Raven Theatre is looking for understudies for the upcoming production of A DOLL'S HOUSE, the version adapted by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt, directed by Lauren Shouse, the 3rd play in Raven's 2019-2020 season. Please submit only if you are interested and available. Check dates below. We are accepting digital headshot/resume submissions, and will be sending sides and asking for video auditions (after hs/r submissions) for the following roles:
TORVALD: white, male-identifying actor in his mid to late 30s. Charming, proud, dashing. He has always seen Nora as a little girl and not an equal (because she is a woman), however, it is important that he is not a total jerk. Please attach your current headshot and resume to an email with TORVALD UNDERSTUDY in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
NORA: a female-identifying actor of color in her late twenties, early 30s . Strong, quick-witted, shifts from humor to vulnerability on a dime. Nora is a clever maneuverer who knows how to "play a part". Please attach your current headshot and resume to an email with NORA UNDERSTUDY in the subject line to email@example.com
DR. RANK: any ethnicity male-identifying actor in his 40s or 50s. He is a gentle, kind-hearted guy who is dying too young, and he knows it. We should feel that he and Nora have a real bond. Please attach your current headshot and resume to an email with DR. RANK UNDERSTUDY in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
KROGSTAD: any ethnicity male-identifying actor in his 30s. He is street smart and weathered, not an evil guy, but a guy without options. He knows how to manipulate to get what he wants. He has to feel threatening at first; but then we see he is also a guy that has been dealt a bad hand. Please attach your current headshot and resume to an email with KROGSTAD UNDERSTUDY in the subject line to email@example.com
ANNE-MARIE, any ethnicity, female-identifying who reads 45+. (This actor may also cover the non-speaking housemaid whose name is HELENE.) She is like a mother-figure to Nora. Very maternal, wise, and sees all the complexities of this household. Please attach your current headshot and resume to an email with ANNE-MARIE UNDERSTUDY in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Participate in at least two (2) rehearsals each week.
- Participate in at least two (2) technical and dress rehearsals.
- Participate in all understudy rehearsals scheduled following opening night. These rehearsals are usually on Sunday evening following the Sunday matinee performance.
- Be on call until thirty (30) minutes before curtain for each performance.
-Appear in any performances of the production as requested by the Artistic Director/Artistic Producer.
- Attend at least two (2) preview performances.
- Attend at least one (1) regular performance each week.
- Be completely off-script by the first understudy rehearsal (first Sunday after opening).
- Observe all call times, instructions, and schedules for the production as provided by the Stage Manager.
Note: an understudy is not guaranteed to replace an actor performing a role in the event the actor leaves the production.
Pay: $200 (1/2 paid at opening, 1/2 paid at closing) plus $20 per performance performed.
First Rehearsal: Jan 2, 2020
Designer Run: Jan 23, 2020
Tech: Feb 1 to Feb 5 (Feb 1 & 2 are 10 out of 12s)
Previews: Feb 6 through Feb 9
Opening: Feb 10, 2020, which is a Monday
Closing: March 22, 2020
Performances are Thu-Sat at 7:30 PM and Sun at 3 PM
Rehearsals are generally Wednesdays through Fridays, 6:30pm to 10pm; Saturdays 11am to 5pm and Sundays noon to 4pm-but there are a few Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 10pm (Jan 7 and 14, Feb 4)