The Great American Trailer Park Musical - Lakeway EPA Day 2 of 2 (05.06.18)
Call Type: EPA
Minimum - $300/wk
Executive Producer: Jarret Mallon
Director: Sarah Gay
Music Director: Susan Finnigan
July 30, 2018 - First Rehearsal
August 17, 2018 - Opening
September 1, 2018 - Closing
Local hires preferred.
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.
18+ up only all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Looking for comedic and versatile performers who can sing and dance.
All actors must be strong actors/singers with skilled comedic timing and country/rock style vocals.
JEANNIE GARSTECKI 35-45, Belt and Legit Mezzo. Jeannie has lived in a trailer at Armadillo Acres for 20 years with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Norbert. Shewas 17 when she was married, 18 when her son was born, and 23 when he was kidnapped. This traumatic event turned her into an agoraphobic, and she hasn’t left her trailer since, and the man she loves is drifting further and further away.
NORBERT GARSTECKI 35-45, High Baritone. Norbert is Jeannie’s husband and collets tolls for a living. He tried to be as good a husband as one can be to an agoraphobic. He is a former high-school football star whose rugged good looks are marred by fatigue and the stress of his difficult marriage. He is a simple man who desperately wishes his wife could get out of the trailer but is not equipped with the emotional or intellectual tools to help her do it. Instead he ends up doing something he’s never done before, sleeping with another woman who happens to be a professional stripper.
PIPPI 28-35, Large Belt. Pippi is a striking beauty with a great body and a taste for clothing that shows it off. She is a professional stripper who has gotten by on her looks and talents for dancing and petty theft. She means no harm and is ready to stop making bad choices and start making changes. She leaves her boyfriend and moves to the small town of Armadillo Acres to start over.
DUKE 20s, Rock Tenor. Duke is Pippi’s obsessive, possessive, and excessive Magic-Marker-sniffing boyfriend; “ex”-boyfriend according to Pippi. Not so, according to Duke.
BETTY 30s-50s, Rough Belt. One of “The Girls.” Betty attended high school with Norbert and Jeannie Garstecki and has lived in Armadillo Acres for just as long. She now runs the leasing office and makes it her business to know everything about everybody who passes through the trailer park. Betty is the mother hen to the denizens of the trailer park. Of all of “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and dry.
LINOLEUM “LIN” 30s, Belt. One of “The Girls.” So-named because her mother gave birth to her on the kitchen floor, Linoleum has a husband on death row at the Florida State Prison. His fate is an electric chair that doesn’t work properly unless most of the town’s electricity is turned off. So Lin watches everyone’s lights and appliances very closely in the hopes that she can keep the chair on the fritz. Sometimes self-absorbed and sometimes has a smart mouth, she hints at a wild, rock-and-roll past and is the fiercest of “The Girls.”
DONNA “PICKLES” late teens-early 20s, Belt. One of “The Girls.” A newlywed, Donna is called “Pickles” because she is perpetually hysterically pregnant—that is, she’s so convinced she should be pregnant she’s exhibiting symptoms. Her husband is a lot fancier than she is, as he is from the big city of Jacksonville. His parents haven’t been very supportive of his marital choice, so Pickles is desperate to give her husband a family of his own—even if she has to fake it. The dimmest of “The Girls,” Pickles is airy, sweet, and blissfully ignorant.
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2300 Lohmans Spur
Austin, TX 78734
Sunday, May 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
Prepare 32-bars in the style of the show. Please also bring accompaniment music as well. In addition, please bring a resume and headshot. AEA members should bring proof of Equity membership. EMC actors will also be seen. Actors should be 18 years of age or older