Call Type: Equity Principal & Chorus
Note: We can only see Union performers on this day.
Please bring a headshot & resume to the audition, stapled together.
For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. No understudies are being cast.
All roles are available for inclusive casting, unless otherwise specified.
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The Lyric Stage Company shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that continues to promote fair consideration to ethnic minorities, women, seniors and performers with disabilities. The Lyric Stage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Note: No housing is available to out-of-area performers.
Hold These Truths
By Jeanne Sakata
Director, Benny Sato Ambush
First Rehearsal: November 7, 2017
Opening: December 1, 2017
Closing: December 31, 2017
Please note the role of GORDON HIRABAYASHI has already been cast.
KUROGOS (also called Kurokos)
Three versatile movement performers, clothed in black in the style of traditional Japanese theatre, to play silent in-view stagehands handling props/set pieces in stylized movements, and to serve as silent characters in Gordon Hirabayashi's true-life story. Looking for vivid imaginations, meticulous attention to physical detail, flexible acuity, and emotional storytelling capabilities expressed through the whole body. Training/experience in all forms of dance, Suzuki, corporeal mime, clown, Lecoq, Meyerhold, devised/movement-based theatre and traditional Japanese dance/theatre forms a plus. All ethnicities and genders welcomed. Japanese, Japanese-American and pan-Asian performers especially encouraged to audition.
By Eugene O’Neill
Director, Scott Edmiston
First Rehearsal: March 13, 2018
Opening: April 6, 2018
Closing: May 6, 2018
Please note the roles of Chris Christopherson and Marthy have already been cast.
ANNA CHRISTIE: 25; Uneducated, intelligent, tough, and emotionally damaged young women. She has been living on her own since the age of 16, surviving as a prostitute. “Her youthful face is already hard and cynical.” Beneath her survivor’s strength and palpable sadness, she has a luminous vulnerability and romantic longing.
MAT BURKE: 30; An Irish seaman, big-hearted, cocky, charming, and hardened by years at sea. “He is a powerful, broad-chested six-footer, his face handsome in a rough, bold, defiant way.” Clinging to his Irish Catholic upbringing, he is most comfortable in the company of hard-drinking men yet has the romantic disposition of a teenager. Irish dialect.
THE BARTENDER: 30s-50s; The barkeep at Johnny-the-Priest’s, a low dive saloon near South Street, New York City. Beneath his friendly, upbeat demeanor, one senses the man behind the mask—cynical, callous, and hard as nails.
All dates and titles are subject to change.
Stage Managers: Equity Stage Managers are invited to send resumes to Matthew Whiton, Production Manager, at the Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116. Please note all Equity Stage Manager positions have been filled at this time.
Contact: For questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.585.5684.
Q: I am a member of the Equity Membership Candidate program (EMC). Can I sign-up for the auditions?
A: No. Only card-carrying members of Actors Equity may sign-up for an audition slot during our Equity Principal Auditions (EPA). You can, however, email a headshot and resume to email@example.com with the shows and/or roles you’d like to be considered for.
Q: I am EMC and have acquired all of my points, but have not yet joined Equity (paid dues, received card, gotten my confirmation letter). Which audition should I attend?
A: Only card-carrying members of Actors Equity may sign-up for an audition slot during our Equity Principal Auditions (EPA). You can, however, email a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the shows and/or roles you’d like to be considered for.
Q: What should I do at the auditions?
A: It is your audition, so technically, you can do whatever you want as long as you don’t exceed your time. Most auditioners perform two contrasting monologues they have prepared in advance.
Q: Help! I can’t make the auditions/all the slots are full! What can I do?
A: If you are unable to audition today, there will be opportunities in the future. You can always submit a headshot and resume to email@example.com for consideration for particular shows or roles you are interested in being considered for, if you can’t make any of the auditions.
Q: I missed my audition time – can I still be seen?
A: If you are not in the lobby when we call your name, we will move to the next person on the list, and do our best to fit you back in later IF WE CAN. But, if we can’t, you are always welcome to submit a headshot and resume for consideration for particular shows or roles you’d like to be considered for.
Q: After carefully reading your breakdown, I don’t think there are any roles for me next season for which I am a good fit. Should I still audition?
A: That is up to you. As this is an open call audition, Equity forbids us from inviting or precluding any union member from auditioning. It is your time to do with as you please, and an open call is a great opportunity to introduce yourselves to us or show us something new if we already know you.
Q: You saw me at the StageSource auditions or the first open call - should I still audition?
A: That is up to you. As this is an open call audition, Equity forbids us from inviting or precluding any union member from auditioning. It is your time to do with as you please, and an open call is a great opportunity to show us something else than what we saw from you at StageSource or the first open call. You are always welcome to submit a headshot and resume for consideration for particular shows or roles you’d like to be considered for.
Q: I would like to audition for a particular role/show. Are there sides?
A: There are sides for Anna Christie for the roles of Mat and Anna, but there are no side for the role of the bartender or for Hold These Truths. You may select a scene to read from the scripts provided, as there is a reader and additional copy of the scripts inside. Should you elect this option you MUST identify the beginning and the end of the side PRIOR to your audition. For more information, please see the audition announcement.