish guy of the group. (Can double with WABASH).
 
[WABASH] – 40s. Male. Any ethnicity. Character actor. Sweet-natured. He has a profound stutter. He is Henslowe’s tailor and wants to be an actor. The inspiration of being onstage helps him to leave his stutter behind.
 
[FREES] – 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Works with Fennyman as a debt collector. He’s the brains. (Can double with PETER).
 
[PETER] – 20-30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Stage Manager. Sweet, but slightly harried. Excellent swordsman.
 
[SAM] – Young 20s. Male. Any ethnicity. Plays Juliet in the play-within-the-play. His voice is about to drop, and does on opening night. Should make a believable Juliet-dainty, graceful. Good comedian. Tumbling skills a plus.
 
[RALPH] – 30s-50s. Male. Any ethnicity. Works at a tavern. Dreams of being an actor but is “a drunken sot.” Good comic sensibilities. Plays the Nurse in the play-within-the-play. Singer, and have some experience with swordplay.
 
[NOL] – 20s-30s. Male. Any ethnicity. He plays Benvolio in the play-within-the-play. Classical guitar, a plus. Must have some experience with swordplay. Strong singer.
 
[ROBIN] – 20s-40s. Male. Any ethnicity. First to audition for play-within-the-play. A swordsman. Plays Tybalt and Lady Capulet in play-within-the-play. Strong singer.
 
[SIR ROBERT DE LESSEPS] – 50s. Male. Any ethnicity. Viola’s father. Sees her marriage as a transaction. Does not care about Viola finding love, interested in her breeding with Wessex. (Can double with TILNEY).
 
[BOATMAN] – 40s-50s. Male. Any ethnicity. Needs some comedic chops. He takes Viola and Shakespeare back to her house as Shakespeare realizes who she/Kent really is. He’s also a writer and gives Shakespeare a manuscript to read. (Can double with ADAM, an actor auditioning for the play-within-the-play).
 
[MOLLY] – Flexible age. Female. Any ethnicity. Prostitute. Bawdy, earthy. Sleeps with Sam (can double with QUEEN ELIZABETH).
 
[KATE] – Flexible age. Female. Any ethnicity. Prostitute. Witty, lewd, lots of fun. Straddles Will at “tavern.” Excellent singer, some movement skills. (Can double with MISTRESS QUICKLY, a wardrobe mistress at Whitehall palace).
 
[JOHN WEBSTER] – 10-12. Male. Any ethnicity. Child actor with twisted, vengeful sense of humor. Will grow up to be John Webster, the playwright of gruesome Jacobean tragedies like “The Duchess of Malfi.” Should not look well-cared after. Must have a good ear for dialects, excellent focus, and good listening skills. Unchanged voice preferred.

 

Morning After Grace by Carey Crim
Directed by Peter Amster
First Rehearsal: 11/28/17
First Preview:  1/17/18
Closing: 3/4/18

 
[ANGUS] – Early 60s-70. Male. Any Ethnicity. Retired human rights lawyer. Curmudgeonly and cantankerous, with a biting wit that’s a bit of a defense mechanism. Physically fit. Recently bereaved.
 
[ABIGAL] – Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Female. Any Ethnicity. Grief counselor. Attractive, assertive, and quirky, yet also well-mannered. Knows who she is and isn’t afraid to embrace it. An empathetic woman of many passions.
 
[OLLIE] – Early-Late 60s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Former major league baseball player – though he’s long past his playing days, should retain the vague outline of an athlete’s build. Robust, feels younger than he is. Extroverted, warm, and a bit of a gossip.

 

Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco, adapted by Frank Galati
Directed by Frank Galati
First Rehearsal: 12/29/17
First Preview:  2/7/18
Closing: 4/14/18

 
[BERENGER] – Early 30s-Late 40s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Drinks too much. Unkempt, and disaffected with society, but warm-hearted. Doesn’t feel like he fits in, isn’t sure he should try to. Deeply disturbed by the rhinoceroses and feels guilty about their rise.
 
[JEAN] – Early 30s-Late 40s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Well kept, stern, a little pompous and self-righteous. Favors reason over emotion, and rationalizes away the rhinoceros crisis.
 
[WAITRESS] – 20s-40s. Female. Any Ethnicity. Good at her job, most of the time. Competent, but has a little edge. She is shocked to see a rhinoceros run by the café where she works.
 
[CAFÉ PROPRIETOR] – 20s-50s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Tough, a little curt, a bit testy. Despite the rhinoceros rampage, he is just trying to run his business.
 
[HOUSEWIFE] – 20s-40s. Female. Any Ethnicity. Over emotional. Loses composure easily. High strung. Really loves her cat.
 
[DAISY] – 20s-30s. Female, Any Ethnicity. Warm-hearted and kind. Innocent, wants to see the best in everyone and in the world around her. Seemingly horrified by the rhinoceroses.
 
[DUDARD] – 20s-40s. Male, Any Ethnicity. A handsome and well-spoken young hot shot at Berenger’s office; constantly makes excuses for the rhinoceroses.
 
