SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION – Equity Audition

Six Degrees Seperation

Equity open call Not now and Forever

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Production (League)

$1917/week current minimum

PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR: TRIP CULLMAN
WRITER: JOHN GUARE
CASTING: DANIEL SWEE
CASTING ASSOC.: CAMILLE HICKMAN

OTHER DATES
1ST REHEARSAL: Approx. March 6, 2017
1ST PREVIEW: Approx. April 5, 2017
OPEN: Approx. April 25, 2017
CLOSE: July 16, 2017

OTHER

Each of the following are expected to be in attendance @ the EPA – one in the AM and one in the PM., however, the exact schedule is yet TBD.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles and understudies. See breakdown.

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BREAKDOWN
Note: Some roles may double and some roles may understudy other roles. For any role listed as CAST, actors will be considered for possible replacements and/or understudies for those roles.

LOUISA ‘OUISA’ KITTREDGE
Late 40’s – early 50’s. Attractive, urbane and witty New Yorker. She’s a gracious hostess, a quick conversationalist and a dramatic storyteller who’s somewhat insulated in her upscale world of New York Society. The bond she forms with Paul leads to an inner transformation that involves a new way of seeing the world around her and is profoundly changed by the things she learns about herself, her children, and her marriage. Smart, insightful, urbane, witty, attractive and stylish, she is ultimately a deeply thoughtful person with enormous reserves of compassion. ROLE IS CAST

FLANDERS ‘FLAN’ KITTREDGE
Late 40’s – Mid 50’s. Attractive, sophisticated, successful art dealer who possesses a cutthroat zest for the high stakes of the art world. However, the passion he once felt for the art itself has been supplanted by his competitive interest in the wealth it can earn for him. Flan is drawn to Paul, but when he realizes that he’s been conned by him, all he can feel is anger and betrayal. Smart, charming, socially adept. ROLE IS CAST

PAUL
20’s. African American. He claims to be the son of Sidney Poitier as well as a Harvard classmate of the Kittredge’s children, although we never really know for certain who he is or where he came from. Handsome, charming, endlessly winning, intelligent and idealistic, he alters every life he touches. Paul is a great actor and easily convinces the Kittredge’s of his false identity in an effort to gain a sense of belonging in the upscale world in which he’s has never been allowed. He’s a dangerous con man, but he’s also a young man with an enormous appetite for knowledge and experience, desperate for a sense of belonging.

GEOFFREY
60’s. Elegant, liberal South African billionaire who is an acquaintance of the Kittredge’s and is at their home when Paul first arrives. Easily charmed by Paul and his apparent relationship to Sidney Poitier, he agrees to buy a major artwork that Flan is selling. Without effort, he’s the most powerful person in the room. He wields his power with a charm and warmth which can disappear rapidly if he’s crossed.

RICK
Early-Mid 20’s. Idealistic and passionate young actor and singer who moves to New York from Utah with his girlfriend Elizabeth in pursuit of their art. He and Elizabeth befriend Paul after meeting him in Central Park, believing that they see in him a kindred spirit. Very attractive, unpretentious, open, kind, impressionable, naïve and earnest.

ELIZABETH
Early-mid 20’s. Idealistic young actress who moves to New York from Utah with her boyfriend Rick in pursuit of their art. She and Rick befriend Paul in Central Park and believe his story about being Flan’s estranged son. Attractive, warm, open, earnest, forthright, upstanding, ultimately practical.

TALBOT ‘TESS’ KITTREDGE
Early 20’s. Louisa and Flan’s daughter. Articulate, self-involved and privileged. Can barely contain her contempt and judgment for her parents’ every action and utterance.

WOODROW “WOODY” KITTREDGE
Early 20’s. Louisa and Flan’s son. Currently at Harvard. Self-absorbed and intolerant. Preppy, with an athletic build. Has lived a life of privilege and insularity. Furious at his parents.

TRENT CONWAY
Early 20’s. Attended the same high school as the Kittredge children. Had an affair with Paul during which (in flashback) he teaches Paul all about the privileged New York families he knew and about the lifestyle of New York’s wealthy families. Sly and opportunistic. A genius of sorts, he never fit into the world in which he grew up. Please note if able to play piano (not required).

KITTY
Late 40’s-50’s. Married to Larkin. She and Larkin are friends of the Kittredge’s – their children went to boarding school together – and they move in similar NYC social circles. They too end up being taken in by Paul’s charms. Waspy and a bit high-strung, she speaks before she thinks. A bit of a climber, who’s highly concerned with how she’s viewed in her world, she doesn’t want to deal with anything that disrupts her life or status.

LARKIN
Late 40’s-50’s. He and Kitty are friends of the Kittredge’s as their children went to boarding school together – and they move in similar NYC social circles. They too end up being taken in by Paul’s charms. Waspy, very concerned with his position in the world. During conflict or controversy, prefers to bury his head in the sand.

BEN
Early 20’s. Kitty and Larkin’s son. Brimming with post-adolescent contempt toward his parents, who he thinks are utter fools.

DR. FINE
50’s. Jewish. Divorced. Obstetrician at New York Hospital. His son Doug, with whom he has a strained relationship, went to boarding school with the Kittredge’s children. Prides himself on being a liberal and open minded person, he’s also gullible and susceptible to being conned by Paul.

DOUG
Early 20’s. Dr. Fine’s son. Went to boarding school with the Kittredge’s children. Currently attending Dartmouth. He is enraged and appalled when he discovers that his father, with whom he never had a good relationship, has been taken in by Paul.

HUSTLER
20’s. Male hustler, shocks Ouisa when she discovers him naked and in flagrante delicto with Paul in her bed. Nudity required.

DOORMAN (Eddie)
40’s-50’s. New York doorman of the Upper East Side apartment where Flan and Ouisa live. Escorts the injured Paul in when he first shows up on the Kittredge’s doorstep.

POLICEMAN
40’s-50’s. NYPD cop who is called to Dr. Fine’s home to arrest Paul after Dr. Fine discovers he’s been duped (may double with DOORMAN).

DETECTIVE
40’s-50’s. NYPD detective who interviews all the victims that have been taken in by Paul.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

UNION

EPA

AUDITION INFORMATION

WHERE

Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

WHEN
Friday, November 04, 2016
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2

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