Black Box New Play Festival Auditions 2018

AUDITIONS FOR BLACK BOX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Gallery Players in Park Slope is holding auditions for its upcoming Black Box New Play Festival which runs May 31st – June 17th. Co-Producers:  Sue Glausen and Dominic Cuskern. The festival features the world premieres of 21 plays to be performed in three separate programs over three weekends.  Each play will have a total of four performances over one weekend.  Rehearsals start mid-May and will be held in the evening on weekdays and most likely during the day on weekends.

Because of the large number of plays we are seeking many, many actors of all ages, ethnicities and races. If you can act, there is a role for you! NON-EQUITY only.  No Pay.

Auditions will be held on the following days:

Monday, April 16 from 7-9PM

Tuesday, April 17 from 7-9PM

Saturday, April 21 from 2-5PM

Sunday, April 22 from 12-3PM

The auditions will be held at the theatre located at 199 14th Street (between 4th and 5th Aves) in Park Slope.  Take the F or G train to Fourth Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.

Prepare a contemporary monologue of about one minute in length: it can be either comic or serious. And please bring TWO pictures and resumes.

CHESS Auditions

April 21 – May 13, 2018

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. We were so pleased with the caliber of talent available. FINAL CASTING FOR CHESS HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED. WE ARE SHOOTING TO HAVE ALL ROLES CAST BY 3/10/18.

 

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin March 17, and will be held Tuesday – Friday evenings from 7 – 11pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5pm. Mondays are OFF. CHESS is an Equity Showcase production (approval pending). As defined by Equity, “the Equity Showcase code is designed primarily to provide a theatrical environment where members may hone their skills and showcase themselves in the hope of securing future employment. There are no salaries, however, Equity members are entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses.”

 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 21 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 22 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, April 26 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 27 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 29 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 3 @ 8:00pm
Friday,  May 4 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 10 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 11 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 13 @ 3:00pm

Neil Simon’s PLAZA SUITE

March 10 – 25, 2018

Perhaps Neil Simon’s best work. A comedy classic. Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 years before. This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her on what should be the happiest day of her life.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 10 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 11 @ 3pm

Thursday, March 15 @ 8pm
Friday, March 16 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 17 @ 2pm
Saturday, March 17 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 18 @ 3pm

Thursday, March 22 @ 8pm
Friday, March 23 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 24 @ 2pm
Saturday, March 24 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 25 @ 3pm

(Approx. running time: 2:10)

 

The Cast

Jim deProphetis* – Bellhop/Borden
Robert McEvily – Sam/Jesse
Taylor Graves – Jean/Murial/Mimsy
Alyssa Simon* – Karen/Norma
Mitch Tebo* – Waiter/Roy

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

 

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Company Manager: Nick Radu-Blackburn
Director: Alexander Harrington
Set Designer: Robert Sebes
Lighting Designer: Heather Crocker
Costume Designer: Jerry Mittelhauser
Production Stage Manager: Bria Robinson

 

MEET THE CAST

A New Brain

January 27 – February 18, 2018

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, this autobiographical musical deals directly with the writer’s own harrowing personal experience with arteriovenous malformation and the healing power of art. The hero, Gordon, worries that he may not live to complete his work, and his near death experience encourages him to re-evaluate and better appreciate the people and relationships in his life. William Finn wrote many of the songs soon after his release from the hospital.

 
 
 
 
 

Performance Schedule

Saturday, January 27 @ 8pm
Sunday, January 28 @ 3pm

Thursday, February 1 @ 8pm
Friday, February 2 @ 8pm
Saturday, February 3 @ 8pm
Sunday, February 4 @ 3pm

Thursday, February 8 @ 8pm
Friday, February 9 @ 8pm
Saturday, February 10 @ 2pm
Saturday, February 10 @ 8pm
Sunday, February 11 @ 3pm

Thursday, February 15 @ 8pm
Friday, February 16 @ 8pm
Saturday, February 17 @ 2pm
Saturday, February 17 @ 8pm
Sunday, February 18 @ 3pm

 

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Director of Production: Scott Andrew Cally
Company Manager: Justine McLaughlin
Director: Barrie Gelles
Music Director: Sobina Chi
Choreographer: Barrie Gelles
Scenic Designer: Jason Pointek
Lighting Designer: Scott Andrew Cally
Costume Designer: Hayley Zimmerman
Props Designer: Gabrielle Giacomo
Production Stage Manager: Dominic Cuskern
Assistant Stage Manager: Emily LaRosa

