ANAÏS NIN GOES TO HELL
Audition Date: March 22nd, 2016 from 7p-10p (By Appointment Only)
Callback Date: March 24th, 2016 from 7p-10p
Audition Location: Manhattan
Rehearsal Start Date: Sept 12th, 2016
Performance Dates: Fri, Oct 13 through Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Performance Location: Theater at the 14th Street Y
Pay Rate: $300.00 Travel Stipend
AEA Showcase Code
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Works
Playwright: David Stallings
Director: Antonio Minino
Executive Producer/Sound Designer: Martha Goode
Lighting Designer: Dan Gallagher
Line Producer: Collin Bradley
ABOUT THE SHOW:
“Thank the gods for Stallings’ Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell.” -Village Voice
“For a play about woman but written by a man, it tapped into the greater female psyche…” -New York Press
“One of Fringe’s 2008 must-sees.” -Off Off Off
“It’s nice to see a play that relies on strong women.” -nytheatre.com
“MTWorks has produced another winning play.” -Stage Buzz
Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria... wait for their men. What happens when women's lib icon Anaïs Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down?
1st Prize Winner of the Boston Theater Works Unbound Festival 2007
1st Prize Winner of the Arthur W. Stone New Play Award 2009
Semi Finalist for the Princess Grace Award 2008
Part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2008
ANDROMEDA (F, African, Middle-Eastern, Latin, Asian 20-30) : Greek (North African) princess of legend. She is in her early twenties, sweetly innocent–almost a child. A true ingenue.
HELOISE (F, Caucasian, 30's/40's) : Twelfth Century nun. She is in her early thirties and wears a severe nun’s habit. She has a dark sense of humor. French accent a plus but not necessary. Long Hair (must be at least shoulder length).
JOAN OF ARC (F, Any ethnicity, 18-30): Prophet. She is a tiny woman with strong convictions about religion. French accent a must.
OPHELIA / KAREN CARPENTER / FRIDA KAHLO (F, Any ethnicity, 18-30): Doubles as Shakespeare's Ophelia, 1970's singer Karen Carpenter and as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Must be good with classic text. Dance background, facility with movement a plus. Must be able to sing in the style of Karen Carpenter.
CLEOPATRA (F, African, Middle-Eastern Descent, 20-40): Empress and Mother. She is a dark-skinned, sultry woman who possesses a unique beauty with a sharp wit. She believes she is a goddess among mortals.
QUEEN VICTORIA (F, Caucasian, 60's-80's): Queen of England. She is a severe woman of large stature who believes in order and rules. Forever in mourning for her Albert. British accent a must.
ANAIS NIN (F, Caucasian, 30s-40s): Writer, philosopher, analyst, and poet from the twentieth century. A true feminist, and a sultry decadent lover. Anaïs comments on everything and knows nothing. French accent a must.
LORD ALDRED BOSIE DOUGLAS (M, Caucasian, Late 20's): Poet. Bosie is well dressed and handsome. In love with Oscar Wilde but first and foremost with himself. British accent a must.
MARC ANTONY (M, Any Ethnicity, 30's-40's): Lover. Antony is a strong, hearty man with a forlorn nature. Dance background, facility with movement a plus.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Send headshot and resume to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with "Anais Auditions Role of ________" as your subject line.
SUBMISSIONS BY 5PM MARCH 20TH, 2016
MIDTOWN AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED.