August Wilson's 2 TRAINS RUNNING auditions
American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL is seeking two African-American actors for August Wilson’s TWO TRAINS RUNNING, directed by Bob Devin Jones.
WEST: Black man, 60s. The undertaker. He is dressed all in black, except for a white shirt. He wears a pair of black gloves. Since his wife’s death he has allowed his love of money to overshadow the other possibilities of life.
WOLF: Black man, 30s. Wolf is a man who enjoys his notoriety and popularity as the community’s numbers runner. While he manages to keep money in his pocket and a decent pair of shoes on his feet, his inability to find secure female companionship is the single failure that marks his life.
Both roles must be non-AEA; pay is $250/wk. Day time rehearsals begin December 31, previews begin January 22, the show opens January 24, and closes February 23. We do have the opportunity to house actors from out of town. Send all materials (to include video) to Todd Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013-2014 Season Audition Announcement
ST. PETERSBURG, FL: American Stage Theatre Company, Tampa Bay's oldest and most award-winning professional theatre, is announcing Equity Principal Auditions for their 35th season: THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson from the short story by Daphne du Maurier, A MARVELOUS PARTY: A NOEL COWARD CELEBRATION by David Ira Goldstein, Carl Danielsen, Mark Anders, Patricia Wilcox, and Anna Lauris, TWO TRAINS RUNNING by August Wilson, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Mark Brown after Jules Verne, STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling, and GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza. Auditions for THE WIZ by William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls will take place at a later date.
Roles to be Cast:
THE BIRDS: Diane (late forties/fifties), Nat (forties/fifties), Julia (20s), and Tierney (fifties). All characters are survivalists in a dystopian world where nature is turned upside down.
A MARVELOUS PARTY!: two men and one woman who feel comfortable with British farce and musical comedy, with preference given to performers than can accompany themselves and others.
2 TRAINS RUNNING: Risa (thirties, a young woman who, in an attempt to define herself in terms other than her genitalia, has scarred her legs with a razor). Sterling (30, been out of the penitentiary for one week, appears at times to unbalanced). Wolf (thirties, enjoys his notoriety and popularity as the community’s numbers runner). Hambone (late 40s, in a world of his own, his mental condition has deteriorated to such a point that he can only say two phrases, and he repeats them idiotically). Memphis (fifties, owner of the diner, self-made man whose values of hard work, diligence, persistence, and honesty have been consistently challenged by the circumstances of his life. His greatest asset is his impeccable logic). Holloway (sixties, a man who all his life has voiced his outrage at injustice with little effect. His belief in the supernatural has enabled him to accept his inability to effect change and continue to pursue life with zest and vigor). West (sixties, the undertaker, dressed all in black, except for a white shirt. Since his wife’s death he has allowed his love of money to overshadow the other possibilities of life). All roles are African-American.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS: Phileas Fogg – adventurous and daring. Passepartout – his sidekick. Man #1, Woman #1, and Man #2: transformational actors who effortlessly play myriad other roles of all shapes and sizes from an epic novel.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS: Ouser Boudreaux (55-65) - wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but lovable. Clairee Belcher (55-65) - widow of former mayor. Grande Dame. M'Lynn Eatenton (40-50) Shelby's mother. A socially prominent career woman. Truvy Jones (35-45) - owner of the small town beauty shop. Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (17-21) - prettiest girl in town. Annelle Dupup-Desoto (18-25) – the new beauty shop assistant, awkward and nervous. All women are witty, intelligent, and above all real characters. They in no way shape or form are meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures.
GOD OF CARNAGE: Alan and Annette Raleigh, and Michael and Veronica Novak. 2 married couples. All four are 35-44, passionate parents of young, aggressive boys.
How to Audition:
For this call actors should prepare two monologues of their choice, or, if you are interested in MARVELOUS PARTY, 2 musical selections for which the actor can accompany themselves. All auditions should not exceed 3 minutes.
An open call for THE WIZ in the Park will take place at a later date. Non-Equity actors will be put on a waiting list and will be seen whenever there is no Equity Member auditioning or waiting. Audition slots will last five minutes. There may be callbacks at a later date.
Please note, auditions will be Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28 from 10-5. Auditions will take place at American Stage’s Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Ave. North, downtown St. Petersburg across from Williams Park. Auditions are by appointment and can be made by calling Maxx Janeda at 727-729-1255, or by emailing him at email@example.com. If no answer or are emailing, leave your name and phone number and options as to two appointment times that will work for you. You will receive a return confirmation. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.
VAGINA MONOLOGUES CASTING NOTICE:
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Todd Olson, Producing Artistic Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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