THE HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY
2020 – 2021 SEASON
General Auditions for Adult Actors
We will be accepting audition video submissions only at this time.
Beginning WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 through WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020
ACTORS will be auditioning for:
- NOW AND THEN, Sean Grennan
- AIRNESS, Chelsea Marcantel
- EVERYTHING THAT’S BEAUTIFUL, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
- INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, Katie Forgette
The roles in WHO’S HOLIDAY and MY 80-YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND have been cast.
AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG ACTORS: Young roles in EVERYTHING THAT’S BEAUTIFUL and INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP will be posted at a later date.
For more information on the characters for each show please see below.
Also please visit here for a short blurb about each show.
Auditions are open to Non-Equity and Equity Actors (unless otherwise noted), with Non-Equity actors having the opportunity to join the Equity Membership Candidacy Program.
Procedures for auditions:
Prepare 2 one-minute contrasting monologues in the style of the show(s) or from the show(s) you are interested in OR 1 two-minute monologue tailored toward the specific show you are interested in.
There is an information form HERE. We ask you to please complete it and send it with your video, headshot, resume and which show(s)/character(s) you are interested in (please be specific.)
Send your audition package to BOTH Kevin Moore and Tara Lail:
If you have any questions, please contact Tara Lail, Associate Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Race 2020-21 Loft Season – Character Descriptions
NOW AND THEN by Sean Grennan
Rehearsals: July 21 – Aug 19, 2020 Performances: Aug 20 – Sept 6, 2020
Jamie– Late 20’s-Early 30’s. Bartender and aspiring pianist. Attractive in a regular guy way. Fit, sincere, hardworking, very much in love with Abby.
Man– Mid 60’s A bit beaten down but good-natured. Easy to talk to, well spoken, sincere and very intent on his mission tonight. Husband of 35 years to WOMAN. He is desperate.
Abby– Late 20’s-Early 30’s. IHOP waitress and one time English major. Attractive and funny, very much in love with Jamie.
Woman – Mid 60’s or a bit younger. Strong, direct, loving, a little coarse. She is MAN’s wife of 35 years. No one knows her like he does and no one knows him like she. She and MAN bicker but there is a bedrock of love there. They’d do anything for each other and no one can hurt either of them like the other.
AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel
Rehearsals: Sept 21 – Oct 14, 2020 Performances: Oct 15 – Nov 1, 2020
Each character represents one of the pillars of Air Guitar.
Ed “SHREDDY EDDY” Leary: (20s-30s, any ethnicity) artistic merit
Gabe “GOLDEN THUNDER” Partridge: (20s-30s, person of color) originality
Mark “FACEBENDER” Lender: (older than the rest of the group by a few years, white) feeling
Astrid “CANNIBAL QUEEN” Anderson: (20s-30s, any ethnicity) technical ability
Nina “THE NINA” O’Neal: (20s-30s, any ethnicity) airness
David “D VICIOUS” Cooper: (20s-30s, any ethnicity) charisma/stage presence
Announcer/Sprite Exec/Hooded Figure: These parts are played by the same actor; sometimes his/her voice may be heard, without the actor being onstage.
EVERYTHING THAT’S BEAUTIFUL by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Rehearsals: Jan 25 – Feb 17, 2021 Performance: Feb 18 – Mar 7, 2021
Luke (around 40) A good dad who feels responsible for the success of his family. Luke struggles to navigate this new territory. He wants to be a good dad to Morgan, but questions the decisions they have made.
Jess (around 40) Jess holds the family together. She too struggles with the decisions they have made and the stress is has placed on her family.
Morgan (playing age – 8) Smart, sensitive. Morgan knows who she is and often gets frustrated that others don’t see her true self. Casting Note: Morgan was assigned male at birth, now identifies as female. Because of the challenging nature of this role, we are open to audition a young girl, young boy, transgender or non-conforming actor in the role.
Theo (playing age-15) Son of Luke and Jess; brother to Morgan. Pissed off and resentful, but quick-witted. Theo struggles to make sense of Morgan’s identity, while being angry about the stress it’s placed on the family.
Gaby (early 20’s) Beautiful and likeable, there is something a little dangerous/seductive about her as well. She is effortlessly cool and a flirt who knows her power. Maybe a little punk/goth. Or maybe not.
Will/Dr. Miller Will (40’s) is fun and flirty. Will allows Jess an escape without being threatening. Dr. Miller is kind and well-intentioned. He knows the challenges the family faces and is invested in their success.
INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP by Katie Forgette
Rehearsals: Mar 22 – Apr 14, 2021 Performances: Apr 15 – May 2, 2021
Linda O’Shea (20 years old) Linda is highly intelligent, caring, and curious. She alternates between thinking she knows everything and thinking she knows nothing. Responsible and rarely impetuous.
Josephine ‘Jo’ O’Shea (late 40s, early 50s) Jo juggles more plates than Cirque de Soleil. A great mom who defines multi-tasking. She’s also a little more emotional and prone to outbursts than usual because she’s pregnant.
Theresa ‘Terri’ Carmichael (late 50s – Linda’s Aunt) Terri is definitely going through a rough patch, but she is not a depressive or phlegmatic. Think Thelma Ritter or Eve Arden, with a touch of Dorothy Parker. Fast talker.
Becky O’Shea (13 years old) Becky is an unusual child. Bright and verbal. Full of energy and a crazy-huge imagination. She speaks quickly, not unlike some of the characters in the movies she loves, like “His Girl Friday.”
Triple role: Mike O’Shea (early 50s)/ Father Lovett (late 50s)/ Betty Heckenbach (late 50s)
Mike is loud, loyal, and single-task oriented. His definition of a father is: Breadwinner and disciplinarian. Lousy listener.
Father Lovett is an old school, Catholic priest. Egotistical, imperious, and
pampered. Unused to any kind of pushback from parishioners or anyone else for that matter.
There is a Betty Heckenbach in everyone’s life. She’s right up there with death and taxes—only less fun. Even though the role is played by a man, it has to be played absolutely straight—no winking or flamboyance. Just a homely, judgmental, middle- aged woman sticking her big puss into other people’s business.
The Human Race Theatre Company is a professional theatre that works under a Small Professional Theatre Contract (SPT 6) and performs in The Loft Theatre, a 212-seat thrust stage.
Kevin Moore, Artistic Director. Kappy Kilburn, Executive Director. Tara Lail, Associate Artistic Director
Rehearsals are primarily Monday – Friday evenings, and daytime on weekends.