Olney Theatre Center 18-19 Season Plays - NYC EPA (02.27.18)


Olney Theatre Center 18-19 Season Plays - NYC EPA (02.27.18)

Olney Theatre Corporation
Olney, MD

Job Details




Olney Theatre Center 18-19 Season Plays - NYC EPA (02.27.18)


Call Type: EPA

Tier 1 - 694/wk Mainstage;555/wk Lab

Artistic Director: Jason Loewith

Sr. Associate Artistic Director: Jason King Jones

Associate Artistic Director/Director of Musical Theatre: Christopher Youstra

Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director: Jenna Duncan (expected to be in attendance)


EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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.

Actors for Olney's 2018-2019 Season plays. See breakdown.


By: James Graham
Performance Space: Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: September 4, 2018
Tech Begins: September 21, 2018
Previews Begin: September 26, 2018
Opening: September 29, 2018
Closing: October 28, 2018
Possible Extension Through: November 4, 2018

Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and “ electability”... his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party’s traditional northern heartlands , this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn... and beyond?

JEAN WHITTAKER: 40’s-50’s appx, A constituency agent.

DAVID LYONS: 40’s-50’s appx, A Labour MP.

ELIZABETH LYONS: 40’s-50’s appx, David’s wife.

LEN PRIOR: 40’s-50’s appx, A local councillor and party worker.

MARGOT MIDLER: 20’s-30’s appx, A constituent and party worker.


By: Ella Hickson
Performance Space: Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: February 5, 2019
Tech Begins: February 21, 2019
Previews Begin: February 27, 2019
Opening: March 2, 2019
Closing: March 31, 2019
Possible Extension Through: April 7, 2019


Ella Hickson's Oil is a play about the global implications of our dependency on oil, and tackles subjects including empire, energy and the environment, as well as mother-daughter relationships. The play's action spans 150 years, beginning in Cornwall in 1889, proceeding via Tehran in 1908 and Hampstead in 1970, to Baghdad in 2021, and finally returning to Cornwall in the year 2051. The action focuses on a woman called May and her daughter Amy.
We first see May as a 19th-century Cornish farmer’s wife, three months pregnant. When a mysterious American salesman arrives at her isolated, freezing, candle-lit home, his demonstration of the newly invented kerosene lamp lights something within her, and soon she is off to pursue her destiny, resurfacing at key junctures in the history of the oil industry. In Part Two, she is working as a servant in 1908 Tehran, at a time when the British are desperate to
exploit Persia’s natural resources. By 1970, in Part Three, she has risen to become CEO of an international oil company threatened by Libya’s proposal to nationalise its assets. But, as May rises in the world, difficulties with her daughter Amy intensify and become deeply problematic as they head into a nightmarish future.



By: Ken Ludwig
Director: Jason King Jones
Performance Space: Mainstage
Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: March 19, 2019 (or 3/26/19)
Tech Begins: April 11, 2019
Previews Begin: April 17, 2019
Opening: April 20, 2019
Closing: May 12, 2019
Possible Extension Through: May 19, 2019

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot- blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

TATIANA RACON: Female, 40s-50s, Singer, Russian soprano, former lover of Tito. CARLO: Male, 20’s-30’s, Singer, secret lover to Mimi and opera singer.

TITO: Male, 50’s, Singer, Tito is one of Italy’s most famous opera singers; he’s firey and jealous. Also plays Beppo - a bellhop, joyous and down to earth.

MARIA: Female, 50’s, Wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. MIMI: Female, 20’s-30’s, daughter of Tito and Maria, aspiring actress.

MAX: Male, 30s, Singer, Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders; smart, level- headed and quick with a joke.

SAUNDERS: Male, 50s, high strung American producer; he’s had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.


By: Friedrich Schiller
Adapted by: Jason Loewith
Director: Jason Loewith
Performance Space: Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: April 15, 2019
Tech Begins: May 2, 2019
Previews Begin: May 8, 2019
Opening: May 11, 2019
Closing: June 9, 2019
Possible Extension Through: June 16, 2019

Mary Stuart is imprisoned in England - nominally for the murder of her husband Darnley, but actually due to her claim to the throne of England held by Queen Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth: Queen of England

Mary Stuart: Queen of Scotland, a prisoner in England

Robert Dudley: Earl of Leicester

George Talbot: Earl of Shrewsbury

William Cecil: Lord Burleigh, Lord High Treasurer

Sir Edward Mortimer: Paulet’s nephew

All other roles to be played by the actors playing the six characters above.



Audition Information


Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


Please prepare a monologue no longer than two minutes OR two one-minute monologues. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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