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Written by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Patdro Harris
VIDEO SUBMISSION – DEADLINE MAY 10,2021
Portland Playhouse announces auditions for BARBECUE written by Robert O’Hara and directed by Patdro Harris. We are seeking Video Submissions from both AEA and Non-Union actors.
Portland Playhouse does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer or customer on the basis or race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, size, mental or physical dis/ability or appearance, genetic status, marital status, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law.
Written by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Patdro Harris
SPT 6; Projected minimum: $508/week
First Rehearsal: September 21st, 2021
First Preview: October 20th, 2021
Opening: October 23rd, 2021
Closing: November 21st, 2021
Please note; because of the ever changing landscape due to COVID-19, our season is subject to possible alteration. This production may be filmed and/or recorded under Actors’ Equity Association guidelines, and Actors’ will be given at least 24 hours notice per AEA requirement.
JAMES T – A 40/50ish White Man.
LILLIE ANNE – A 50/60ish White Woman.
MARIE – A 40/50ish White Woman.
ADLEAN – A 40/50ish White Woman.
BARBARA – A mid-30’s -40’s White Woman.
JAMES T – A 25+ Black Man.
LILLIE ANNE – A 25+ Black Woman.
MARIE – A 25+ Black Woman.
ADLEAN – A 25+ Black Woman.
MOVIE STAR BARBARA – A 25+ Black Woman.
Please note: The characters are written as a White family and a Black family. All actors who would like to submit are encouraged to audition. If you have questions, please reach out to us via email.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
For your general audition, please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, totalling no more than 4 minutes. Initial callbacks will consist of monologues/scenes from the play to be submitted via video submission. Final Callbacks (June 2021) will take place via Zoom, and will also consist of monologues/scenes from the play. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
In the subject line of your email please list your last name, your first name, and your union status (Example; Smith, Ann AEA)
Please include in your email submission;
1 – A PDF File of your headshot and resume.
2 – An audition video via Youtube or Vimeo. Your audition video should include a slate of your full name and TWO contemporary monologues totalling 4 minutes.
Please provide us with a link to your audition. If it requires a password, display that clearly in the body of the email.
DEADLINE: All audition materials due Monday May 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm PST. Please submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERSONNEL (viewing submissions):
Brian Weaver, Artistic Director
Patdro Harris, Director
Charles Grant, Associate Producer
Thank you for your time and effort in preparing your audition. We look forward to seeing your work!
We are not accepting applications for staff positions at this time.
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Portland Playhouse does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer or customer on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, size, mental or physical dis/ability or appearance, genetic status, marital status, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provisions of services. Portland Playhouse does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other. Portland Playhouse complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled employees. No employee will be retaliated against for raising concerns under this policy. We seek each employee’s cooperation and assistance in helping us maintain equal employment opportunity.
FOR AUDITIONS: 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.
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