Auditions

Chester Theatre Company

Daniel Elihu Kramer, Producing Artistic Director

 

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

CHESTER THEATRE COMPANY
Producing Artistic Director: Daniel Elihu Kramer

2020 Season EPAs
Chester Theatre Company operates under an SPT6 contract.

PLEASE NOTE: FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, WE ARE POSTPONING OUR REMAINING EPAs. WE WILL REPOST WITH NEW DATES WHEN WE ARE ABLE. THANK YOU.

 

NEW YORK CITY EPAs
March 13, Actors’ Equity, 165 W 46th St, NYC, NY
ALREADY COMPLETED

CHESTER, MA EPAs
TBA, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA

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

 

Albany, NY EPAs
TBA, Albany, NY

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

 

2020 Season & Roles

SWITZERLAND by Joanna Murray Smith, dir. by James Barry, starts rehearsals May 26, performs June 18-June 28

Men:
Edward 20s. Handsome and mysterious. Appears naive and eager to please, but his awkward charm hides something darker inside.
Ethnicity: Any

Women:
Patricia Highsmith
60s. Famous writer of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Deliberately provocative. The fading glory of her writing days is possibly mirrored by a fading beauty. Her tough exterior hides deep insecurities.
Ethnicity: Any

 

THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME by Darcy Parker Bruce, dir. by Keira Naugton, starts rehearsals June 1, performs July 2-12

Women:
June 30s. A strong person, but struggling with the lingering effects of her childhood trauma. Deeply caring but very conflicted about what she needs and wants. Ethnicity: Any

Grace 30s. Practical, still in love with June. Her concerns for her father and those she loves can sometimes come across as judgemental. Ethnicity: Any

Men:
Henry 70s. Easy-going, no-fuss Vietnam vet, still dealing with the effects of the war, and not dealing with his increasingly deteriorating memory. Ethnicity: Any (CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements should any become available.)

Joseph 70s. Unable to express himself well. Struggling to repair the damage he’s caused. Quiet, retired fireman. Ethnicity: Any (CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements should any become available.)

Noah 30s. Dependable. Afghan war vet, formerly with Grace. Finds solace in his garden and in the haphazard family he’s become somewhat a part of. Ethnicity: Any

 

THE NICETIES by Eleanor Burgess, dir. TBA, starts rehearsals June 29, performs July 23-August 2

Women:
Janine Bosko
Early 60s. History professor at an elite college. Deeply intelligent and would describe herself as very liberal. Certain of what she believes. Ethnicity: White.

Zoe Reed 20. Student at an elite college. Deeply intelligent and ready to confront the world. Certain of what she believes. Ethnicity: African-American or African descent

 

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Nia Vardalos, dir. Daniel Elihu Kramer, starts rehearsals July 13, performs August 6-16

Women:
Sugar 30s. Successful writer with a complicated personal past, now writing an advice column. Ethnicity: Any (CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements should any become available.)

Any:
Letter writer #1 Plays a range of characters across gender, age, and ethnicity.

Letter writer #2 Plays a range of characters across gender, age, and ethnicity. (CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements should any become available.)

Letter writer #3 Plays a range of characters across gender, age, and ethnicity.