SPOON RIVER PROJECT - GREEN-WOOD HISTORICAL FUND
PAY RATE: SPT Contract - $350 per week (AEA minimum)
This June the Green-Wood Historic Fund and The Secret Theatre, Richard Mazda, Artistic Director proudly bring back The Spoon River Project, a theatre piece with music, adapted from Edgar Lee Masters’ 1915 masterpiece, Spoon River Anthology. Adaption/Direction by Tom Andolora and Choreography by Jeffry Denman.
Imagine sitting deep within an historic Victorian cemetery on a beautiful summer’s night as some of it’s permanent residents appear in the distance, convene in front of you and individually indulge their secrets, regrets, longings and share with you the particular turmoil of their past lives. The Spoon River Project will take place at night, in the middle of Green-Wood Cemetery, under the night sky. A trolley will transport the audiences deep within the gates of the cemetery for an elegant and haunting piece of theatre. For more information about the project, please visit www.TheSpoonRiverProject.com.
Producer: Richard Mazda on behalf of The Secret Theatre
Director/Adaptation: Tom Andolora
Choreography: Jeffry Denman
Casting Director: Holly Buczek, HDBCasting
Interview Dates: Week of April 22nd by appointment only
Callback Dates: Week of April 22nd, as needed
Start Date: Rehearsals begin May 16th; Show runs June 13th - July 1st (14 total performances - plus 3 potential rain dates)
Location: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY
Please submit to be considered for the following tracks in the show. We are especially seeking easy going, professionals with extensive classical training/experience and enthusiasm for site specific, interactive theatre, and Musical Theatre people who have advanced training in acting. Singing a plus for all roles, as everyone sings in the show. All ethnicities encouraged to apply. AEA or non-Union!
PLEASE email headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for an appointment. the week of April 22nd.
The EPA for this show will be on April 18th at the AEA Center.
Seeking AEA and non-AEA performers for the following roles:
Actor One: (Male 50’s-70’s) Wealthy, educated. This actor will play the following roles -Washington McNeely, George Grey and Richard Bone.
Actor Two: (Male 30’s-40’s) Working Man, laborer. This track will play the following roles -Able Melveny, Fletcher McGee, Eugene Carman, and Harold Arnett.
Actor Three: (Male 20’s to play teens plus) Soldier with youthful innocence. This track will play the following roles - Archibald Higby, Daniel McCumber, Zenas Witt, Elmer Carr, and the soldier. Must be a strong singer.
Actor Four: (Male 30’s-40’s) Strong, businessman, educated and manipulative. This track will play the following roles - Willard Fluke, Hamilton Green, Doc Hill and Robert Davidson.
Actor Five: (Male 30’s-40’s)Amiable, scampish and quirky. This track will play the following roles - Abner Peet, Rosco Purkaplie, Clarence Fawcet and Doc Meyers.
Actor Six: (Male 30’s-40’s) Upper Class and plotting. This track will play the following roles -Walter Simmons, Deacon Taylor, Tom Merritt and Searcy Foote.
Actress One: (Female 20’s to play preteens plus) Plays both a scorned lover and an abused child. This track plays the following roles - Nellie Clark, Mary McNeely and Lydia Puckett. Strong singing a plus.
Actress Two: (Female 30’s-50’s) Upright and moral. This track plays the following roles -Margaret Fuller Slack, Dorcas Gustine, Mrs, Merritt and Mrs. Meyers. Strong singing a plus.
Actress Three: (Female 50’s-60’s) Humorous, like-able and good Natured. This track plays the following roles - Lucinda Matlock, Mrs. Kessler, Mrs. Purkapile and Hannah Armstrong. Strong singing a plus.
Actress Four: (Female 20’s to play teens plus) Plays both a German immigrant and a young prostitute. This track plays the following roles - Sarah Brown, Rosie Roberts, Elsa Wertman and Daisy Frasier. Strong singing a plus.
Actress Five: (Female 30’s-40’s) High energy with a wildness.This track plays the following roles - Mrs. Williams, Georgine Sand Miner, Ollie McGee, Zipha Marsh and Minerva Jones. Strong singing a plus.