New York Theatre Workshop
New York, NY
The House That Will Not Stand - NYC EPA
Call Type: EPA
AEA min: $690/wk through July 31,2018 and will increase to $783/wk beginning August 1, 2018.
Written by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
First rehearsal: June 12th 2018
First preview: July 11th 2018
Opening: July 30th 2018
Closing: August 26th, 2018
Taylor Williams (Casting Director) and Ada Karamanyan (Casting Fellow) will be in the room.
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.
Equity actors for 7 roles. See breakdown
50s-60s. Female. Black/ African-American. A free woman of color. Mistress of Lazare Albans; a white, wealthy merchant. Queen of her household. She is a strict but fiercely loving mother, with a commanding presence and underlying Southern grace. A strong believer in good appearances, manners and tradition.
19. Female. Black/ African-American. The oldest of Beartrice’s three daughters. Agnès is sensual and full of desire with a frank sense of humor. She longs for adventure outside of her mother’s home and is willing to take risks to find love. She desperately wants to be the first sister to succeed.
Maude Lynn Albans:
18. Female. Black/ African-American. The middle of Beartrice’s three daughters and has the lightest skin. Maude Lynn has a strong moral compass and is devoted to her spirituality. She fears trouble and is unwilling to scheme as her sisters do. She is ultimately able to stand up for what she believes.
16. Female. Black/ African-American. The youngest of Beartrice’s three daughters and has the darkest skin. She is romantic and unaware of the dangers of the world. Odette trusts what her sisters tell her but deep down is full of undiscovered confidence.
late 40s-60s. Female. Black/ African-American. A slave who works in Beartrice’s house. Makeda is wise, observant, and resourceful with a regal energy. She acts as a second mother and protector of the three daughters. She hopes to buy her freedom from Beartrice.
45-55. Female. Black/ African-American. A free woman of color. Beartrice’s sworn enemy. La Veuve is an opportunistic town gossip who is constantly stirring the pot.
40s-50s. Female. Black/ African-American. Beartrice’s sister. Marie Josephine is clairvoyant and connected to the dead. She wistfully dreams of a lover from a past life and is determined to help free the daughters from Beartrice’s tight grip.
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
4th floor Holding room: Studio 412 Auditions: Studio 411
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Please prepare a contemporary monologue under 2 minutes. No TV/ film. Bring picture and resume.