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Auditions and Show Opportunities

The Huntington Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and produces shows in the Huntington Avenue Theatre, a LORT B+ theatre, and the Virginia Wimberly Theatre, a LORT B theatre. For the 2021-2022 season, all performances will be produced in the Virginia Wimberly Theatre.

AUDITION INFORMATION

The Huntington had conducted an in-person Equity Principal Audition for this season on March10, 2020. If you attended the EPA last March, you do not need to audition again, but please send us an email stating that you are still interested in being considered. If you did not attend or have since relocated to the Boston area, in lieu of in-person auditions, we will be accepting video submissions sent by or before May 7, 2021 at 6:00pmEST. Please email Rosalind Bevan atcasting@huntingtontheatre.org with your headshot/resume attached (preferably as a combined PDF), and if you’d like to prepare a side from the shows listed below. We will provide the sides. Total audition video should not exceed five minutes. If you cannot submit a video, please contact us and we can make arrangements accordingly. We will not be conducting any auditions in-person. If you have any questions, and prefer calling, you can reach Rosalind Bevan at 617-273-1543.

MATERIAL

Please prepare either two contrasting monologues from a play of your choice or perform two sides from any of the available roles listed below. Please see above for how to receive available sides.

CONTRACT

LORT B Theatre - Virginia Wimberly Theatre

PERSONNEL

Reviewing video submissions: Rebecca Bradshaw (Associate Producer) & Rosalind Bevan (Casting & Producing Assistant)

OTHER

The Huntington Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages actors ofall backgrounds and abilities to audition.

If you are an EMC or non-union actor and would like to be considered, please submit your headshot/resume (preferably as a combined PDF) at this time.

The producer runs all aspects of this audition. Due to COVID-19, for remote audience access and to allow for social distancing during live performances, Huntington Theatre Company plans to record each production and make a recording available for ticket-buyers in accordance with the LORT-AEA Extended Media Side Letter.

All roles will not be understudied.

All Stage Management positions have been filled; please submit for replacement only. Stage Management submissions can be sent to Melissa Rose, Associate General Manager, atmrose@huntingtontheatre.org, or mailed to Huntington Theatre Company, c/o Melissa Rose, 560 Harrison Ave, Suite 504, Boston, MA 02118.

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CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

HURRICANE DIANE
Playwright: Madeleine George
Director: Jenny Koons
Location: Virginia Wimberly Theatre, LORT B
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Tech Begins: Saturday, August 21, 2021
First Preview: Friday, August 27, 2021
Opening: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Closing: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Director’s Note: Our process will include daily group warm-ups and generativeworld/character-building exercises. All performers will share leadership of exercises andcontribute to an ensemble-based practice rooted in play, with emphasis on physicality andgenerative movement. It may or may not include: dancing to Rihanna, creating silent sketches ofhow characters clean their kitchens, choreographing comedic bits with household appliances, orlearning social dances from TikTok.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

DIANE - character’s pronouns: she/her, 30s-40s, any race/ethnicity. A demigod—a modern-day Dionysus with tons of confidence. Diane is a butch charm factory, with that combination ofswagger and stillness. She moves easily, casually. Diane, disguised as a landscaper, is on amission to heal the Earth and restore it to its natural abundance.

CAROL FLEISCHER - character’s pronouns: she/her, 39, white. A neat and tidy woman wholikes things crisp, clean, organized, and exactly as they should be. Lover of shiny gardeningmagazines and the status quo. Stubborn and persistent. She’s the most skeptical of and resistantto Diane’s persuasions.

PAM ANNUNZIATA - character’s pronouns: she/her, 40s, white. A “full blood Italian, bothsides” Protective and loyal to her family and neighbors. Blunt and forthright. She’s bold and anopen book, but she has an intuitive side that makes her cautious of Diane.

RENEE SHAPIRO-EPPS - character’s pronouns: she/her, 40s, Black, Indigenous, Person of Color. Confident, self-assured, and very knowledgeable about plants and gardening. Used to liveon a permaculture commune where she grew her own food, but now finds herself unfulfilled byher successful career and suburban life. Tends to casually name-drop her one and only college lesbian relationship.

BETH WANN - character’s pronouns: she/her, 30s, white. A gentle, kind, and sincere woman who has an untapped wildness tucked deep inside her. Unfulfilled, vulnerable, and a little lost after her husband has recently left her. Beth is looking for connection with her neighbors. She gives over willingly to Diane.

**For HURRICANE DIANE, although pronouns are defined in the text, we welcome actors ofany gender expression to audition.

WITCH
Playwright: Jen Silverman
Director: Rebecca Bradshaw
Location: Virginia Wimberly Theatre, LORT B
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Tech Begins: Saturday, October 9, 2021
First Preview: Friday, October 15, 2021
Opening: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Closing: Sunday, November 14, 2021

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

ELIZABETH SAWYER - character’s pronouns: she/her, 40s-60s, any race/ethnicity. An outcast. People believe she’s a witch and therefore shun her and treat her poorly. Skeptical of Scratch. Isn’t quick to let people in. Smart and quick wit. Elizabeth has hope that the world could bebetter if we just burn it all down and start over.

