EPA Auditions for CTC’s 2013 Season

Chester Theatre Company
Byam Stevens, Artistic Director

Wednesday, April 24, 2013,  9:30am-5:30pm
Roy Arias Studios, 777 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm
Town Hall Theatre, 15 Middlefield Street, Chester MA, 01011

In 2013, CTC will present its 24th  season in Chester, MA.
CTC produces under an AEA/SPT Level 6 contract
For more information about CTC, go to www.chestertheatre.org

To arrange an appointment for the Chester EPA, please call 413.354.7770
Monday-Friday, 10-3, beginning Monday, April 8, 2013; or email: info@chestertheatre.org
The New York EPA will be scheduled and monitored by AEA.

Please prepare a short contemporary monologue.
Full descriptions of plays available at www.chestertheatre.org

by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed by Byam Stevens
Performances June 26- July 7
First Rehearsal June 3

Ulysses, a factory worker, meets Smith, a young singer on the make. As Smith spins out his dreams for the future, he draws out Ulysses’ past, including memories of his lost love Josephina, a passionate nightclub singer. When she appears, both men must face truths about the present.

  • SMITH, mid-30’s – An improviser in every sense. Hip and funny. Trying to find an angle.
  • ULYSSES, mid to late 40’s – An immigrant from Honduras. Deep and thoughtful listener.
  • JOSEPHINA, early 30’s – A nightclub singer in Honduras. Has lived hard, with feeling.
  • Stage Manager – CAST*

by Karoline Leach

Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer

Performances July 7-21
First rehearsal June 17

In this psychological thriller, set in Edwardian London, a con man courts lonely women, marries them, takes their life’s savings and disappears. But, Adelaide, his latest target, has a peculiar effect on him, and almost nothing seems to go as he plans.

  • GEORGE LOVE, 35-40 – Assured, smooth, well turned out. An improviser. CAST*
  • ADELAIDE PINCHIN, early 30’s – A spinster, dependable, lonely, careful. Has plans. CAST*
  • Stage Manager – CAST*

by Annie Baker

Directed by Knud Adams

Performances July 31 – August 11
First Rehearsal July 8

Phyllis has organized “Body Awareness Week” at the college where she teaches. She and her partner Joyce, are hosting Frank, a guest artist whose nude photos are part of the event. When Joyce’s son Jared turns to Frank for advice, and Joyce considers posing for Frank, tensions rise.

  • JOYCE, mid 50’s – A high school teacher. Earnest, honest, patient, tries hard. CAST*
  • PHYLLIS, mid 40’s – A college professor. Nervous in public. Not immune to PC issues. CAST*
  • JARED, early 20’s – Works at McDonald’s, studies the OED. Denies he’s got Asberger’s.
  • FRANK, mid 50’s – The guy who joined the commune because he believed in it (not to get laid).
  • Stage Manager – CAST*

by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare

Directed by Sheila Siragusa

Performances August 15-25
First rehearsal July 22

With his battered suitcase by his side, the poet tells his story: of gods and goddesses, kings and heroes, epic battles, an endless war.

  • THE POET mid-50’s – Weary, been traveling a long time. It costs him to tell his story. CAST*
  • Stage Manager – CAST*

*Performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.