The Metropolitan Playhouse
AEA Seasonal Showcase-NYC
Salary: $250 stipend
Producer: The Metropolitan Playhouse
Director: Chris Harcum
Casting Director: Alex Roe
Playwriting period: Feb. 18 to March 23
First rehearsal: March 24
First performance: April 14
Closes: May 3
Submission deadline: Thursday, Feb. 12 at noon
The Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse is casting six Equity actors, with writing skills, of all ages and types who are interested in developing and performing solo work. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Performances will be based on interviews conducted with residents of the East Village/Lower East Side. Performers will seek a resident in the neighborhood whose life story will be a subject of the performance. Performers will then interview the resident, and, using his/her own words, create and perform a twenty-minute monologue. Performers will work with the director Chris Harcum but must work well independently. The developed scripts for these monologues must be ready by the first rehearsal on March 24. This is the 11th annual installment of this interview/performance series and will be presented as a part of Metropolitan Playhouse’s East Side Theater Festival in April 14 to May 3, 2015.
To be considered for this project, applicants must participate in an audition workshop on either Saturday, Feb. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. or Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. You will be requested to stay the full time. Please only submit if you are able to make one of these appointments and will have enough time to work on this project as an interviewer/playwright from Feb. 18 to March 24 and handle the rehearsal and performance schedules.
Please submit via Actors Access or send a .pdf of your acting resume and a jpeg of your headshot to casting (at) metropolitanplayhouse.org, along with your preference of audition date and any experience you might have with solo performance, storytelling, or creating work. While not necessary to be considered for this project, it will help us get to know you better.