AUDITIONS

Acting Ensemble is holding open auditions at 5:30 on June 6 for:

Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein

Arnold Beckoff  is looking for love and acceptance, but as a gay man working as a female impersonator in 1970s New York City, neither come easily. After a series of heartaches, Arnold believes he has found the love of his life in Alan, and the couple makes plans to adopt. But when tragedy strikes, Arnold’s life is shaken to its very core, leading to a confrontation with his overbearing mother, who has never approved of her son’s lifestyle.

 

Arnold Beckoff, a female impersonator, twenty-five years old, Jewish, and gay. Arnold plays Virginia Hamn, a singer of torch songs. He is proud of his sexuality, and his life revolves around the gay culture. 

Ed Reiss, a Brooklyn schoolteacher. He is thirty-five years old, handsome, charming, and, at times, insensitive. Ed claims that he is bisexual; Arnold labels him a closet case.

Alan is a handsome young man, eighteen-years old, who models and aspires to be an actor. He enters into a relationship with Arnold following Arnold’s break-up with Ed. He is considerably younger than Arnold, and he is accustomed to being wanted for his looks. Alan is a hustler, who has always been able to make money selling sex.

Laurel is the girl Ed leaves Arnold for. 

Lady Blues does musical narration.  Often played by the same actress as Laurel.

Mrs. Getty is Arnold’s overbearing mother

 

This will be produced as a staged reading.  Performance dates are July 12 at 2:00pm and July 13 at 7:30pm

 

Also,

Acting Ensemble is holding open auditions for:

November by David Mamet

David Mamet’s new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It’s November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, Chuck isn’t ready to give up just yet. Amidst the biggest fight of his political career, the President has to find time to pardon a couple of turkeys — saving them from the slaughter before Thanksgiving — and this simple PR event inspires Smith to risk it all in attempt to win back public support. With Mamet’s characteristic no-holds-barred style, Novemberis a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.

 

CASTING

4m, 1f

CHARLES SMITH   The President
ARCHER BROWN – two men in suits
THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY AND TURKEY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS – a man in suit
CLARICE BERNSTEIN – a lesbian
DWIGHT GRACKLE – a Native American

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