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Equity Auditions for Two Shows in NY-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1607982
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay $538.00 per week Release Date 01-08-20
Audition Date 01-22-20 Submission deadline 01-20-20
Casting Category Theatre - Equity (Union)
As You Like It: Rosalind and her cousin escape into the forest and find Orlando, Rosalind's love. Disguised as a boy shepherd, Rosalind has Orlando woo her under the guise of "curing" him of his love for Rosalind. Rosalind reveals she is a girl and marries Orlando during a group wedding at the end of the play.

Murder on the Orient Express: A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

Preparation:
- For As You Like It: prepare a brief Shakespearean monologue in style of or from the show. For Murder on the Orient Express: prepare a brief contemporary monologue in style of or from the show. Or if you wish to be considered for both you may prepare 2 very brief monologues (one Shakespearean and one contemporary). All auditions should total no more than 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.

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

As You Like It: Daughter to the banished and usurped Duke Senior. Cousin to Celia; they were raised together, and have a bond as close as sisters. Resourceful, highly intelligent, inventive, witty; determined to find joy no matter what life throws her way. Disguises herself as a man (Ganymede) in the Forest of Arden; falls madly in love with Orlando.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Celia
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As You Like It: Daughter to Duke Frederick. Cousin to Rosalind; they were raised together, and have a bond as close as sisters. So strong is Celia\'s love for her banished cousin that she follows Rosalind into the forest in voluntary exile. Sometimes deadpan, sometimes sweetly funny and endearing, she is able to keep pace with Rosalind\'s intelligence, wit and spirit. Role for a skilled actor with excellent comic skill.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Touchstone
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As You Like It: A clown. Exceedingly bright—not a bumpkin. Coaxed by Rosalind and Celia into joining them in exile. Vacillates between appearing incredibly simple, and having a faster tongue and mind than most of the people around him. Sports some airs of sophistication, and swears to have once been a courtier. A role for a master comedian with strong classical language skills.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Orlando
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As You Like It: Youngest son of Sir Rowland de Boys. Mistreated by his elder brother Oliver, he takes his portion of their inheritance and heads for the forest, where he meets and falls in love with Rosalind. A young man still defining his relationship with manhood and independence. Innocent and at times a bit hapless—though still intelligent enough to verbally spar with Rosalind, and to hold his own against her razor-sharp wit. A role for an actor with equal parts of language and physical comedic skill.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 27 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Jacques
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

As You Like It: A lord attending on Duke Senior, whom he loyally followed into the forest after his banishment. A man who takes some delight in his attraction to being melancholy. Contemplative, articulate, witty. Something spiritually left-of-center. A role for a major actor with range, who can handle humor and dramatic weight with equal subtlety— often in the same line. Particularly interested in actors who can sing.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 6 Duke Frederick
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As You Like It: Duke Senior\'s usurping brother. Impulsive and vengeful. Paranoid about protecting his newfound power, he banishes his niece Rosalind, who he fears may drum up sympathy among his subjects. A powerful presence. Will likely double either with the Duke Senior or Amiens.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Duke Senior
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As You Like It: The rightful duke, banished from court after being deposed by his usurping brother. Currently living in the forest with a small handful of attending lords who have followed him into exile. A generous and forgiving leader who inspires loyalty, living and enjoying his life despite his misfortunes. Will likely double either with the other Duke or Amiens.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Oliver
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As You Like It: Orlando\'s older brother. Threatened by his younger brother, he abuses his power by denying Orlando his rights to a gentleman\'s education, thus cementing Orlando\'s lowly status. Begins the play selfish and power-hungry, but a single act of great generosity on his brother\'s part teaches him humility and compassion, and allows him to open himself up to love.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Phebe
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As You Like It: A shepherdess. Direct, energetic and single-minded, she goes after what she wants—even though she only wants what she can\'t have. After Rosalind (disguised as her male alter-ego) scorns and insults her, she falls in love with \"him\", all the while trying to shake the unflappable Silvius. This role will likely double with Le Beau or Charles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Audrey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

As You Like It: A country woman. Saucy and bawdy, she strikes a strong contrast to the refined ladies from the court. A match to Touchstone. A role for an actor with excellent comedic skill and inventiveness. This role will likely double with Le Beau or Charles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Silvius
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As You Like It: A shepherd. Good-natured. Madly in love with Phebe, who is not particularly interested in him, but he is impossible to dissuade; he\'ll do anything for her love, no matter how extreme. Love is everything to him.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

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

As You Like It: A country shepherd. Good-natured and world-wise, although his education comes from nature as opposed to conventional schooling. A natural philosopher who is content living outside of the court. Role for a character actor who can handle classical text and comedy.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Amiens
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As You Like It: A lord attending on Duke Senior. Actor in this role must be a strong singer. Like the Duke, Amiens tries to stay merry in his new-found home in the forest, entertaining those around him with song. Particularly interested in actors who can accompany themselves on guitar, banjo, ukulele, or the like.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Hercule Poirot
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Murder on the Orient Express: A famous Belgian detective; a "big" personality; authoritative, witty, charismatic and slightly pompous; driven to find the answers, good or bad, with a strong moral sense; very aware of his ability and his well-deserved reputation.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 55 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Monsieur Bouc
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Murder on the Orient Express: A Belgian man of good humor; playful, proud, generous; a predilection for grandeur; a whirlwind of energy; must be an excellent comedian.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Mary Debenham
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Murder on the Orient Express: An English beauty; a governess, capable yet romantic; a sadness around her eyes and a hardness about her person.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Hector MacQueen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Murder on the Orient Express: Tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming unwound.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Marcel
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Murder on the Orient Express: Michel the Conductor/Marcel: One actor will play two roles: Michel: a good-looking Frenchman, about 40, a quiet, almost grave sense of humor; unfailingly polite; Marcel: a Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth; must have great comic timing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Princess Dragomiroff
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Murder on the Orient Express: A Russian dowager; very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence; imperial, impatient.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 60 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Greta Ohlsson
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Murder on the Orient Express: Inherently odd, and very devout Swedish woman; a frightened, sheeplike quality; must have excellent comic timing with an impeccable Swedish accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Countess Andrenyi
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Murder on the Orient Express: Brilliantly beautiful, like something out of a fairytale; impeccably put together, with a warmth that wins over everyone she meets; her delicacy belies a steely edge; she is no wilting flower; Hungarian accent.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 22 Helen Hubbard
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Murder on the Orient Express: An outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest; jovial, obnoxious, domineering, deliciously nosy and brash; unapologetic; must have good comic timing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Colonel Arbuthnot
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Murder on the Orient Express: /Ratchett: One actor will play two roles. Samuel Ratchett: middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern demeanor; pushy, domineering; Colonel Arbuthnot: Scotsman, also middle aged, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender; must have good comic timing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -