Hangar Theatre 2021 Summer Season - Equity Video Submissions

Hangar Theatre 2021 Summer Season - Equity Video Submissions

CATEGORY: Performer

Hangar Theatre
Ithaca, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
SPT
($638/week minimum + health/pension/lodging/travel (SPT 8 - pending approval)

Non-Equity actors: All paid positions pay a minimum of $200/week and provide EMC points. Housing / travel / additional salary are available commensurate with position.

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Shirley Serotsky (viewing auditions)
Managing Director: R. J. Lavine
Season Casting: Michael Cassara Casting / Michael Cassara, CSA (viewing auditions)

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates. All productions perform Tuesday 7:30 pm ET, Wednesday 2:30 pm ET and 7:30 pm ET, Thursday 7:30 pm ET, Friday 7:30 pm ET, Saturday 2:30 pm ET and 7:30 pm ET, and Sunday 7:30 pm ET.

Callbacks will be held (via video self-tape and live virtual auditions) in April/May, 2021 - once you have submitted your materials, we will not follow up unless we need anything further.

OTHER
Safety/Pandemic Note: An *outdoor* season is being actively planned. The Hangar Theatre is following the guidelines of public health officials and the Center for Disease Control, in addition to all Equity requirements, in order to create a safe environment for this summer season.

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 submit.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in 2021 summer season. (See breakdown.)

BREAKDOWN

WHAT TO PREPARE:

1 brief song (ideally about a minute long) in the style of either Sweeney Todd or Once. If you would like to submit for both, you may submit two brief songs. You are welcome to sing from either show, or something of your own - please sing with accompaniment (tracks are fine!) if at all possible.

and/or

1 brief monologue (about a minute) in the style of anything in the season. (If you are an actor who sings and would like to be considered for multiple projects within the season, you are welcome to submit multiple pieces.)

In the event that a performer does not have access to audition accompaniment tracks, the theatre has provided audition accompaniment cuts of Irving Berlin's "Always," now in the public domain, which you are welcome to use as a general singing audition. Per Equity rules, it has been provided in 4 separate keys (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) and tracks/sheet music can be obtained from: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1a4ff2936tn2wcf/AAALsljpkIdBCzETdyi6ulVna?dl=0

Please note that the Hangar believes in diversity and representation in casting and encourages actors of all ethnicities and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. When roles are described, we are describing the characters as scripted or as conceived for the director’s vision of this project.

Please note: like most regional theatres, the Hangar has a certain number of Equity contracts available for each show. For this season, most of our shows will have between 3 and 5 Equity contracts available. In the interest of transparency, we have tried to give an indication of where we believe these contracts will be utilized, but all performers may submit wherever they’d like (non-Equity performers can submit for roles that are anticipated to be Equity contracts, and Equity members can submit for any role in which they’re interested).

THE REALNESS: ANOTHER BREAK BEAT PLAY
By Idris Goodwin
Director: Kyle Haden

First Rehearsal: June 1, 2021
First Performance: June 17, 2021
Closing: June 26, 2021

SEEKING:

EXPECTED TO BE CAST WITH EQUITY ACTORS:
THOMAS aka T.O. - Male, Black,19. College student and aspiring journalist. A suburban kid who flees to the city to find his voice, his purpose, his love, and hip-hop. Earnest and optimistic; sometimes ambitious at the expense of others. Must be able to rap well. (This role may start rehearsals earlier than 6/1, most likely on/about 5/25.)

PRIMA - Female, Puerto Rican, 20, a dope MC. Very at home in her world and music, she’s very skilled on the mic. Loves her family, her neighborhood, and hip-hop. Doesn’t always make the right choices, but keeps an eye on her future. Must be able to rap well. (This role may start rehearsals earlier than 6/1, most likely on/about 5/25.)

PROFESSOR BROWN - Female, Black, 30s-40s, Thomas’ journalism professor. Exacting,
high standards, asks a lot and gives a lot. Observant and curious. Must be able to rap well. Also plays: FRANCINE, Female, Lord Style’s manager; ECKO ELLA, Female, a hip hop kid; DJ BLAST OFF; VOICE 2 at the party

ROY - 25ish, an aspiring Puerto Rican MC from the neighborhood. Stutters when he’s not rapping, smooth and unmatchable when he is rapping. Confident in his own way, a fixer. Must be able to rap very well. Also plays: CAMO CARL, Male, a hip hop kid; VOICE 1 at the party; DJ MATRIX; The Gallery of MCs - requires quick and facile transformation

EXPECTED TO BE CAST WITH NON-EQUITY ACTOR:
LORD STYLE - Male, Black, 22, a dope MC. Talented with the bravado to match it. Energized and driven by his mission and art; sometimes hurting people in the process. Started in the underground then signed with a label, doesn’t want to lose the momentum of his success. Must be able to rap well.

ONCE (THE MUSICAL)
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Book by Enda Walsh
based on the motion picture by John Carney
Director: Shirley Serotsky, Artistic Director
Music Director: Chris Blisset

First Rehearsal: June 15, 2021
First Performance: July 2, 2021
Closing: July 17, 2021

Instruments needed in ONCE: Piano, guitar, violin, cello, double bass, electric bass, mandolin, ukulele, accordion, banjo, and drums/percussion. If submitting for Once, please prepare a brief song in the style of the show. Feel free to sing from the show. If you play any instrument(s), please feel free to upload footage and/or accompany yourself. All tracks will play an instrument, PLEASE submit appropriate footage if interested in Once.

SEEKING:

EXPECTED TO BE CAST WITH EQUITY ACTORS:
[GIRL] Female, any ethnicity, 20s, mezzo soprano; direct, intelligent, matter of fact, but with a sense of humor. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Czech (Eastern European) dialect.

[GUY] Male, any ethnicity, late 20s to late 30s, baritone; a singer songwriter with a broken heart who lost sight of his dreams. Currently repairs vacuum cleaners. Charming and magnetic, but down to earth. Must play the guitar and sing extremely well – Rock Belt to A, Strong Mix to C. Irish dialect (North Dublin).

[BILLY] Male, any ethnicity,30s-40s, baritone; owns the music store where Girl plays piano. A big personality: loud, funny and protective of Girl. Must sing and play guitar well, auxiliary percussion is a plus. Irish dialect (North Dublin).

[RÉZA] Female, any ethnicity, late 20s, Soprano; funny, smart, outgoing, fearless. Czech dialect. Sings – will likely play violin at an advanced level, but also open to cellists.

[BARUSKA] Female, any ethnicity, 45+, alto; Girl’s mother. Caring and loving, though she doesn’t always show it. Czech dialect. Sings – most likely will play accordion (please detail
any instrumental/piano background).

[BANK MANAGER] Any gender, any ethnicity,30s to 40s. A manager at the bank, seems quite conventional at first, then reveals their own passion for music. Cork dialect. Sings and ideally plays cello and guitar.

[DA] Male, any ethnicity, 50+, baritone; Guy's dad. Quiet, stoic, but loving and concerned father. Irish dialect. Sings and plays an instrument. THIS ROLE IS CAST.

EXPECTED TO BE CAST WITH NON-EQUITY ACTORS:
[SVEC] Any gender, any ethnicity,20s to 30s, baritone; Quirky, eccentric, loves television and coffee. Czech dialect. Sings and will most likely play drum kit – other instruments (guitar, mandolin, etc.) will also be quite helpful.

[ANDREJ] Any gender, any ethnicity,20s, Baritenor, belt to F#; earnest and kind. An employee at a fast food chain, with great aspirations. Storyline suggests he is slight in build. Czech dialect. Sings and plays an instrument.

[EAMON] Any gender, any ethnicity,20s to 40s, baritone; the manager at the music studio where Guy and Girl record their album. Hard to read, but swayed by talent. Irish dialect (North Dublin). Sings and plays an instrument.

[EMCEE] Any gender, any ethnicity,20s to 40s, baritone; the emcee at a bar. Upbeat, good-natured, with a sense of humor. Irish dialect (North Dublin). Sings and plays an instrument.

[EX-GIRLFRIEND] Female, any ethnicity, 20-39, mezzo-soprano; Guy's ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Likable and magnetic. Irish dialect. Will likely play violin at an advanced level, but also open to cellists.

[IVONKA] Female, any ethnicity, 6 to 8 years old, mezzo-soprano; daughter of Girl, sweet and inquisitive, should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing. Local Ithaca, NY actors particularly encouraged to submit.

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Hugh Wheeler
Director: Sanaz Ghajar

First Rehearsal: July 6, 2021
First Performance: July 23, 2021
Closing: August 7, 2021

Director’s note: Please read the breakdown carefully as some characters are defined differently than how they have traditionally been portrayed. The material (script and score) will not be changed, but we are actively re-envisioning how this world is populated. Sweeney Todd is a revenge tragedy about the human instinct to survive despite being set-up to fail. Sweeney has no choice but to achieve justice through violence, but in a world where revenge is the only option, there is no real liberation. This is a lesson most notably felt by the women in the story - and the violence propagated on them. We hope to amplify their stories and in doing so make them central to the folktale.

SEEKING:

EXPECTED TO BE CAST WITH EQUITY ACTORS:
[SWEENEY TODD] Black, Asian, Latine, Middle-Eastern, Indigenous, Person of Color.30s to 50s, extremely strong baritone single-minded and driven, a wondrously talented barber. Confident, committed, and consumed. British dialect.

[MRS. LOVETT] Any ethnicity. 30s to 50s, alto; resourceful and entrepreneurial. Carries a flame for Sweeney, capable of deep feeling. British dialect.

[JUDGE TURPIN] Any ethnicity.40s to 60s, bass; Slimy and lecherous, an hypocritical public official. cruel and relentless in his abuse of power. British dialect.

[PIRELLI] Any ethnicity. 30s to 40s, tenor or alto; showy and performative, supposedly Italian. Manipulative, a liar. Italian and Irish dialect work required.

[BEGGAR WOMAN] Black, Asian, Latine, Middle-Eastern, Indigenous, Person of Color. 30s to 50s, mezzo-soprano; A woman dealing with mental illness, apparently homeless. She has a dark, surprising secret.

[BEADLE BAMFORD] Any ethnicity. 30s - 40s. Tenor; arrogant, corrupt public official. Loyal to Judge Turpin.

EXPECTED TO BE CAST WITH NON-EQUITY ACTORS:
[ANTHONY] Black, Asian, Latine, Middle-Eastern, Indigenous, Person of Color. 18 to 25,
tenor; Earnest and optimistic, a sailor and dreamer. Falls in love with Johanna, and will do anything to spend his life with her. British dialect.

[JOHANNA] Black, Asian, Latine, Middle-Eastern, Indigenous, Person of Color. 18 to 22, extremely strong soprano; optimistic and hopeful, despite a lonely and isolated life. Falls in love with Anthony and the promise of freedom he brings with him. Surprisingly strong and resourceful. Sweeney’s daughter. British dialect.

[TOBIAS RAGG] Black, Asian, Latine, Middle-Eastern, Indigenous, Person of Color. Gender flexible. 20s, tenor; youthful and vulnerable; at first he is apprenticed to Pirelli. Seeks connection, loyal. In the end, he’s surprisingly strong. British dialect.

[BIRD SELLER] any age, any ethnicity, gender flexible, bass-baritone or soprano; a street merchant, business-minded, not necessarily a lover of birds

[JONAS FOGG] any age, any ethnicity, gender flexible, bass-baritone or soprano; keeper of Fogg’s Asylum. Abuses their power and takes advantage of their patients.

Queens Girl in the World
By Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Director: Dawn Meredith Simmons

First Rehearsal: July 27, 2021
First Performance: August 12th, 2021
Closing: August 21, 2021

SEEKING:

EXPECTED TO BE CAST WITH EQUITY ACTORS:
JMB - a black woman, plays 10+ characters, especially Jacqueline Marie Butler, ages 12-
16; thoughtful, a writer, a dreamer, a thinker, moves between worlds--sometimes awkwardly, allows us to see the events of 1962-1965 in the US, especially in NYC, through her eyes.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
All submissions will be via video, and submitted through this form: https://form.jotform.com/210803504524142. If you encounter any technical difficulties, you may submit via e-mail to submissions@michaelcassara.net - but please only use that address for questions you may have or if you are unable to use the form.

Union

AEA

SALARY

SPT ($638/week minimum + health/pension/lodging/travel (SPT 8 - pending approval) Non-Equity actors: All paid positions pay a minimum of $200/week and provide EMC points. Housing / travel / additional salary are available commensurate with position.