NRT Equity Principal Auditions 2019-2020 Season

Actors of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and actors with disabilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Artistic Director: Michael J. Bobbitt
3rd Floor Rehearsal Hall, Mosesian Center for the Arts
May 6th

New Repertory Theatre 2019-20 Season

  – Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT in Watertown, MA

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts – NEAT CATEGORY 6 (MINIMUM WEEKLY SALARY: $473.)

Actors of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and actors with disabilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Artistic Director: Michael J. Bobbitt

Production Stage Manager (MainStage): TBD

 

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT:

May 6, 2019

10:00AM – 6:00PM

(Lunch 1-2pm)

3rd Floor Rehearsal Hall

Mosesian Center for the Arts

321 Arsenal Street

Watertown, MA 02472

Please contact Elena Morris, Artistic Associate at (617) 923-7060, extension 8213 or email auditions@newrep.org for an appointment.

Resumes for stage managers will be accepted and reviewed by Hannah Huling, Production Manager at hannahhuling@newrep.org. Interviews will be scheduled upon review.

Equity appointments are scheduled in five-minute intervals, and each Equity Member has three minutes to audition. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits.

 

Material

Please prepare material of your choice (including, if you wish, selections from the season’s repertoire).  For those who wish to perform a scene, sides and a reader will be available. An accompanist will be present for those who wish to sing. Please be prepared to state your starting and stopping places.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

We will also be attending StageSource AEA Auditions on April 8, 2019 from 10-6pm at ImprovBoston, located at 40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Equity Members have three minutes to audition. You can get more information regarding those auditions on the StageSource website, www.stagesource.org or by calling them directly at 617-720-6066.

All scripts will be available at the StageSource offices (15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103 Boston, MA 02210).

Available roles in the productions of New Rep’s 2019-2020 Season are listed below.

Please note that New Rep does not supply housing.

 

NIXON’S NIXON by Russell Lees

Director: Elaine Vaan Hogue

1st rehearsal: August 23, 2019.

Runs September 14, 2019 – October 6, 2019.

Wed-Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

*PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON: Male, 61. Nixon on the evening before his resignation is announced in 1974. Pragmatic and relentlessly ambitious.

*SECRETARY OF STATE HENRY KISSINGER: Male, 51. American statesman, former Jewish Refugee who fled Nazi Germany. Nixon’s intellectual, strategic, and worldly right-hand-man.

 

TRAYF by Lindsay Joelle

Director: Celine Rosenthal

1st rehearsal: September 24, 2019

Runs October 12, 2019 – November 3, 2019.

Wed-Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

ZALMY: Male, 19. Chasidic Jew from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Intelligent, curious, hungry for life.

SHMUEL: Male, 19. Chasidic Jew from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Loyal, earnest, hungry for love.

JONATHAN: Male, late 20s. Gentile living in Manhattan. Charismatic, impulsive, hungry for purpose.

LEAH: Female, late 20s. Secular Jew living in Manhattan. All of the above.

 

Oliver! by Lionel Bart

Director: TBA

1st rehearsal: November 5, 2019.

Runs November 29, 2019 – December 22, 2019.

Possible extension week December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019.

Wed.–Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

OLIVER TWIST: Male, 8-12. An orphan workhouse boy about 11 years of age, longing for a family.

*FAGIN: Male, 50-70. A scheming and captivating criminal career man – runs training academy for young pickpockets.

THE ARTFUL DODGER: Male, 14-18. Fagin’s best pickpocket who introduces him to Oliver.

NANCY: Female, 20-25. A former member of Fagin’s academy, now a compassionate and friendly adult. Wife to the volatile Bill Sikes.

BILL SIKES: Male, 30-45. Fagin’s brutal and hotheaded associate, a pickpocket-turned-house-burglar.

BET: Female, 14-18. Another girl in Fagin’s establishment, kind, youthful, and idolizes Nancy.

BUMBLE: Male, 35-60. A large and pompous workhouse official.

BROWNLOW: Male, 55-70. Oliver’s grandfather, a kind man of wealth and inherited status.

SOWERBERRY: Male, 45-60. The undertaker. Vicious and spiteful.

MRS. SOWERBERRY: Female, 45-60. Mr. Sowerberry’s wife and his overseer.

NOAH CLAYPOLE: Male, 18-25. Mr. Sowerberry’s brash apprentice, a bully towards Oliver.

CHARLOTTE SOWERBERRY: Female, 18-25. The bad-mannered daughter of the Sowerberry’s. Has a flirtatious relationship with Noah Claypole.

GRIMWIG: Male, 30-50. A foppish and curmudgeonly doctor, assists Mr. Brownlow.

MRS. BEDWIN: Female, 45-60. The Brownlow’s warm and generous housekeeper

OLD SALLY: Female, 50-70. A deceitful poor woman, nurse at Oliver’s birth who stole the locket that is the only key to his identity.

MRS. CORNEY: Female, 35-60. The pitiless matron of the workhouse. A widow

CHARLEY BATES: Male, 10-18. A boy in Fagin’s establishment, sticks together with the Artful Dodger and Oliver.

ENSEMBLE: Boys and girls of the workhouse and Fagin’s gang.

 

PIAF by Pam Gems

Director: Clay Hopper

1st rehearsal: March 10, 2020.

Runs March 28, 2020 – April 19, 2020.

Wed–Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

*EDITH PIAF: Female, 30-40. The iconic singer throughout all stages of her life and career. Tenacious, impulsive, battling her life’s circumstances with her talent.

ENSEMBLE 1: Female, 30-40. Plays multiple characters including Piaf’s friends and fellow singers.

ENSEMBLE 2: Male, 30-40. Plays multiple characters including Piaf’s managers, lovers, and doctors.

ENSEMBLE 3: Male, 30-40. Plays multiple characters including Piaf’s managers, lovers, and doctors.

Musical ability (singing, instruments) is preferred, but not required.

 

FENCES  by AUGUST WILSON

Director: Benny Sato Ambush

1st rehearsal: April 7, 2020.

Runs April 25, 2020 – May 17, 2020.

Wed–Sun with matinees and evening shows, at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

*TROY MAXSON: African American Male, 50’s-60’s. Hardworking and proud, but discontented with what life has given in return for his efforts.

CORY MAXSON: African American Male, 18-25. Troy and Rose’s teenage son. A compassionate and respectful senior in high school. Has the talent and determination to achieve success in sports and school.

ROSE MAXSON: African American Female, 40’s-50’s. Generous, loving wife and mother whose realism holds the family together.

GABRIEL MAXSON: African American Male, 50’s-60’s. Troy’s younger brother. Received damaging head trauma during his service in World War Two

JIM BONO: African American Male, 50’s-60’s. Troy’s loyal friend and coworker.

LYONS MAXSON: African American Male, 20’s-30’s. Troy’s oldest son by previous marriage. Aspiring musician struggling to make his living.

RAYNELL MAXSON: African American Female, 7-12. Troy’s daughter from a relationship outside of his marriage with Rose.

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*Note the roles have been cast; auditioning performers may be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.

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