Overview

Pay Rate: LORT/AEA Experimental contract
Contact Person Name: James Ashford

Florida Studio Theatre (Richard Hopkins, Producing Artistic Director) is seeking video submissions (by invitation only) of skilled, seasoned actors the following shows/roles in the 2019-20 Winter Mainstage Season:

AMERICAN SON by Christopher Demos-Brown

Set in a Miami-Dade police station in the middle of the night, a mother is hunting for answers about her missing teenage son. Soon her husband appears, and the evening spirals out of control. Fresh from its critically-acclaimed Broadway run, this powerful drama tackles family relationships, love, loss, and identity.

Kendra Ellis-Connor – Female, 40s. African-American. A professor of psychology and the mother of a teenage son, is recently separated from her White husband; is emotionally raw but trying to keep it together behind a professional façade; she is exceptionally intelligent and self-possessed.

Scott Connor – Male, 40s-50s. White. Kendra’s estranged husband; Scott is an FBI agent of predominantly Irish ancestry; he takes pride in his family’s long tradition of military service; though he can be rigid in his views, he has a warm, sensitive side and is a deeply loving and devoted father; has obvious contained power, but when pushed can explode.

Lt. John Stokes – Male, Mid 40s-60. African-American. A tough, no-nonsense, career police officer who is used to having people listen when he talks; he has paid his dues, knows the rules, and has no hesitation enforcing them.

Rehearsal begins: December 31, 2019
Show opens: January 24, 2020
Show closes: March 22, 2020
Possible extension through: March 29, 2020

LORT D contract (minimum $696/wk). Director: Kate Alexander
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THE NETHER by Jennifer Haley
The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination.
SIMS/PAPA – A successful businessman in his 40’s-50. His initial impression is deceptively mild. Do not be deceived. THIS ACTOR OR DOYLE WILL PLAY KUNSTLER IN KUNSTLER.

MORRIS – A young African-American female detective, 30’s. Smart, articulate, forceful, clear-sighted, aggressive and inquisitive. There is something simultaneously vulnerable and unknowable about her. THIS ACTRESS WILL ALSO PLAY KERRY IN KUNSTLER.

DOYLE – A middle-aged science teacher in his 50’s. A rather gentle soul but can be quite defensive and prickly when cornered. Articulate in a professorial way, dignified and professorial in bearing. THIS ACTOR OR SIMS/PAPA WILL PLAY KUNSTLER IN KUNSTLER.

IRIS – A shining little girl, Caucasian. We are seeking a smaller woman in her early to mid-20’s to play this role.

WOODNUT – A fresh-faced guest in his 30’s. Appealing, well-spoken and well-mannered. Your favorite young uncle, Caucasian.
Begins rehearsals: December 27, 2019
Previews: January 15 & 16, 2020
Opens: January 17, 2020
Closes: February 9, 2020 with a possible extension to February 16)
LORT/AEA Experimental contract Minimum $556.80/wk). James Ashford Director is Jason Cannon.
CONTENT ALERT – – for those of you not familiar with this play, it deals with child sexual assault.
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KUNSTLER by Jeffrey Sweet
Famous for defending the Chicago Seven and his involvement at Attica and Wounded Knee, the radical attorney and civil rights activist William Kunstler had an outsize personality and a tremendous appetite for life. In this two-character play, tensions flare when he arrives on a college campus to give a seminar. The brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance and is determined to confront him. Has Kunstler finally met his match?

KERRY – female, 24-26, African-American, a second-year law student at the University at which William Kunstler is scheduled to speak. Kerry is highly intelligent, considerate in her manner, deliberative in her thinking, and non – combative in her personality. Kerry is not a strident Angela Davis – she is a young woman on track to become the next Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, or Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She feels deeply but keeps her emotions in check – preferring ‘reason’ to ‘reaction’ as she wrestles with the issues of her conscience. THIS ACTRESS WILL ALSO PLAY MORRIS IN THE NETHER.

WILLIAM KUNSTLER – male, 60’s, Caucasian, an American radical lawyer and civil rights activist, known for his politically unpopular clients. Kunstler was an active member of the National Lawyers Guild, a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the co-founder of the Law Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the “leading gathering place for radical lawyers in the country.” THIS ACTOR WILL ALSO PLAY SIMS/PAPA OR DOYLE IN THE NETHER.
Begins rehearsals: January 28, 2020
Previews: February 19 & 20, 2020
Opens: February 21, 2020
Closes: March 15, 2020
LORT/AEA Experimental contract Minimum $556.80/wk). Director is Jason Cannon.
If you would like to be considered for a video audition invitation, please email picture and resume to:

James Ashford
Casting & Hiring Associate
Florida Studio Theatre
EMAIL – casting@floridastudiotheatre.org
WEBSITE – www.floridastudiotheatre.org

Please indicated in the email subject the show/role(s) you are interested in.

Florida Studio Theatre is an established LORT regional theatre in Sarasota, FL. Great artistic environment. Florida Studio Theatre recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the work place. People who share this belief or reflect a diverse background are encouraged to audition.

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If you would like to be considered for a video audition invitation, please email picture and resume to:

James Ashford
Casting & Hiring Associate
Florida Studio Theatre
EMAIL – casting@floridastudiotheatre.org
WEBSITE - www.floridastudiotheatre.org

Please indicated in the email subject the show/role(s) you are interested in.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@floridastudiotheatre.org