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2014-2015 SEASON AUDITIONS
NO RULES THEATRE COMPANY
No Rules Theatre Company is a dual city operation, in residence at
Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA and Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem, NC.
Monday, June 30th, 10am – 6pm
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2pm – 10pm
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA
All roles paid. Both Equity and Non-Equity Performers are welcome.
NRTC offers an SA Level II Contract for all AEA performers. NRTC holds rehearsals both daytime and evening, depending on the needs of the production.
Please keep your audition material to under three minutes. You may choose to prepare one or more of the following:
ACTORS: One and a half minute contemporary monologue.
SINGERS: Sixteen bars of a musical theater piece. (Accompanist provided.)
MUSICIANS: A one minute piece (may be original) on your instrument. (Piano available.)
TO AUDITION: Email a copy of your current headshot and resume to email@example.com along with your preferred audition time by
Tuesday, June 24th (please list three, half-hour slots during which you are
available to audition). You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a time slot by
Friday, June 27th. If you have auditioned for No Rules Theatre Company
at any point over the past two seasons, please do not submit again.
By August Wilson
Directed by Michele Shay
Rehearses in Arlington, VA: 8/11/14 – 9/9/14
Performances in Arlington, VA: 9/10/14 – 9/28/14
Rehearses in Winston-Salem, NC: 9/30/14 – 10/7/14
Performances in Winston-Salem, NC: 10/8/14 – 10/19/14
Synopsis: The fifth in August Wilson’s decade by decade exploration of the black experience in America. In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn for a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. The action that follows is a flashback to the busy week leading up to Floyd’s sudden death.
FLOYD BARTON (35): Blues singer/guitarist with big aspirations and big flaws. Passionate, hopeful. Knows how to do the right thing for a little while, but then that little while runs out. In love with his ambition and with Vera. CAST
HEDLEY (59): Keeps, butchers, and sells chickens. He suffers from tuberculosis and possible dementia. Desirous and disturbed. No one really knows his story, but we know he’s been through a lot. Lives mentally in a past and future fantasy; lives physically with Louise. Needs Ruby. CAST
LOUISE (48): The matriarch. Doesn’t rock the boat, but issues wise warnings. Knows what it is to be used up and left. A realist, uninterested in love, fed up with life and death. CAST
VERA (27): Faithful. Described as a true woman in character and physicality. She has been given the run-around by Floyd, but continues to fall for him. CAST
RED CARTER (30s): Floyd’s friend and drummer. Superstitious. Simpler, steadier, from Alabama. Red likes to have a good time, but is in the middle of 7 years bad luck because he broke a mirror. CAST
RUBY (25): Louise’s niece. Stubborn, young, and fatally attractive. She won’t belong to anyone, but needs someone to take care of her unborn child. CAST
CANEWELL (30s): Floyd’s friend and harmonica player. Tired of playing second fiddle to Floyd. Edgy, wary, and dissatisfied. Thinks he knows best. In love with Vera. CAST
Adapted by Helen Pafumi & Jason Lott
Directed by Joshua Morgan
Rehearses in Winston-Salem, NC: 11/21/14 – 12/7/14
Performances in Winston-Salem, NC: 12/9/14 – 12/21/14
Based on the classic 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The story follows George Bailey, a man who has given up his own dreams to help others. His imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence. George gets the miraculous chance to see how he’s impacted the lives of those in his family and community.
UNLIMITED – the Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz
By Matt Cowart, Zak Sandler and Joshua Morgan
Rehearsals in Winston-Salem, NC: 10/29/14 – 11/11/14
Performances in Winston-Salem, NC: 11/12/14 – 11/16/14
Rehearsals in Washington, DC: February 2015
Performances in Washington, DC: February 2015
AARON: Baritone, low A to high G. A confident leading man. He yearns to find his
place, and is curious and courageous enough to go look for it. CAST
CORY: Tenor, low B to high A. A misfit. Shy and introverted, but with an awkward, affable charm. CAST
TONY: Tenor, low C to high Bb. The clown, often the odd man out. The most vulnerable and honest of the men. CAST
CHANDLER: Legit Mezzo-Soprano, low A to high A. An ingenue. Capable of being playful and flirtatious, but naive and innocent at her core. CAST
MARISSA: High Mix-Belter, low F to high G. Quirky, funny, but also a misfit. A confident showoff at times, she ends up pulling CORY out of his shell. CAST
KERRI: Alto, low F to C-D belt, mix to F-G. Compassionate and empathetic, the most emotionally mature of the group, but also an outsider searching for her place. CAST
ZAK: A piano player. CAST
IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT
By Madhuri Shekar
Directed by Matt Cowart
Rehearsals in Arlington, VA: 12/9/14 – 1/6/15
Performances in Arlington, VA: 1/7/15 – 1/25/15
Evie Malone, a college senior and closet romantic, plays Warcraft with her online boyfriend and fixes other people’s relationships. Sure, she doesn’t have her own sex life, but who really needs that.
Seeking a diverse group of actors to reflect the diversity of present-day Southern California:
EVIE (22) – smart, funny, and uncomfortable; online warrior princess and strategist; committed virgin. Her journey is one of connectivity and awareness.
