Auditions

Here's everything you need for our next audition. Character breakdowns and audition sides will be here to download -- and keep an eye on the MEMBER PORTAL at Actors Equity for the most current information. See you at auditions!

Edward Albee's Occupant

February 2 – March 4, 2018

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WEST COAST PREMIERE
Directed by Heather Chesley

The following is the AUDITION information about our upcoming production of Edward Albee's play

OCCUPANT.

February 2 – March 4, 2018
Previews Wednesday, January 31 & Thursday, February 1
Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, Sundays at 3pm

Plot Summary: Unapologetically flamboyant and fearlessly groundbreaking, iconic New York sculptor Louise Nevelson reveals her artistic triumphs and her tumultuous personal struggles in a most unconventional interview. Determined to be seen and heard in a predominantly male-driven medium, she muses on her sordid past in Edward Albee’s poignant work about his friend, one of the most singular sculptors of the 20th century.

Occupant is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Intended for an adult audience, may contain adult language and situations.

SEEKING: Actors and Understudies, all ethnicities and genders encouraged to audition. See breakdown. Local hires only for Edward Albee's OCCUPANT.

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 audition.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Louise Nevelson (60-75) emanates strength and wit. She is a pioneer for female artists, creating large scale work in a time where the art scene was defined by men. While Louise is flamboyant both in her persona and her style and appearance, she is very down to earth in conversation. She has seen hardship; she succeeds despite religious discrimination and the oppression of social norms defined by the class system of the early 1900s. Louise buries her vulnerability deep below the surface consistantly blurring the line between truth and myth in her storytelling.

The Man (35-45) is an interviewer bent on discovering the true character of Louise Nevelson. He is dealing with his own struggles and is looking to find answers in Louise Nevelson's perserverance

 

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

AUDITION TIME: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (PST) Lunch: 1:30PM - 2:30PM

APPOINTMENTS: EPA rules in effect. In person sign-up begins at 9:00AM on 12/5/17.

LOCATION: Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505-4145. Parking available in lot beside theatre from alley behind theatre.

PREPARATION: Please prepare sides available here for download. Bring headshot and resume.


PERSONNEL

Heather Chesley, Director
Dimitri Toscas, Artistic Director
Joseph Leo Bwarie, Artistic Director

OTHER DATES

First rehearsal Jan. 2, 2018
Previews Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 at 8pm
Opening Night Feb. 2 at 8pm
Runs Thu-Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 2pm & 8pm, Sun. at 3pm for 5 weeks
Closing Mar. 4, 2018

FOR MORE INFORMATION: email auditions@garrymarshalltheatre.org


The Enchanted Nightingale

adapted by Lori Marshall and Joseph Leo Bwarie

This marshallARTS family series play runs through March 18, 2018, performing on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am, with two additional Friday night performances, 7pm on January 12 & 19, 2018.

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Directed by Frances de Leon

The following is the AUDITION information about our upcoming production of the marshallARTS family series play

THE ENCHANTED NIGHTINGALE.

January 12 – March 18, 2018

Opening Night: January 12, 2018 at 7pm
Runs Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am

with additional 7pm performances on Friday, January 12 & 19.
 

Plot Summary: Journey to far away ancient China in this magical tale of a powerful Emperor and the rarest of treasures – an enchanted nightingale. Experience a magical Tai Chi practice, colorful fan dancing, royal wardrobe, and above all, a most valuable story celebrating the wealth in generosity and the culture and artistry of the Far East.

The Enchanted Nightingale is intended for a family audience of all ages.

SEEKING: Actors and understudies, age 18 and over, to portray characters in the setting of Ancient China. All ethnicities and genders encouraged to audition. LOCAL HIRES ONLY. See breakdown of roles below.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

EMPEROR CHIN (mid-late 20s, Asian Male) A handsome ruler with a commanding presence.  He is tortured by not having the one thing he wants, the Nightingale. After losing both parents at sea, his power turns to greed and selfishness. He is part dashing fairytale prince and part wounded man. Must be comfortable with comedy and physicality. Knowledge of Tai Chi or martial arts is a plus.

MAJOR MI (20s-40s, Asian Male) The Emperor’s right hand.  A court jester of sorts who is very comfortable with comedy and physical comedy (tumbling a plus).  A very likeable man with a childlike innocence. Knowledge of Tai Chi or martial arts is a plus.

LADY EU/JADE (20-30, Asian Female) The Emperor’s feisty chef who doubles as Jade Song who is transformed from the Nightingale. She is beautiful from the inside and carries herself with great strength and poise. Must be comfortable with comedy. This character does a fan dance. Knowledge of Tai Chi or martial arts is a plus.

MRS. WU (Asian Female to play a young Grandmother-type) The wise sage who acts as caretaker to the Emperor’s majestic gardens.  A rich voice and a young spirit along with good movement skills are a must. Must be comfortable with comedy. This character does fan dance. Knowledge of Tai Chi is a plus.

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 audition.


AUDITION DATE: Thursday, December 14, 2017

AUDITION TIME: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (PST) Lunch: 1:30PM - 2:30PM

APPOINTMENTS: EPA rules in effect. In-Person sign-up begins at 9:00AM on 12/14.

LOCATION: Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505-4145. Parking available in lot beside theatre from alley behind theatre.

PREPARATION: Please prepare sides available here for download. Bring headshot and resume.


PERSONNEL

Frances de Leon, Director
Dimitri Toscas, Artistic Director
Joseph Leo Bwarie, Artistic Director

CONTRACT

TYA, see Actors Equity Member Portal for details.

OTHER DATES

First rehearsal Jan. 2, 2018
Opening Night Jan. 12, 2018 at 7pm
Runs Sat. and Sun. mornings at 11am, with 7pm performances on Fri. Jan. 12 & Jan. 19.
Through Mar. 18, 2018

FOR MORE INFORMATION: email auditions@garrymarshalltheatre.org

Notes from Actors Equity Association:

  • 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.