AUDITIONS FOR THE SUMMER/FALL 2014 SEASON
ELTC will have two audition days of open calls for Equity actors: one day in Cape May, NJ and the other in New York City.
On Monday, March 17 from 11:30am to 7:30pm, the call will be at the theater’s venue, The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, NJ, which is three-and-a-half hours south of Manhattan. For an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For those without appointments, sign-up begins at 10:30am and continues through 7:00pm, with a break between 3:00-4:00pm. A monitor will not be provided and ELTC will run all aspects of this audition. Actors are asked to audition with a brief monologue, preferably humorous and not Shakespeare, or read from sides from one of the three productions. Sides will be available at the audition and a
reader will be present for those auditioning with sides.
On Friday, March 28 from 9:30am to 5:30pm, the call will be at the Actors’ Equity Audition Center, 165 West 46th St., NYC. Sign-up for auditions begins at 8:30am, and continues through 5:00pm. Lunch break is from 1:00-2:00pm.
Non-union actors will be seen at both auditions, as long as no Equity actors are kept waiting.
The company operates under an Equity SPT 3 Contract with rehearsals beginning on Monday two weeks before the opening-performance week, and a Wednesday through Saturday night performance schedule, with two exceptions: no show on July 4 and an added show on Sun. July 6, and no show on Wed., Oct. 8, but an added performance on Sun., Oct. 12. All of the rehearsals will be in Cape May.
Artistic Director, Gayle Stahlhuth will be at all auditions and is directing all three shows.
The Equity Stage Manager is already hired for the season.
All roles are available. Go to "Our Season" to learn more about the shows. Casting breakdown is as follows:
“The First Fifty Years:” ANNE WELLS – goes from newlywed to the Golden Anniversary, ages fifty years from 20s-70s; age range 30-40; MARTIN WELLS – Anne’s husband of fifty years, who also ages from 20s-70s in the play; age range 30-40.
“Zorro!:” DON DIEGO VEGA – son of a wealthy landowner in Old Los Angeles (1840) who appears to like only joking and drinking, but in reality is ZORRO, the masked avenger who protects citizens from the corrupt government; age range late 20s – late 30s; ACTOR 2 - plays Lolita Pulido, who is in love with Zorro, but betrothed to Don Diego, whom she can’t stand, not realizing they are the same person, and she also plays various townsfolk, age range 20-30; ACTOR 3 – plays Captain Ramon, who will do anything to capture Zorro, and is in love with Lolita, and also plays various townsfolk, age range 35-45; ACTOR 4 – plays Dona Catalina, Lolita’s mother, who is eager to have her daughter married, and also portrays various townsfolk, age range 45-60; ACTOR 5 – plays Don Carlos Pulido, Lolita’s father who has lost much of his wealth due to speaking up against the government, and he also portrays various townsfolk, age range 50-60; ACTOR 6 – plays Friar Felipe who helps Don Diego in his quest to become Zorro, and also plays various smaller roles; age range 45-60.
“Within the Law:” MARY TURNER – after serving three years in prison for being falsely accused of shoplifting, she learns how to earn a living by operating just “within the law,” age range 20-30; EDWARD GILDER – wealthy owner of a Manhattan department store who looks the other way when a wealthy shopper is a kleptomaniac, but uses one of his employees, Mary, as a scapegoat to teach others working for him a lesson, age range 55-65; RICHARD GUILDER – Edward’s spoiled son who falls in love with Mary, age range 25-35; GEORGE DEMAREST – Edward’s lawyer who will do whatever his client asks, age range 40-60; POLICE INSPECTOR BURKE – no nonsense inspector for the NYC police; age range 40-60; JOE GARSON – a forger who is trying to go ‘straight’ with Mary’s help, age range 30-40; AGNES LYNCH – accustomed to being on the wrong side of the law until she meets Mary, a fun-loving but practical person, age range 20-30 (also plays the small role of SARA, Edward’s secretary in the first scene); EDDIE GRIGGS – a crook and a stool pigeon, also known as ‘English Eddie,’ age range 35-45 (also plays the small role of SMITHSON who works in Gilder’s store in the first scene); DETECTIVE SERGEANT CASSIDY – Burke is his boss, and he believes in Mary’s guilt, age range 30-45 (also plays the small role of WILLIAM IRWIN, a lawyer in one scene); and HELEN MORRIS – a clerk at Gilder’s department who is a thief, age range 20-35 (also plays the small role of WILLIAMS in one scene, a stenographer at police headquarters).
The East Lynne Theater Company is committed to nontraditional casting and equal employment opportunities. Actors wishing to mail pictures and resumes should mail them to the office: 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204 – and not to the church.
LOOKING FOR FUN THIS WINTER?
MURDER MYSTERY WEEKENDS
Presented by ELTC and
The Henry Sawyer Inn and Twin Gables Inn
February 21 & 22
March 7 & 8 March 21 & 22 March 28-29
Frank Smith, a retired Philadelphia police detective, provides just enough information to get your sleuthing skills going. For information, contact The Henry Sawyer Inn at 609-884-5667 or email@example.com, Twin Gables at 609-884-7332 or firstname.lastname@example.org or ELTC. Reservations/payments are made through the inns.
Retired Philadelphia police detective Frank Smith is on hand to provide just enough information to keep the investigation going.
Packages include Friday night appetizers at the inn, dinner at one of Cape May's fine restaurants, breakfasts at the inn, and a dessert reception on Saturday evening – all while guests continue to gather clues to solve the crime.
Cost is $389 for two people (plus tax) in a deluxe room at The Henry Sawyer Inn; upgrade to a two-room suite for an additional $60. Adding a third or fourth person in a suite costs $105 plus tax for each additional person.
Reservations are made through The Henry Sawyer Inn by phone, 609-884-5667, or online at email@example.comAccommodations are also available at Twin Gables, located across the street from The Henry Sawyer Inn: phone 609-884‐7332 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Annual Playwriting Get-Away Weekend
Presented by ELTC and The Henry Sawyer Inn
Friday, February 28 - Saturday, March 1
Using exercises to trigger the imagination, participants are encouraged to write one-act plays during three workshop sessions, culminating in these works being read aloud by ELTC company members.
ELTC’s Artistic Director Gayle Stahlhuth, who has taught theater and playwriting in a variety of settings throughout the country, is heading up the workshop. Organizations that have commissioned her plays include the Smithsonian Institution, Theatreworks USA, and the Illinois Humanities Council. Where her plays have been produced include Manhattan Theatre Club and Surflight Theater, and her dramaturgical skills have been sought by independent producers as well as nonprofit companies like Circle Rep.
Not only are the rooms at The Henry Sawyer Inn conducive to the quiet needed for writing, but the parlor and dining room are available for individual use, as well as for the locations for the workshops. Cost is $399 for two people and $299 for one (plus tax), which includes accommodations, breakfast, afternoon tea and treats for two nights, and the workshop fee. For those not needing accommodations, the fee is $150.
“It had been a while since I’d tried my hand at playwriting,
but the nurturing atmosphere and Gayle’s genuine
delight in exploring language and ideas gave me
courage and confidence…Highly recommended!”
- Linda Stankard, Suffern, NY
Contact the Inn at 884-5667 or email@example.com
or ELTC. Reservations/payments are made through the Inn.
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