Actors & Crew
Auditions are held in New York and locally in late January/early February.
Local auditions to be held on USI’s campus Saturday, March 2, in TC 116 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 812/465-1635 T-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to arrange an appointment. Prepare a one-minute monologue for audition.
For the role of Raynell in Fences, interested parents are encouraged to call in advance and they will be contacted by the director with specifics.
New Harmony Theatre operates under a LOA to LORT-D contract with Actors Equity Association.
2013 Cast Breakdown
Bernard: Male, mid-thirties. An American living in Paris. A confident womanizer. Possessed of a European sensibility.
Robert: Male, mid-thirties. Bernard’s old college friend. American visiting Paris, looking for a wife, but really looking for romance. Given opportunity with women, he could be a kid in a candy store, but mostly is a kid outside the candy store window, nose pressed to the glass.
Gloria: American. Around thirty. An air hostess. Sexy and fun.
Gabriella: Italian. Around thirty. An air hostess. Passionate.
Gretchen: German. Around thirty. An air hostess. Statuesque, Gretchen — at the risk of cliché — must seem more than most men can handle.
Troy Maxon: African-American, mid-fifties, a former athlete, a large man who cannot beat a larger world but will do whatever he must and whatever he can to win certain battles. His hard work is all he has to justify actions which he knows have compromised his character.
Bono: African-American, Troy’s friend of thirty years. His admiration for Troy’s indomitable will attracts him to Troy and creates the symbiosis. He is larger by Troy’s friendship.
Rose Maxon: African-American, mid-forties. Dedicated to her marriage with Troy. She, too, admires him, but never forgets his faults. She might argue that dedication to the marriage is the deal she has struck, that devotion to Troy is not compulsory. Yet, she loves him enough to be hurt by it.
Lyons: African-American, 34 years old. Troy’s son by previous marriage. There is in Lyons Troy’s pride but not his work ethic. But he will not dwell in anger, and he possesses more honor than his father ever seems to acknowledge.
Gabriel Maxon: African-American, late forties. Troy’s younger brother. Gabriel’s sense of reality may be addled by a head injury sustained in WWII that required a metal plate to repair. He believes he is the archangel Gabriel. His daily activities all support God’s mission for him.
Cory Maxon: African-American, 17 years old. Troy and Rose’s son. Athletic, and full of promise. Has reached an age where he cannot reconcile his father’s sternness with a proper model of parenting. Trying to remain respectful and obedient, he is reaching the limits of his submissiveness.
Raynell: African-American, 7 years old. Troy’s illegitimate daughter by another woman. Being raised by Rose.
Cotton Patch Gospel
Matthew the Storyteller: Male, 30-50. This role requires a high energy storyteller who must portray many characters in a Southern style reframing of the gospels of Matthew and John. A mastery of subtleties of Southern dialect and some singing ability required.
2013 Administrative/Production Positions
New Harmony Theatre will soon be hiring administrative/production positions for the 2013 season. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio (as applicable) to Angela Torres, Managing/Marketing Director, New Harmony Theatre, via email at email@example.com.
Specific dates and times to be announced.
- Mid to Late May: Staff reports
- June 14: Show one opens
- July 5: Show two opens
- July 19: Show three opens
- August 4: Final performance/season closes
- Mid August: Close production areas
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