RAUL (22) – Evie’s IRL love interest. He agrees to a sexless relationship if Evie agrees to stay out of the online world of Warcraft. Handsome and accessible.
KITTY (22) – Evie’s sexually voracious roommate; confident and very bright; somewhat careless in a mostly-attractive way.
RYAN (25) – Evie’s online gaming partner; unemployed, passionate (about gaming); lives in his parents’ basement; real, real life commitment issues.
MAN (20s-30s) – plays multiple characters. Must be versatile with youthful energy.
WOMAN (20s-30s) – plays multiple characters. Must be versatile with youthful energy. Some Spanish required.
THE NO RULES SHOW
Created by Joshua Morgan and Brian Sutow
Directed by Brian Sutow
Rehearsals in Winston-Salem, NC: 1/20/15 – 1/26/15
Performances in Winston-Salem, NC: 1/27/15 – 2/1/15
Rehearsals and Performances in Washington, DC: March 2015
Synopsis: Half Revue. Half Talk Show. All No Rules. Different entertaining guests join host Joshua Morgan every night in this wild and crazy madcap variety show. From stage stars to politicians you never know who might show up or what might happen.
A variety of skilled performers. Jugglers, dancers, contortionists, magicians, acrobats, comedians, slam-poets, psychics…
IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus
By Happenstance Theatre
Rehearsals in Winston-Salem, NC: 3/17/15 – 3/30/15
Performances in Winston-Salem, NC: 3/31/15 – 4/5/15
WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY? or how i started the iraq war
By Marshall Pailet & A. D. Penedo
Directed by Marshall Pailet
Rehearses in Arlington, VA: 4/14/15 – 5/12/15
Performances in Arlington, VA: 5/12/15 – 5/31/15
A boisterous, irreverent musical comedy that tells the true story (with liberties) of how we started the Iraq War.
MARTIN BOUCHARD (50’s – 60’s) – Used to be a bigwig intelligence guy, now has fallen down several rungs on the ladder. Intelligent, but sometimes shortsighted in his quest to reclaim past glory. Bari-tenor.
RICHART BECKER (20’s) – A German junior interrogator. Young, ambitious, not as cool as he thinks. Looking for a friend. Tenor.
CURVEBALL (30’s) – An Iraqi defector, and the only source on the biological Weapons of Mass Destruction. Enchanting, manipulative, unpredictable with a wild side. Tenor.
TYLER NELSON (40’s) – CIA operative, bureaucrat and consummate company man. Doesn’t like to ruffle feathers. Holier than thou. Bari-tenor.
BERRY STANTON (late 20’s) – CIA analyst. Smart, abrasive, with minimal people skills. Mezzo-Soprano with belt.
JERRY SAMUEL (late 20’s) – CIA analyst and super geek. Socially awkward with a strong moral code for the most part. Tenor.
LEADER OF THE SUPPORT GROUP / MALE ENSEMBLE (Any adult age) – Facilitates support group session. Baritone.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE – To play many parts. Great comedian. Soprano.
MALE ENSEMBLE – To play many parts. Great comedian. Baritone/Tenor.
TAKE ONE STEP!
By Gerald Freedman
Directed by Matt Cowart
Rehearsals in Winston-Salem, NC: 6/16/15 – 7/8/15
Performances in Winston-Salem, NC: 7/9/15 – 7/19/15
Synopsis: A modern, musical “Pied Piper”
THE PIED PIPER (20s or 30s): Mysterious, magical, omniscient, charismatic, clever, and out-going. Ageless and from another world. Wants to help those in need to build a better world. Does not give up a fight and holds people to their word.
THE MAYOR (30s or 40s): The job of Mayor weighs heavily on him. He lives in fear of losing re-election. He sees wealth as the true road to happiness. Lives in righteousness and denial; fails to connect to those around him, especially his son.
HERMAN: Mayor’s assistant. A “yes man” and a suck up. Although he is the Mayor’s “go to man,” he often gets flustered and baffled when put on the spot. Quick at crunching the numbers for the city’s budget. CAST
ALBERTA: Mayor’s assistant. She would like to be a “yes man” as well, but her natural independent spirit, honesty, and blunt remarks keep getting in the way. CAST
JOHN: the Mayor’s son, who uses a wheelchair. Always looking for a way to connect with his father, but all he gets in return is money and “stuff.” Searching for true connection, wants to be heard. CAST
CEDRIC: Herman’s son. Very studious and serious for his age. Wants his dad to spend more time with him. CAST
BERNICE: Alberta’s daughter. Fun loving and out going, wants to play and spend time with her mother. CAST
THE PARENTS: Cheery and happy, swept up with the consumer-driven season and not in touch with their children. Only focused on shopping and making money. They don’t believe and disregard the children’s talk of a rat infestation. CAST
THE CHILDREN: Down in the dumps and troubled. No one listens to them. They search for real connection with their parents at this special time of year; they don’t want more presents. They are the only ones that seem to be aware of the rat infestation and are starting to lose hope of anyone helping them. CAST
THE RATS: Cheeky, smarmy, and sly. They love playing tricks on the bumbling townspeople. CAST