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NCTC Casting, 25 Van Ness Ave, Lower Lobby, SF CA 94102
The View upstairs AUDITIONS
New Conservatory Theatre Center is pleased to announce casting for the Bay Area Premiere of The View UpStairs by Max Vernon, orchestrations by James Dobinson. Directed by Ed Decker and Musical Direction by Kelly Crandell.
About the show: When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history.
Casting the following roles (NON-AEA only):
INEZ/REALTOR (late 40's-60's, Latinx) Freddy's mother and also occasionally a mother to the other men in the UpStairs Lounge. Born in Puerto Rico, she moved her family to America when Freddy was still young. Lovable, warm, and supportive, Inez assists with her son's drag performances. As realtor, she is smarmy, fake, smiles too much, etc. Soprano, highest note is an E must be able to sing with a little authentic Latin flair.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 (General Auditions followed directly by Callbacks, from 2-5pm)
New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby.
You will have a 4 minute time slot. Please prepare one song that is most appropriate for your voice and a one-minute contemporary monologue.
Director or Music Director may stop you partway through your song or ask you to skip to a specific section. Please bring sheet music single-sided as loose sheets, or double-sided in a book or binder.
(Callback sides will be provided in advance of January 26 so that actors have time to review those in the event of a callback that day)
There will be mandatory pre-rehearsal music workshops March 2, 3, and 9 for the entire ensemble.
We begin rehearsal on March 31 and will rehearse 4-5 days a week.
Previews begin May 10; Runs May 18 thru June 9, 2019.
Wednesdays - Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm (Talkback on May 26).
Possible extension until June 30, 2019.
Pay: $825.00 (non-negotiable and inclusive with rehearsals and performances).
To set up an audition time, please send a headshot and resumé, to CASTING@NCTCSF.ORG. You may also request a copy of the script & rehearsal schedule using the e-mail above. Auditions are by invitation only, based on submission. E-mails that do not include headshots and resumés will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS OR LINKS TO WEBSITES, PLEASE!