[BOTARD] – 20s-40s. Male, Any Ethnicity. Considers himself to be a working-class hero. A blowhard and a bit of a know-it-all who constantly contradicts himself.
 
[MR. PAPILLON] – 30s-50s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Earnest. Shows genuine distress about the rhinoceros issue, but is more concerned about his business.
 
[MRS. BOEUF] – 30s-50s. Female. Any Ethnicity. A devoted wife. Loyal to the nth degree. Extremely distraught about her missing husband, and having been chased by a rhinoceros.
 

 
Roe by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani
First Rehearsal: 2/6/18
First Preview:  3/14/18
Closing: 4/14/18

 
[NORMA McCORVEY] – Must be able to play 20-40 and believably aged up to 60 with makeup. Female. White. Funny, angry, heavy drinking and drugging, hippie lesbian Texas sinner who is, at heart, either a true Christian or a liar…and an accidental heroine of history.
 
[SARAH WEDDINGTON] – Must be able to play 20-40 and believably aged up to 60 with makeup. Female.  White. A feminist, a great lawyer, charming, brilliant, ladylike and quite composed. Texan.
 
[CONNIE GONZALEZ/OFELIA/ENSEMBLE] – Plays 40s-60s. Female. Latina. Connie: An even handed Tex-Mex lesbian with enormous patience and few words; loyal, loving. Ofelia: A housekeeper.
 
[RON WEDDINGTON/JAY FLOYD/FLIP BENHAM/MICHAEL MANHEIM/ENSEMBLE] – 30s-40s. Male. White. Ron Weddington: Sarah’s husband, a bright, ambitious lawyer, in his wife’s shadow. Jay Floyd: A lawyer in Wade’s office – not stupid but not brilliant either. Flip Benham: The head of Operation Rescue; charismatic, sincere, working class, attractive, passionate, folksy, fiery, a preacher. A true believer. Michael Manheim: A Hollywood TV producer.
 
[JUSTICE BLACKMUN/NORMA’S DOCTOR/FRED FRIENDLY/ENSEMBLE] – 50s-60s. Male. White. Justice Blackmun: Deliberate to a fault, torn, thoughtful. Dr. Kennedy: A leading Christian Evangelist (Ph.D.), smooth and powerful. Norma’s Doctor: Brusque and superior. Fred Friendly: Used to run CBS.
 
[MOLLY/MARY/ELEANOR SMEAL/ENSEMBLE] – 40s-50s. Female. White. Molly: Flirting with feminism. Mary: Norma’s mother, a real mean drunk. Eleanor Smeal: Famous feminist. Founded the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1987.
 
[HELEN/2nd PREGNANT WOMAN/RONDA/GLORIA ALLRED/ENSEMBLE] – 20s-30s. Female. Any Ethnicity. Helen: A budding feminist, eager to get it right. Ronda Mackey: A true believer and good Christian. Gloria Allred: Feminist lawyer. Quite strong.
                                        
[HENRY McCLUSKY/ROBERT FLOWERS/ABORTION DOCTOR/TV REPORTER/ENSEMBLE] – 30s-40s. Male. White. Henry McClusky: An adoption lawyer, compassionate, closeted gay. Robert Flowers: A passionately pro-life lawyer in Wade’s office. TV Reporter: Charming and conservative.
 
[LINDA COFFEE/JUDY/1st PREGNANT WOMAN/PEGGY/KATE MICHELMAN/ENSEMBLE] – 20s-30s. Female. White. Linda Coffee: A shy, bright, somewhat awkward, earnest lawyer. Judy: An early feminist, strong, from Boston. Peggy: A Christian reporter. Kate Michelman: Famous feminist activist who supported the pro-choice movement. Co-chair for activist campaign WomenVotePA.
 
[AILEEN/BARBARA/UMA/FLO KENNEDY/3rd PREGNANT WOMAN/ENSEMBLE] – 20s-30s. Female. African-American. Aileen: Down to earth lesbian nurse. Barbara: African American, well educated, feminist. Uma: A Texas reporter. Flo Kennedy: African American feminist, funny, powerful.
 
[ROXANNE/ENSEMBLE] –  20s. Female. Afro-Latina. A college student, working class, bright, a truth-seeker.
 
[EMILY / MELISSA ] – 7-11. Female. Any ethnicity. Emily: Ronda’s daughter. A feisty, yet ethereal angel. Melissa: Norma’s daughter – raised by Norma’s mother, she is quiet and reserved.

 

Ragtime by Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, & Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Peter Rothstein
First Rehearsal: 4/3/18
First Preview:  5/1/18
Closing: 5/27/18

 
[COALHOUSE WALKER, JR. / ENSEMBLE] – 20s-30s. Male. African-American. Vocal Range: G2 - F#4. A proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough.
 
[TATEH / ENSEMBLE] – 20s-40s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: Db3 – F#4. Eastern European/Jewish immigrant. A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the "American Dream" for himself and his daughter.
 
[FATHER / JP MORGAN / ENSEMBLE] – 30s-40s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: B2 – E4. Father: rich, conservative, staunch, stuck in his ways but not intentionally unkind. J.P. Morgan: the rich, famous financier.
 
