2019-2020 GENERAL AUDITIONS -Making HER Stories

When: Monday, May 13th and Tuesday May 14th from 5:30 til 10pm
Where:  2843 Washington Blvd. | Clevleand Hts., OH 44118

  • Audition slots are 10 minutes each. PLEASE CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition time slot!

  • Please prepare two contrasting monologues and bring 3 copies of your resume and at LEAST one copy of your headshot.

  • Equity contracts are available for the season. These are Tier One Special Appearance contracts. 

All actors cast, Equity and non-Equity, will be compensated. Non Equity Stipends are communicated with casting offer.

  • Most productions rehearse 4-5 weeks prior to opening date. 

  • Most rehearsals are weekday evenings and weekend days with 2 days off a week. 

  • Rehearsal Schedules can vary per show.

  • Performances: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays @2pm unless otherwise notified PRIOR to signing a contract.

  • PLEASE Email or call with ANY Questions. P: 216-438-0544 E: auditions@ensemble-theatre.org

AUDITION NOTICE & CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

BY THE BOG OF CATS

By Marina Carr | Directed by Celeste Cosentino
(Sept. 6-29, 2019) MainStage Theatre

Characters: 6 Men, 5 Women, 1 Girl, extras.

Hester Swane (This Role has been cast) 40’s
Carthage Kilbride: 30’s. Hester's former lover with whom she shares a daughter, Josie Kilbride.
Josie Kilbride: 7, Hester & Carthage’s daughter.
Mrs Kilbride: 60’s, Carthage’s Mother.
Monica Murray, 60’s, a neighbor.
The Catwoman, 60’s, lives on the bog.
Xavier Cassidy, sixties, a big farmer.
Caroline Cassidy, twenty, Xavier’s daughter.
The Ghost Fancier
The Ghost of Joseph Swane (18)
Young Dunne (a waiter)
Father Willow, eighty.
Two other waiters.

THE PENELOPIAD

By Margaret Atwood | Directed by Celeste Cosentino
(Oct
18-Nov 10, 2019) Maintstage Theatre

-Looking for a DIVERSE cast of 13 women.

INTIMATE APPAREL

By Lynn Nottage | Directed by Sarah May.
(Jan 24-Feb 23, 2020) MainStageTheatre

Characters:
Esther : 35, African American from the South, a seamstress, shy, plain, hard-working, but full of dreams.
Mrs. Dickson : 50's-60's, African American widow, a nosy landlady, self-righteous, but kind.
Mrs. Van Buren: 20's-30's, attractive young white New York society lady, yearning for love.
Mr. Marks : 30's, white orthodox Romanian Jewish immigrant, garment worker, warm and energetic
Mayme : 30's, African American nightclub entertainer, singer/pianist, prostitute, fun-loving but lonely.
George : 30's-40's, from Barbados, a laborer working on the Panama Canal, dreaming big dreams, too.

KINDERTRANSPORT

By Diane Samuels | Directed by Katia Schwarz
(March 6-29, 2020) MainStage Theatre

Evelyn: English middle-class woman. In her fifties. (This role has been cast).
Faith : Evelyn’s only child. In her early twenties.
Eva: Evelyn’s younger self. She starts the play at nine years old and finishes it at seventeen years old. Jewish German becoming increasingly English.
Helga: German Jewish woman of the late 1930’s. In her early thirties. Eva/Evelyn’s mother.
Lil : Eva/Evelyn’s English foster mother. In her eighties.
The Ratchatcher : A mythical character, who also plays: The Nazi Border Official, The English Organizer, The Postman, & The Station Guard.

For additional information:
P: 216-438-0544 | E: auditions@ensemble-theatre.org. Please do NOT hesitate to contact us with ANY questions.

Please Note:  Additional "auditions" may be held on a show by show basis. The Ensemble Theatre casting/audition process is open to all ages and ethnicities.  We encourage everyone who would like to audition to do so for any/all roles they are interested in.  Roles are open to both traditional & non traditional casting with the exception where age or ethnicity is essential to the role.
We look forward to meeting you at auditions! 

Please Note: These auditions do NOT include our final production of FUN HOME.

We will be scheduling a SEPERATE set of auditions at a later date in the very near future. Check back here for updated dates and times!