KELSEY THEATRE OPEN AUDITIONS

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ORDINARY DAYS

Produced by the Kelsey Theatre's Kelsey Forward Initiative

Extended Deadline for Video Auditions is Wednesday May 26

Kelsey Forward Initiative is committed to actively assisting Kelsey Theatre in advancing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theatre companies. We acknowledge the need for growth and are committed to learning from our past mistakes. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities and abilities. 

Producer: Beverly Kuo-Hamilton

Director/ Music Director: Laurie Gougher

Stage Manager: Fabiola Bien-Aime

 Ordinary Days is a sung-through musical with music and lyrics by American composer Adam Gwon. Through 21 dynamic and memorable songs, the show explores the lives of four New Yorkers as they search for meaning and fulfillment. Equal parts humor and poignancy bring these distinct, yet intertwined, stories to life. Originally set several years after 9/11, the themes of connection and resilience are incredibly relevant in 2021. Our cast will reflect the vibrant, diverse community of New York City.  

There are four roles in the show. We are seeking to assemble two separate casts (eight individuals total). Each cast will perform for one weekend, but performers must be available for the full run to provide coverage in the event of Covid exposure or symptoms. This is a non-paying, non-equity community theatre production.

 

SHOW DATES:  

Friday, July 9 & Saturday, July 10

Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July 17

Raindates: Sunday, July 11 & Sunday July 18

All shows will begin at 6pm. The show runs for approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.

Performances will be held outside on the campus of Mercer County Community College. 

AUDITION DATES:

Auditions will be virtual. Auditioners should use the Ordinary Days Audition Form to upload all materials. You will be asked to provide the following: 

  • Contact Information
  • Conflict Calendar
  • Relevant Experience or Resume
  • Audition Video (see “What to Prepare” for details)

All performers must be age 18 +. We are not considering “stage age”. Actors must turn 18 by May 26th in order to audition. 

Ordinary Days Audition Form

Please email ordinarydaysatkelsey@gmail.com with questions.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 26.

Actors may be asked to complete a Zoom interview and/or an in-person Callback. 

Callbacks if needed will be held outside on Thursday, May 27. 

 

WHAT TO PREPARE: 

Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song that demonstrates your vocal range and acting ability. There are no sides or monologues as the show is sung-through. All of the characters in this show have quick-paced, comedic material, as well as moments of deep self-reflection. If you wish, you may provide two contrasting videos in order to showcase your versatility. No dance audition is necessary. 

ROLES:  

All roles are unpaid.  

Roles are open to performers of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, ages (over 18) and abilities.

  • WARREN: (Tenor / Vocal Range: G#2-G5 ) An aspiring artist brimming with optimism who is able to find beauty in life’s simplicity. 
  • DEB: (Mezzo / Vocal Range: F#3-E5 ) A witty and driven graduate student with clear goals and no idea how to reach them.
  • CLAIRE: (Soprano / Vocal Range: G3-E5 ) A funny, intelligent native New Yorker who is struggling to move forward as a result of past trauma.
  • JASON: (Tenor / Vocal Range: A2-G#4 ) A genuine, caring partner who is working to build a life with Claire.

REHEARSALS and SAFETY PROTOCOLS: 

Song prep and character work will take place virtually via Zoom. Some in-person rehearsals will be scheduled to set blocking and run music with an accompanist. We will be observing the following safety protocols to protect cast and crew:

In-person rehearsals will be held at a separate outdoor location

Actors will be required to wear masks at any in-person rehearsals

Blocking will maintain social distance, especially while singing, and minimize physical contact 

Cast and crew will be asked to test prior to tech week and each of the performance weekends.  

Once tech week arrives, all actors will be asked to minimize outside social contact, restrict travel, and commit to making the production their personal bubble for the remainder of the process.

 


 

 


 

 

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