Fresh Takes Casting Breakdown


WAM Theatre presents FRESH TAKES: A Series of Five Play Readings

WAM Theatre invites interested theatre artists to submit a resume and headshot to by March 14, 2014 with ‘Submission: Fresh Takes’ in the subject line. Please include the readings for which you are available in the body of your email. (You must be available for both the rehearsal and reading date.) If available, actors may be cast in more than one reading.

Participation in the reading series is voluntary. Equity actors are invited to perform via Equity waiver. Any proceeds from the play reading series will go towards WAM Theatre’s fall mainstage production.

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

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

Directed by Kelly Galvin
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Ideally, actors in Blue Stockings will be able to do a solid RP accent

(Rehearses Saturday, April 12)

Tess Moffat, a curious girl                              (female 20-30)
Celia Willbond, a fragile hard-worker                    (female 20-30)
Carolyn Addison, an early Bohemian                      (female 20-30)
Maeve Sullivan, a mystery                                (female 20-30)
Ralph Mayhew, a student at Trinity                       (male 20-30)
Lloyd, a student at Trinity                              (male 20-30)
Holmes, a student at Trinity                             (male 20-30)
Edwards, a student at Trinity                            (male 20-30)
Will Bennett, a student at King’s; Tess’s friend    (male 20-30)
Elizabeth Welsh, Mistress of Girton College           (female 40-60)
Miss Blake, a lecturer at Girton                         (female 35-45)
Dr. Maudsley*, renowned psychiatrist                     (male 40-60)

*The actor playing Dr. Maudsley will play a number of other characters.

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Directed by Jenna Ware
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

(Rehearses Saturday, May 17)

This will be an all-female cast.

Duke Vincentio
Friar Peter/Pompey
Mistress Overdone/Provost/Francisco

How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann

Directed by Tracy Liz Miller
Sunday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m.

(Rehearses Saturday, June 21)

Susan Pierce             (female, mid 30s-early 40s)
Micah Staab             (male, 16)
Gene Dinkel             (male, 60s)

Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England by Madeleine George

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

(Rehearses Saturday, August 16)

Dean Wreen             (female, late 40s)
Greer                          (female, late 40s)
Andromeda              (female, 20s)
The Caretaker         (male, 60s-70s)
Early Man 1              (male, early 20s)
Early Man 2             (female, early 20s)

Waxworks by Trina Davies

Directed by Kristen van Ginhoven
Sunday, September 21, 2014

(Rehearses Saturday, September 20)

Marie Grosholz, later, Madame Tussaud (female, 30s-40s, small with dark hair and eyes)
Madame Grosholz, her mother (female, 50s)
Dr. Philippe Curtius, proprietor of Dr. Crutius’s Wax Salon (male, 50s)
Madame Elisabeth, King Louis XVI’s sister (female, late 20s, pious and charitable)
Princesse de Lamballe, an intimate of Marie Antoinette (female, 30s, naïve, cheerful, and loyal)
Maximilien Robespierre, a lawyer and accomplished orator (male, 30s, a zealous revolutionary)
Charlotte Corday, an extreme revolutionary (female, early 20s, passionate and graceful)