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Virginia Repertory Theatre 2018-19 Season - Richmond VA EPA (05.18.18)
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Call Type: EPA 
CONTRACT 
SPT
Tier 6; $479/week min (pending) 
PERSONNEL 
Expected in attendance:
Managing Director/Producer: Phil Whiteway Artistic Director: Nathaniel Shaw
Associate Artistic Director: Kikau Alvaro 
OTHER 
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. 
SEEKING 
Seeking Equity performers for 2018-19 Season (see breakdown). 
Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition. 
BREAKDOWN 
VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE 2018/2019 SEASON
SIGNATURE SEASON All Signature Season productions performed onstage at Virginia Rep’s 
November Theatre (114 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23220). 
Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities,and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition. 
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME--- (PLAY) 
Written by Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Direction and Choreography by Nathaniel Shaw
Rehearsals begin: August 21, 2018;
Performance run: September 21 - October 14, 2018 
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. 
SEEKING:
CHRISTOPHER JOHN FRANCIS BOONE (15 years old, male) - A mathematical genius on the autism spectrum, determined to solve the mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor’s dog, Wellington.
ED BOONE (40-55, male) - Christopher’s father
JUDY BOONE - (40-55, female) Christopher’s mother
SIOBAHN (25-40, female) - his teacher 
ENSEMBLE 
MRS. SHEARS (40-55, female) - Christopher's Neighbor. The actor in this role also plays: Mrs. Gascoyne (The head of Christopher's school), Woman on Train, Shopkeeper, Voice One 
ROGER SHEARS (40-55, male) - Mrs. Shear's ex-husband. The actor in this role also plays: Mr. 
Wise (one of Christopher's Neighbors), Duty Sergeant, Man behind Counter, Drunk One, Voice Two 
A POLICEMAN (30-45, male) - The actor in this role also plays: Mr. Thompson (one of Christopher's Neighbors), London Policeman, Man with Socks, Drunk Two, Voice Three 
REVEREND PETERS (40-60, male) - A priest and teacher at Christopher's school. The actor in this role also plays: Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard, Voice Four 
NO. 40 (20-35, female) - One of Christopher's Neighbors. The actor in this role also plays: Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl, Voice Five 
MRS. ALEXANDER (50+, female) - An old lady, one of Christopher's neighbors. The actor in this role also plays: Posh Woman, Voice Six
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---SISTER ACT--- (MUSICAL) 
Music by Alan Menken, 
Lyrics by Glenn Slater 
Book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane 
Direction by Robin Arthur 
Rehearsals begin: October 15, 2018; 
Performance run: November 16 - December 30, 2018 
Based on the 1992 hit movie with Whoopi Goldberg, this musical follows the fallen showgirl, Deloris Van Cartier, who unexpectedly finds sisterhood and redemption when forced to take refuge in a convent. 
SEEKING: 
DELORIS VAN CARTIER (20s-30s, African-American, female) a feisty, strong-willed larger than life character. Aspires to be the next great singing sensation, but is forced to hide from Curtis in a convent. Needs a powerhouse disco diva voice with a huge range. 
MOTHER SUPERIOR (40s+, female) haughty, well spoken, stickler for rules and routine with a tough exterior. Does not want Deloris in her convent. 
SISTER MARY ROBERT (20s, female) A small, postulant nun. Very timid and quiet until she “finds her voice”. 
SISTER MARY PATRICK (mid 20s-30s, female) A large, bubbly, persistently enthusiastic character. Everyone’s friend. 
SISTER MARY LAZARUS (mid 50s, female) Choir mistress. Unwelcoming to Deloris at first, but eventually gets swept up in her music. 
MONSIGNOR O’HARA (late 40s, male) a good natured gentleman. Bright and positive despite the looming closure of his parish. Loves the change Deloris has brought to his church. 
CURTIS JACKSON (35-50, male) gangster in pursuit of Deloris. Always in control, or so he thinks. 
EDDIE (20s-30s, male) a good cop, former classmate of Deloris who still harbors affections for her. Determined to be her hero. 
TJ (20s-40s, male) Curtis’ nephew. One of Curtis Jackson’s henchman. JOEY (20s-40s, male) One of Curtis Jackson’s henchman.
PABLO (20s-40s, Latino/Hispanic, male) One of Curtis Jackson’s henchman. 
ERNIE (20s-40s, male) One of Curtis Jackson’s henchman who turns out to be an undercover police informant.
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---ONCE--- (MUSICAL) 
Based on the Film by John Carney
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Book by Enda Walsh
Direction by Nathaniel Shaw 
Co-production with the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA. 
Rehearsals begin: January 2, 2019; Virginia Rep Performance run: February 8 - March 3, 2019 Fulton Theatre Performance run: March 14 (tech begins) March 19 - April 14, 2018 
ONCE follows a classic tale of boy-meets-girl but through the eyes of two musicians and the community they bring together on the streets of Dublin. Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning movie for Best Original Song (“Falling Slowly”), ONCE features a cast that acts as its own orchestra to tell an enchanting and emotionally captivating story about love, humanity, and the saving power of music. 
SEEKING: 
GUY (20s, male) A musician struggling with more than just his music. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Irish dialect. 
GIRL (20s, female) a witty optimist, yet pragmatic. Possesses some sort of “other” quality. Mother to Ivanka. Must sing and play piano extremely well. Czech/Eastern European dialect. 
DA (50+, male) Guy’s father. Must play guitar, ukulele/mandolin. Irish dialect.
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BARUSKA (45+,female) Girl’s mother. Must sing and play accordion/piano. Czech/Eastern European dialect. 
REZA (female) Must sing and play violin/fiddle. Czech/Eastern European dialect. 
SVEC (20-39, male) Girl’s flatmate. Very odd. Loves TV. Must play guitar and drums well. Czech/Eastern European dialect. 
ANDREJ (20s, male) earnest and kind young man with big dreams. Must play guitar and bass. Czech/Eastern European dialect. 
BILLY (30-50, male) Owns music store where Girl plays piano. Must sing and play guitar. Irish dialect. 
BANK MANAGER (30-50) Presents a proper exterior, but harbors a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar/cello well. Irish dialect. 
EAMON (20-50, male) Manager of a music studio. Must sing and play guitar. Some piano. Irish accent. 
EMCEE (20-50, male) Good natured emcee at a bar. Must sing and play guitar. Some piano. Irish dialect. 
EX-GIRLFRIEND (20s, female) Guy’s ex-girlfriend. Must play violin. Irish dialect. IVANKA (6-8, female) Girl’s daughter. Sings well. Comfortable onstage. 
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---ATLANTIS A NEW MUSICAL--- WORLD PREMIERE (MUSICAL) 
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Lee Robinson
Book by Ken Cerniglia and Matthew Lee Robinson
Additional Story by Scott Morris
Rehearsals begin: March 4, 2019;
Performance run: April 12 - May 5, 2019