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"The Great Gatsby" Auditions-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1601120
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-04-19
Audition Date 10-20-19 Submission deadline 10-19-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Great Gatsby tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel and in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.


Auditions Preparation:
- Auditioners should be familiar with the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and be prepared to read from the script.
- Since all actors will participate in party scenes with 1920's era dancing (Charleston, etc.) there will be a brief dance audition as well, so bring appropriate footwear.

Role # 1 Nick Carraway
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Newly arrived from Minnesota to learn the bond business, Nick is also Daisy\'s cousin. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, Nick serves as a confidant for those with secrets.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Jay Gatsby
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Charming and friendly but deeply flawed and dishonest, with an extraordinary optimism and power to transform his dreams into reality.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Tom Buchanan
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Daisy’s immensely rich husband, knew Nick at Yale. Powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family, he is an arrogant, hypocritical bully. His social attitudes are laced with racism and sexism.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Daisy Buchanan
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Described as “flawless porcelain”, Daisy is sardonic and cynical, and behaves superficially to mask her pain at her husband’s constant infidelity. Now a socialite, she loves both Tom and Gatsby. Aristocratic (very light) Kentucky accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Jordan Baker
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Daisy’s close friend since high school, a woman with whom Nick becomes romantically involved. A competitive golfer, Jordan represents one of the “new women” - cynical, boyish and self-centered. Aristocratic (very light) Kentucky accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Myrtle Wilson
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Tom’s lover, whose exhausted husband George owns a rundown auto shop. Has a fierce vitality and desperately looks for a way to improve her situation.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 George Wilson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Myrtle’s husband. He loves and idealizes Myrtle, and is devastated by her affair.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Wolfsheim
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gatsby’s friend, a prominent figure in organized crime. Gatsby's partner in bootlegging.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Lucille McKee
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Silly and vapid.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Chester McKee
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Snobby and effeminate.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Waiter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking a versatile talent/actor to portray this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Cop
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking a versatile talent/actor to portray this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Mrs. Michaelis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking a versatile talent/actor to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -