The Hippodrome State Theatre
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
(Season salary minimum pending. 2012-2013 salary $589/week minimum)
Artistic Director: Lauren Caldwell (at all auditions)
Equity Principal Auditions:
Monday, July 1, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Hippodrome State Theatre (25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601)
9AM - 4PM both days.
These auditions are for members of AEA. Non-union actors may call and ask about options.
AEA members: for an appointment, please call Tammy at 352-373-5968 ext. 236, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-2:30pm. Last day to schedule appointment is Thursday, June 27, 2013 (no later than 3pm). Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
2013-2014 shows, with all roles that may be on Equity contracts are listed below. All shows are produced under the Equity SPT Agreement.
Don’t Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
Director: TBA. 1st Rehearsal: August 9 Run: Aug. 30-Sept. 22
This wildly funny sequel to Boeing-Boeing is an affair—or three!—to remember. Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town, setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities.
Bernard: 30s-40s, charismatic. He has no difficulty juggling mistresses and schedules.
Jacqueline: 30s. His suspicious wife (having an affair with Bernard’s best friend)
Robert: 30s-40s. Bernard’s best friend and Jacqueline’s lover.
Suzette: 30s. The adaptable cook hired by Bernard. She is mistaken for Robert’s niece. Physical role with excellent comic timing.
Suzanne: 20s-30s. Bernard’s mistress. A Parisian model.
George: 30s. Suzette’s husband. Threatening to Robert and Bernard.
Zombie Town: A Documentary Play by Tim Bauer
Director: Lauren Caldwell. 1st rehearsal: Sept. 20 Run: Oct. 11-Nov. 3
Hungry for braaaaaains? Join the walking dead of Harwood, Texas as a theatre troupe attempts to interview the survivors of its zombie apocalypse. This "mockumentary" play will feed your appetite for all things zombie and prove that Waiting for Guffman has nothing on this hilarious and hellacious satire of theatre, documentaries and zombie madness.
Ensemble of 5 actors (4m; 1w) to play multiple roles.
A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Director: TBA. 1st rehearsal: Nov. 13 Run: Nov. 22-Dec.22
Those wacky characters from Tuna, Texas have once again entered the heated Yuletide lawn display contest. Socialite Vera Carp hopes to win another consecutive victory, but she faces stiff competition from the crusty proprietor of Didi’s Used Weapons and from a pair of cowboy-loving Tastee Creme waitresses.
Two actors (m/f): Either gender. Characters’ age range: 30s - 50s. Actors play multiple characters in a small Texas town (e. g. Sheriff, housewife, child, teenager, socialite, Tastee Creme waitresses, Humane Society worker, radio DJs, etc).
Note: These roles are CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements.
A Christmas Carol Adapted by Mary Hausch from Charles Dickens
Director: TBA. 1st rehearsal: Nov. 13 Run: Nov. 23-Dec. 22
Join Scrooge, Marley, the Cratchits and a host of Christmas ghosts for this holiday favorite and a Hippodrome tradition.
Bob Cratchit: 30–40. Hardworking employee of Ebenezer Scrooge. Devoted father and husband.
Mrs. Cratchit: 30 - 40. Devoted wife and mother. Married to Bob Cratchit.
Spirit of Christmas Past: 30 - 60. The first ghostly visitor to Ebenezer Scrooge. Gentle but spirited.
Spirit of Christmas Present: 30 - 60. Scrooge’s second ghostly visitor. Jolly but forceful.
Jacob Marley: CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements.
Ebenezer Scrooge: CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements.
Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: TBA. 1st rehearsal: Dec. 17 Run: Jan. 10-Feb. 2
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this self-made man – now a successful doctor -- secure enough to face his humble beginnings? As Margie risks all for a new start, will her luck finally change for the better?
Margaret: late 40s/about 50. Single, working class mother. White.
Stevie: late 20s. Dollar Store Manager and Margaret’s boss. White.
Dottie: Mid-60s. Margaret’s landlady. White.
Jean: late 40s/about 50. Margaret’s friend. White.
Mike: late 40s/about 50. Margaret’s old high school crush, now a doctor. White.
Kate: early 30s. Mike’s wife. African American.
Leveling Up by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Director: Lauren Caldwell. 1st rehearsal: Jan. 31 Run: Feb. 21-March 16
Award-winning playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer is back (End Days, Sirens). This time she explores the addictive world of online gaming. Three roommates and a girlfriend spend hours with their Xbox in the quest to level up, avoid things "IRL" (in real life) and engage in "RPG" (role playing games). To get paid to play games would be a dream come true. But when the government comes offering a seemingly dream job to one of the gamers, the line between reality and virtual reality gets rather fuzzy.
IAN: Early 20’s. Awesome gamer – Nevada State champ. A bit of a nerd. Very bright.
CHUCK: Early 20’s. Ian’s roommate. All around good guy.
ZANDER: Early 20’s. Ian’s other roommate. Very good looking. A bit of a wheeler-dealer.
JEANNIE: 21. Zander’s girlfriend. Very sweet and innocent. Excellent student.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Director: Lauren Caldwell. 1st rehearsal: March 21 run: April 11-May 4
Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda were banished to an island many years ago. After taming the wild inhabitants of this new home, Prospero continues to seek his revenge on the brother who betrayed him. When his latest magic trick, a large tempest, washes up some royal visitors, Prospero soon finds himself at the center of an incredible odyssey about family, love and mercy.
We are seeking 3 actors, any gender, age ranges of 20s-50s to play multiple roles.
General Audition Information
Outside of any required EPAs (Equity Principal Auditions), we cast our season on a show-by-show basis. We hire union (Actors' Equity Association) and non-union actors. You may submit your headshot, resume and cover letter at any time in the season. It is helpful to know what show(s) for which you'd like to be considered (refer to our current season link for show information).
Specific auditions will be posted here (above) as they are scheduled.
- Send to:
- Tammy Dygert
- Hippodrome State Theatre
- 25 SE 2nd Place
- Gainesville, FL 32601