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AUDITIONS FOR
2020 MAINSTAGE SEASON
ANNOUNCED FOR
BAY STREET THEATER

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce auditions for the 2020 Mainstage Season. No phone calls please.

Date of NYC Audition
Thursday  March 05, 2020
AEA 9:30am-5:30pm / NYC Audition Location
AEA Audition Center
165 W 46 Street
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New York, NY / Date of Sag Harbor, NY Audition
Saturday  March 07, 2020
Bay Street Theater- 9:30am-5:30pm / Sag Harbor, NY Location
Bay Street Theater
1 Bay Street (Corner of Bay and Main St.)
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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Call Type
Equity Principal Audition / Personnel
Will Pomerantz—Artistic Associate
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John Sullivan—Associate Producer / Contract
LORT $899.00 per week / Seeking
M/F Actors. Refer to Breakdown
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Preparation
1 Contemporary Monologue, no longer than 2 minutes. A few bars of music song for those who wish to demonstrate singing skill

Other
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity deigned 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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Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.  Actors with local housing near Sag Harbor strongly encouraged to attend.
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Breakdowns

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Windfall

By Scooter Pietsch
Director— TBA
Contract Dates: May 4, 2020 –June 14, 2020
 
Glenn Brannon – the conniving, overlord/owner of Brannon Data Entry. Her managerial skills and philosophies may be aggressive but they are usually correct and always effective. But her personality and maniacal quest for perfection from her “workers” just might be the root cause of the medical issues she is struggling with. And when Glenn wants the spotlight to lecture and condescend, she takes it, and there are rarely any survivors. Female, late 40s, 50s, 60s. All ethnicities welcome.
 
Kate Rearden – the office manager and mother hen who dresses a little too age-inappropriately because she still fancies herself a spring chicken. Far too frequently single, Kate still manages to be enthusiastic about her life, but can’t quite figure out why life doesn’t feel quite the same way about her. Female, 40s-50s. All ethnicities welcome.
 
Hannah Higley – a woman capable of very big dreams but living in a nightmare world she can’t escape from. She spends her days mindlessly entering data on a computer and her nights in a loveless marriage with a controlling husband. Although attractive, it appears she’s given up on “dressing for success” or happiness. Female, late 20s, 30s, early 40s. All ethnicities welcome.
 
Galvan Kidd – a walking, talking contradiction of a man, who on one hand seeks his guidance from the Bible and on the other loses his shit when the prophecies predicted by scripture don’t quite add up to his desired Promised Land. He is ambitious, driven and laser-focused on being the best at everything and crushed when he is less than that. African American male, 30s-40s, data entry employee.
 
Chris Hart – If it was possible to win the lottery by doing a whole lot of nothing but wishing, Chris would have won years ago. The only things he puts any effort into are drinking with his coworkers, chasing women and bemoaning his unfulfilled life. He’s charming and friendly but sometimes his motives are less than noble. Male, late 20s, 30s or early 40s, data entry employee. All ethnicities welcome.
 
Jacqueline Vanderbilt – the new data entry employee who can type 200 words per minute while dressed in couture. She is nothing like your typical data entry employee, either in name or appearance. But appearances can be deceiving for this single mother desperate to improve her station in life, any way she can. Female, late 20s, 30s, early 40s. All ethnicities welcome. 

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Dancing at Lughnasa 

By Brian Friel
Director – Kyle Donnelly
Contract Dates: May 28, 2020 -July 26, 2026
 
MICHAEL: the narrator. If referred to as a young man, this is a memory play and everything is filtered through his eyes. He plays himself as a young boy (vocally) and tells the story of his five aunties.  Age is indeterminate but he was a sensitive lonely boy and that has not changed. A masterful storyteller that must connect with the audience.
 
KATE: 40’s. The oldest of the sisters, the only one with a job. Is used to having to manage things and keep the high standards beat into her by the Catholic church. She can come off as disapproving much of the time but she has a deep well of love for her siblings and would do anything for them. Like the entire family, there is a streak of wildness deep in her.
 
