Shadowland Stages – Equity Principal Auditions Season 2016

Call Type

Equity Principal


Shadowland Theatre
157 Canal Street
Ellenville, NY
MapQuest Directions


Equity Principal Auditions (EPA)
Sunday, April 17, 2016
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2

> A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Artistic Director: Brendan Burke (at auditions)

Other Dates
Ellenville NY EPA: 4/17, 9:30 to 5:30 at the theatre
NYC EPA: 4/20, 9:30 to 5:30 at AEA


Tier 3 $309//week minimum.


Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming 2016 Season.

See breakdown below to browse the roles.


Prepare EITHER:

  1. for plays only: a brief monologue and have a brief contrasting monologue ready if asked.
  2. for musicals only: a brief song OR
  3. for all shows: 16 bars and a one-minute monologue.

Bring picture and resume

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.


Bring sheet music to the auditions if singing; accompanist provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.





2016 Season with available roles:


by John Cariani
Director: Brendan Burke.
1st rehearsal May 17, 2016; Runs June 3 – June 19, 2016.

Nat Paradis:

Male, physically slight, 40. Lives in, and runs, a gas station/convenience store in northern Maine. His inertia and depression leave him lost in life, and ineffective in his role as a father. The surprise arrival of his old flame Lurene might just be the jumpstart he needs. But, then again, so might be his feelings for, and friendship with, Guy.

Troy Paradis:
Nat’s capable and impressive 17 year old son. Loves his Dad a great deal and is worried about him.

Guy Gagnon:
Nat’s best friend, husky or fat, 41. Is ready for a change. Quiet, and viewed as ineffectual. He’s been burned before, and is ready to take a chance with Nat, tonight.

Dwight Paradis:
Nat’s Dad, 60s. Young at heart. A little rough around the edges, he enjoys a good time dancing and wooing the ladies.

Lurene Legassey Soloway:
Nat’s high school flame, 41. Visiting her home town to bury her mom. Wondering if she can re-kindle her old relationship with Nat. She’s become a bit of an outsider.

Cherry-Tracy Pulcifer:
Nat’s Mom, 41. A substantial and ambitious woman, she’s a forest ranger who takes charge. She’s frustrated by Nat’s inability to move forward.



by John Logan
Director: James Glossman
1st rehearsal: June 7, 2016. Runs June 24 – July 10, 2016.

Mark Rothko:
50’s. The revolutionary 20th century abstract expressionist painter. Unkempt and untidy, intellectually intense and rapidly verbal, a bit larger than life and knows this. Immense personal arrogance covering equally immense personal doubt—and the gnawing sense that time may be running out.

Rothko’s new assistant, 20’s-30’s. A young but trained and passionate artist himself, he must rein in his own ego in service of a greater artist who says he wants someone to argue with him but too often acts like what he really wants is a yes-man and a flunkey. Earnest, articulate, and well-intentioned—but no pushover.



by Tom Dudzick
Director: TBA
1st rehearsal: June 28, 2016. Runs July 15 – August 7, 2015.

Clara Nowack:
The family matriarch, 60’s; Born in Poland, she’s lived in the same Buffalo neighborhood since she was a child. Proud and protective of the family shrine.

Jimmy Nowack:
Clara’s son, early 30’s; The baby of the family, he’s a blue-collar, simple guy who likes fixing things. He’s got a surprise to announce.

Ruth Nowack:
Clara’s middle child, mid-30’s; An aspiring actress, she’s planning to turn the family story into a play.

Beverly Nowack:
Clara’s oldest daughter, late 30’s; Outspoken and opinionated, she’s her mother’s daughter. Loves to bowl.



by Rick Seeber & Michael Ribbin
Director: Michael LaFleur
Musical Director: Thomas Conroy
1st rehearsal: July 26, 2016. Runs August 12 – September 11, 2016

Seeking four performers 18-30 with strong, animated personalities with the ability to convey the emotions and attitudes of the ever-changing decade. All must be strong movers, capable of mastering the many styles and steps of the period. Vocals are highly demanding and require wide vocal ranges. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

The “seeker.” – Preferably to cast character as African-American. Alluring beauty with a vivid personality. Soulfully searching for a spiritual path through the decade. Soaring pop second soprano with tons of soul.

The “Feminist” – Radiating a new-found pride, rock-chick power, seductiveness and vulnerability. Great pop-rock sound. Power belter.

The “Lovable One” – Preferably to cast character as African-American. Charming, cute and an extremely happy soul with a strong love for life. The real pop thing with monster top soaring range.

The “Lover” – Confident, alpha-male rock singer with an intensity of purpose. Pop-rock baritone/second tenor. Extremely attractive and Physically fit.



by Yasmina Reza
Director: Sean Patrick Reilly
1st rehearsal: August 30, 2016. Runs September 16 – October 2, 2016.

Michael Novack:
Veronica’s husband, any ethnicity, 40’s. Owner of a wholesale company. Trying (for the sake of his wife) to look and appear as liberal and agreeable as he can, but is really much less evolved.

Veronica Novack:
Michael’s wife, any ethnicity, 40’s. A ‘social crusader’. She is a specialist in African culture and writing a book on Darfur, and has brought the couples together to resolve the situation as amicably as possible, but (ultimately) stands in judgement of the Raleighs and their son.

Alan Raleigh:
Annette’s husband, any ethnicity, 40’s. An arrogant attorney for a pharmaceutical company, who is unapologetically attached to his cell phone. He’s not sure this meeting has any value, as the conflict that precipitated it is just the ways things are.

Annette Raleigh:
Alan’s wife, any ethnicity, 40’s. A stylish and anxious wealth manager, trying to please and be appropriate, but can only take so much.



by Conor McPherson
Director: Brendan Burke
1st rehearsal: September 20, 2016. Runs October 7 – 23, 2016.

70’s; Owns the old house (and lives upstairs) and leases a room to Tommy, his nephew. Meddlesome and fastidious, Maurice still blames himself for his wife’s death three years ago.

50’s; Well built, but well worn. Down and out, separated from his wife, alienated from his kids and out of cash, living in squalor.

20’s; Well-worn and has been beaten up by her boyfriend/sometimes pimp.

Late 40’s; Tommy’s “business partner”. A little slow on the uptake and somewhat dependent on Tommy to get by.

30’s; Aimee’s volatile and dangerous boyfriend.



by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez
Director: Brendan Burke
1st rehearsal: November 15, 2016. Runs December 2 – 18, 2016.

Casting three actors. Characters are of any age, ethnicity or gender. Seeking strong comic performers with (at least) basic singing abilities. Special skills, tricks, stunts a plus.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.