 

The Cast

Justine Campbell-Elliott – Ensemble
Laura Cetti – Homeless Lady
Ashley Harris – Nancy D. / Featured Dancer
Max Joseph* – Ensemble / Featured Dancer
Jesse Manocherian* – Gordon
Sharae Moultrie – Ensemble
Adam David Pearce – Dr. Jafar
Justin Phillips – Richard
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld* – Rhoda
Jim Roumeles* – Mr. Bungee
Anette Michelle Sanders* – Mimi
Samantha Schiffman* – Waitress / Featured Dancer
Gerardo Vallejo – Roger
Christy Yin – Ensemble / Featured Dancer
Stewart Yu – Minister

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

It Shoulda Been You

December 1 – December 17, 2017

Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Additional Lyrics by Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijoi, Jill Abramovitz
Based on a concept by Barbara Anselmi

Fresh from Broadway, comes this farce set to music. One of the funniest musicals of the decade, It Shoulda Been You invites you to the Steinberg wedding, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. It’s a wedding day you’ll never forget!

The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” This is a musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.

Dave Konig, Luisa Boyaggi, Lorinne Lampert and Francis Heaney in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (photo by Bella Muccari)

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, Dec 1 @ 8pm
Saturday, Dec 2 @ 2pm
Saturday, Dec 2 @ 8pm
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 3pm

Wednesday, Dec 6 @ 8pm (New Wednesday performance!)
Thursday, Dec 7 @ 8pm
Friday, Dec 8 @ 8pm
Saturday, Dec 9 @ 2pm
Saturday, Dec 9 @ 8pm
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 3pm

Wednesday, Dec 13 @ 8pm (New Wednesday performance!)
Thursday, Dec 14 @ 8pm
Friday, Dec 15 @ 8pm
Saturday, Dec 16 @ 2pm
Saturday, Dec 16 @ 8pm
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 3pm

 

The Cast

Judy Steinberg – Luisa Boyaggi
Jenny Steinberg – Christine de Frece
Georgette Howard – Lorinne Lampert*
Brian Howard – Robert Mueller
Albert – Joseph Peterson*
Rebecca Steinberg – Elyse Beyer*
Marty Kaufman – Josh Kolb
Murray Steinberg – Dave Konig*
George Howard – Francis Heaney
Greg Madison – Justin Liebergen*
Annie Sheps – Rachel Gubow
Aunt Sheila/Mildred – Sonya Rice
Uncle Morty/Walt – Sam Laakso*

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

 

The Staff

Director of Production – Scott Andrew Cally
Company Manager – Nick Radu-Blackburn
Director – Mark Harborth
Assistant Director – Heather Koren
Music Director – Rachel T. Whorton
Choreographer – Emily Clark
Set Designer – Matthew S. Crane
Lighting Designer – Scott Andrew Cally
Costume Designer – Antonio Consuegra
Prop Designer – Roxanne Goodby
Production Stage Manager – Traci Bargen
Assistant Stage Manager – Emma Miller

 

MEET THE CAST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elephant Man

October 28 – November 12

by Bernard Pomerance

Directed by Mark Gallagher

The Elephant Man is based on the true story of John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man who is the victim of rare skin and bone diseases, and has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. He is admitted to London’s prestigious Whitechapel hospital under the care of the celebrated young physician Frederick Treves. Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati; but time and again society is shown, due to its privilege and decay, to be almost a carnival in itself.

 

M. Rowan Meyer* as John Merrick in Gallery Players’ The Elephant Man (photo by Alice Teeple)

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, Oct 28 @ 8pm
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 3pm

Thursday, Nov 2 @ 8pm
Friday, Nov 3 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 4 @ 2pm
Saturday, Nov 4 @ 8pm
Sunday, Nov 5 @ 3pm

Thursday, Nov 9 @ 8pm
Friday, Nov 10 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 11 @ 2pm
Saturday, Nov 11 @ 8pm
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 3pm

The Cast

Daniel Damiano – Ross/Bishop How/Snork
Alfred Gingold* – Gomm/Conductor
M. Rowan Meyer* – John Merrick
Jesi Mullins – Alternating Miss Sandwich/Pinhead/Princess/Duchess/Countess
Elisabeth Preston* – Mrs. Kendal
Brooke DeAnna Robinson* – Alternating Miss Sandwich/Pinhead/Princess/Duchess/Countess
Christopher Romero Wilson – Pinhead Manager/London Policeman/Will (Porter)/Earl/Lord John
Adam Unze* – Frederick Treves/Belgian Policeman

