Auditions & Submissions
GOOD PEOPLE and RAMEAU'S NEPHEW
Franklin, NY EPA
Franklin Stage Company | Franklin, NY
Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 12:30 to 1:30
Appointments: AEA members please email your name and phone number and at least 2 available 15-minute time slots to firstname.lastname@example.org
Actors for available roles in Good People and Rameau's Nephew:
See breakdown below for details.
Please be familiar with the plays. Sides from each play will be provided.
Also, please remember to bring a picture and resume stapled together.
Franklin Stage Co.
574 Main St
Franklin, NY 13775
Good People, by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Chris O’Connor
1st rehearsal: June 16
Opening: July 10
Closing: July 26
Rameau's Nephew, by Shelly Berc & Andre Belgrader, adapted from Dennis Diderot
Director: Kirk Jackson
1st rehearsal: July 21
Opening: Aug 7
Closing: Aug 23
Producing Artistic Directors: Leslie Noble and Patricia Buckley (will be at audition)
Show schedule: Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 3:00 & 7:30pm, and Sundays at 5:00pm
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
GOOD PEOPLE: Set in contemporary South Boston, the play follows Margie Walsh, who’s just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie hopes an old fling, a successful doctor who made it out of Southie, might be her ticket to a fresh start.
MIKE: White male, about 50. A fertility doctor. Margie's old high school boyfriend. Married to Kate, about 20 years his junior. Grew up in Southie, but he got out. Smart. Proud. Charming. Has grown accustomed to the comfortable life, but can summon the Southie fighter when provoked. Margie comes to him asking for a job. He’s anxious to keep her from pushing her way into his life.
STEVIE: White male, 20-25. Manager of a Dollar Store, and Margie's supervisor. His boss forces him to fire Margie for being late. He’s sensitive and serious. A bit of an outcast in his Southie neighborhood. Raised in a family hit hard by poverty, prison and illness. Stevie has a stable job and has started to date a girl he likes. He’s trying to make something of himself.
KATE: African American female, early 30's. Married to Michael. Sweet-natured and kind. Grew up in a well-off family and went to good schools. She’s a professor of literature at BU. She and Mike have a young daughter. Their marriage has weathered hard times – possibly due to Mike’s infidelity. She’s made compromises for this relationship. Fiercely protective of her daughter.
RAMEAU'S NEPHEW: a philosophical dialogue, imbued with generous amounts of comedy, between an Enlightenment philosopher and a callow young man who’s recently offended his rich patron and been cut loose. Clever and timely, the play questions the usefulness of ideals, the need for art, and the role status plays in all our endeavors.
THE PHILOSOPHER ("I"): An older and presumably wiser man of letters who enjoys spirited discourse on topics of art, politics, and morality. He is equally entertained, fascinated and horrified by Rameau’s Nephew and engages him in debate.
RAMEAU'S NEPHEW: ("He"): An opportunist and hangar-on. Talented but “unlucky”. Charming, amoral, lazy; a sycophant and sometime pimp. Too proud to beg forgiveness of his rich patron, and too greedy to live by his convictions (if he had any) and remain poor. A “saisir-le-jour” kind of guy.