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January 27 – February 19, 2022

Choir Boy

March 31 – April 23, 2022

Between Two Knees

May 12 – June 4, 2022

The world premiere of FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2015.

Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) are held annually in New York and New Haven following the season announcement and are announced here, on this website, and distributed through the AEA Call Notice with a character breakdown for new plays.

 

CHOIR BOY & BETWEEN TWO KNEES – EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Yale Repertory Theatre / Drama Productions Inc.

 

SEEKING

Seeking Regional Equity Actors and Local New Haven Actors (within the 50 mile radius) for roles and understudy roles in the 2021-2022 Yale Rep Season productions of CHOIR BOY and BETWEEN TWO KNEES. All roles at Yale Rep are understudied.

If hired, all actors on contract with Yale Repertory Theatre must be fully vaccinated and will be asked to complete an attestation of vaccination form prior to arrival on campus.

Yale Rep is committed to an inclusive casting policy and encourages all actors to audition regardless of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Please refer to breakdown for details.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary or classical monologue, your choice; preference for heightened or poetic language. If interested in CHOIR BOY, please also prepare a 1-2 minute cut of an a cappella song of your choice.

Submit a PDF of your headshot/resume and a video link for viewing (YouTube or Vimeo preferred). To ensure that we will be able to view your submission, the video should be listed as “Unlisted” rather than “Private” on YouTube, and as “Anyone” or “People with the private link” on Vimeo. All submissions should be emailed to: YaleRepEPA21@gmail.com

Email subject line should read: ACTOR’S FULL NAME / 2021 EPA. Tapes are due by 6pm EDT on August 27, 2021. Tapes received after the deadline will not be viewed.

 

DATES

 

Choir Boy

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Christopher D. Betts

University Theatre (222 York Street, New Haven, CT)

 

First Rehearsal: February 1, 2022

Understudy Rehearsal Start: March 7, 2022 (TBD)

First Technical Rehearsal: March 18, 2022

First Preview: March 31, 2022

Opening Night: April 8, 2022

Closing Night: April 23, 2022

 

BETWEEN TWO KNEES

By The 1491s

Directed by Eric Ting

Presented with Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT)

 

First Rehearsal: March 22, 2022

Understudy Rehearsal Start: April 18, 2022 (TBD)

First Technical Rehearsal: April 29, 2022

First Preview: May 12, 2022

Opening Night: May 19, 2022

Closing Night: June 4, 2022

 

OTHER

Yale Rep is committed to an inclusive casting policy and encourages all actors to audition regardless of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Please refer to breakdown for details.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

Choir Boy

Available roles and understudy roles:

 

HEADMASTER MARROW: This role has been cast.

PHARUS JONATHAN YOUNG, late teens, an effeminate young man of color. Begins the play a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys and the Lead of the School’s famous choir. He is roommates with AJ JAMES.

MR PENDLETON late 60’s, 70’s, white male, professor at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys.

BOBBY MARROW, mid to late teens, a young man of color, BOBBY is a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School, and member of the School’s Choir. He is also nephew to HEADMASTER MARROW.

JUNIOR DAVIS, a teenage young man of color, and a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir.

ANTHONY JUSTIN ‘AJ’ JAMES, in his late teens, athletic young man of color, a senior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir and the Schools Baseball Team. He is roommates with PHARUS YOUNG.

DAVID HEARD, in his late teens, a young man of color, a senior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir.

 

Between Two Knees

All roles have been cast. This project is seeking understudy submissions only. Understudy doubling is TBD.

 

Understudy LARRY. Native American. Plays Jesus Larry, FDR Larry, Bartender Larry, Doctor Larry, Drill Sergeant Larry, Peddler Larry, Hooker Larry, and other roles as assigned.

Understudy YOUNG IRMA, IRENE, ENSEMBLE. Native American.

Understudy WILLIAM, ENSEMBLE. Native American. Also plays Pale Face, AIM 1, Cowboy, FBI 3/Walter Wolf, and other roles as assigned.

Understudy YOUNG ISAIAH, EDDIE, ENSEMBLE. Native American.

Understudy OLDER IRMA, ENSEMBLE. Native American. Also plays Woman, Nun, Wolf, Flight Attendant, and other roles as assigned.

Understudy OLDER ISAIAH, ENSEMBLE. Native American. Also plays Witko, Nun, Timothy Klaus, Old Timer, and other roles as assigned.

Understudy ENSEMBLE. Open to all identities. Plays Chinese Guy, Mother Superior, Large Man, Army Man 1, George Washington, Korea War Vet, Rando, Story Larry, News Anchor, FBI 2, and other roles as assigned.

Understudy ENSEMBLE. Open to all identities. Also plays Soldier, Priest, New Age, 2nd Wife, Army Man 2, Deer, Cop, and other roles as assigned.

 

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

Yale Rep is committed to an inclusive casting policy and encourages all actors to audition regardless of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

We welcome accessibility requests to accommodate auditions by actors with disabilities.

Photo Credits

Members of the company of the world premiere of Familiar by Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman, scenic design by Matt Saunders, costumes by Toni-Leslie James, lighting by Joey Moro, sound design by Brian Hickey, technical direction by Ross Rundell, and stage management by Anita Shastri. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2015.

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Yale Repertory Theatre photo © T. Charles Erickson.