St Louis Actors’ Studio will hold Equity and Non-Equity general auditions

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AUDITIONS!
St Louis Actors’ Studio will hold Equity and Non-Equity general auditions Saturday, April 13, 10:00AM – 5:00 PM in 2-minute time slots at the offices of The Eleven,Inc. 360 N. Boyle, in the Central West End—1.5 blocks north of Lindell Blvd. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
PLEASE PREPARE CONTRASTING MONOLOGUES. 2 MIN TOTAL
To schedule an audition, please email

william@stlas.org.

You will be contacted with a confirmation of your audition slot.
CALL BACKS WILL TAKE PLACE THE FOLLOWING MONDAY EVENING APRIL 14 STARTING AT 6:30 PM

As in past years, if you have performed for the Actors’ Studio you may be invited to callbacks based on the Artistic Staff’s discretion, but you must email william@stlas.org to be considered for the callback list.

DO NOT EMAIL THE DIRECTORS!

All performances will take place at The Gaslight Theater, 358 N. Boyle.

Season 13 – Two to Tango

Fifty Words
by Michael Weller

Directed by Associate Artistic Director John Pierson
September 20 – October 6, 2019

While their nine-year-old son is away for the night on his first sleepover, Adam and Jan have an evening alone together, their first in years. Adam’s attempt to seduce his wife before he leaves on business the next day begins a suspenseful nightlong roller-coaster ride of revelation, rancor, passion and humor that explores a modern-day marriage on the verge of either a breakup or deepening love and understanding.
“Mr. Weller is a bold and productive dramatist.” —NY Times.
“The best thing about Weller’s play is that it offers no easy answers for making a relationship work. Its shades of gray are less than comforting but realistic as husband and wife struggle to describe and resolve their complex feelings for each other.” —International Herald Tribune.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Jan – early 30s – mid 40s
Adam – early 30s – mid 40s

A Life in the Theater
by David Mamet
Directed by John Contini
December 6 – December 22, 2019

THIS PLAY HAS BEEN CAST

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-The-Plow, takes us into the lives of two actors: John, young and rising into the first flush of his success; the other Robert, older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre.
“A comedy about the artifice of acting… It is also about the artifice of living… An evening of pure theatre.” – The New York Times
“A comic masterpiece.” – New York Daily News
“The warmest and often the funniest play in town.” – New York Post

“[Mamet has] the most acute ear for dialogue of any American writer since J.D. Salinger.” – Village Voice

Annapurna
by Sharr White
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Annamaria Pileggi
February 14- March 1, 2020

THE PART OF ULYSSES HAS BEEN CAST

After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.
“Sharr White’s ANNAPURNA is a comic and gripping duet…The closer [the characters] get to understanding what drove them apart, the more engrossed we become in watching them draw together.” —San Francisco Chronicle.
“What if you had experienced the defining moment of your life—but couldn’t remember it? Sharr White’s remarkable two-person play ANNAPURNA…deals with just that dilemma, as well as other imponderables such as the vagaries of love and the philosophical clarity of impending death.” —LA Times.
“…at the heart of each character is a lyricism that simply can’t be suffocated. Sharr White has created two fine and ferociously damaged people caught in the emotional whirlpool of not being able to live with or without each other.” —Huffington Post.
“White’s poetry is endearing and quite lovely, and his dialogue is sharp, funny and consistently very honest…”—BroadwayWorld.com.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Emma – Mid-fifties. Ulysses’ ex-wife of twenty years. An urbane, often fierce, always protective New Englander. A fighter in times of trouble, and a dedicated anti-sentimentalist in times of peace whose single moment of weakness resulted in falling for Ulysses. If ever confronted with allegations of selflessness to those around her, Emma would adamantly deny it, even if the evidence is everywhere.

Comfort
by Neil LaBute
A World Premiere
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Annamaria Pileggi
April 17-May 3, 2020

A new play by the STLAS friend and associate Neil LaBute in which mother and son meet after some time apart to see if their relationship can survive the past and two new book deals.
“Mr. LaBute is writing some of the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere these days.” —NY Times.
“No contemporary writer has more astutely captured the brutality in everyday conversation and behavior: That kind of insight requires sensitivity and soul-searching.” —USA Today.
“It is tight, tense and emotionally true, and it portrays characters who actually seem part of the world that the rest of us live in.” —Time.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Cal – Mid-forties, handsome, very serious. Never fully grew up. Impulsive, obsessed and determined.

Iris – ​In her 60’s. Well put together and pretty, but now older and a bit severe. Very dramatic. Successful and fiercely independent.

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