The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson Comp 2

The Gallery Players announces auditions for its upcoming Equity showcase production (approval pending) of The Piano Lesson by August Wilson. Director, Mark Gallagher. Producer, Justine McGlaughlin. Equity/Non-equity. No Pay.

Other Dates
Auditions are at Gallery Players 199, 14th Street in Brooklyn on Thursday September 10th from 7-10PM. Sign up starts at 6.30PM. Take the F or G train to Fourth Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.

Rehearsals start September 19th at Gallery Players and will be in the evenings and during the day on weekends. Performances run October 24-November 8th, Thursday-Sunday.

If you are unable to attend the auditions you may submit a headshot and resume to: auditions@galleryplayers.com. No phone calls. Indicate clearly which roles you are submitting for.

Callbacks will be held on September 13th.

Please prepare a 1 1/2-2 minute contemporary dramatic mono.  If auditioning for Wining Boy, in addition to the monologue, please prepare an a cappella song (preferably in the blues or spiritual vein).

BREAKDOWN

BERNIECE, resolute 35 year old African American woman, still morning her husband’s death three years prior.Mother of an 11 year old girl. Fiercely protective of her family’s legacy. Possesses a mystical link to her family’s traumatic past

BOY WILLIE, boyish, brash impulsive and very ambitious 30 year-old African American male. Committed to carving out his piece of the world at all costs

LYMON, 29 year old African American male and Boy Willie’s longtime friend. Reserved but disarmingly straightforward. Obsessed with women and fleeing the law in the south, he hopes to stay in the north and make a new life

WINING BOY, 56 year-old African American male, broke, washed up but charismatic former wandering recording star (ideally actor can sing and play piano).

DOAKER, 47 year-old African American male, a story teller and steadfast keeper of the family’s past.

AVERY, 38 year-old African American male, a driven, serious and fervent preacher. He has taken to the city like a fish to water and has found opportunities unavailable to him in the the rural south

MARETHA, 11 year-old African American male Daughter of Berniece’s and piano student

GRACE, a vibrant 20-30 year-old, urban, African American woman and recipient of both Boy Wllie’s and Lymon’s affections.

2015-16 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 49th Season which includes: GODSPELL (Sept 12-Oct 4), The Piano Lesson (Oct 24-Nov 8), It Runs in the Family (Dec 5-Dec 20), Seussical  (Jan 30-Feb 21), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Mar 12-Mar 27), In the Heights (Apr 23-May 15) and the 19th Annual Black Box New Play Festival (June 2-June 26). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Producers, Assoc. Producers, Stage Managers and Asst. Stage Managers for all shows. Interested Designers must be capable of executing their design with help from a volunteer staff and Gallery’s resources. There is a small stipend for all positions. Send materials ASAP to designstaff@galleryplayers.com.

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, talented, self-starting people who are willing and able to work in an Off-Off Broadway setting. The Gallery Players operates under the Equity NYC Showcase code.

Producers will be expected to supervise a production from the choosing of a director through opening night, making sure that each show meets our high standards and comes in within budget.

Designers: Though Gallery does have Volunteers to help with everything from building and hanging to ushering and concessions, it is ultimately the designer’s job to make sure the design is executed.

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers can be either Equity or Non-Equity.

Please indicate which shows particularly interest you.

The Peanut Gallery 2015

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Taught by professional theater artists the PEANUT GALLERY is devoted to  musical theater, personal expression and self confidence. Children will learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Over the week they will create and perform their own original show with songs from Broadway Musicals!

With the guidance of the talented instructors, and through story-telling, theater games, art projects and performance, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and self-confidence.

2015 CAMP SESSIONS ARE NOW CLOSEd.

PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR DETAILS ON OUR 2016 PROGRAM!

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Seeking House Managers

House Manager positions available

The House Manager oversees all audience-related tasks, including the operation of the box office and concession stand by volunteer ushers and the opening and closing of the house, as well as processes cash intake and evening reports. Needed for performances only, plus training. Performances are Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. (The last two Saturdays of each production have 2pm and 8pm perfs.) Looking for an individual who can commit to a minimum of 4 performances. Small stipend pay available.

If interested please e-mail letter of interest and/or resume with HOUSE MANAGER in the subject line to volunteer@galleryplayers.com.

Volunteer at The Gallery Players

Be a part of The Gallery Players by volunteering! With 8 productions every season, there’s a lot that you can help with, and there are some great benefits. Here’s what we need:

  • Set Building/Painting Volunteers (previous experience not required; lunch provided)
  • Box Office Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Concessions Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Raffle and Mailing List Sign-Up Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Audition Monitors (free Thursday show admission included)
  • Postcard distribution Volunteers (free Thursday show admission included)

To inquire about any of these Volunteers positions, please e-mail volunteer(at)galleryplayers.com.