Atlantic Theater Company
New York, NY
This Ain't No Disco - NYC EPA
Call Type: EPA
Neil Pepe, Artistic Director;
Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director;
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz;
Book: Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz and Rick Elice;
Director: Darko Tresnjak;
Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns
Personnel expected at the EPA:
Either Annie MacRae, Abby Katz or David Mendizabel from the Atlantic.
Laura Wade, from Telsey + Company
Rehearsals: May 21
Previews: June 29
Closing: August 19
NOTE: We encourage performers of all genders (including non-gender binary performers) and races, including performers with disabilities, to attend.
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.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actor/singers for various roles in this new musical.
NOTE: Set against the grit, the garbage strikes and the graffiti of 1979 New York City, “THIS AIN’T NO DISCO” tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one's fate can turn on a dime bag.
[CHAD/RAKE] Male, any ethnicity, 20. Gay/sexually fluid. Studio 54 busboy from Forest Hills. Creative and smart. A former hustler runaway, he inherits some money and wants to be part of the scene but is somewhat naïve about it. Develops a close friendship with Sammy. Tenor, Lennon/McCartney vocal quality.
[SAMMY] Female, African-American, 22. A punk, poet, and single mother from Queens. Had let go of her dream of becoming a singer to raise her son and overcome a troubled past. Stumbles her way into the club scene. Develops a close friendship with Chad. Rock/R&B belt. Mezzo soprano/contralto, Tina Turner/PJ Harvey vocal quality.
[STEVE RUBELL] Male, 30s. Jewish and from New York. Co-owner of Studio 54 and its High Priest, gatekeeper of the club’s velvet rope. He has a particular affinity for his busboys and anything that maintains his status on the scene. Has an understanding with the District Attorney in order to keep business going. Tenor, Barry Gibb/Elton John/Joe Cocker quality.
[THE D.A. (LAMONT BROWN)] Male, African-American, 30s—40s. A hard partier with political ambitions. Frequent presence at Studio 54. Ignores Steve Rubell’s illegal business practices while Rubell protects the D.A.’s club lifestyle. The D.A. plans to run for mayor and relies on this protection to keep his reputation intact. Baritone.
[BINKY] Female, any ethnicity, 30s—40s. Brash and pushy public relations professional and celebrity hound. She’s been on the outs and is desperately in need of a comeback. She hunts for prey at Studio 54 and lands on Chad. Mezzo-soprano with a huge range.
[THE ARTIST] Male, Caucasian, 30s—40s. Andy Warhol (or is he Yoko Ono?). Eccentric tastemaker of the club and art scene. Always looking for new talent to exploit and finds it in Sammy. Tenor.
[LANDA/LANDON] Trans or Non-Binary, any ethnicity, late 20s—early 30s. Free spirit and visual artist. Works coat check at Studio 54 with girlfriend, Meesh. Develops a close friendship with Chad. Has an artist loft on Lispenard Street in TriBeCa with Meesh. Over the course of the story, Landa will transition from female to male and become Landon. High tenor/counter tenor.
[MEESH] Female, any ethnicity, late 20s—early 30s. Free spirit and visual artist. Works with and dates Landa, later Landon, at Studio 54 coat check. Loves celebrity watching and making art. Develops a close friendship with Chad. Has an artist loft on Lispenard Street in TriBeCa with Landa. Mezzo- soprano/contralto.
[STAFFER] Male, any ethnicity, 30s. The D.A.’s Assistant and wingman. Young, savvy, and smart. Does his bidding and keeps him in line to the extent that he can. He is the wonk in this professional relationship. Sexually fluid. Tenor/Counter tenor.
[CHARLIE] Male, African-American, 5. Sammy’s young son. Juvenile actor.
[STEVE MASS] Male, Caucasian, 20s—early 40s. A Southern-born Jewish hipster/intellectual. Arty, freewheeling, wearer of rumpled zoot suits and Hawaiian shirts. Former aspiring filmmaker, and used to run an ambulance company. Also plays ensemble roles. Excellent singer.
[DISCO MEN] Male or Non-Binary, any ethnicity, 20s—early 30s. Great dancers and excellent singers with unique looks/vibes. To play multiple ensemble roles such as the Supplicants, the Revelers, the Mob, and Mudd Clubbers. Aerial skills a plus.
[DISCO WOMEN] Female or Non-Binary, any ethnicity, 20s—early 30s. Great dancers and excellent singers with unique looks/vibes. To play multiple ensemble roles such as the Supplicants, the Revelers, the Mob, and Mudd Clubbers. Aerial skills a plus.
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
Friday, March 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Prepare a brief pop/rock song showing range. Bring sheet music. A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.