[SARAH / ENSEMBLE] – 20s-30s. Female. African American. Vocal Range: G#3 – F#5. A washer-woman who is adopted into Mother's home when Mother finds Sarah's baby in the garden. Humble, sweet, strong, and determined. A gentle, goodness of spirit radiates from her.
 
[MOTHER / ENSEMBLE] – 30s. Female. Caucasian. Vocal Range: G3 – Eb5. A strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right. Has an open-heart and a naturally embracing warmth.
 
[YOUNGER BROTHER / ENSEMBLE] – 20s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: B2 – F#4. Baritone. Fiery, impulsive, a bit out of control. Mother's younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something.
 
[BOOKER T. WASHINGTON / ENSEMBLE] – 30s-50s. Male. African-American. Flexible vocal range. Serious and thoughtful, imposing. The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century.
 
[EMMA GOLDMAN / ENSEMBLE] – 30s-50s. Female. Caucasian. Vocal Range: G#3 – Db5. Eastern European/Jewish immigrant. The Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900s New York City. She’s firm and uncompromising – doesn’t take kindly to those who shrink from the good fight.
 
[GRANDFATHER / HENRY FORD / ENSEMBLE] – 50s-60s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: Baritone. Grandfather: mother's conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything. Henry Ford: an American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company.
 
[HARRY HOUDINI / WILLIE CONKLIN / ENSEMBLE] – 30s-40s. Male. Caucasian. Vocal Range: C3 – G4. Houdini: friendly and likeable, he’s the famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist. Willie Conklin: base and brutal, he’s a racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car.
 
[EVELYN NESBIT / ENSEMBLE] – 20s-30s. Female. Caucasian. Vocal Range: C4 – Db5. The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband. Vapid, bubbly, and somehow likeable.
 
[LITTLE BOY] – 7-13. Male. Caucasian. Precocious, intelligent, observant, curious. Open-hearted, with no filter, as many children are at that age. Never passes judgement on others. Must have excellent diction. Unchanged voice, singing range: C4 – C#5.
 
[LITTLE GIRL] – 7-13. Female. Caucasian (Eastern European). Tateh’s daughter. Fragile, earnest, and shy. A confused and vulnerable child in a brand new home. Singing range: C4 – C#5.
 
[COALHOUSE WALKER III] – 3-6. Male. African-American. Preferably small for his age. Adorable and winsome. A walk-on role at the end of the show.

 

Cook Theatre (LORT D):

Gloria by Branden-Jacobs Jenkins
Directed by Greg Leaming
First Rehearsal: 3/9/18
First Preview:  4/4/18
Closing: 4/29/18

 
[DEAN / DEVIN] – Extra-late 20s. Male. White. Dean: An assistant; aggressive, driven, desperately trying to break out of his position and potentially killing himself in the process; he is gay. Devin: An IT guy with a good heart. Has become impatient and nasty after years of being overworked and underappreciated.
 
[KENDRA / JENNA] – Mid-late 20s. Female. Asian-American or half Asian-American. Kendra: an assistant; fabulous, trendy, you may mistake her for flighty but she's potentially the sharpest person in the room; loud and opinionated; must have comic chops; graduated Berkeley and Harvard. Jenna: Callie’s boss. A hard worker, friendly and excitable; a little nosy.
 
[ANI / SASHA / CALLIE] – Early 20s. Female. White. Ani: an assistant; exacting, a "pretty nerd" – the kind of girl who wears her mother's dresses; she did a Fulbright and speaks too many languages for her own good; she does a lot, but she doesn't really know what she wants to do. Sasha: an editor at a publishing house. Nan’s assistant in Act II. Shrewd and entrepreneurial. Callie: reads book options at a television company in LA. Fluttery, excitable, a little emotional. A big book nerd.
 
[GLORIA / NAN] – Extra-late 30s. Female. Any ethnicity. Gloria: A copy editor; she's worked at the magazine too long and is now worn out in a way that's given her a manic, wired, testy energy. Nan: An opportunist. Tries to be a good boss but is a little too self-centered. Shallow but likeable.
 
[MILES / SHAWN / RASHAAD] – Early 20s. Male, African-American. Miles: the intern; quiet, keeps to himself, doesn't make much of an impression; he works hard, but that could be ambition or just because he has nowhere else to go; goes to Harvard, got this internship through an acclaimed professor. Shawn: A Starbucks employee with a sense of humor. No filter, but responsible and stands up for himself. Rashaad: A young, high-level, newly promoted employee at a television company in LA. Friendly and professional, but a little detached.
 
[LORIN] – Late 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Recently promoted head fact checker; "a sad sad sad sad guy"; he's been at the magazine for way too long and resents his own success in the fact checking department.

 
Asolo Rep is also seeking mature men and women, young men and women, and children to fill understudy roles throughout the 2017-2018 season.
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Theatre’s statement: “Several Equity roles for the 2017-2018 season have been cast from our resident company.  Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary. All roles except bit parts are understudied. Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to equal opportunity employment and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. ‘Non-traditional casting’ is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors, or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, sex or ability is not germane.”