SCRATCH - character’s pronouns: he/him, 25-35, any race/ethnicity. The devil. Charming and agreat conversationalist. Persistent. Artfully manipulative. Scratch is more adept at negotiating with Cuddy and Frank than with Elizabeth. He has chosen to embody the form of a young manbecause he believes “young men will generally succeed.”

SIR ARTHUR BANKS - character’s pronouns: he/him, 50s-60s, any race/ethnicity. A wealthy and powerful man looking for a suitable heir to continue his legacy. Commanding. Has taken a liking to Frank as a possible heir. He secretly worries about his son, Cuddy, and how to guide him. His softer, more vulnerable side emerges when he talks to the portrait of his late wife.

CUDDY BANKS - character’s pronouns: he/him, 25-35, any race/ethnicity. Sir Arthur’s son, painfully shy, a morris-dancer. He is secretly in love with Frank (and also in hate.) Tends to perform his masculinity in front of his father and Frank. Easily swayed by Scratch.

FRANK - character’s pronouns: he/him, 25-35, any race/ethnicity. A confident and successfulyoung man, charming and ruthless. He’s secretly married to Winnifred but will leave her if it means inheriting Sir Arthur’s inheritance. His ambition knows no bounds.

WINNIFRED - character’s pronouns: she/her, 25-35, any race/ethnicity. Resigned andpragmatic, secretly married to Frank. Became Sir Arthur’s servant to be in closer proximity to Frank. Must keep her composure when catering to Sir Arthur as Frank schmoozes with Sir Arthur. Frank, who she deeply loves, is also a ticket to a life outside of servitude. She needs Frank to stop playing games.

**For WITCH, although pronouns are defined in the text, we welcome actors of any gender expression to audition. This production also contains hand-to-hand violence and intimacy. There will be an intimacy coach and fight choreographer on the production.

TEENAGE DICK
by Mike Lew
Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
ALL ROLES CAST.

THE BLUEST EYE
Novel by Toni Morrison
By Lydia R. Diamond
Director: Awoye Timpo
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
ALL ROLES CAST.

OUR DAUGHTERS, LIKE PILLARS
by Kirsten Greenidge
Director: Kimberly Senior
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
ALL ROLES CAST.

COMMON GROUND REVISITED
Conceived by: Kirsten Greenidge & Melia Bensussen
Adapted by: Kirsten Greenidge
Director: Melia Bensussen
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
ALL ROLES CAST.

GENERAL SUBMISSIONS

Electronic copies of your headshot and resume can be sent to casting@huntingtontheatre.org. Hard copies may be mailed to:

Rebecca Bradshaw
Associate Producer
Huntington Theatre Company
560 Harrison Ave, Suite 504
Boston, MA 02118

Please‚ no phone calls.

For more information about theatre in Boston and other audition opportunities‚ please visit the StageSource web site.

 

SEEKING ASSISTANT DIRECTORS FOR HUNTINGTON'S 2021-2022 SEASON

The Huntington is seeking resumes for those who would like to be considered for Assistant Director positions for the 2021-2022 season. There are three openings in this upcoming season, however, other smaller projects may arise, and we will keep your resume on file.

The Assistant Director works alongside the Director to assist in various ways. Each director works differently with an assistant, but some roles may include note-taking, email correspondence, delivering notes to staff/artists, additional dramaturgical support, running scene work, and other tasks to support the rehearsal room and production. The role will be more defined through communication with the director prior to when rehearsals begin.

For the rehearsal period in the 2021-2022 season, The Huntington will adopt the 5-day rehearsal work week. The span of rehearsal day and production meetings varies between the hours of 10am-7pm. The days off will be selected once we get closer to the first rehearsal.

For the tech process, the days will extend into the evenings. The Huntington will not be scheduling 10 out of 12 tech rehearsals. Once the production is in previews, there will be daytime rehearsals and a production meeting that follows each performance. Once the show is open, the production will be locked. On the rare occasion, an assistant director may be asked to check in on the show post-Opening and report back to the director.

All productions will rehearse and perform at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA - 527 Tremont St, Boston. The Assistant Director will be compensated hourly at the current minimum wage rate, which includes overtime pay (likely during tech/preview weeks). We will not be able to provide housing for this role. 


Productions in the 2021-2022 Season that have Assistant Director openings:

HURRICANE DIANE by Madeleine George

Director: Jenny Koons
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Tech Begins: Saturday, August 21, 2021
First Preview: Friday, August 27, 2021
Opening: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Closing: Sunday, September 26, 2021

TEENAGE DICK by Mike Lew

Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Since this is a co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre and will start in Washington, DC. The Assistant Director will join the process when the production arrives at the Huntington. Please note this process will be shorter than a production rehearsed in-full in Boston.

Rehearsal/Tech process begins: Saturday, November 27, 2021
First Preview: Friday, December 3, 2021
Opening: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Closing: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Possible Extension: Sunday, January 9, 2022

COMMON GROUND REVISITED

Conceived by: Kirsten Greenidge & Melia Bensussen
Adapted by: Kirsten Greenidge
Director: Melia Bensussen
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Tech begins: Saturday, May 21, 2022
First Preview: Friday, May 27, 2022
Opening: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Closing: Sunday, July 17, 2022

Please submit your resume to casting@huntingtontheatre.org, and make the subject of the email: “YOUR NAME - Assistant Director Submission”. If you have a preference of production or conflicts that wouldn’t make you available for a certain production, please indicate this with your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!


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