Bridge Street Theatre Announces Auditions for “The Letters” and “The Moors”

Photo/Resume Request for THE LETTERS and THE MOORS at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill
Contract Type: Special Appearance
Contract Salary: $254/wk (non-AEA receives a stipend of $200/wk)
Seeking: Photo and resume submissions from AEA, EMC, and non-AEA actors for the first two plays in Bridge Street Theatre’s 2019 Season.

Casting:


THE LETTERS by David Zellnik (world premiere)
First rehearsal: April 9
Opening: April 25
Closing: May 5

THE MOORS by Jen Silverman
First rehearsal: May 14
Opening: May 30
Closing June 9
Performance schedule is Thursday-Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm, with “Pay What You Will” performances on the first Thursday and Sunday of each run.

Character Breakdown:
THE LETTERS
directed by John Sowle
Seeking:
Rachel – age 34, also 22. A linguist. Highly intelligent, self-confident, a bit of a smartass. She and Rajiv have been engaged to be married for a long time.
Laura – Age 22. Intern at a successful advertising agency. Young, empathic, very self-possessed, poised and ready to launch into her adult life.
The roles of Rajiv and Henry have been cast

THE MOORS
directed by Tracy Liz Miller
Seeking:
Agatha – Elder spinster sister. Spidery. Dangerous. Powerful.
Huldey – Younger spinster sister. She keeps a diary. She wants to be famous.
Emilie – The governess. A romantic with a sweet face.
Marjory – The scullery maid. Also the parlor maid. Down-trodden.
Consumptive. Strategic.
The Mastiff – The Dog. A sad philosopher king.
A Moor Hen – A small chicken. Accident-prone. Practical and very present tense.

Casting is best when diverse. Bridge Street Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit. For consideration, please email picture and resume ASAP to casting@bridgest.org with the subject line “BST 2019 Appointment Submission”. Individual submissions only; no agent submissions, please. Those selected to audition will be contacted for an appointment and provided with sides to prepare, a location, and an audition time. Auditions will be held in both Catskill (February 10) and NYC (February 12) – when
you submit, please specify your preferred audition location. Bridge Street Theatre is located in Catskill, NY, a two-hour drive north of Manhattan and about an hour south of Albany. All rehearsals and performances will take place in Catskill.

The theatre’s Mainstage performance schedule is Thursday-Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm, with “Pay What You Will” performances on the first Thursday and Sunday of each eight-performance run.

Union actors will appear under a Special Appearance contract at $254 per week. Non-union performers will receive a stipend of $200 per week. No work weeks will accrue for either EMC points or Health insurance. Housing and one-time round-trip transportation is available to artists from outside a 50-mile radius of Catskill.

For more information about Bridge Street Theatre and the plays in its 2019 Season, visit http://bridgest.org.

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