Auditions

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JOB DETAILS

Auditions are now open for our 2022 Summer season! Auditions are open to all regardless of Equity status.

The deadline to apply via the EPA form has ended. Please send your the following information or audition inquiries to

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
SPT
$677 weekly minimum + health/pension/lodging/travel (Category 8) – contract pending approval

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Shirley Serotsky (viewing auditions)
Managing Director: R. J. Lavine
Season Casting: Michael Cassara Casting/Michael Cassara, CSA (viewing auditions)
Chris Blisset, Music Director (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) (viewing auditions)

OTHER DATES
Callbacks will be held (via video self-tape and live virtual auditions) in April/May, 2022

See production specific dates in breakdown.

OTHER
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will both take place in our outdoor space/under a tent. Cabaret and The Great Leap will be performed in our traditional indoor space (the Niederkorn Stage).

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 submit.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in Hangar Theatre’s 2022 Season (see breakdown).

The Hangar believes in diversity and representation in casting and encourages actors of all ethnicities/races and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. When roles are described, we are describing the characters as scripted and/or as conceived for the director’s vision of this project.

Safety/Pandemic Note: The Hangar Theatre is following the guidelines of public health officials and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in addition to all Equity requirements, in order to create a safe environment for this summer season. The Hangar is a fully- vaccinated company: full vaccination (including booster for those eligible) must be completed at least two-weeks prior to the start of employment.

BREAKDOWN

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please prepare a brief song (ideally about a minute long) in the style of either Cabaret or Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. If you would like to submit for both, you may submit two brief songs. You are welcome to sing from either show, or something of your own – please sing with accompaniment (tracks are fine!) if at all possible. and/or 1 brief monologue (about a minute) in the style of anything in the season. (If you are an actor who sings and would like to be considered for multiple projects within the season, you are welcome to submit multiple pieces)

Equity Required Accompaniment Tracks: If you do not have access to audition accompaniment tracks of your own, the theatre has provided audition accompaniment cuts of Irving Berlin’s “Always,” now in the public domain, which you are welcome to use as a general singing audition. Per Equity rules, it has been provided in 4 separate keys (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) and tracks/sheet music can be obtained from: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1a4… – please do NOT feel obligated to sing this song, however. You are welcome to use any material of your choosing, but we do strongly prefer that you sing with accompaniment or an accompaniment track. For all-self tape auditions: feel free to submit supplementary footage (reels, dance footage, etc.) that you think may be of use as we go about casting the season.

All productions perform Tuesday 7:30 pm, Wednesday 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Thursday 7:30 pm, Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday 2:30 pm. School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will both take place in our outdoor space/under a tent. Cabaret and The Great Leap will be performed in our traditional indoor space (the Niederkorn Stage)

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY,by Jocelyn Bioh
Director: Lydia Fort
First Rehearsal: May 27, 2022
First Performance: June 15, 2022

Closing: June 25, 2022

SEEKING:
Note: 
All characters are of West-African descent/Black.

PAULINA SARPONG – Female, Black, 18. The most popular girl in school and she knows it; she is beautiful, talented, smart, and can be vindictive. She has a vulnerability underneath and is very good at hiding it.

ERICKA BOAFO – Female, Black, light/fair skin, Biracial, 18. She is a transfer student from the US and is new to school; she seems kind and generous, but people do not know much about her. Working hard to fit in, in her own way.

HEADMISTRESS FRANCIS – Female, Black, 40s. The Headmistress of Aburi Girls Boarding School; loves the girls but is also constantly exhausted by them.

ELOISE AMPONSAH – Female, Black, 40s. Extremely poised and well-mannered former Miss Ghana 1976; she now is a recruiter for the Miss Ghana Pageant; she speaks with a slightly affected British accent and prides herself in always being a lady.

AMA – Female, Black, 18. The sensible, smart one of Paulina’s pack; is not afraid to say it like she means it. She has her eyes on the future.

NANA – Female, Black, 18+ to play 16. Trusting, can seem naive, she wants to earn Paulina’s love; she struggles with her love of food and snacks; very sensitive.

MERCY – Female, Black, 18+ to play 16. The witty sidekick to Gifty and will do and say anything to stay a member of Paulina’s pack.

GIFTY – Female, Black, 18+ to play 16. Always by Mercy’s side; she loves being part of Paulina’s pack and will do anything to be considered cool.

CABARET, by John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics), Joe Masteroff (book)
Co-Director/Choreographers: Sanaz Ghajar and Ben Hobbs
First Rehearsal: June 7, 2022
First Performance: June 30, 2022

Closing: July 16, 2022

SEEKING:

This will be a robustly diverse production of Cabaret that speaks to the cyclical nature of history. The material (script and score) will not be changed, but we are actively re-envisioning how this world is populated. We are seeking bold storytellers eager to help us in this pursuit.

[EMCEE] Any Gender, Any Race/Ethnicity. 20s-30s; the host and Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. An androgynous character, comfortable with being intimate with both men and women. Comedic, transformational, commanding, loveable. Requires agile stage movement and dance. Speaks with a German accent. Tenor.

[SALLY BOWLES] Female, Any Race/Ethnicity; 20s-30s. a British cabaret singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Brash, messy and a hustler. She’s an opportunist and she’s so much fun to be around (you just want to hang out with her all the time). Comfortable with stage movement and light dance; speaks with a British accent, or at least can fake it. Vocal range: low A to high C, Soprano, strong belt.

[CLIFF BRADSHAW] Male, Any Race/Ethnicity, 20s-30s. A broke, aspiring writer traveling to Berlin, teaching English for rent. He’s a good boy from a God-fearing family in Pennsylvania, who has big dreams and under-explored impulses. Actor who sings – Baritone, low A to high E.

[ERNST LUDWIG] Male, 20s-40s, Any Race/Ethnicity. A charming German aristocrat who usually knows how to get what he wants. Takes English lessons from Cliff and smuggles funds for the Nazi Party. Thick German accent. Actor who sings a bit.

[FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER] Female, 40+, Any Race/Ethnicity. A former socialite with delusions
of grandeur. Lonely and struggling to rent rooms in her large flat. Speaks with a German accent. Alto, low D to Ab above middle C.

[HERR SCHULTZ] Male, 50+, Any Race/Ethnicity. One of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers and the proprietor of a Fruit Shop. Good-natured and generous. Speaks with a German/Yiddish accent. Sweet character singer.

[FRAULEIN KOST] Female, 30s, Any Race/Ethnicity. Another of Fraulein Schneider’s roomers; earns money by offering favors to sailors. She has a strong sexual comfort and commanding nature. Alto/mezzo, low Ab to high F.

FRITZIE
MAX/HERMAN/CUSTOMS OFFICER FRENCHIE
ROSIE
LULU
TEXAS
HELGA
BOBBY/BOY SOPRANO
VICTOR
RUDY/HANS

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dave Malloy
Based on the book War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Director: Shirley Serotsky
Music Director: Chris Blisset
Choreographer: Fatima Sowe
First Rehearsal: June 28, 2022
First Performance: July 21, 2022
Final Performance: July 31, 2022

Instruments needed in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812: piano, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, viola, cello, guitar, accordion, glockenspiel, bass, and drums. Other instruments are welcome: flute, saxophone, trumpet, beat box, bassoon, French horn, et al.

NATASHA – Female, Any Race/Ethnicity, 18-Mid 20s. Young, unsuspecting, passionate,
and charming, she loves with all her heart. Life has been good to her so far. Range: Soprano, G3-F5.

PIERRE – Male, Any Race/Ethnicity, 30s-40s. Dear, bewildered, and awkward. Poorly matched and married to Hélène. Wealthy and educated, but exists as an outsider. Pierre struggles to connect, though he desires to do so. Range: Bari-Tenor, Ab2-Ab4.

SONYA – Female, Any Race/Ethnicity, 18-Mid 20s. Natasha’s cousin and closest friend. She is a loyal friend and confidante, and a good and compassionate human. Range: Mezzo-Soprano,
B3-C5.

ANATOLE – Male, Any Race/Ethnicity, Late 20s-Mid 30s. Charismatic, seductive, passionate, moody. He’s hard to resist, but also self-centered and shallow. Range: Tenor, B2-C#5.

