Auditions

Chester Theatre Company

Daniel Elihu Kramer, Producing Artistic Director

 

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

CHESTER THEATRE COMPANY
Producing Artistic Director: Daniel Elihu Kramer

2019 Season EPAs
Chester Theatre Company
will be holding EPA’s for our 2019 season.
Chester Theatre Company operates under an SPT6 contract.

 

NEW YORK CITY EPAs
Friday, March 22, Actors’ Equity, 165 W 46th St, NYC, NY

To audition in New York, AEA members should contact Actors’ Equity for scheduling.

Actors are asked to prepare a monologue of their choosing, from 1-2 minutes in length, and bring their headshot and resume.

 

CHESTER, MA EPAs
Friday, March 29, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA

To schedule an audition in Chester, AEA members should call the Chester Theatre Company office at 413-354-7770.

Actors are asked to prepare a monologue of their choosing, from 1-2 minutes in length, and bring their headshot and resume.

 

2019 Season & Roles

THE NIGHT ALIVE by Conor Mcpherson, dir. by Daniel Elihu Kramer, starts
rehearsals May 27, performs June 20-June 30

Men:
Maurice
70s. Irish. Rough, often judgemental man, with unexpected soft spots and
nostalgic for better times. Still mourns the death of his wife.
Ethnicity: Any

Tommy
50’s. Irish. Maurice’s nephew. Well built but well worn. Also well-intentioned, but
unable to pull his life together.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

Doc
40s. Irish. Tommy’s friend and business associate. A deep inner life paired with
day to day limitations.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

Kenneth
30s. Irish. Slim but strong. Neatly put together. Violent beyond rational explanation.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

Woman:
Aimee Late 20s. Irish. Skinny and well worn. Gets by however she can.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

 

NOW CIRCA THEN by Carly Mensch, dir. by Sean Christopher Lewis, starts
rehearsals June 10, performs July 4-14

Woman:
Margie
26. Shy and slightly awkward girl; more goose than swan, with an unconventional
beauty.
Ethnicity: Non-white.
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

Man:
Gideon
27. A hardcore history buff; passionate and youthful, with a hint of arrogance.
Ethnicity: Caucasian.

 

ON THE EXHALE by Martin Zimmerman, dir. by Colette Robert, starts rehearsals July
1, performs July 25-August 4

Woman
Late 30’s to mid 40’s. Deeply intelligent, used to keeping her emotions and her
intellect apart from each other.
Ethnicity: Any.
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

 

CURVE OF DEPARTURE by Rachel Bonds, dir. by Keira Naughton, starts rehearsals July 15,
performs August 8-18

Woman:
Linda
50’s. Intelligent, deeply caring, and protective. Puts others’ needs before her own.
But she can be snarky when she wants.
Ethnicity: African-American, African descent

Men:
Rudy
80s. Jewish. Frustrated by his deteriorating situation, but with his sense of humor
intact. A loose cannon, but largely charming, with a tendency to wax poetic.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

Felix
Late 20s. African-American and Jewish. Linda’s son. Strong sense of
responsibility, and doesn’t react well to change.
Ethnicity: African-American, African descent.
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become
necessary.)

Jackson
Late 20’s. Latinx. Felix’s partner. Eager to make a good impression. Somewhat
dependent on Felix. Caring almost to a fault, and sincere.
Ethnicity: Latinx