MAGGIE: late 30’s – 40’s: the favorite Aunt in that she is the funny one, always having a joke or a crack for everything.  She openly longs for the days and the men that have passed her by. While overtly fun, she is quite obedient to her older sister and would do nothing to harm anyone. She smokes Woodbine cigarettes as much as she can.
 
AGNES: mid to late 30’s: the dark horse. While very quiet and obedient, there is much going on underneath that stillness. She has loved Gerry her entire life, never given many other opportunities to express her great capacity for love. Takes care of Rose and is a dutiful sister, but the wildness may run deepest in her.
 
ROSE: early to mid 30’s. the sister that everyone has to pay attentive to and take care of. It is implied that she is “simple.” She definitely would not do well on her own in terms of basic survival. She has a rebellious and crafty streak that could get her into real trouble though. It is possible to use someone on the spectrum or who is developmentally challenged in this role.
 
CHRIS: mid to late 20’s. the romantic of the group. Perhaps the most attractive, but definitely the one who took a chance on love and ended with a baby and no husband. She still believes and hopes with a naivete not supported by circumstance. Capable of deep sadness but also great joy.
 
GERRY:  30’S: the ne’er do well father of Michael who is in love with Chris but can’t stay put. He believes what he says when he says it, but has no follow through. His need to keep moving and find what he is looking for is a fruitless quest. He is a decent ballroom dancer having taught it to the lonely ladies of the world.
 
JACK: 50’s. the priest brother who went away to Africa many years ago, which profoundly changed him. He is sincere and yet haunted. He found another way of life completely different from Catholicism and desperately misses it. He begins frail and ends up heartier but the loss of his new spirituality ultimately kills him.

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Ragtime

Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Director –Will Pomerantz
Choreographer – Marcos Santana
James Bassi-Music Director
Contract Dates: July 06-September 06, 2020
 
MOTHER – 30’s/40’s – White – A strong, intelligent woman, with inklings of independence that are unusual for a woman in this period.  She makes a big internal journey in the course of the show, allowing her heart to lead her to new vistas. Legit soprano with strong belt.
 
COALHOUSE – 30’s/40’s – African American – Powerful, charming and charismatic, Coalhouse understands his own worth as a musician and a human being, and expects to be treated accordingly.  He also has a sense of humor and fun, as well as a deep capacity for love.  Must have strong vocal ability.  Legit Baritone with solid high notes/extension.
 
SARAH – 20’s/30’s – African American – Although perhaps less worldly and sophisticated than Coalhouse, Sarah possesses a powerful goodness and a strong belief system.  She is not quick to trust, but once she does, she is fiercely loyal and passionate.  Must have very strong upper range, as well as strong belt. 
 
TATEH – 30’s/40’s – A recent Jewish immigrant, Tateh is fiercely protective of his young daughter.  He initially strongly believes in the American Dream, but eventually becomes aware of the need to fight for what is fair and right.  Has direct access to his emotions, and is able to convey to others his excitement for life and work.  High Baritone.
 
FATHER – 40’s-50’s – White – Although not a bad man, he is a clear product of a time when men and whites ruled society.  Although he is not demonstrative with his feelings, he has ability to perceive the changes going on around him and question his own ability to cope with them.   High Baritone or Bari/Tenor.
 
YOUNGER BROTHER – 20’s/early 30’s – Talented and impulsive, with a passion for love and fireworks.  A young man searching for meaning and a purpose in life, and willing to sacrifice to get them. Tenor or High Baritone.
 
BOY – White – should read between age 8 and 10.  The BOY is the child of MOTHER and FATHER.  He is observant, and very aware of everything that goes on around him.  He is good boy, but has a bit of mischief in him.  He loves his parents, and sometimes has visions of the future he can’t explain.  Should be able to sing a bit.
 
GIRL – should read between age 8 and 10.  The GIRL is the child of TATEH.  Her mother is gone, and her father is all that she has.  She is initially overwhelmed and frightened by the new world she and her father have arrived in, but trusts her father to protect her.  Should be able to sing a bit. 
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists. 
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AAQ Resource: Joseph Pagac Architect

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