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Auditions

*updated 4/1/15*

Announces Auditions for its 2015-2016 Season:

OR,  by Liz Duffy Adams

THE CALL  by Tanya Barfield

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  by Rick Elice,
based on he novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, music by Wayne Barker

THE REALISTIC JONESES  by Will Eno

THE REVISIONIST by Jesse Eisenberg

MARIE ANTOINETTE  by David Adjmi

Audition Dates/Times:

Saturday, May 9 / 10am-6pm (EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS)
*at Dobama Theatre
2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Saturday, May 16 / 10am-6pm (EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS)
*at Dobama Theatre
2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Friday, May 22 / 6pm-9pm (GENERAL AUDITIONS w/ CPH, Equity & Non-Equity)
*at Cleveland Play House – Middough Building, Allen Rehearsal Hall
1901 E. 13th St., 5th floor

Saturday, May 23 / 11am-6pm (GENERAL AUDITIONS w/ CPH, Equity & Non-Equity)
*at Cleveland Play House – Middough Building, Allen Rehearsal Hall
1901 E. 13th St., 5th floor

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
*by appointment only

Equity Actors: To schedule an audition for May 9 or May 16 as part of EPAs email auditions@dobama.org to set up an appointment. To schedule an audition for May 22-23 during the Cleveland Play House/ Dobama Theatre joint General auditions, email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and preferred day/ time for general auditions.

Non-Equity Actors: Email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com and include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/ or time for general auditions.

AEA contracts:  There are 1-3 AEA Contracts available for each production.
(Equity contracts are Equity Theatre- SPT 2 or 3. Health insurance weeks provided.)

Non- AEA contracts Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75 per week
(rehearsal and performance weeks; $525-$600 total stipends)

Audition Requirement:

  • Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each.
  • Please bring a headshot
  • Please bring a resume with both an email address and phone number
  • Optional: 16 bars of a song (in place of second monologue)

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 OR,  by Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by: Shannon Sindelar

Play synopsis:  Based loosely on true events, OR, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, real life poetess, spy, and soon to be the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors’ prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. Can Aphra resist the charms of her new love – actress Nell Gwynne, save King Charles II’s life, win a double agent his pardon, and finish her latest play all in one night? Find out in this funny, sexy, and inventive neo-Restoration comedy.

Characters:  2 women. 1 man.
*the role of Aphra Behn has already been cast
APHRA BEHN: late 20s to late 30s
NELL GWYNNE (and others): plays actress in her 20s, servant/ older woman
KING CHARLES II (and others) plays King Charles, 30s-40s, a jailer, William Scot (30s)

Production dates: Sept. 4, 2015 to Oct. 4, 2015. Preview date: Sept. 3, 2015

Rehearsals begin: August 10th, 2015

Audition:  Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each.

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBD

AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production.

Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75/ week; a $600 stipend. EMC points are available.

Equity Actors: Email auditions@dobama.org to set up an appointment during EPAs on May 9 or May 16. To be seen during the Cleveland Play House/ Dobama Theatre joint General auditions on May 22-23, email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and preferred day/ time for general auditions.

Non-Equity Actors: Email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com and include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/ or time for general auditions.

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THE CALL  by Tanya Barfield
Directed by: Matthew Wright

Play synopsis:  Annie and Peter decide to adopt, setting their sights on a child from Africa. But when they receive surprising news from the adoption agency, their marriage is put to the test, secrets of the past are exposed, and this couple approaching midlife is left with an unexpected choice. Politically charged, funny and tack-sharp, THE CALL is a intimate portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.

Characters:  3 women. 2 men.
ANNIE; white female, late 30s- early 40s
PETER: her husband, 40s
REBECCA: black female, late 30s-early 40s
DREA: her partner, black female, mid-late 30s
ALEMU: black male, early 40s, African

Production dates: Oct. 23, 2015 to Nov. 15, 2015. Preview date: Oct. 22, 2015

Rehearsals begin Sept. 28, 2015

Audition:  Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each.

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBD

AEA contracts:  There are 1-3 AEA Contracts available for this production.

Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75/ week; a $520 stipend. EMC points are available.

Equity Actors: Email auditions@dobama.org to set up an appointment during EPAs on May 9 or May 16. To be seen during the Cleveland Play House/ Dobama Theatre joint General auditions on May 22-23, email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and preferred day/ time for general auditions.

Non-Equity Actors: Email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com and include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/ or time for general auditions.

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson,
music by Wayne Barker
Directed by: Nathan Motta
Music Directed by: Jordan Cooper

Play synopsis:  13-year-old Molly Aster finds herself in the company of pirates, a giant crocodile, and angry Mollusks as she and three orphan boys (one of whom happens to be unnamed) attempt to return a trunk of precious starstuff to her father. Adventures abound as they’re pursued by a mustached pirate captain and his sidekick Smee. Along the way, Molly learns what it means to grow up. The nameless orphan and his friends take up residence on the island where dreams are born and time is never planned – the island where that nameless orphan is christened Peter Pan. This 5-time Tony Award winning play features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters using talent, stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.

Characters:  12 men, 1 female
The ensemble will be comprised of 13 actors. All actors will play multiple roles. Colorblind casting. The roles include, but are not limited to:
- MOLLY ASTER: thirteen year old girl, curious, intelligent, strong, starcatcher apprentice
- BOY (PETER): thirteen year old boy, a survivor, nameless, homeless, orphan
- LORD ASTER: Molly’s father, the model of a Victorian English Gentleman, a starcatcher
- BILL SLANK: a vicious ship captain
- BLACK STACHE: a pirate captain who will one day be known as Capt. Hook
- SMEE: first mate to Black Stache
- FIGHTING PRAWN: King of the Mollusks on a distant isle, has a love of all things Italian
- Sailors, Seamen, Searfarers, Orphans, Pirates, Mermaids, Mollusks, and Narrators.

Production dates: Dec. 4, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016. Preview date: Dec. 3, 2015

Rehearsals begin: Nov. 2, 2015

Audition:  Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each. Performance of 16 bars of a song in the style of the show is optional

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBD

AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production.

Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75/ week; a $600 stipend. EMC points are available.

Equity Actors: Email auditions@dobama.org to set up an appointment during EPAs on May 9 or May 16. To be seen during the Cleveland Play House/ Dobama Theatre joint General auditions on May 22-23, email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and preferred day/ time for general auditions.

Non-Equity Actors: Email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com and include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/ or time for general auditions.

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THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno
Directed by: Shannon Sindelar

Play synopsis: In THE REALISTIC JONESES we meet Bob and Jennifer Jones and their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones. These two suburban couples have more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.

Characters: 2 men. 2 women.
BOB JONES: male, 40s
JENNIFER JONES: female, 40s
JOHN JONES: male, 40s
PONY JONES: female, 40s

Production dates: Jan. 22, 2016 to Feb. 14, 2016. Preview date: Jan. 21, 2016

Rehearsals begin Dec. 28, 2015

Audition:  Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each.

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBD

AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production.

Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75/ week; a $525 stipend. EMC points are available.

Equity Actors: Email auditions@dobama.org to set up an appointment during EPAs on May 9 or May 16. To be seen during the Cleveland Play House/ Dobama Theatre joint General auditions on May 22-23, email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and preferred day/ time for general auditions.

Non-Equity Actors: Email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com and include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/ or time for general auditions.

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THE REVISIONIST by Jesse Eisenberg
Director TBA

Play synopsis:  Young writer David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His seventy-five-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.

Characters:  2 men. 1 woman.
*the role of MARIA has already been cast

MARIA: David’s 75 year old second cousin; Polish
DAVID: late 20s-late 30s; an American writer
ZENON: Polish taxi driver, 40s-early 60s

Production dates: March 4, 2016 to April 3, 2016. Preview date: March 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin: February 8, 2016

Audition:  Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each.

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBD

AEA contracts:  There are 1-2 AEA Contracts available for this production.

Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75/ week; a $600 stipend. EMC points are available.

Equity Actors: Email auditions@dobama.org to set up an appointment during EPAs on May 9 or May 16. To be seen during the Cleveland Play House/ Dobama Theatre joint General auditions on May 22-23, email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and preferred day/ time for general auditions.

Non-Equity Actors: Email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com and include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/ or time for general auditions.

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MARIE ANTOINETTE  by David Adjmi
Directed by: Nathan Motta

Play synopsis:  The eyes of the court are on Marie Antoinette, and nothing good can come of it. They used to love Marie just the way she was. She would delight and inspire her French subjects with extravagant haute couture. But times change, and even the most fashionable queens go out of style. Things are about to be different for France’s isolated young queen. Things are about to be different for everybody. How’s a queen to keep her head in the middle of a revolution? In the humorous and haunting MARIE ANTOINETTE for the 21st century, idle gossip turns more insidious as a country revolts, demanding liberté, égalité, fraternité!

Characters:  4-6 women, 4-6 men, 1 boy, Colorblind casting
MARIE ANTOINETTE: queen of France
LOUIS XVI: her husband
JOSEPH: her brother
AXEL FERSEN: a family friend she’s attracted to
THE DAUPHIN: her 10 year old son
YOLANDE DE POLIGNAC: a false friend
THERESE DE LAMBALLE: a true friend
MR. SAUCE: a shopkeeper (doubles with Joseph)
MRS SAUCE: his wife (doubles with Polignac)
A SHEEP
ROYALIST
GUARD 1, 2, 3 (played by one man)

Production dates: April 22, 2016 to May 22, 2016. Preview date: April 21, 2015

Rehearsals begin: Saturday, March 26, 2016

Audition:  Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each.

Call backs: (by invitation only) TBD

AEA contracts:  There are 1-3 AEA Contracts available for this production.

Non-AEA Contracts will pay $75/ week; a $600 stipend. EMC points are available.

Equity Actors: Email auditions@dobama.org to set up an appointment during EPAs on May 9 or May 16. To be seen during the Cleveland Play House/ Dobama Theatre joint General auditions on May 22-23, email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com. Include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and preferred day/ time for general auditions.

Non-Equity Actors: Email casting@clevelandplayhouse.com and include your name, phone number, attachments of headshot and resume, and your preferred day and/ or time for general auditions.