Tuesday, December 16, 2014

audition notice ANGELS IN AMERICA / HISTORY OF THE DEVIL Nearly Naked Theatre

From our friends at Nearly Naked Theatre...

NEARLY NAKED THEATRE
will be holding auditions for

ANGELS IN AMERICA part one
MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
by Tony Kushner
directed by Damon Dering

PLEASE NOTE: ANGEL IN AMERICA MILLENIUM APPROACHES DOES NOT PERFORM UNTIL JUNE, WITH REHEARSALS STARTING IN MAY.  THESE AUDITIONS ARE BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AUDITIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL, WHICHPERFORMS IN APRIL WITH REHEARSALS STARTING IN MARCH. YOU MAY AUDITION FOR EITHER SHOW OR BOTH SHOWS!

PREPARE THE WAY... THE MESSENGER IS COME
Part one of Tony Kushner's epic and sweeping political drama that captured the imaginations of an entire generation of theatre-goers and the Tony Award for Best Play, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches is perhaps the greatest play of the 20th Century. In its scope and imagination, it defines the collapse of a moral universe during the Reagan years in an unforgetable way, transcending its specific time in the richness of its portrait of an America Lost, but perhaps to be regained. The New York Times hailed it as "A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama."

NEEDED
are 5 MEN and 3 WOMEN between the ages of 18-55+
Actors of ALL ETHNICITIES are encouraged to audition.
All actors in Millennium Approaches play multiple roles, one usually being cross-gender. Versatility is key.
STIPEND RANGE: $125-$225

CHARACTERS:
ROY M. COHEN (male, age 45-55+) a successful New York lawyer and unoffcial power broker. Also plays Ghost Prior 2.

JOSEPH (JOE) PITT (male, age 20-35) Chief Clerk for Justice Theodore Wilson of the Federal Court of Appeals Second Circuit. A good Mormon man trying hard to conquer his demons. Also plays Ghost Prior 1 and Eskimo. This role requires nudity.

HARPER PITT (female, age 20-35) Joe's wife, an agoraphobic with a mild valium addiction and vivid imagination. Also play Martin Heller. This role requires nudity.

LOUIS IRONSON (male, age 18-30) a word processor working for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Jewish, gay and a little angry.

PRIOR WALTER (male, age 20-35) Louis's boyfriend. Occasionally works as a club designer or caterer, otherwise lives very modestly but with great style off a small trust fund. Fairly certain he is not a prophet. Also plays Man in Park. This role requires nudity.

HANNAH PITT (female, age 45-55+) Joe's mother, currently residing in Salt Lake City, living off her deceased husband's army pension. Strong of heart, set in her ways. Also plays Rabbie Chemelwitz, Dr. Henry and the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg.

BELIZE (male African-American/Latino age 25-35) a former drag queen and former lover of Prior's. A registered nurse. Belize's name was originally Norman Arriaga; Belize is a drag name that stuck. Wise beyond his years. Also plays Mr. Lies.

THE ANGEL (female, age 20-40) four divine emanations; Fluor, Phosphor, Lumen and Candle, manifest in One: The Continental Principality of America.  Magnificent and sure. Also plays The Voice, Nurse Emily, Sister Ella and Woman in Bronx.

AUDITIONS
will be held on MONDAY, JAN 19th and TUESDAY, JAN. 20th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, in conjunction with auditions for THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL.
Auditions will be held in TWO GROUPS each night, one from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and one from 8:15pm to 10:30pm.

PREPARE
A one-minute dramatic monologue and then cold reads from the script. Sides will be issues in advance via email ONLY if you submit a head shot and resume electronically.  Sides will be issues on January 12th.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MONOLOGUE PLEASE CONTACT US, WE WILL PROVIDE ONE FOR YOU.

CALLBACKS
will be held on MONDAY, FEB. 2nd at 6:0PM --BE PREPARED TO STAY LATE--
Callbacks will consist of cold reads from the script.

PLEASE NOTE: Actors called back for JOE, PRIOR WALTER and HARPER may be asked to appear briefly in their underwear. (So please wear some!)

REHEARSALS BEGIN
Sunday, April 26th. Four to five nights a week, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES
for MILLENNIUM APPROACHES are June 5th - 20th. Wed-Sat at 8:00pm and Sundays at 6:00pm or 2:30pm alternating.

APPOINTMENTS
are made by emailing us at castingcouch@nearlynakedtheatre.org. Please include your FULL NAME and PHONE NUMBER is the body of the email. Please specify if your are auditioning for BOTH SHOWS or JUST Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, as well as WHICH NIGHT and WHICH SLOT you would prefer.  We like actors to submit electronic headshots & resumes with their appointment request. Resumes are not required, but a HEADSHOT, or ANY PICTURE OF YOURSELF is REQUIRED. Even a candid.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!! BREAK-A-LEG!

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