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"33 Variations"-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1606038
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-25-19
Audition Date 04-14-20 Submission deadline 04-12-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria.



Role # 1 Katherine
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Analytical and intellectual. Struggling to connect with her daughter. Experiencing tremendous difficulty coming to grips with her future as a patient with ALS. Instead of focusing on her own future, she looks to the past for answers to questions about her greatest passion, music.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 47 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Clara
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Katherine's daughter. Still exploring what she wants to do with her life, both in terms of relationships and employment. Desperately trying to develop some kind of working relationship with her mother.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 24 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mike
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Katherine's nurse, he bears witness to Katherine and Clara's struggles. He is often a voice of reason. Through his romantic relationship with Clara, Mike attempts to balance being supportive and being the messenger of Katherine's medical reality.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Gertie
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A musicologist in Bonn, she exhibits the kind of "tough love" necessary to work with Katherine. She is a professional, and extremely knowledgeable in the works of Beethoven. While she does often come across as businesslike, she grows to care for Katherine and her family.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Beethoven
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Icon. Fully aware he is a legendary composer. Tyrannical to those not familiar with him. Incredibly passionate, he is concerned with legacy and the music he leaves behind. He is fully aware that he has a remarkable catalogue of music to his name. Nevertheless, he's struggling financially and (most importantly) physically. His hearing has been waning for some time.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 47 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Schindler
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Beethoven's devoted Secretary. He admires Beethoven's genius and attempts to do whatever is possible to preserve Beethoven's music and health. He is Beethoven's only friend, and very aware of it. Despite his kindness in working with Beethoven, he still faces moments of frustration and anger.



Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 7 Diabelli
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Mediocre composer attempting to leave any mark in the music world. Arrogant & wealthy. He believes in his original composition and wishes for Beethoven to leave a favorable mark upon it.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -