What You Are Now - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 09.24.21)

What You Are Now - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 09.24.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY

Job Details



$601.35 weekly minimum

Linsay Firman, EST's Director of Play Development (viewing auditions)

1/18 - 1st Rehearsal
2/10 - Tech begins
2/16 - Previews begin
2/24 - Opening Night
3/13 - Closing Performance

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.

Equity actors for roles in WHAT YOU ARE NOW (see breakdown).


-If you are using an iPhone to video record, please be sure to film horizontally and in a well-lit space (not backlit).
-At the top of the video, please slate your name and height.

CHANTREA - Female, Cambodian American. She is 57 in the play's present (2012); we also see her at 37, and 19. She has a tough exterior, with deep wells – a lot of walls up and plays her cards close to the vest, but has a sharp sense of humor that can catch you by surprise. She has a deep, abiding relationship with music, and silence.

PIA - Female, Cambodian American. She is 31 in the play's present; we also see her at 21, and 11. A neuroscientist postdoc -- intense, driven, and super smart, but with some major blind spots that can get her stuck. Like her mom, she also has a lot of walls up and plays her cards close to the vest, but she can be relaxed, enthusiastic and utterly at ease when talking about science. Dry sense of humor; and an unusually tough 21-year-old.

DARANY - 27, and 37 (Cambodian American) Warmhearted, wounded, and resilient, with an irrepressible energy and exuberant (and hard-earned) wit. He's capable of real highs and real lows; the same quality that takes him to joyful places can also take him to some pretty grim ones. ROLE CAST

SIOBHAN - 35, also at 27 (mixed Cambodian/Irish American) Strong-willed, but also sensitive and feels things deeply. She has a great deal of enthusiasm for her work, a young idealist who matures into a community organizer and activist. Focused, caring, cautious -- but when she feels comfortable, capable of vulnerability and openness, and anger. She is eager to connect with people, and sometimes insecure about who she is. ROLE CAST

EVAN - 34, also at 24 (white). A neuroscientist. Smart and capable. Affable, outgoing personality, warm and engaging. Has a great relationship with his parents and family. Not so comfortable with conflict or intensity, but tries hard. ROLE CAST

Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue under two minutes. Please send the video, along with your photo/resume attached, to this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/LnVH3LuyXYM0hqCCIMq2. Please title every file with your full name (ie, "Last Name_First Name - Resume", "Last Name_First Name - Headshot", "Last Name_First Name - Video")

Deadline: 09/24/2021




LOA-NYC $601.35 weekly minimum