SUMMER 2024 SEASON  AUDITIONS

Doug Shapiro and Amanda Huxtable, Popcorn Falls, 2021

CONTRACT

CORST Agreement, Tier zz

$746 weekly minimum

Non Equity Contracts $350 weekly minimum

VIEWING PERSONNEL

Sarah Rozene, Artistic Director

Ana Prillaman, Administrative Coordinator

Blair Hundertmark, Director

SEEKING

People of all race, ethnicity, physical capability, and gender are strongly encouraged to audition and will be considered for all shows, unless specifically noted by script requirements listed below.

LOCAL AUDITIONS

January 27th, 2023 9am-5pm, lunch from 12-1pm.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes, 30 Tamworth Rd, Tamworth, NH 03886

2nd Floor- Follow the signs to the audition and waiting area.

Auditions will be held by appointment only.

BOSTON AUDITIONS

February 5th, 9:30am-5:30pm, lunch from 1-2pm. 

Boston Playwrights Theater, 

Snodgrass Theater

NEW YORK Equity  Principal Auditions

February 8 & 9, 9:30am-5:30pm, lunch from 1-2pm

Ripley-Grier Studios, 305 W 38th St, New York, NY, 10018

Studios 206 & 207

Contact Sarah Rozene(slrozene@barnstormerstheatre.org) and Ana Prillaman(office@barnstormerstheatre.org) to schedule an audition.

PREPARATION

Please prepare 1 or 2 (contrasting) monologue(s) not to exceed three minutes or a short musical selection that demonstrates how you might best fit into our 2024 productions. Please have additional selections, ready upon request. Please bring your headshot and resume stapled together. An accompanist will be available at all audition times.

OTHER INFORMATION

The Barnstormers are committed to dismantling structures that may prevent all people from applying for employment with us. The Barnstormers Theatre celebrates the richness of our world by cultivating Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity as they inspire the creativity that nurtures great art, artists and audiences. We are committed to continuing to prioritize our journey as an anti-racist and fully inclusive organization, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. The Barnstormers Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance.

Camelot

By Lerner and Loewe

Directed by Clayton Phillips

Rehearsals June 17-27, 2024, Performances June 27-July 6th, 2024

There is one non-union contract for this show that will be considered for Reveler’s 1-5.

Reveler #1, Plays Squire Dap, Mordred

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Mordred is the illegitimate son of King Arthur. A truly evil young man who was sired by Arthur when he was young and naive. Fascinatingly unlikeable. Squire Dap is Lancelot’s squire.

Reveler #2, Plays Dinadan

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

One of Arthur’s Knights, devoted to Guenevere, challenges Lancelot. 

Reveler #3, Plays Sagramore

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

One of Arthur’s Knights, devoted to Guenevere, challenges Lancelot.

Reveler #4, Plays Lionel

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

One of Arthur’s Knights, devoted to Guenevere, challenges Lancelot..

Reveler #5, Plays Tom

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

An idealistic young man who wants to join the Round Table. Sent to England by King Arthur to pass on his ideals of chivalry and Camelot.

Reveler #6, Plays Arthur

Gender: male

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

A rich and complex character, strong actor. Arthur is generous, compasionate, unsureof himself, yet, an inspiration to others.

Reveler #7, Plays Guenevere
Gender: female

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

A spirited woman quite caught up in chivalry and the exciting possibilities of a promised life. She loves Arthur, but is in love with Lancelot.

Reveler #8, Plays Lancelot

Gender: male

Vocal range top: G#4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Abundantly self-assured Knight from France, who is a passionate disciple of Arthur and his roundtable. “The Greatest Knight in the world”, whose only weakness is his love for Guenevere.

Educating Rita

By Willy Russell

Directed by Dori Robinson

Rehearsals July 1-11, 2024, Performances July 11-20, 2024

FRANK- 50s/60s- A professor who takes on Rita as a student. Frank used to be a little-known but well-respected poet, but he stopped writing when his wife left him. In the years since, he has started drinking heavily and doubting the value of his role as an educator

RITA-  mid-late 20s, early thirties- A hairdresser who signs up for tutoring lessons with Frank, a professor at a nearby university. Rita is fiercely intelligent but has little in the way of a formal education.

Into The Breeches

By George Brant

Directed by Sarah Rozene

Rehearsals July 15- 25, 2024, Performances July 25- August 3, 2024

There is one non-union contract considered for this show.

*This role has been cast* MAGGIE DALTON – white female in her mid-40’s, the talented if untested, Director, plays The Chorus 

CELESTE FIELDING – perceived white female in her 50’s, the diva, plays Henry Fifth and Fourth

ELLSWORTH SNOW – perceived white male in his 60’s, the conservative Board President of the Oberon Play House

WINIFRED SNOW – perceived white female in her 50’s, untalented but enthusiastic socialite, plays Falstaff

STUART LASKER – perceived white male in his 40’s, the quip-ready Stage Manager, plays Mistress Quickly

IDA GREEN – African-American female in her 30’s, the imaginative costume designer, plays Hotspur

JUNE BENNETT – perceived white female in her late teens/early 20’s, the ingenue, plays the Kates

GRACE RICHARDS – perceived white female in her late 20’s/early 30’s, a raw talent, plays Henry Fourth and Fifth

Go Back for Murder

By Agatha Christie

Directed by Jordan Reeves

Rehearsals July 29- August 8, 2024, Performances August 8-17, 2024

There are two non-union contracts considered for this show.

