Photo by coxphotography.net AUDITION INFORMATION – 2017/18 SEASON General Auditions for the 17-18 Season have been MOVED to April 22nd and 23rd of 2017. We are accepting SIGN-UPS at this time. We do not audition in New York at this time. We will eventually list callback information below for the upcoming season. Please be sure to check frequently so that you can plan accordingly or you can subscribe to this page for (RSS feed) updates. The Warehouse Theatre operates as a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) employing both Equity and Non-Equity actors. Upstate Shakespeare Festival Auditions Upstate Shakespeare Festival auditions for the 2017 Season will be held on April 8th. Callbacks will be the 9th and 10th. For Main Stage Season Auditions: Please prepare a one (1) minute monologue. If you wish to perform a monologue and a song, you have one (1) minute thirty (30) seconds to perform the monologue and 16 bars of a song. Musical accompaniment will be provided. Please make sure the beginning and ending of your selection are clearly marked on the sheet music. Please make sure your music is in the correct key as our musician will not transpose music. Please do not exceed the above allotted audition times. Auditions will begin on Saturday at 10:00am and Sunday at 1:00pm. Auditions will end on both days at 7:00pm. A lunch break will occur on Saturday between 1:00pm and 1:45pm. No audition times are offered during that period. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to warm up and let the Audition Manager know you have arrived. All actors should bring a minimum of two (2) copies of their headshot and resume. At the bottom of this page, a character breakdown from the shows is supplied for you. Please note: Callbacks will not occur immediately after general auditions are complete. All actors wishing to participate in our Season Auditions, please contact David Sims via email at David@WarehouseTheatre.com. Please indicate EQUITY STATUS, IF SINGING, PHONE NUMBER, plus DAY and GENERAL TIME you wish to audition (and any questions). Jason will reply with answers, further details and assign your time. If You Miss Season Auditions You may submit a headshot and acting resume either by mail or in person at 37 Augusta Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601. 17/18 Season Breakdown is Listed Below for Auditions: CLYBOURNE PARK: By: Bruce Norris Director: Jay Briggs 1st Rehearsal: August 29th, 2017 Run: September 22nd – October 8th, 2017 Show Description: Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property. Character Descriptions: RUSS / DAN: Male, 40s/50s, Caucasian In Act I, Russ – who is unable to get over the loss of his son and is moving out of the house in which his son committed suicide. In Act II, Dan – a workman beginning the renovations for the home’s new owners. BEV / KATHY: Female, 40s/50s, Caucasian In Act I, married to Russ. Cheerful woman who wants to help her husband overcome his grief for the loss of their son. In Act II, Kathy – a lawyer helping the new homeowners negotiate a petition brought against them by the homeowners’ association. FRANCINE / LENA: Female, 30s, African American In Act I, Francine – Russ and Bev’s housekeeper who is pulled into the debate concerning the neighborhood and the possible change of its demographic. In Act II, Lena – a lady who is determined to keep her neighborhood a historical district and prevent the new homeowners’ planned renovations. JIM / TOM: Male, 20s/30s, Caucasian In Act I, Jim – the local pastor. Asked by the homeowners’ association to convince Russ and Bev not to sell their home to a black family. In Act II, Tom – a neighbor arguing for preserving the historical look of the community. ALBERT / KEVIN: Male, 30s, African American In Act I, Albert – a helpful man, trying to keep himself and his wife out of the neighborhood’s argument. In Act II, Kevin – Married to Lena, defending his wife’s desire to preserve the neighborhood. KARL / STEVE: Male, 30s, Caucasian In Act I, Karl – Determined to preserve his neighborhood and property value by trying to stop the sale of the home to an African American family. In Act II, Steve – Married to Lindsey, the new homeowner who wants to renovate his new house to a larger scale than the historical single-family-home model. BETSY / LINDSEY: Female, 20s/30s, Caucasian In Act I, Betsy – Karl’s pregnant, deaf wife. She becomes lost in the conversation as it turns more volatile. In Act II, Lindsey – Steve’s pregnant wife, fighting to understand why the community is against her renovations and to convince them otherwise. THE CAKE By: Bekah Brunstetter Director: Kerrie Seymour 1st Rehearsal: November 7th, 2017 Run: December 1st – December 17th, 2017 Show Description: Jen currently lives in New York, but has always dreamed of having her wedding back home. With the date quickly approaching, she journeys home to North Carolina to see Della, her late mother’s best friend and owner of the local bakery. She wants Della to make her wedding cake for her special day. Della is thrilled to make Jen’s wedding cake until she realizes there isn’t just one bride involved in the wedding, but two. It is a play that drives straight to the heart of asking yourself why do you believe the things you believe. Character Descriptions: DELLA: Female, 40s/50s, Any Race Owns and runs a bakery. Extremely pleasant lady of the South. JEN: Female, 20s/30s, Any Race Young lady coming back home to have the wedding of her dreams. MACY: Female, 20s/30s, Any Race Reluctant fiancé of Jen. TIM: Male, 40s/50s, Any Race Della’s blue collar husband. A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN: By: Eugene O’Neill Director: Mark Sutch 1st Rehearsal: January 3rd, 2018 Run: January 26th – February 10th, 2018 Show Description: James Tyrone, Jr., visits the home of his tenant farmer, Phil Hogan, a salty Irish geezer. There he encounters, after years, Hogan’s voluptuous, amazon-like daughter, Josie. During one moonlit night, as the lovestruck Josie seems to claim him as her own, the truculent, drunken Jamie drowns in a wave of self-pity and remorse. When dawn comes, the moon is gone and so is the man, leaving Josie with a new challenge to her dauntless spirit. Character Descriptions: JOSIE HOGAN: Female, 20s/30s, Caucasian Daughter of Phil Hogan and sister of Mike. She has a rough tongue and a reputation to match. PHIL HOGAN: Male, 50s/60s, Caucasian Phil is a tenant of James Tyrone on a rockstrewn farm in Connecticutt. He is a feisty Irishman with penchants for liquor and humor. JAMES TYRONE: Male, 30s, Caucasian Landlord of the Hogan farm. An alcoholic who is showing its effects on his mind and body. STEADMAN HARDER: Male, 40s, Caucasian Neighbor to the Hogans. Stands to inherit the Standard Oil company’s money. MIKE HOGAN: Male, 20s, Caucasian The younger brother of Josie Hogan. THE FLICK: By: Annie Baker Director: TBD 1st Rehearsal: February 13th, 2018 Run: March 9th – March 24th, 2018 Show Description: In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. A hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. Character Descriptions: AVERY: Male, 20, African American Bespectacled lover of movies who has just started work at The Flick. SAM: Male, 30s, Caucasian Boston Red Sox fan and former metal head who has worked at The Flick for many years. In love with Rose. ROSE: Female, 20s, Caucasian Sexually magnetic employee of The Flick who befriends Avery. SKYLAR, THE DREAMING MAN: Male, 20s/30s, Any Race Two character role first as a man left sleeping after a film and later as new employee of the movie theatre. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING By: William Shakespeare Director: Anne Kelly Tromsness 1st Rehearsal: March 27th, 2018 Run: April 20th – May 5th, 2018 Show Description: One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Much Ado centers on the foibles of two pairs of lovers, Beatrice and Benedick and Claudio and Hero. The main plot of the play revolves around obstacles to the union of the two young lovers Claudio and Hero but the real main event is the hilarious and biting love-hate relationship of Beatrice and Benedick, featuring the “merry war” of the sexes. Benedick thinks he hates Beatrice, but really loves her and Beatrice who thinks she hates Benedick but really loves him. The first act is pure delight as Beatrice and Benedick’s friends and family conspire to get the two together, and the second act finds them united to try and clear the names of Claudio and Hero, who have been slandered by a jealous rival. Of course, given that this is Shakespeare, we have a happy ending that reunites all lovers, punishes the villain, and restores order to the universe. Character Descriptions: Character Arrangement / Gender Specificity will likely change per final cutting. CLAUDIO: Male, 20s/30s, Any Race HERO: Female, 20s, Any Race BEATRICE: Female, 30s/40s, Any Race BENEDICK: Male, 30s/40s, Any Race DUKE OF CORNWALL: Male, 40s+, Any Race DUKE OF KENT: Male, 40s+, Any Race DON PEDRO: Male, 40s+, Any Race LEONATO: Male, 40s+, Any Race DON JOHN: Male, 40s+, Any Race BORACHIO: Male, 30s+, Any Race DOGBERRY: Any Gender, 40s+, Any Race CONRAD / CONESTA: Any Gender, 30s+, Any Race MARGARET: Female, 20s/30s, Any Race ANTONIO: Male, 20s/30s, Any Race BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON: Book by: Alex Timbers Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman Director: TBD 1st Rehearsal: May 8th, 2018 Run: June 8th – June 30th, 2018 Show Description: This musical starts off as a broad satire of America’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. It follows him as the first president to capture the nation as a born and bred American who resonated with the people as opposed to the ruling class that preceded him. Ascending from his Tennessee upbringing, he eventually finds himself in the Oval Office and discovers that campaigning is easy, but governing is hard. This musical helps our audience ask how America’s great experiment of democracy works and how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Character Descriptions: ANDREW JACKSON: Male, 20s/30s, Caucasian A roguish, “man’s man” president. Deeply charming and sexy, so much so that you don’t mind he’s a violent, arrogant, bigoted idiot. Fights passionately for what he believes in. Personifies “strong but wrong.” Charismatic, compelling, charming, and childish. Actor must be adept at deadpan comedy with a willingness to look foolish. High baritone rock. Up to a G belt. Guitar playing a plus. THE STORYTELLER: Female, 40s/50s, Any Race Milquetoast narrator. Oppressively good-natured. Uber-stereotypical 1970’s “reading rainbow”/PBS children’s educator host type. Loves history, loves Jackson, and loves telling the audience about both. Being in this show might be the most exciting moment in her life. RACHEL JACKSON: Female, 20s/30s, Any Race Jackson’s wife. Obsessive in her devotion to Jackson and, later, her religious beliefs. Almost maternal in her relationship with Jackson. Strangely alluring, but not overtly sexual. Hates the limelight associate with Jackson’s political ambitions and fearful that it will expose her bigamy/prior marriage. Belts up to a Bb. JOHN C. CALHOUN: Male, 20s/30s, Caucasian Ultra-conservative gentleman senator from the south. Sinister, good-looking, charming, and brilliant. A vain mastermind. Wears the finest clothes. The most restrained of the cabal. Baritone. BLACK FOX / HENRY CLAY: Male, 20s/30s, Native American A backwoods version of Calhoun’s villainous senator. Greasy hair. Wears weasel pelts. Over-the-top and vivacious. Transparent in his villainy and revels in it. As Black Fox, the last hope to try and convince Jackson to not forcibly remove the Native Americans from their lands. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: Male, 20s/30s, Caucasian Former President’s son. Whiny, spoiled, demanding. All grown up, has joined the Calhoun-Clay cabal. Really, really, really, really wants to be President. Like, right now. Baritone. MARTIN VAN BUREN: Male, 20s/30s, Caucasian Senator from NY, he is in over his head with the sinister Washington bureaucracy. Becomes Jackson’s super eager right hand man. A buffoon; well intentioned and utterly loveable. Think Nicely-Nicely. In real life, Van Buren was preternaturally obese but all physical types will be considered. JAMES MONROE: Male, 20s/30s, Caucasian President of the United States. Old school. Foppish and overwhelmed. Exasperated by Jackson’s overreaching as well as by the corruption of his own Cabinet. Probably would have been more successful if he was President thirty years older. LYNCOYA: Male, 10, Native American Andrew and Rachael’s adopted son. ENSEMBLE / FEMALE SOLOIST: Female, 20s/30s, Any Race Self-confident. Attractive singer with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Mysterious, intense, brooding, hip vibe. Must be drolly funny. Dresden Dolls alto-belts up to a Bb. Not musical theater. ENSEMBLE / MALE SOLOIST: Male, 20s/30s, Any Race Brooding, intense rocker with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Angsty, good-looking, young, hip. Think The Killers or Blink-182. Solos in “Rock Star”. Doubles as other roles. Rock baritone. Not musical theater. ENSEMBLE: Female, 20s/30s, Any Race Strong pop voice and great comedic sensibility needed. Preferably bubbly and vivacious to provide a counterpart in type to the Female Soloist. ENSEMBLE: Male, 20s/30s, Any Race – Strong pop voice and great comedic sensibility needed for various roles.