Tuesday, August 6
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Dates for productions listed in character breakdown below.
WHO: Actors of all ethnicities are welcome to audition for the 2019 – 2020 Season.
These are Actors Equity Association required season auditions and AEA members are given priority. Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer’s agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.
Non-union actors are welcome as time permits.
HOW: For appointments, please email headshot and resume to [email protected] or call 828-239-0263 between 12:00pm and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Email preferred.
PREPARATION: Actors will be given sides from the show to prepare for auditions upon confirmation of appointment. Video submissions are welcomed.
WHERE: North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville NC 28801
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS/ DESCRIPTION
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath
Rehearses 10/01/19, previews 10/23/19, opens 10/26/19, closes 11/17/19
NORA (40s). Estranged wife of Torvald, mother of three. Left her family 15 years ago after living out the ideal of the 19th-century wife. Intelligent and independent, she takes great pride in her success and autonomy.
TORVALD (40s – 50s). Estranged husband of Nora, father of three. On the surface, he is measured and reserved. He feels quite deeply but is unsure of how to express it.
ANNE MARIE (60s). Nanny who has raised Nora and Torvald’s children. Attempts to be the family peacekeeper but struggles with her fundamental disagreements of Nora’s choices. Sensible and caring with a quick wit and no-nonsense attitude.
EMMY (20s). Nora and Torvald’s daughter. Self-aware, well-adjusted, and confident in her world view.
HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams
Rehearses 11/12/19, previews 12/04/19, opens 12/07/19, closes 12/22/19
AYELET (ai-EL-et) (30s). Israeli. Likable with a zest for life but has lost her smile. Wounded by a break up last year, but not quick to cry. Practical. Focused. Searching for more from life but afraid to admit it. Speaks Hebrew.
TERRENCE (30s). American, Virginia accent. Works as a delivery guy for DHX. Kind of a screw-up, but very well meaning. Not an idiot, just not worldly. A solid good-guy. Funny without meaning to be.
JOSH (30s). American, Jewish heritage, has an innate charming-shy-funny way about him. Tends to talk quickly, words tumbling out when he’s nervous. Used to be an English Lit teacher at Virginia Tech, but quit after his wife died. Though wounded by his loss, he doesn’t like to dwell on the emotion and never becomes overly weepy when talking about her.
EDNA (60s-70s). Israeli, Ayelet’s grandmother. Loves life. Loves to smile. A ball of vitality, vigor, and energy; speaks Hebrew.
JEEVES SAVES THE DAY adapted by Margaret Raether
Rehearses 1/07/20, previews 1/29/20, opens 2/01/20, closes 2/23/20
Director: Angie Flynn-McIver
BERTIE WILBERFORCE WOOSTER (30s-40s). An affluent bachelor with a tendency to get himself into tricky situations. Simply has not grown up and has little understanding of the world around him. Self-centered but very likable and harmless.
JEEVES (40s – 60s) Bertie’s unflappable valet. Level headed. Always thinking 5 steps ahead. Long suffering but discreet and flawlessly mannered.
EGBERT (30s – 40s) Good old “Eggs and Bacon” is Bertie’s feckless cousin who shares the Wooster talent for disaster. Awkward and unlucky in love, society and finance. Sadly, Eggy is perennially hard up for funds, yet eternally optimistic. He’s the sort of chap who picks daisies by the tracks, never noticing the express train barreling down on him.
AUNT AGATHA (50s – 60s). A terrifying representative of the type of very opinionated English matriarch who can run an enormous household, meddle in her nephew’s life, and shoot partridges, probably all at the same the time. Impatient with what she sees as Bertie’s spinelessness and unwillingness to settle down.
SIR RODERICK GLOSSUP (50s-60s) A celebrated nerve specialist, he is a fussy, humorless dyspeptic man. His daughter, Honoria, is (for the moment) engaged to marry Bertie. But Sir Roderick is highly dubious of the Wooster clan in general, and Bertie in particular.
RED HOT MAISIE DAWSON (30s) The featured jazz singer in the floor show at a nearby resort hotel. Egbert is smitten. She is emphatically not. This does not discourage Eggy in the least. Somehow this evolves into a problem for Bertie. She considers Jeeves to be a perfect dream rabbit.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, Gordon Farrell
Rehearses 4/07/20, previews 4/29/20, opens 5/02/20, closes 5/24/20
JIM (20s-30s) Fact checker. Earnest, well-intentioned and tireless. He does things to the letter of the law and is driven by rules, protocols, and facts. He has a confidence that he draws from knowledge and facts.
JOHN (40s – 50s). One of the world’s greatest living essayists. Feels highly intelligent and often frustrated by lack of “vision” in others. Considers his work to be perfection and without need of editorial oversight. He doesn’t suffer fools and values beauty and creativity above all else.
EMILY (50s). Editor-in-Chief for a high profile Manhattan magazine. Her great ambition is to achieve cultural relevance and commercial success. She’s relentless in her professional pursuits, it’s all or nothing.