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- AUDITIONS – ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes PART ONE & TWO
ANGELS IN AMERICA: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes PART ONE & TWO by Tony Kushner
presented by CALITHUMPIAN THEATRE COMPANY
Directed by John Gerry
“As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be, at turns, hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did when it first premiered. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid- 1980’s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope.”
AUDITIONS by appointment at Unit 201 -150 Dufferin Street, London, ON
Thursday, May 10th, 6 PM – 10 PM
Friday, May 11th, 6 PM – 10 PM
Please be available for CALLBACKS on
Thursday, May 17th, 6 PM – 10 PM which may include a cold read from the script.
NB: You are auditioning to act in BOTH PLAYS. Part One runs approx. 3H30M with two 15M intervals. Part two runs approx. 4H15M with two 15M intervals. THE PLAYS WILL BE PERFORMED IN ROTATING REPERTORY FOR 2.5 WEEKS. BOTH PLAYS WILL BE PERFORMED ON THE 3 SATURDAYS. Dark Sun, Mon.
READ-THROUGH – Sundays 1-5 beginning April 7, 2019
REHEARSALS – Tue. & Thurs. 6-10PM & Sun 1-5 beginning
May 2, 2019
PERFORMANCE – Tentatively – Oct 31 – Nov 16, 2019
Please email your preferred audition date along with your resume (if available) to Stage Manager, KATHLEEN SYKORA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare a 1 or 2 minute monologue which showcases your strengths as an actor.
CAST BREAKDOWN : 5M / 3F
PRIOR WALTER: mid‐20s to mid‐30s, homosexual, former drag queen
LOUIS: mid‐20s to mid‐30s, homosexual, Prior’s boyfriend
JOE: 30s, devout Mormon, closeted homosexual
ROY:45‐65, extremely successful attorney, closeted homosexual
BELIZE: mid‐20s to mid‐30s, Former lover of Prior’s, former drag queen, now a nurse. Also plays Mr. Lies.
HANNAH: 45-65, Joe’s strong-willed, devoutly Mormon cisgender mother. Also plays Roy’s Doctor and Ethel Rosenberg
HARPER: Mid-20s-mid-30s, Joe’s agoraphobic cisgender wife. She senses Joe is a homosexual. Also plays Martin.
ANGEL: Ageless. Also plays Emily the nurse and the homeless woman.
The play takes place in America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Calithumpian Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Calithumpian Theatre Company is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all applicants and to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment. All casting decisions at Calithumpian are based on individual qualifications, merit and production requirements, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable laws. Calithumpian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our company is critical to our success and that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
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