Overview

Pay Rate: Florida Studio Theatre is an established LORT D, Equity regional theatre in Sarasota, FL. Great artistic environment, Equity Contract with competitive, negotiable salaries.

Florida Studio Theatre, Richard Hopkins Producing Artistic Director, is seeking submissions of strong AEA actors for the following show/roles in the 2019-20 season:
Handle with Care
Written by Jason Odell Williams, Hebrew written by Charlotte Cohn

“A young woman from Israel, Ayelet, reluctantly joins her grandmother on a trip to the United States. Circumstances both absurd and tragic bring Ayelet, who has little command of the English language, together with Josh, a young American man who has little command of romance, on Christmas Eve. Is their inevitable love an accident…or is it destiny, generations in the making?”

Ayelet (“ay-EL-et”) – Female. Mid to late 30s (actress could even be in her 40s). Israeli. Biological clock is ticking. Beautiful, lovely, but has lost her smile. Wounded by a break-up last year, but not quick to cry. Practical. Focused. Searching for more from life but afraid to admit it. Must have substantial regional credits and a strong facility for accents. Ayelet does speak Hebrew in the show but we are willing to provide materials to help the actress succeed if she is not familiar with the language.

Josh – Male. Mid to late 30s (actor could even be in his 40s). American. Handsome. Recently widowed. A kind, warm, Southern leading man; funny without knowing it. Has an innate charming-shy-funny way about him. Tends to talk quickly, words tumbling out when he’s nervous. Used to be an English Lit teacher at Virginia Tech, but quit after his wife died. Though wounded by his loss, he doesn’t like to dwell on the emotion and never becomes overly weepy when talking about her.

Director: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre is an established LORT D, Equity regional theatre in Sarasota, FL. Great artistic environment, Equity Contract with competitive, negotiable salaries.

If you would like to considered for a video submission invitation, please email photo and resume to casting@floridastudiotheatre.org by September 30. For more information on Florida Studio Theatre, please log on to our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.

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 apply.

Material to Prepare:

If you would like to considered for a video submission invitation, please email photo and resume to casting@floridastudiotheatre.org by September 30.

Time Commitment:

Begins rehearsal: November 19, 2019
Show opens: December 13, 2019
Show closes: March 8, 2020 (possible extension through March 15)

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