Auditions

Chester Theatre Company

Daniel Elihu Kramer, Producing Artistic Director

 

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

CHESTER THEATRE COMPANY
Producing Artistic Director: Daniel Elihu Kramer

2018 Season EPAs

Chester Theatre Company will be holding EPA’s for our 2018 season.

Chester Theatre Company operates under an SPT6 contract.

 

CHESTER, MA EPAs
April 5, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA 9:30am-5:30pm

Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer will be present at the EPAs.

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.

 

NEW YORK CITY EPAs
April 12, Actors’ Equity, 165 W 46th St., Studio B, NYC, NY 9:30am-5:30pm

Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer will be present at the EPAs.

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.

 

2018 Season & Roles

The season and roles are described below. Performances take place Thursday at 2pm and 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

BAR MITZVAH BOY by Mark Leiren-Young, dir. by Guy Ben-Aharon, starts rehearsals May 28, performs June 21-July 1

Man:

Joey “Yusef” Brant
Mid 60s. Jewish. Jovial bull in a china shop. Used to getting what he wants.
Ethnicity: Caucasian
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Woman:

Michael Levitz-Sharon
40s. A rabbi, and a mother, with growing doubts.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

 

DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar, dir. by Kristen van Ginhoven, starts rehearsals June 11, performs July 5-15

Men:

Amir
Pakistani-American. 40. A successful corporate attorney. Driven and proud of his accomplishments. Born in the United States, and at odds with his Muslim upbringing. Married to Emily.
Ethnicity: South Asian or Middle Eastern

Abe
Pakistani-American. 22. Amir’s nephew. Born abroad but as mainstream American as it gets. Loves his uncle but is at odds with him regarding the Muslim faith.
Ethnicity: South Asian or Middle Eastern

Isaac
Jewish. 40. Smart. Attractive. A curator at the Whitney Museum. Married to Jory.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Women:

Emily
WASP. 30s. A painter whose work looks at the roots of the Muslim faith. Smart and compassionate. Married to Amir.
Ethnicity: Caucasian
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Jory
African-American. Mid to late 30s. A successful corporate attorney. Commanding. She’s earned everything she ever got. Married to Isaac.
Ethnicity: African-American

 

MARY’S WEDDING by Stephen Massicotte, dir. by Colette Robert, starts rehearsals July 2, performs July 26-August 5

Man:

Charlie
18-22 over course of play. Farm boy. Energetic. Brave. Vulnerable. In love with Mary.
Ethnicity: Any

Woman:

Mary/Flowers
18-22 over course of play. Mary is from England. Smart. Imaginative. Stubborn. In love with Charlie. In dreams she plays the role of Sergeant Flowers, Charlie’s commanding officer.
Ethnicity: Any

 

THE ALIENS by Annie Baker, dir. by Daniel Elihu Kramer, starts rehearsals July 16, performs August 9-19

Men:

KJ
30s. Writes songs tha may never be heard. Gentle. Recovering addict. Lives with his mother. Jasper’s friend.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

JASPER
30s. A genius. Angry. Generous. Novelist. Chain smoker. Lost his mother at 15. KJ’s friend.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

EVAN
17. High school student. Works at a coffee shop. Lives in a constant state of humiliation.
Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)