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New Conservatory Theatre Center is pleased to announce casting for our Bay Area Premiere production of Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by ShawnJ West.

About the show:  The Shealys are barely holding it together in this funny and touching dramedy.  Matriarch Dotty is struggling to hold onto her memory, eldest daughter Shelly is looking for an escape route, golden child Donnie and his husband are constantly bickering, and the baby of the family, Averie, has gone from viral sensation to a discount store cashier. Back in their West Philly home for the holidays, one thing’s for sure: the only way they’re getting through this is together. Now being adapted for television as West Philly, Baby on AMC Networks, Dot is a loving look at the ties that bind - and drive us crazy.

Casting the following roles (NON-AEA ONLY):


DOTTY - 65, Black, female-identifying. The matriarch of her family. She has always held little tolerance for foolishness, and that persists as her mental health continues to decline. She remains feisty and politically active as she meanders between balanced and foggy.


SHELLY - 45, Black, female-identifying. As the eldest child, Shelly has taken on the brunt of her mother’s care and is frustrated that she seems to be the only one of her siblings who is focused on Dotty. A public defender with her own life to lead and a son to take care of, who doesn’t let the weight of her situation hold her back.


DONNIE - 40, Black, male-identifying. New York freelance music critic and recently married to Adam, his career is drying up and he and Adam are faltering. Comes off as most-agreeable and the golden child, he’s Dotty’s strongest ally. That’s mostly because his focus is on his own personal struggles and he’s not tuned-in to what’s happening with his mother. 

Character plays piano; actor could play piano or should be comfortable learning some faux piano chords so it can be staged to look like the actor is playing. 


AVERIE - 35, Black, female-identifying. A fleeting YouTube sensation and the youngest sibling, Averie overwhelms any room she walks into. Her fame has faded  and she’s struggling to regain her celebrity, looking for the next things coming her way. Uninhibited and unfiltered, her brush with success makes it sometimes difficult to relate to her family. 

Actor should be comfortable with singing acapella and with accompaniment.


ADAM - 40, White/Latin/Arab, male-identifying. Works for a non-profit and recently married to Donnie. They’re not seeing eye-to-eye in the relationship; Adam is not ready for kids of his own and he’s facing a mid-life crisis because of their disconnect. His heart is in the right place, but he’s often cavalier and falsely supportive to Donnie; more inwardly focused. 


JACKIE - 40, White, Jewish, female-identifying. High school sweetheart of Donnie, Jackie has fled to New York to escape her lingering feelings for him, though it hasn’t worked. She is at her own personal crossroads as she tries to find her own path but is always pulled back to her old neighborhood. Always forthright, she’s a good friend and a listening ear to Shelly.


FIDEL - 24-28. Kazakh, male-identifying. Hired by Shelly off of Craigslist to care for Dotty when she can’t be there. He’s not a certified nurse, but his calm demeanor and devotion to his job creates a solid connection between them and has bonded him to the family.

Character speaks some lines in Russian; actor should be comfortable learning languages with coaching.


When: 

Sunday October 17 from 1-5pm and Monday October 18 from 6-9pm (General Auditions by appointment)

Saturday October 23, 2021 from 2-5pm (Callbacks, by request of the director)


Where:

Auditions will be held over Zoom.

Callbacks will be held (staggered and with safety protocols in place) in person at New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby. (If we determine that callbacks cannot safely be in-person, they will be held over Zoom instead.)


Prepare: 

Sides from the script will be provided with an audition appointment.


REHEARSALS:

We begin rehearsal on February 5, 2022 and will rehearse 4-5 days a week. A pre-rehearsal script workshop is scheduled on January 9, 2021. 


PERFORMANCES:

Previews March 4-11, 2022; Runs March 12 thru April 3, 2022.

Wednesdays- Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm (Talkback on March 20, 2022).

Possible extension April 6-10, 2022.


Pay: $2400.00 (non-negotiable and inclusive of 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. Actors of all gender identities and ethnicities encouraged to submit. 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.

 

 


 

New Conservatory Theatre Center is pleased to announce casting for our World Premiere production of Getting There by Dipika Guha, directed by Nailah Harper-Malveaux.

About the show:  Kai and Julie came to Paris to see the sights, enjoy the food, and maybe learn something about themselves. After a falling out sends them on separate paths, Kai is pulled into an affair with a sophisticated older married couple, while Julie encounters an enigmatic woman deep in a war against herself. Twenty-four hours later, none of these five women are the same. Full of surprises and serendipity, Getting There is an intergenerational meditation on love, aging and solitude.

Casting the following roles (NON-AEA ONLY):

These characters all identify as women of color. 


JULIE - early 20s, American. The self-assuredness of a twenty-something, but is learning just how much she doesn’t know about herself. An energetic planner, she has trouble living in the moment and often misses things that are right in front of her. She usually follows the well-worn path, but is just starting to forge her own trail on this trip. Uses busyness to distance herself from the big emotions she feels for Kai. Sometimes her self-consciousness gets in the way of being honest with the people she loves. 


KAI - early 20s, American. Older than her years, but knows there’s much that she doesn’t know and more to life than the path she’s chosen. An indecisive free spirit, she’s buckling under the pressure to know herself and in search for the “real.” She longs for engagement and connection, and believes that following instinct and living in the moment will lead her to what she’s seeking. 


IRA -  late 30s, French. Poised and elegant, she exudes confidence in being alone. But in truth, she is unsatisfied with her life, feeling that she lacked the courage to pursue her passions and settled for second choices. She is honest and wears her emotions on her sleeve. 

French accent required for this role - actor must have a confident French dialect or be comfortable learning one for the production.


RADHA - late 50s, French. Anissa’s wife. Professorial and a feminist, she fought to choose how her life went when there weren’t as many choices of where to place yourself. A bit harsh, she has a restlessness to her and runs away from emotional vulnerability. Can seem selfish, but just deeply afraid of watching the love of her life die. She holds strong opinions and is not afraid to go against the grain, or Anissa. 

French accent required for this role - actor must have a confident French dialect or be comfortable learning one for the production.


ANISSA -  late 50s, french. Ira’s mother and Radha’s wife. Also a professor, she tells it like it is. She is animated, elegant, and deeply loves Ira and Radha. She is afraid to lose them like she’s losing ahold of her own memory. Coping with Alzheimer’s she is sometimes overwhelmed by Radha’s insistent nature. Afraid of dying alone and seeking clarity and stability.

French accent required for this role - actor must have a confident French dialect or be comfortable learning one for the production.



When: 

Wednesday October 20 from 4-8pm and Thursday October 21 from 10am-2pm (General Auditions by appointment)

Monday October 25, 2021 from 5:30-8:30pm (Callbacks, by request of the director)


Where:

Auditions will be held over Zoom.

Callbacks will be held (staggered and with safety protocols in place) in person at New Conservatory Theater Center 25 Van Ness @ Market, Lower Lobby. (If we determine that callbacks cannot safely be in-person, they will be held over Zoom instead.)


Prepare: 

Sides from the script will be provided with an audition appointment.


REHEARSALS:

We begin rehearsal on December 4 and will rehearse 4-5 days a week. A pre-rehearsal script workshop is scheduled on November 14, 2021. 


PERFORMANCES:

Previews January 14-21, 2022; Runs January 15 thru February 20, 2022 .

Wednesdays- Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm (Talkback on January 30, 2022) 

Possible extension February 23 - March 6, 2022.


Pay: $2400.00 (non-negotiable and inclusive of 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. Actors of all gender identities and ethnicities encouraged to submit. E-mails that do not include headshots and resumés will not be considered. No phone calls or links to websites, please.