We have completed casting for our 2017 season.
Profile Theatre will be holding general auditions for our 2018-19 Lisa Kron and Anna Deavere Smith season on August 20th and 21st, 2017 in the Artists Rep building at 1515 SW Morrison Street.
Auditions will be held from 10am-5pm on both days with a lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm.
To make an appointment: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability for both days. Please attach a digital copy of your headshot and resume to your email in the following format:
First Name Last Name_headshot.jpg
First Name Last Name_resume.pdf
Preparation: Please prepare two contrasting monologues. Non-AEA have two minutes total. AEA members have three minutes.
For AEA members, Profile is SPT-2 with full health.
2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron
First Rehearsal: January 2nd, 2018
Preview: January 25th, 2018
Opening: January 27th, 2018
Closing: February 11th, 2018
LISA: 30s-40s, Jewish (parents Eastern European), funny, wry, ironic, whip-smart. A writer-performer living in New York’s East Village. Prone to stress, especially when back home with her family in Michigan.
The Secretaries by The Five Lesbian Brothers
First Rehearsal: May 15th, 2018
Preview: June 14th, 2018
Opening: June 16th, 2018
Closing: July 1st, 2018
NOTE: all roles require great facility with comedy. This is satire. Broad satire.
DAWN MIDNIGHT – Office lesbian. Medium-butch to butch. (Doubled with Buzz Benikee)
ASHLEY ELIZABETH FRATANGELO – Susan’s sycophant, bulimic. Willing to do anything to please the boss.
PATTY JOHNSON – the new girl. An “every woman”. Smart and capable and ready for what life has to offer.
SUSAN CURTIS – office manager/cult leader. Smart, brisk businesswoman with a naughty side. Loves compliments. (Doubled with Sandy/Ron Kembunkscher)
PEACHES MARTIN – sweet, clueless, slow-moving target. Really well-meaning. (Doubled with Hank)
BUZZ BENIKEE – sensitive lumberjack. (Doubled with Dawn Midnight)
HANK AND SANDY – sexually harassing lumberjacks (slow). (Doubled with Susan and Peaches)
RON KEMBUNKSCHER – the boss. (Doubled with Susan/Sandy)
Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith
First Rehearsal: September 25th, 2018
Opening: October 24th, 2018
Closing: October 28th, 2018
PERFORMER: Able to transform into a multitude of different characters quickly and precisely. High attention to physical and verbal details of the subjects required. Plays many roles across age, gender, ethic/national background, class, etc.
In the Wake by Lisa Kron
First Rehearsal: October 30th, 2018
Preview: November 28th, 2018
Opening: November 30th, 2018
Closing: December 16th, 2018
ELLEN: White, mid to late 30’s, is funny, earnest and self assured. She advocates for her ideas fiercely and with enjoyment, and she grapples eagerly with the ideas and feelings of others. She is a delightful talker, charmingly self-aware, who often pokes fun at herself to soften her excesses – though she does not apologize for her passion. Her efforts to be big and good and responsible are sincere, as is her love for her family and friends.
DANNY: White, mid 30’s, is Ellen’s long-time boyfriend and Kayla’s younger brother. He is a schoolteacher and exceptionally good at it, though low-key when talking about it. He is easy-going and understated – but not simple. He runs deep. He is confident about what matters to him and doesn’t need his choices affirmed by others.
KAYLA: White, mid to late 30’s, is Laurie’s partner, Danny’s older sister, and best friends with Ellen since they were in college, where she was Ellen’s idol. She is a freelance writer of fiction and journalism. She supports herself with a series of day jobs at various not-for-profit social-justice organizations.
LAURIE: White, mid to late 30’s, is Kayla’s partner and works as a chef. She’s fierce in her affections and loyalties and though she’s sometimes irritable with Ellen she loves her as family. She finds talk of politics stressful, and the heated conversations that take place regularly in her home feel to her like a rigged competition she could never win if she cared to compete – which she doesn’t. She is attractively dykey – although she does not actually look like Ellen DeGeneres.
JUDY: White, mid 50’s, is Ellen’s long-time friend. She is an international aid worker and the kind of person who feels most at ease in a crisis zone. She has no romantic illusions that the world can be changed, but she also cannot pretend that everything is fine. It is important to note that there is no sense of betrayal in her critique of American democracy, since she never believed American democracy was intended to include people like her.
AMY: white, mid 30’s to early 40’s, is an experimental filmmaker who lives in Boston. She is intelligent and unselfconsciously direct in conversation. Feelings move through her unmediated, and she presents them without calculation.
TESSA: Bi-racial, 16, is Judy’s niece.
Well by Lisa Kron
Dates TBD – Spring 2019
Ensemble will also perform in Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith. The plays will be performed in rotating repertory.
LISA KRON: 30s-40s, Jewish (parents Eastern European), funny, wry, ironic, whip-smart. A writer-performer living in New York’s East Village. Prone to stress, especially when back home with her family in Michigan.
ANN KRON: Late sixties/early seventies, midwestern housewife, lethargic and in pain, yet surprisingly vibrant at times. Warm and funny.
THE ENSEMBLE: Four actors that Lisa has “hired” to be in the play. They play a multitude of parts. Facility with comedy required.
A: White woman, 30’s/40’s
B: Black woman, 30’s/40’s
C: Black man, 20’s-50’s
D: White man, 20’s-50’s
Profile Theatre does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, and is actively seeking a multicultural and racially diverse acting company for our 2017 season.