The American Vicarious Inc.
Pushkin - NYC EPA (05.31.18)
Call Type: EPA
Christopher McElroen, director.
Stephanie Klapper, Casting Director
Lacey Davies, Casting Assistant
Leah Shapiro, Casting Assistant
Caitelin McCoy, Assistant to SKC
Ben Folts, Assistant to SKC Jonathan Leaf, Playwright
Assistant Director, TBD
First Rehearsal: June 18, 2018
Opening: July 21, 2018
Closing: August 25, 2018
the american vicarious is a not-for-profit production company telling consequential stories that hold classical values–far reaching in terms of periods, styles, and stories, but all unified by a taste for theatre and art that is noteworthy, enduring, and intellectually bold.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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.
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Equity actors for 10 roles.
Alexander Pushkin: African-American Age mid 20s-mid 40s. Short-tempered, impulsive, brilliant, charismatic. Displays a mixture of insecurity and braggadocio, these traits wedded to the arrogance of one born to wealth and recognized as a genius.
Natalya Pushkin: Caucasian Age 20s-mid 30s. Young, tall, beautiful. Self-involved and haughty. Ordinarily fun-loving, occasionally prone to black despair. Accustomed to having her way.
Katarina Goncharova: Caucasian Age 20s-mid 30s. Also young and beautiful. Slow to passion, but capable of it.
Alexandra Goncharova: Caucasian Age mid 20s-mid 30s. Although plain, resembles her sisters. Neurotic and intellectual. Ordinarily shy, self-effacing. Sometimes stiff. Bashful and polite manner conceals essentially willful nature.
Madame Goncharova: Caucasian Age mid 50s-mid 60s. Madame Goncharova is the mother of the three sisters. Level-headed. Indifferent to “intellectual” matters. Materialistic.
Nicolai Gogol: Caucasian Age 30’s. Gogol is polite and pleasant, but also of a dispassionate – even slightly cold – nature. Gogol is in awe of Pushkin, but, although he is not inclined to announce his prejudices, his eyes convey his somewhat satirical take on most other people. Unprepossessing.
Tsar Nicholas I: Caucasian Age mid 30s-mid 50s. Tall. Self-confident. Imperious. His manner is scrupulous but vaguely menacing.
Count Benkendorf: Caucasian Age mid 40s-mid 60s. Invariably aggressive, whether occupied in fawning or in interrogating others. Devout. Enjoys power.
Baron Delvig: Caucasian Age 30s-early 50s. An actor with some suavity and intelligence. Preferably tall and graceful. Delvig will occasionally show a gentle, sensitive side.
Count D’Anthes: Age mid 20s-mid 30s. He is tall and graceful. He is intelligent, suave, shrewd, impulsive and adaptable. He is not cowardly. He reads people well. He is ambitious and has a brash manliness which many men and women find attractive. He is only partly able to conceal his large measure of self-love.
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
Audition room: 415. Holding room: 408.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Actors will read from sides, provided at the auditions. Bring picture and resume.