Dorset Theatre Festival 2018 - Dorset VT EPA (03.17.18)


Dorset Theatre Festival 2018 - Dorset VT EPA (03.17.18)

Dorset Theatre Festival
Dorset, VT

Job Details




Dorset Theatre Festival 2018 - Dorset VT EPA (03.17.18)


Call Type: EPA

$344 or $530/week

Marissa Hutton, Executive Director
Expected to be in attendance: Dina Janis, Artistic Director
Will Rucker, Producing Director

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for various roles in the season. See breakdown.


2018 Main Stage Season (SPT Category 7)
Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays with 5 or 6 performances per week.

by Herb Gardner
directed by TBA
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
First Tech: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Preview: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Opening: Friday, June 22, 2018
Closing: Saturday, July 14, 2018


Midge - Male, 80s, Black. Cantankerous and outspoken. The superintendent of a posh apartment building in NYC.

Gilley - Male, mid-teens, White. An Irish teenager. A punk and a bully.

Danforth - Male, early 40s, White. A college professor and the president of the tenant's committee in the building where Midge works.

Laurie - Female, mid-20s, White. Young girl.

The Cowboy - Male, mid-30s, White. A conniving loan shark who dresses like a cowboy and pretends to be a tourist.

by Dominique Morisseau
directed by TBA
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
First Tech: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
review: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Opening: Friday, July 20, 2018
Closing: Saturday, August 4, 2018


Faye - Female, 50-59, Black. Working class, tough and a lifetime of dirt beneath her nails. Somewhere, deep compassion

Dez - Male,18-29, Black. Working class, young hustler, playful, street-savvy, and flirtatious.

Somewhere, deeply sensitive.

Shanita - Female, 18-29, Black. Working class young woman, pretty but not ruled by it, hard-working,

by-the books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.

Reggie - Male, 30-39, Black. White collar, studious, dedicated, compassionate; the Foreman. Somewhere, a fire brims.

by Kate Hamill
adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
directed by Christopher V. Edwards
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
First Tech: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Preview: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Opening: Friday, July 20, 2018
Closing: Saturday, August 25, 2018


Jane - Female, Late 20s, early-mid 30s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing. Can be a bit shy. Very close with Lizzy. Doubles with Miss De Bourgh, Lady Catherine’s sickly, overbred daughter; communicates mostly in one-word phrases. A nasty, overindulged little gremlin. Rather keen on marrying Mr. Darcy. Any ethnicity

Lizzy - Female, Late 20s, early 30s. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued and cynical. Gets flustered,

which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgment. Bit of a goofball. Not particularly beautiful. NOT interested in “catching a man.” Any ethnicity

Lydia - Female 18+ to play Sixteen. The youngest Bennet. Lively, highly impressionable. Can put on airs. Enjoys balls, boys, and being right. Likes to matchmake; overindulged by her mother. Prides herself on cleverness. Doubles with Lady Catherine: 50s. Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant. One of the richest women in England. Everything is beneath her, but nothing is beneath her notice. Capable of being quite casually cruel; thinks she gives excellent advice. Unused to defiance; accustomed to flattery. Capable of being quite coquettish with men of her own social class – of which there are, perhaps, two in the world. Any ethnicity.

Mrs. Bennet - 50s-60s. The matriarch of the Bennet family. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. High energy, high drama, high stakes constantly. Fancies herself a master strategist. Mostly a silly woman of variable temper; serious hypochondriac. Any ethnicity.

Mr. Darcy - Male, Late 30s-40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgment. Not always great with words; says the wrong thing with some regularity. Any ethnicity.

Mr. Bingley - Male 30s-40s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Wealthy. Inclined to exaggeration; impossibly good-natured, and thus easily led. A bouncy, impetuous golden retriever of a man. Doubles with Mary: Late teens-20s. The third Bennett girl, the runt of the litter; prone to pendanticism and sulking. She likes playing the piano (badly) and demonstrating her learnedness. She dislikes being forgotten or left out. Any ethnicity.

Wickham - Male, 30s-40s. An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman serving as a Lieutenant in

the local regiment. Raised with Mr. Darcy, whom he resents; has fallen from grace a bit since his upbringing. Knows just what to say, and just how to say it. Very good with the ladies. Doubles with Miss Bingley: 20s-30s. A very rich young woman, sister to Bingley. Fancies herself very witty. Rather beautiful; impossibly elegant. Determined to land Mr. Darcy, and despises Lizzy Bennet. Doubles with Collins: Late 20s-40s. Rector to Lady Catherine, whom he worships like a God and is desperate to impress. A self-important academic. He tries hard to be impressive - unfortunately, he has an idiosyncratic quirk wherein he cannot quite, ever, land on the right word. Any ethnicity.

Mr. Bennet - Male, 50s-60s. The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for a respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Disappointed in his marriage; engages in the kind of long-term psychological warfare that unhappy couples practice. Quite fond of a few of his daughters. Doubles with Charlotte Lucas: Late 20s-30s. A practical girl with a good sense of humor. Not from much money. Like Lizzy, not particularly beautiful. Capable of being quite dry and wry. Ends up married to Mr. Collins whom she tolerates with some measure of success. Any ethnicity.


Pipeline Series 2018 (SPT Category 7)
One-night-only performances on select Tuesday evenings.

Show TBA.

by Melissa Ross
Directed by TBA
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Opening/Closing: Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Diana – Female, 40s. The new president of a New England liberal arts college.

Margaret – Female, can play close to 70. Chair of the English Department at a small New England liberal arts college.

Violet – Female, 20s/30s. Grad student in the midst of an epic dissertation.

Charlie – Male, 60s. The longtime custodian of the liberal arts college.

Eddie – Male, 30s. Diana’s office assistant.

Will – Male, 40. Inherently boyish, teaches film studies or literature.

AEA members may Contact Will Rucker, Producing Director at
Or by phone Tuesday-Friday 12pm - 4pm at (802) 867-2223 ext. 100



Audition Information


Dorset Playhouse
104 Cheney Rd
Dorset, VT 05251-0519

Rehearsal Room, enter through the Box Office entrance

Saturday, March 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lunch 12 to 1.


Sides from the season will be provided. Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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