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Director of Production: Scott Cally
Company Manager: Nick Radu-Blackburn
Director: Mark Gallagher
Scenic Designer: Matthew S. Crane
Lighting and Video Designer: Heather Crocker
Costume Designer: Joey Haws
Props Designer: Roxanne Goodby
Original Music Composition: Jacob Subotnick
Production Stage Manager: Katelyn Kocher
Assistant Stage Managers: Michelle Danahy and Timothy Sheridan
Casting Director: Jessi Blue Gormezano
Dialect Coach: Rosalind Ashford

 

MEET THE CAST

Chess

Joey Donnelly, Jennifer Walder, Doug Chitel and Carman Napier in Gallery Players’ CHESS (photo by Scott Cally)

 

April 21 – May 13, 2018

Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary for this landmark musical. The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. Set against the backdrop of the International Chess Championship, from Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 21 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 22 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

Thursday, April 26 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 27 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 29 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 3 @ 8:00pm
Friday,  May 4 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 10 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 11 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 13 @ 3:00pm

(Approx. running time: 2:15)

 

The Cast

Ensemble – Jay Braver, Ben Carlson, MariaElisa Costa, Chris Jumper*, Gavin Kenny, Emily La Rosa, Tara Llewellyn, Tyler McCombe, Trisden Milburn, Logan Rathmann, Becky Rosky, Elizabeth Sauter, Rachel Shafran, Dennis Wees*, Travis Wicklund
Florence – Carman Napier*
Anatoly – Doug Chitel*
Freddie – Joey Donnelly*
Molokov – John Gibson*
Walter – Jan-Peter Pedross*
Svetlana – Jennifer Walder
The Arbiter – Anthony Logan Cole
Nikolai – Fiore Barbini*
Young Florence – Emma Grace Berardelli

*Equity member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit  of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production

 

The Staff

Executive Producer/Director – Mark Harborth
Company Manager – Nick Radu-Blackburn
Music Director – Benjamin Jacob
Assistant Director/Choreographer – Ryan Graytok
Set Designer – Grenville Burgess
Assistant Set Designer – Emma Miller
Lighting Designer – Scott Andrew Cally
Projections Designer – Heather M. Crocker
Costume Designer – Antonio Consuegra
Assistant Costume Designer – Sherry Wu
Props Designer – Gabrielle Giacomo
Production Stage Manager – Roxanne Goodby
Assistant Stage Managers – Emily La Rosa and Michelle Danahy

 

MEET THE CAST

Annie Auditions

Gallery Players is pleased to announce auditions for Annie: Book by Thomas Meehan; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Rehearsals begin Saturday, August 12 (Tues – Fri 7:00-10:30pm; Sat and Sun 12:00-5:00pm; Mondays are OFF

Annie Adult Auditions

 

Tuesday, August 8
7:00 – 9:00pm

Seeing Men only for all male roles. Seeking men for Rooster, FDR, Bert Healy, President’s Cabinet, Drake and ensemble.

 

Adult Breakdown

Miss Hannigan (35-60) A definite “has-been.” Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers; the alcoholic larger-than-life orphanage matron who is Annie’s nemesis. Excellent comic timing; strong versatile singing voice.
Vocal Range: Alto A to D

Oliver Warbucks (40-65) The daunting millionaire businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish, always has his mind on business, but has a kind heart looking for someone to love.
Vocal Range: Baritone to High F
May be required to SHAVE head.
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Grace Farrell (25-35) Loyal and intelligent, poised, sweet, gentle. calm, cool and classy private secretary to Oliver Warbucks who can always appear “in control” and sophisticated. She brings Annie and Warbucks together.
Vocal Range: Soprano to High G

Rooster Hannigan (35-50) Miss Hannigan’s no-good swindling “smooth gambler” brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Vocal Range: Tenor to High G

Lily St. Regis (25-35) Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo with a good sense of timing and is a strong singer.
Vocal Range: Soprano to High G

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (40-65) The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks who takes an immediate liking to Annie and her optimism.