HELENE – Female, Any Race/Ethnicity, Late 20s-Early 30s. Of high stature but abuses her power. Anatole is her brother; Pierre is her husband. Self-centered, like her brother, she likely would have prospered at a time when women had more choices available to them. In this story, she uses and sometimes abuses all that is available to her. Range: Alto, G3-F5.

MARYA – Female, Any Race/Ethnicity, 40s-60s. A grande dame of Moscow. Natasha’s Godmother, she’s strict yet kind. She’s been around, and brings life experience and knowledge to all that she does. Also enjoys conversation and gossip. Range: Alto, G3-B4.

DOLOKHOV – Male, Any Race/Ethnicity, Late 20s-30s. An officer in the military, fierce, sharp, a crazy good shot in a duel. Anatole’s friend and confidant. Dolokhov is having an affair with Hélène. Overall, sardonic and entitled. Range: Baritone, E3-F4.

MARY – Female, Any Race/Ethnicity, 20s-30s. Isolated from the world, the daughter of a wealthy, domineering prince and sister of absent Andrey, Mary has been deemed plain, and remains trapped by this opinion. Her own pain and neglect sometimes inspired cruelty towards others. Track includes the lead opera singer and a domestic serf. Should also have command of extended vocal techniques (e.g. glottal yodeling, ululation). Mezzo-Soprano, G3-B4.

PRINCE ANDREY/OLD PRINCE BOLKONSKY – Male, Any Race/Ethnicity, 20s-40s. Andrey is Natasha’s fiance. He’s a desirable catch, dashing and wealthy, now off to fight the war against Napoleon’s armies. Old Bolkonsky is old and cantankerous, and perhaps not all there, an aristocrat who believes things were better before. Range: Baritone, F2-Eb3.

BALAGA – Male, Any Race/Ethnicity, Late 20s-Early 50s. A Russian troika driver known for throwing caution to the wind. He’s lower status and drinks more than he should. That said, he’s fun to be around and warm. Also plays the lead opera singer and several domestic serfs. Range: Baritone, A2-E4

ENSEMBLE – Any Gender, Any Race/Ethnicity. Encompassing all of Russian society, from
rustic villagers to aristocratic opera attendees; excellent singers and movers. Eager to help create the world of the play and welcome in the audience.

THE GREAT LEAP,by Lauren Yee
Director: Natsu Onoda Power
First Rehearsal: July 22, 2022
First Performance: August 10, 2022 Closing: August 20, 2022

THIS WILL BE A Co-Production with Portland Stage (Portland, Maine). Those dates will be as follows:
9/9 to 9/13 Rehearsal/Tech
9/14–9/15 Preview
9/16–10/2 Performances

(Portland Stage leg will be at a different salary rate reflective of their LORT Agreement. Anticipated Equity salary for Portland Stage leg is $762/week.)

MANFORD – Male, Chinese-American, 18+ to play 17. Intense, scrappy, resourceful, runs into trouble, attacks the rim, with a ruthless crossover. We’re rooting for him. Not tall. more Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin.

CONNIE – Female, Chinese-American, 25. Manford’s cousin and UC Berkeley grad student. Level- headed, big picture. Deeply invested in Manford’s well-being. A Chris Paul/Klay Thompson type.

WEN CHANG – Male, Chinese, 43. Coach of Beijing University’s men’s basketball team. Observant, efficient, follows the rules. Sees an elegant beauty in the sport. Favors three pointers over aggressive inside shots. Tim Duncan would appreciate his energy. (His English is formal, but relatively unaccented.)

SAUL – Male, Jewish, 52. Coach of the University of San Francisco’s men’s basketball team. A shit- talking, shot-blocking, washed up Larry Bird. Three things in the world matter to him: his daughter, his players, and the sport of basketball

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION IN BREAKDOWN. Submit by email to  If you encounter any technical difficulties, you may submit via e-mail to submissions@michaelcassara.net – but please only use that address for questions you may have or if you are unable to use the form. Once you have submitted your materials, we will not follow up unless we need anything further.

Deadline: 04/12/2022

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College Students/Recent Grads:

Current college students and very recent graduates may apply for the Hangar Lab Company; more information can be found here.