Auditions

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April 7, 2016 – PHOTO & RESUME REQUEST for Sex with Strangers

SEX WITH STRANGERS by Laura Eason

Directed by Janis Stevens

“Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter

This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away..

  • Rehearses 6/20/17 – 7/14/17
  • Runs Wednesdays through Sunday, 7/12/17 – 8/6/17, with a possible extension through 8/13/17

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

OLIVIA: Female, 39, then 41. Smart, sexy, outwardly strong but covering some fragility. American but spent many years living abroad.

ETHAN: Male, 28, then 30. Very charismatic, sexy, a fast talker, used to being the center of attention. From Chicago but has little to no specific accent.

  • To request an in-person audition appointment, please:
    • Email your headshot & resume to auditions@americanstage.org
    • Indicate the role(s) you’d like to be considered for
    • In-person auditions will be held by appointment only at American Stage in Saint Petersburg, FL.
    • Check-in will be in our 2nd floor lobby
    • Prepare the sides for the role you’re interested in from the list below
  • To submit a video, please record the appropriate sides from the list below, upload them to YouTube, Vimeo or other online service, and send the link, along with your headshot & resume
    • DO NOT SEND THE VIDEO FILE
    • The deadline for video submission is April 28, 2017

AUDITION/CALLBACK SIDES

Olivia: sides 1 & 2.  Ethan: sides 1,2, & 3.    SIDE 1 – OLIVIA/ETHAN   |    SIDE 2 – ETHAN/OLIVIA   |    SIDE 3 – ETHAN


 

March 7, 2016 – PHOTO & RESUME REQUEST for The Invisible Hand

THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar

Directed by Stephanie Gularte

“…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay.

  • Rehearses 5/9/17 – 6/1/17
  • Runs Wednesdays through Sunday evenings, 5/30/17 – 6/25/17, with a possible extension through 7/2/17

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

DAR: (ROLE IS CAST) Male, early 20’s, Pakistani. A lower-level captor.

NICK BRIGHT: (ROLE IS CAST) Male, 30’s.  A successful American investment banker being held for ransom.

BASHIR: Male, late 20’s-30’s, Pakistani. A more aggressive captor and interrogator. An educated man raised in London.

IMAM SALEEM: (ROLE IS CAST) Male, 40’s/50’s, Pakistani. Leader of the organization who has kidnapped Nick to raise money for the welfare of his people. A former journalist.

  • To request an in-person audition appointment, please:
  • Auditions will be held by appointment only at American Stage in Saint Petersburg, FL
    • Check-in will be in our 2nd floor lobby
  •  For an in-person audition, prepare the sides for the role you’re interested in from the list below
  • To submit a video, please record the sides, upload them to YouTube, Vimeo or other online service, and send the link, along with your headshot & resume
    • DO NOT SEND THE VIDEO FILE
    • The deadline for video submission is March 30, 2017

AUDITION/CALLBACK SIDES

DAR   |    NICK 1  |    NICK 2   |   BASHIR    |    SALEEM (no sides)

 


2016/17 Season Audition Information

Remaining Show Dates
Hairspray  – April 19th-May 14th
The Invisible Hand  – May 31st-June 25th
Sex with Strangers  – July 12th- Aug. 6th

 

THE INVISIBLE HAND
Rehearses 5/9/17 – 5/31/17
Runs Wednesdays through Sundays, 5/31/17 – 6/25/17, possible extension to 7/2/17

Dar: early twenties; a lower‐level captor
Nick Bright: thirties; a successful American investment banker being held for ransom
Bashir: mid to late 20s; more aggressive captor and interrogator; an educated man raised in London
Imam Saleem: 40s/50s; leader of the organization who has kidnapped Nick to raise money for the welfare of
his people; a former journalist

SEX WITH STRANGERS
Rehearses 6/20/17 – 7/12/17
Runs Wednesdays through Sundays, 7/12/17 – 8/6/17, possible extension to 8/13/17

Olivia : 39 then 41; smart, sexy, outwardly strong but covering some fragility; American but spent many years
living abroad
Ethan : 28 then 30; very charismatic, sexy, a fast talker, used to being the center of attention; from Chicago


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does American Stage hire non-equity actors?
Yes. We work with both Equity and Non-Equity professional actors.

What is your AEA contract?
American Stage operates under the SPT Tier 7 contract on our Mainstage and under an LOA Agreement at American Stage in the Park.

When do you hold auditions?
Our season auditions are held in June each year, and we hold other auditions & callbacks throughout the year as needed.

I missed your season call – can I still be considered?
If you missed our General Auditions but would like to be considered, please mail your headshot, resume, and production choice to: auditions@americanstage.org

Do you provide housing for out-of-town actors?
Yes. American Stage has a limited number of housing spots available to out-of-town artists.