ENSEMBLE: will be comprised of six ladies and six gentlemen *NOTE: We will be casting four ladies and four gentlemen who tap. There are many Featured roles that will come from the Ensemble.

Featured roles include:

Bert Healy (30-55) The classic announcer on a radio show of the era.
Vocal Range: Tenor to F#

Star-to-be (18-25) Aspiring Broadway actress who sings during NYC.
Mezzo

The Lovely Boylan Sisters (20-40) Singing group that sing back up to Bert Healy.

Fred McCracken (25-55) A ventriloquist on Bert Healy’s radio show.
Baritone

Jimmy Johnson (25-55) Silly radio personality on Bert Healy’s radio show.

Hooverville Ensemble – Homeless and jobless people who live in shanty towns.

Servant Ensemble – Drake (an English butler) and the Servants are the loyal domestic help of Oliver Warbucks.

NYC Ensemble – Policemen, Dog Catchers, Radio Show personalities.

Roosevelt’s Cabinet Members – Ickes, Perkins, Hull, Morgenthau.

Annie

September 16 – October 8, 2017

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations…and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 16 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, September 17 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, September 21 @ 8:00pm
Friday, September 22 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 23 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, September 24 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, September 28 @ 8:00pm
Friday, September 29 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 30 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, September 30 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, October 5 @ 8:00pm
Friday, October 6 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, October 7 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, October 7 @ 8:00p
Sunday, October 8 @ 3:00pm

 

CAST

Luisa Boyaggi – Miss Hannigan
Eileen Nicolosi – Usherette, Perkins, Ensemble
Kevin Bain* – FDR
Elyse Beyer* – Lily
Heather Gault* – Grace
Calli Chafin – Dance Captain, Ensemble
Jim Madden* – Warbucks
Chrisy Kakurai – Cecille, NBC Page, Ensemble
Martin Bonventre – Bert Healy, Ensemble
Heather Koren* – Sophie, the Kettle, Mrs. Pugh, Ensemble
Gina Ricci* – Annette, Connie Boylan and Ensemble
Mikey Giordano – Drake and Ensemble
Alex Domini* – Rooster
Simona Tamburello – Molly
Madalynn Heeren-Mathews – Duffy
Amanda Summa – Pepper
Emma Grace Berardelli – Annie
Lily Daquigan – July
Adele Ricci – Kate
Della Pearl Katz – Tessie
Violet Reimer – Sarah
Andrew Widger – Ensemble
Keiji Kubo – Appleseller, Ensemble

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
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STAFF

Director/Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Director of Production: Scott Cally
Company Manager: Nick Radu-Blackburn
Music Director: Paul Helm
Choreographer: Emily Clark
Additional Choreography: Robin Friday
Scenic Designer: Jerry Mittelhauser
Assistant Set Designer: Joshua Barilla
Lighting Designer: Christopher Chambers
Costume Designer: Barbara Erin Delo
Assistant Costume Designer: Emily Czudak
Props Designer: Gabrielle Giacomo
Production Stage Manager: Ann Barkin
Assistant Stage Managers: Shivam Chopra, Aniket Dikshit, Emily La Rosa

On The Air



An homage to the golden age of musical theatre, On the Air has gone through a number of prominent festivals/readings, most recently presented at The York Theatre’s Developmental Reading Series, where it was directed by Tony Nominee Hunter Foster. It is an original musical inspired by Jack and Loretta Clemens, a real life sibling Vaudeville duo that went on to star in Radio and Television.  After their father’s death, Jack convinces his reluctant sister to break into show business. But when Loretta’s career surpasses Jack’s, their relationship is tested and each sibling must decide what they truly want.  It’s a story that deals with major changes in society and entertainment throughout the early half of the 20th century, but at its core, On the Air focuses on the bond of family and how far one will go to achieve their dreams.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 pm
Friday May 19 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm

The Cast

Krista Buccellato*
Mary Chesterman*
Tommy J. Dose*
Missy Dowse*
Cristina Farruggia*
Robert Farruggia*
Corey John Hafner
Lucy Horton*
Adam Machart*
Aaron Riesebeck*
Blake Zolfo*

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*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

The Staff

Director – Greg Santos
Music Director – Brandon Magid
Music Supervisor – Paul Masse
Choreographer – Danielle Mia Diniz
Lighting Designer – David Shocket
Production Stage Manager – Giles T. Horne*
Assistant Stage Manager – Olivia DeSanto