Auditions

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

For three shows in 2019-2020 Season

On behalf of Confrontation Theatre and Portland Playhouse, we would like to invite you to audition for Season 12 at the Portland Playhouse & Season 4 at Confrontation Theatre on Monday, June 17th  or Tuesday, June 18th.

Auditions will be held  on Monday, June 17th from 5:30pm-9:30pm (with the exception of The Wolves which will begin at 6:30) and on Tuesday, June 18th between 12pm-5pm.

Equity: Appointments can be made by sending an email to casting@portlandplayhouse.org. You will be required to show your Equity card at the audition. Please bring two printed headshots with resumes. You will have 5 minutes to share your pieces. You may bring in either two monologues, or one monologue and a song. No accompanist will be provided.

Non-AEA: If you wish to audition for the Playhouse’s & Confrontation’s Season please email your headshot and resume. No monologue preparation is necessary. If you are interested in

Pipeline, please indicate this in your email. If you do not hear from us by September 1st you are released from consideration.

Call backs, if needed, will be Wednesday June 19th.

Auditions will take place at:

Portland Playhouse,
602 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR 97211

8-week AEA SPT-6 contract. $500/week + pension and health.

 

Pipeline 

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Damaris Webb
A co-production between Portland Playhouse & Confrontation Theatre

 

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

Pipeline is a compelling, must-see portrait of parenthood, education, and the experience of young black men in America.

Rehearsals start 01/21/2020
1st Preview 02/19/2020
Opening 02/21/2020
Closing 03/15/2020

Rehearsals primarily will be scheduled for roughly 6 hour days, every Tuesday through Sunday.

Jasmine – Black or Latina woman, late teens. Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.

Xavier – Black man, mid-late 30’s. Single father – struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband. Omari’s father

Dunn – Black man, early-mid 30’s. Public High School security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.

Laurie – White woman, 50’s. Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-fuck-with-me chick.

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The Wolves


By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jessica Wallenfels

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

Rehearsals start 08/27/2019
1st Preview 09/25/2019
Opening 09/28/2019
Closing 10/20/2019

Rehearsals primarily will be scheduled for roughly 6 hour days, every Tuesday through Sunday.

Soccer Mom – Mother to #7

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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Directed by Brian Weaver
Adaptation and Original Lyrics by Rick Lombardo
Music Arrangements by Anna Lackaff

Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve to guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. The traditional tale, surprisingly staged and contemporarily cast.  Hopeful, musical, and above all fun!

Rehearsals start 11/12/2019
1st Preview 12/03/2019
Opening 12/06/2019
Closing 12/28/2019

Rehearsals primarily will be scheduled for roughly 6 hour days, every Tuesday through Sunday.

 

In addition to Portland Playhouse’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, Actors’ 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, Actors’ Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with dis/abilities, to attend every audition.

AUDITION DATES

Auditions will be held  on Monday, June 17th from 5:30pm-9:30pm (with the exception of The Wolves which will begin at 6:30) and on Tuesday, June 18th between 12pm-5pm.

Equity: Appointments can be made by sending an email to
casting@portlandplayhouse.org. You will be required to show your Equity card at the audition. Please bring two printed headshots with resumes. You will have 5 minutes to share your pieces. You may bring in either two monologues, or one monologue and a song. No accompanist will be provided.

Non-AEA: If you wish to audition for the Playhouse’s & Confrontation’s Season please email your headshot and resume. No monologue preparation is necessary. If you are interested in Pipeline, please indicate this in your email. If you do not hear from us by September 1st you are released from consideration.

Call backs, if needed, will be Wednesday June 19th.

PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE

602 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211

Equity actors will be required to show your Equity card at the audition.

Portland Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicants or employees on the basis of gender, race, sexuality, religion, or political belief.

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