The Ensemble Company (in residence at Penguin Point Productions) will be holding auditions for NON-UNION actors for its 2022 Ensemble on October 15th (appointments 6:00pm to 9:00pm) and 16th (appointments from 5:00pm to 9:00pm) 2021, with callbacks on October 17th, 2021.
Auditions will be held at Penguin Point Productions, located within the Oviedo Mall at 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765.
To book an appointment, please click here.
At The Ensemble Company, we practice non-traditional casting. Non-traditional casting is a method to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors, and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age, or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end, we encourage all actors to audition.
Please note that the ultimate goal of The Ensemble Company is to cast a core repertory ensemble to play multiple roles in the season, but some roles will be offered singly.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare a monologue no longer than two minutes in length. Additionally, please bring a non-returnable copy of your headshot and résumé.
We will be casting the following productions:
Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg; Directed by Matthew MacDermid; First rehearsal: TBD; Performances: January 14th through 23rd, 2022
Walker Janeway/Ned Janeway (30s; male-identifying) - febrile, sweet, compulsively verbal, angry, a self-described “angry” person / his father at the same age. Watchful, self-doubting. Smart, tentative, and surprising.
Nan Janeway/Lina (30s; female-identifying) - a year or so older than Walker. Commitedly normal. Someone who has coped forever and is determined to keep doing so under very trying circumstances / her mother at the same age. The antithesis of Nan. Mordant, Southern, labile. Delightful, but at a cost. The ‘i’ in Lina is long, as in Carolina. (Please note that this role has been cast.)
Pip Wexler/Theo Wexler (30s; male-identifying) - Sunny, good-looking, almost helplessly happy. Embroiled in the complexities of his friends, but not wrecked by them / his father at the same age. Golden boy-arriviste. Insecure about his “genius,” struggling to maintain ease. Genuinely charming, but a degree of violence added to the mix.
Hysteria by Terry Johnson; Directed by Matthew MacDermid; First rehearsal: TBD; Performances: March 4th through 13th, 2022
Sigmund Freud (male-identifying) - an energetic old man.
Anna Freud (female-identifying) - his daughter, voice only.
Jessica (female-identifying) - a woman in her late twenties or early thirties.
Abraham Yahuda (male-identifying) - a large man in his sixties, of even greater weight and status than Freud.
Salvador Dali (male-identifying) - a small, tall Spaniard with a strange mustache and a talent for painting.
The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer; Directed by Matthew MacDermid; First rehearsal: TBD; Performances: March 6th through 15th, 2022
Ned Weeks (30s-40s; male-identifying) - Intense activist. Both difficult and charming.
Ben Weeks (40s-50s; male-identifying) - A successful, conservative lawyer. Uncomfortable with gays, but loves his brother, Ned.
Felix Turner (20s-30s; male-identifying) - A closeted, very attractive NY Times reporter.
Bruce Niles (30s-40s; male-identifying) - Very handsome, All-American type banker, still in the closet.
Dr. Emma Brookner (40s-60s; female-identifying) - A fiercely independent, opinionated doctor and researcher. A fighter.
Mickey Marcus (30s-40s; male-identifying) - A put-upon public health employee with a with a sense of humor.
Tommy Boatwright (20s-30s; male-identifying) - A funny, outrageous Southern boy who is all the way out of the closet.
Hiram/Examining Doctor (30s-50s; male-identifying) - Closeted, uptight bureaucrat from the mayor’s office/clinician whom holds a tense standoff with Brookner regarding funding for research.
Craig/Grady (20s-30s; male-identifying) - Bruce’s boyfriend—the first character in the play diagnosed with the virus/a new volunteer for the fledgling GMHC organization.
David (20s-30s; male-identifying) - a virus patient seen leaving Dr. Brookner’s office.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee; Directed by Matthew MacDermid; First rehearsal: TBD; Performances: September 9th through 18th, 2022
George (46; male-identifying) - member of the History department at New Carthage University. George is married to Martha, in a once loving relationship now defined by sarcasm and frequent acrimony.
Martha (52; female-identifying) - daughter of the president of New Carthage University. She is married to George, though she is disappointed by his aborted academic career.
Nick (28; male-identifying) - good looking, Midwestern, and clean-cut. Married to Honey, he is a newly hired member of the Biology department at New Carthage University.
Honey (26; female-identifying) - petite, bland, with a weak stomach.
Stupid F*cking Bird by Aaron Posner; Directed by Tara Kromer; First rehearsal: TBD; Performances: November 4th through 13th, 2022
Con (20s-30s; male-identifying) - Fierce and fiery young author, poet, performance creator. In love with Nina.
Emma (40s-50s; female-identifying) - Con’s mother, a very famous actress of stage and screen.
Trig (30s-50s; male-identifying) - Famous author, very popular. Emma’s lover.
Nina (20s; female-identifying) - Aspiring actress. Emma and Con’s neighbor. Beloved of Con.
Sorn (50s-60s; male-identifying) - Close family friend of Emma’s and Con’s.
Mash (20s-30s; female-identifying) - Con’s cousin. In love with Con.
Dev (20s-30s; male-identifying) - Con’s best childhood friend. In love with Mash.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Patrick Barlow; Directed by Gabriel Garcia; First rehearsal: November 8th, 2021; Performances: December 9th through 18th, 2022
Actor 1 (40s-60s; male-identifying) - plays Ebenezer Scrooge. Requires standard British accent.
Actor 2 (plays ages 3-60s; male-identifying) - plays Bob Cratchit, Marley, Young Scrooge, Little Scrooge, Katie Cratchit, Boy in Street, Fred’s children, and various narrators, carol singers, debtors, spirits, skaters, ghostly helpers, etc. Requires standard British and Cockney accents.
Actor 3 (plays ages 18-60s; female-identifying) - plays Mrs. Lack, Lavinia Bentham, Mrs. Grimes, Fanny, Isabella, Spirit of Christmas Present, Fred’s housemaid, and various narrators, carol singers, debtors, spirits, skaters, ghostly helpers, etc. Requires a variety of accents, including standard British and Cockney.
Actor 4 (plays ages 30s-40s; female-identifying) - plays Hermione Bentham, Spirit of Christmas Past, Constance, Mrs. Cratchit, Scrooge’s Mother, and various narrators, carol singers, debtors, spirits, skaters, ghostly helpers, etc. Requires a variety of accents, including Irish as well as standard British and Cockney.
Actor 5 (plays ages 7-60s; male-identifying) - plays Fred, Mr. Grimes, Mr. Fezziwig, George, Peter Cratchit, Abigail Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Spirit of Christmas Yet-to-Come, Passerby, and various narrators, carol singers, debtors, spirits, skaters, ghostly helpers, etc. Requires a variety of accents, including Irish, Northern English, standard British and Cockney.