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SOUTHERN REP THEATRE ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY – posted 7/20/2017 – updated with sides 7/25/2017
Southern Rep Theatre will hold AUDITIONS on August 2 & 3, 2017 at Loyola University New Orleans (Monroe Hall, Room 603) for its upcoming Regional Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Aimée Hayes and Jeffrey Gunshol.
- Performances run November 29 through December 23, 2017.
- Rehearsals begin November 7, 2017.
- Equity Membership Candidate Program (EMC) points available.
- All roles are paid.
- NOLA Contract “C”
- Auditions are open to the public.
- Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) auditions will be held Wednesday, August 2 from 6:00 – 9:30 PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email LFaust@southernrep.com to schedule an appointment.
- Non-Equity actors will attend the Open Call auditions on Thursday, August 3, first come, first serve.
- Southern Rep is committed to diverse casting, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, body type, etc.
- Audition sides are here. Actors are encouraged to review the script for reference as well.
- Please bring two (2) copies of headshot and resume to the audition(s).
- NO PHONE CALLS.
Wednesday, August 2
AEA Call: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
By Appointment Only
Roles: (see character descriptions below).
Thursday, August 3
Open Call: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Callbacks will be scheduled for Friday, August 4. Only those who are called back will be notified with details.
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Monroe Hall, Room 603, Sixth Floor
Mary Bennet — 20. Finally coming into her own, she is no longer the plain, boring girl she once was. She has a fire in her now. She is intelligent, curious, and lively, but her family only sees her as a future spinster. She does not suffer fools. She wants to live.
Elizabeth Darcy — 22, married to Mr. Darcy. Confident, charming, and witty. She makes a fun and surprising lady of the house. She is best friends with her sister Jane.
Jane Bingley — 24, married to Mr. Bingley. She is 7 months pregnant with her first child and is sweet and optimistic as ever. The kindest heart in the house.
Lydia Wickham — 17. Flirtatious, youthful, self-centered. Her marriage to Mr. Wickham is a sham but she will not admit this. She is the person you want to have at your party: energetic, engaging, unstoppable.
Anne de Bourgh — 20’s. Only daughter of the late Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Lived in her mother’s very large shadow, never having to ask for anything or speak for herself her entire life. Judgmental and impatient, just like her mother.
About MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
Bookish Mary Bennet, the oft-forgotten middle child, has an opportunity to find a mate who can match her intellect while visiting Mr. and Mrs. Darcy at Pemberley over the holidays. Will she step out of the shadows of her sisters as a woman in her own right?
About Southern Rep Theatre
Entering its 31st Season, Southern Rep Theatre, an independent non-profit theatre, produces award-winning productions that are engaging, educational, and accessible for audiences of every socioeconomic background. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Aimée Hayes and Managing Director Jenny Windstrup, Southern Rep Theatre’s Mainstage Season work includes bold World and Regional Premieres as well as the best of Broadway, off-Broadway, and classic plays. Southern Rep Theatre’s Lagniappe Series and “School to Stage Pipeline” of Arts Education Programs reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to new play development by providing resources for students and burgeoning theatre professionals. Southern Rep Theatre actively seeks opportunities to engage with ideas, cultures, traditions, and people that reflect the diversity of our world in order to create relevant, visceral and authentic theatre experiences for our community. Our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is reflected in ALL of our artistic and administrative practices. A mainstay of New Orleans’ arts community, Southern Rep Theatre continues to build on its unique position as a sector leader, creative force, and important resource for contemporary American theatre.