CARLA LE MARCHANT/CAROLINE CRALE: Daughter/mother, 30s/40s

Carla is the daughter of Amyas and Caroline Crale. After the death of her father and imprisonment of her mother, she was brought up in Canada. Caroline is the wife of Amyas, half sister of Angela Warren. She was put on trial for the murder of her husband, found guilty and imprisoned. One actress will play both mother and daughter.

AMYAS CRAVEN: 40’s
Amyas Craven is a renowned artist. Attractive, charming, funny, charismatic man in his early
40’s. He loves his wife Caroline but he is a lady’s man. His current crush is young Elsa. Elsa
seduced him to paint her portrait and it appears that she could be the one to steal him away from
Caroline.
MEREDITH BLAKE: ages 42-58 older brother to Philip
Meredith Blake is wealthy man, successful and respected man in his late 40s. Meredith is calm,
composed, and highly intelligent, kind. Secretly was in love with Elsa. He is an amateur
botanist and has a laboratory in his house. He wants to help Carla find the truth but thinks
Caroline was guilty.
PHILIP BLAKE: ages 40-56 younger brother to Meredith
Very successful, wealthy solicitor. Good looking, grey at the temples. Self-
important with traces of nervous irritability. Amyas was one of his oldest and closest friends.
He loved Caroline and asked her to marry him but she married Amyas instead. He saw Caroline
as “wicked temper; cold blooded, calculating devil”. He thinks Caroline was Guilty.
ANGELA WARREN: ages 14 to 30 Angela is Carolines’s younger half-sister.
She’s distinguished, good sense of humor, worldy, well dressed as an adult and successful.
As a young girl, was a tom-boy climbing trees and playing truant. She was a trickster—put
valerian in his beer and a hedgehog in Amyas bed. She’s playful, observant, outspoken and
affectionate. She knew Caroline could not have killed Amyas.
JUSTIN FOGG: 30’s
Attractive, dry sense of humor and a sharp intellect. Likeable. Justin Fogg is the family solicitor
and a loyal friend to the Cravens. His father worked for the defense of Caroline and was 18 at
the time of the trial and became infatuated with Caroline. He decides to help Carla in her search
for the truth. His level-headed approach to the investigation, brings a touch of comic relief to the
Play.
TURNBALL: 70’s
An elderly clerk working for Justin and was present at the trial against Caroline Carle. He is “a Dicken’s type character.”
MISS WILLIAMS: ages 55-70
Intelligent, clear annunciation, wise, observant, pedagogic manner. She took care of Angela,
Carla’s younger half-sister. She did not like Amyas and thought Caroline had to put up with a
great deal. “I could kill Amyas for his infidelities”. Miss Williams loved Caroline despite the
fact she positively knew Caroline was guilty.
JEFF ROGERS: 30’s
Jeff is in his early 30s, handsome, arrogant, intelligent, engaged to Carla. Thought of breaking up
after hearing about Carla’s mother. “You can’t do any cattle breeding without realizing that
certain strains repeat themselves” but decided Carla was a fine girl. He doesn’t want Justin to
take Carla’s case. “…Raking up the past is morbid.”
LADY ELSA MELKSHAM: 19 ages to 35-ish
As an adult she is beautiful, smart, and bitter. As a young girl, she’s very attractive and could
have any man she wanted. She fell for Amyas instantly and was not an “innocent little girl.”
She seduced Amyas’s into painting her portrait. She flaunts her relationship in front of Caroline.
What others say about her: Meredith was secretly in love with her, Philip found her to be stupid.
Angela thought she was a bore. Caroline wanted to “take a hatchet” for trying to steal her
husband.

Pride and Prejudice

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Blair Hundertmark

Rehearsals August 12-22, 2024, Performances August 22-31, 2024

There is one non-union contract under consideration for this show (not Lizzy or Darcy).

Cast will be 50% female/female identifying actors.

Actor 1-(this actor doubles)

Jane – late 20s-early 30s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing

Miss de Bourgh- Lady Catharine’s daughter; a gremlin. Probably allergic to sun. Underneath all her veils, she may be covered in scales

Actor 2 – (no doubling)

Lizzy- A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgment. Not especially beautiful. Very very scared of marriage, after absorbing the lessons of her parents’ marriage.

Actor 3- 

Lydia- 14, The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping

Lady Catherine de Bourgh- Patrician Caesar -meets- drill sergeant

Actor 4-(no doubling)

Mr. Darcy- late 30s-early 40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgement.

Actor 5-

Mr. Collins- A pedantic, obtuse man. The original mansplainer. Rector to Lady Catharine

Wickham- An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Probably a sociopath. Raised with Darcy.

Miss Bingley- A very rich, very beautiful young woman. Fancies herself witty.

Actor 6- 

Mr. Bingley- Late 30s-early 40s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy’s particular friend. Almost literally a dog.

Mary-  The third Bennet girl. Violent and dark undertones; prone to pedanticism and sulking. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world. Coughs to get attention, or to make a point; may fancy that she is dying

Actor 7- 

Charlotte Lucas- Same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor.

Mr. Bennet- The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Can be somewhat apathetic; probably a bit depressed, under everything. Enjoys antagonizing. Disappointed in marriage.

Actor 8- 

Mrs. Bennet- The matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper. Hypochondriac; when she’s upset, she fancies that she’s dying. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. She traumatizes her family with some regularity.

Servants

Photo: Doug Shapiro and Amanda Huxtable in Popcorn Falls, 2021

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