CVRep announces their Fall Season local auditions.

AEA SPT Tier 8 Contract: $657/week
EPA (AEA members) will be held on September 16, 2022 from 10am to 5pm.
Lunch from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Open Call Auditions will be held on September 17, 2022 from 10am to 5pm
Lunch from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Auditions will be held in the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, 68510 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234. A holding room will be available with a maximum of 10 persons.

To schedule an audition, please visit: https://cvrep.youcanbook.me/

Seeking actors for roles in following:

THE HUMANS

by Stephen Karam
Directed by Adam Karsten
Rehearsals start: October 25, 2002
Performances: November 8-20, 2022

FUN HOME

by Alison Bechdel, Book by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Adam Karsten
Music Direction by Scott Storr
Rehearsals start: November 15, 2022
Performances: December 6-18, 2022

DIRTY BLONDE

by Claudia Shear
Directed by Philip William McKinley
Music Direction by Scott Storr
Rehearsals start: January 3, 2023
Performances:January 17-29, 2023

For THE HUMANS & DIRTY BLONDE

Please prepare one contemporary monologue, no more than 2 minutes in length. Monologues from Mae West plays or movies will be accepted but not required.  Please indicate if you play the piano at the audition.

For FUN HOME

Please prepare 32 bars of two contrasting songs. 

Submission can also be made via the online link below.

Video Submission Link: https://registration.production.tools/9de1513860374f7f966c10af7f3613e7/0

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

THE HUMANS

Eric Blake (M 60s) Irish-American, Catholic, working-class background from Scranton, PA. Has been head of maintenance at a high school for 28 years; loves his family and has worked hard all his life; has very recently been fired from his job because he was discovered having an affair with a teacher at the school; he is trying to remain stalwart in the face of having lost his job, his pension, his life savings, and his self-worth. The rug has been pulled out from under him. He is struggling to make sense of his life and the world. All Ethnicities

Deirdre Blake: (F 61) Irish-American. Working-class background from Scranton, PA. Overweight. Her Catholic beliefs have sustained her entire life, especially through her husband’s recent infidelity and the subsequent economic catastrophe to the two of them that it produced; she’s found a way to forgive her husband for his transgression; she is both a pragmatist and a romantic; she has worked for the same company since graduating from high school. All Ethnicities

Fiona (Momo) Blake (F 79) Erik’s mother; Irish-American Catholic. In the throes of dementia for the past four years; most of her speech doesn’t make sense and is repetitive, although her gibberish may be related to what she senses is going on around her; occasionally prone to wild outbursts of rage; much beloved by all members of the family for the loving person she once was. All Ethnicities

Aimee Blake (F 34) Irish-American. Grew up in Scranton, PA. Is now a lawyer, working for a large corporate firm in Philadelphia and makes a good living; possibly a little overweight; she has recently broken up with her longtime girlfriend and is heartbroken; she also suffers from ulcerative colitis which causes her constant discomfort and has to have major surgery soon; she is the eldest of two girls; gentle and sensitive but strong; by nature, and perhaps because she has learned to be, the more even-keeled of the two sisters, often playing peacemaker in the family. All Ethnicities

Bridgid Blake (F 26) Irish-American, born in Scranton, PA. The youngest of two daughters; she currently lives in NYC; a musician and composer with an artistic (mercurial) nature and frustrated that she is bartending and collecting unemployment and not able to pursue her career; a bit spoiled, upbeat most of the time, and full of energy; she loves her parents but is embarrassed by their provincialism now that’s she’s become a big-city dweller; in spite of that, she still seeks their approval and wants them to love her new apartment and her boyfriend. All Ethnicities

Richard Saad: (M 38) American with Middle Eastern (Arabic) ancestry. Comes from privilege and money; in a few years he will come into a trust fund; probably from the Boston area; his family also has a house on Cape Cod; he is currently studying to get his masters in social work (his mother has a private practice as a therapist); bright, tries to stay upbeat and positive, and is very sensitive to the Blakes’ complicated family dynamics. He tries to keep things running smoothly during this holiday dinner; suffers from depression and apparently had a breakdown a number of years ago; he’s willing to reveal that to Brigid’s parents, as he feels he’s moved on in his life. All Ethnicities

FUN HOME

Bruce (Male 45 to 50 years old)  Any ethnicity. Alison’s father, a high school English teacher who is also a funeral home director. A complex man with a temper, partially due to his repressed homosexuality. Loving and attentive to his children but also shows flairs of anger. Strong singer. 

Small Alison (Female 9 to 15 years old) Any ethnicity. Precocious and opinionated, figuring out why she doesn’t feel she fits in on how girls are expected to behave and dress. Singer that doesn’t have a traditional Broadway belt sound. 

Christian and John (Male 6 – 11 years old): Alison’s brothers. Christian is around 10yrs old, Alison’s older brother but overshadowed by her strong personality, and John is around 6yrs old and full of energy, looks up to his siblings. Both must be confident singers who can hold harmonies. 

Medium Alison (Female 20 to 24 years old) Any ethnicity. Freshman at Oberlin College and discovering her sexuality. Intelligent, well read and socially awkward. Singer with a strong belt with a mix to E. 

Alison (Female 40 to 45 years old)  Any ethnicity. Narrator of the story, very self-aware and able to insightfully comment on her own journey and the complex relationship with her father and his tragic death. Vocal range low E to C sharp. 

Helen (Female 45 to 55 years old) Any ethnicity. Alison’s mother has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife but frustrated with her marriage and her husband’s relationships with other men. Singer. Vocal range A flat to E. 

Roy/Mark/Bobby/Etc. (Male 23 to 26 years old) Any ethnicity. Roy, a young guy who is hired to do yard work. Mark, a junior in high school. Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer in a rock band. Sexy, youthful, appears shirtless in one scene with a strong pop voice. Actors of color are encouraged to submit for this role.  

Joan (Female 23 to 25 years old) Any ethnicity. Alison’s first girlfriend whom she meets at Oberlin. Joan is a poet, feminist, and activist. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her own skin. No solo singing, but comfortable with singing. Actors of color are encouraged to submit for this role. 

DIRTY BLONDE

Jo/ Mae (Female 30s – 60s) An office temp and aspiring actress. She is a tough girl, much like Mae West. Also plays Mae West.

CHARLIE (Male 30s – 60s) Quiet as a library worker, but vocal and obsessive as a fan of Mae West. Also plays Harry, Jim Timony, Lt. Gregg. Judge, Duchess, Kid Moreno, W.C. Fields, and Muscleman.

ED HEARN (Male 30s – 60s) An actor who Mae put in all her movies. (Piano players encouraged.) Also plays Edward Eisner, Frank Wallace, Man, Armando, Joe Frisco, and Muscleman.

CVRep operates under the guidance of Equity’s MOU regarding COVID-19 Pandemic Reopening Process. All company members must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or negative test will be required to attend the audition. Everyone entering the audition venue (i.e., venue employees, Equity members, non-members, casting personnel, creatives, producers, musicians, COVID Safety Managers, etc.) will be required to undergo a symptom check and provide one of the following prior to entry into the venue:
– Proof of full vaccination. “Fully vaccinated,” as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine.
(OR)
– Proof of a negative PCR test result taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to entry into the audition venue.
(OR)
– Proof of two negative antigen test results (e.g., the first taken the night before and the second taken no less than 2 hours) prior to entry into the venue. Results of non-proctored at-home antigen tests will not be accepted.

Two-ply cloth face masks, surgical masks, singer’s masks and respirators (N95, KN95 or KF94) will be allowed for face coverings. Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable face coverings. Everyone in the holding room and audition room will always wear a face covering as described above, except for the actor when they are actively auditioning. The time spent unmasked should be as minimal as possible. Face coverings must be worn correctly (covering the nose and mouth). Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask.

If the risk level Riverside County is trending upwards and may rise to High (Red) we will contact members with appointments at least 24 hours before the first audition appointment time to let them know there is a chance that the auditions may need to be postponed or cancelled. All members with appointments will be notified if the auditions must be postponed or cancelled.

Holding/Audition room information:
The audition room can accommodate no more than 10 individuals at a time.
The holding room can accommodate no more than 6 individuals at a time

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