2023-24 SEASON AUDITIONS
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will hold IN-PERSON auditions for its 39th season as follows: Equity Principal Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 6 and Monday, May 8 from 9:30am-5:30pm. Auditions will take place at the theater, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI. Members of AEA will be given appointments for audition times. Any AEA member without an appointment will be seen first off the waiting list. EMC and Non-AEA performers will not be given appointments but may request to be put on a waiting list and all efforts will be made to see all performers.
The Gamm Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Those from historically underrepresented groups in the theater field are strongly encouraged to audition.
The Gamm is looking to cast roles in the following plays of the 2023-2024 season, which starts performances in September and runs through May. The available roles, with character descriptions from the authors, follow:
Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Clifford Odle
Rehearsals begin August 15, 2023. Runs September 7-October 1, 2023
Lincoln, the topdog, a Black man, late 30s–40s, older brother to…
Booth, the underdog, a Black man, 30s
Hangmen by Martin McDonagh, directed by Tony Estrella
Rehearsals begin October 3, 2023. Runs November 2-26, 2023
The play is set in the north of England. All actors must have a good ear for dialects.
Harry, 40s-50s , Publican and England’s second best hangman
Mooney, 20s-30, blonde hair, an enigma from London
Alice, 40s-50s, Harry’s wife, runs the pub
Shirley, teenager, Harry and Alice’s “mopey” daughter
Syd, 40s-50, Harry’s former assistant, anxious, an addled Napolean
Bill, Charley, Arthur, Inspector Fry, 30s-70, regulars at Harry’s Pub
Pierrepoint, 50s, imperious, imposing alpha male and England’s best hangman
Hennessy, 20s, blonde, death row victim of hanging (must be physically adept)
Clegg, 30s, newspaper reporter, dogged
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, directed by TBD
Rehearsals begin December 26, 2023. Runs January 25-February 18, 2024
Martha, early 50s, a force of nature
George, her husband, professor, acid wit and at the end of his rope
Honey, 20s, wide eyed and demure…when sober
Nick, Honey’s husband, young professor, hale, healthy, a “picture” of strength
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Estrella & Rachel Walshe
Rehearsals begin Feb. 20, 2024. Runs March 21- April 14, 2024
Viola, 20s, shipwrecked, intrepid grieving
Sebastian, her twin brother
Olivia, lady of the house, 30s great depth of soul, grieiving
Malvolio, her steward, a scold, searingly articulate and repressed
Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s drunken uncle
Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Toby’s credulous friend
Maria, Olivia’s maid and Toby’s paramour
Feste, Olivia’s fool, acid wit, and musically accomplished
Orsino, A Duke, local authority, lovesick and forlorn
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by TBD
Rehearsals begin April 16, 2024. Runs May 9 -June 2, 2024
Sister Aloysius Beauvier, female, 50s/60s
Father Brendan Flynn, male, 30s
Sister James, female, 20s
Mrs. Muller, female, Black, around 38 years old
It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, directed by TBD
Rehearsals begin November 28, 2023. Runs December 8-24, 2023
All performers must play multiple characters. Vocal virtuosity is a must.
Freddie Filmore, 50s, stentorian
Jake Laurents, 30-40, plays George Bailey
Sally Applewhite, 30-40, plays Mary
Lana Sherwood, 40- 50
Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood, 50s, plays Clarence
Each performer will be allotted a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes. We ask that all performers prepare one or two monologues of their choice that fit within the allotted time frame. Only AEA members may choose to read from a script. The Gamm will provide a reader. Those AEA members who wish to read a side are encouraged to prepare their own and either bring a copy for the reader or let us know the scene/page numbers upon check–in so we may be prepared to assist you.
Callbacks for individual plays are TBD.
Please also provide a copy of your headshot/resume at the time of your audition. Copies of the plays will be available at the auditions.
For an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please offer a time block of 2 hours on one of the days. We will reply with a specific appointment time slot or waiting list time block. EMAIL IS PREFERRED. If you do not have email, please call 401-723-4266 x152.
The Gamm Theatre is a family-friendly organization and recognizes that parental needs such as childcare, space for caregivers, or lactation/pumping privacy during auditions can create access to employment opportunities. If you are a parent who needs support in these areas, please contact email@example.com by April 22, 2023 so we may evaluate our resources and take supportive measures for the most audition appointments possible.
Equity encourages everyone participating in the auditions to wear a two-ply cloth face mask, surgical mask, singer’s mask or respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94). Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not recommended. Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask.
Equity encourages members to prepare for their audition prior to arriving at the audition venue, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.
Holding/Audition room information:
The audition room can accommodate no more than 10 individuals at a time.
The holding room is can accommodate no more than 35 individuals at a time.
Interested stage managers may send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is for future consideration.
Artistic Director Tony Estrella will be attending all auditions. Current minimum weekly salary for Equity actors is $716. Minimum weekly salary for Equity stage managers is $858.
ABOUT THE GAMM THEATRE
Founded in 1984, the non-profit Gamm Theatre is proud to tell stories that entertain, provoke, and engage seriously with the most important issues of our time. The Gamm further serves the public with educational programming that enriches the cultural and civic life of our community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Estrella and Managing Director Amy Gravell, The Gamm is a regionally recognized, award-winning theater and a proud member of New England Area Theatre (NEAT), a bargaining unit of the Actors’ Equity Association.