CASTING NOTICE: PICT Classic Theatre’s 2019-2020 Season

Dates:
Monday, September 23, 2019 – 10am to 6pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 –  10am to 6pm
Callbacks as needed
 
Location:
Rodef Shalom
4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
 
Requirements:
Please prepare two one-minute monologues – one Shakespeare, and one of your choice.  Please bring a current headshot and resume to the audition. 
 
How to schedule:
Please email General Operations Manager, Catherine Kolos, at ckolos@picttheatre.org for an audition appointment. Please include your AEA status (AEA, EMC, or non-union) and a phone number in your e-mail request. AEA Members will be given priority scheduling. Non-union performers should include a headshot and resume in your scheduling email. No calls, please.

2019-2020 Season Breakdown

The Woman in Black

Mr. Kipps (Male aged 55+): Middle class and solid build. Actor need good vocal range as he will play multiple characters.

The Actor (Male aged 35+): Needs energy and flair. Will be the leading character within the play as it unfolds. Also need good vocal range.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Oberon/Thesius (Male 35+): King and King of Fairie. Elegant, stylish. Vocally strong and flexible. Excellent movement required.

Titania/Hypolita (Female 35+): Queen and Queen of Fairie.  Elegant, stylish. Vocally strong and flexible. Excellent movement required.

Egaus/ Peter Quince (Male 40+): To play two roles. Grumpy father of Hermia. Anger and authority. Also, the gentle and confused director of the Interlude. Needs good comic ability.

Lysander/Snug: (Male 24+): Good looking, dynamic. Good physicality. Good vocal technique. Doubles as a “rude mechanical” Comic role.

Demetrius/Flute (Male 24+): Good looking, dynamic. Good physicality. Good vocal technique. Doubles as a “rude mechanical” Comic role.

Hermia/Snout (Female 22+): Attractive. Dynamic. Good physicality and comedic timing. Doubles as a “rude mechanical” Comic role.

Helena/Starveling (Female 22+0:  Attractive. Dynamic. Taller than Hermia. Good physicality. Comedic timing. Doubles as a “rude mechanical” Comic role.

Bottom (Male 45+): Main comic character. A “rude mechanical” Bombastic and overly confident. Needs good vocal skills and comedic skills.

Puck (Male 15+): Fairie servant to Oberon. Must have very good movement and an ethereal look.

DA

Da (Male 55+): Main character. Working class. Must be able to play across a broad age range from 35 to 70. Comedic skills and good working-class Dublin accent.

Mother (Female 50): Main Female character. Must be able to play across the same age range as Da. Also, good working-class Dublin Accent.

Charlie (Male 35/40): Main narrative character. Speaks well. Middle class looks like a businessman. More stylish than Da and Mother.

Oliver (Male 35/40): But must be able to play much younger in the memory scenes. Not as prosperous as Charlie.

Drumm (Male 55+): Businessman. Should have a mean and pinched look. Very dry wit. Good middle-class Dublin accent.

Young Charlie (Male 18/22): Much younger version of Charlie for the memory sections. Must be able to play across an age range from 10 to 18. Good working-class Dublin Accent.

Mrs Prynn (Female 40+): Upper middle-class Dublin woman.  Very well spoken.  Wealthy snobbish type.

Mary (Female 17): Known as “The Yellow Peril.” Local girl all the boys want to date. But they are all afraid of her. Much nicer that her reputation.