Kennedy Center TYA 2018-19 Season - DC EPA / Updated 01.03.18

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Kennedy Center TYA 2018-19 Season - DC EPA / Updated 01.03.18

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences
Arlington, VA

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Kennedy Center TYA 2018-19 Season - DC EPA / Updated 01.03.18

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
EPA

CONTRACT
TYA
$522.25/week and $118.50/performance (see breakdown for shows under PP)

PERSONNEL
Casting Director, Michelle Kozlak Manager of Theater for Young Audiences, Harry Poster

OTHER

www.kennedy-center.org

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

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 attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2018-19 TYA seasons.

Actors will be signed on as Actor/ASMs. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

BREAKDOWN / Updated 01.03.18

>>>>>>>>> Kennedy Center Family Theater Productions (Tier I):

Production #1 - Title TBD

This world premiere Kennedy Center commission is about a boy who loved stars very much. He loved stars so much that he decided to catch one for himself. The boy tries everything he can think of to reach the stars, but nothing seems to work. Just when he is about to give up, he realizes that things aren’t always found where we expect them to be. For audiences ages 4 and up.

Based on the book by Oliver Jeffers; Director Jared Mezzocchi, Composer Zak Engel, November 20, 2018 - December 21, 2018

Note: This play is still in development and the roles/descriptions below may change upon completion.

Seeking:
Main character: 18+ male to play a 7 year old boy

Three versatile male/female actors: 18+ to play a variety of ensemble parts. _____________

Production #2 - Title TBD

This world premiere Kennedy Center commission for actors and a 15-18 piece jazz ensemble is based on a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award-winning book by Christopher Paul Curtis. For audiences ages 10 and up.

Playwright TBD; Director TBD March 12-24, 2019

This play is still in development and the roles/descriptions below may change upon completion, although we know it will be a diverse ensemble in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity. Breakdown

below:
Main character: 18+ male to play a 10 year old boy.

Seven versatile male/female actors: 18+ to play a variety of ensemble parts. _________________

Developmental Readings - TBD Resident Productions for 2019-2020 Season

(One-Week Per-Performance Tier I Contracts: $118.50 per performance.)
Exact Dates to be determined, although the program generally holds three to seven Developmental Readings a Season.

Cast: 5-7 Actors per Reading (character may be male or female) ______________

>>>>>>> Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour:

Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall National Tour: January 2019 - April 2019
Adapted by Patrick McDonnell and Aaron Posner
Music and lyrics by Andy Mitton
Based on a book by Patrick McDonnell Directed by Aaron Posner

This musical adaptation of Patrick McDonnell’s heartwarming book tells the story of a young primatologist and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.

Note: This play is still in development and the roles/descriptions below may change upon completion.

Breakdown below:

Seeking:
Lead Girl: 18+ female (main character)

Narrator: 18+ female (main character)
Two versatile male actors 18+ to play a variety of ensemble parts.

Two versatile female actors 18+ to play a variety of ensemble parts.
All actors in this production should be strong singers; the ability to read music is a plus.

APPOINTMENTS
There won't be any appointments for this EPA. Sign in begins at 10am. Questions in advance, email kctya@kennedy-center.org.

Union

AEA

Audition Information

Where

Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566-0002

Sign in at the Opera House Stage Door, located in the Hall of Nations side of the building. Parking will not be reimbursed; Metro is recommended.

WHEN
Thursday, January 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Lunch break 12:30 to 1pm

WHAT TO PREPARE

All actors must prepare a comedic, contemporary monologue, no longer than 90 seconds. For those actors wishing to be considered for a musical, you must also prepare 16 bars of a standard musical theater song. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Please bring headshot and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult