Auditions for A Doll’s House Part 2

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Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, NY will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of “A Doll’s House Part 2“, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Michael Edan. “A Doll’s House Part 2” is a bitingly funny and fascinating sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece, A Doll’s House.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday May 3rd at 7:00pm and Wednesday May 4th at 7:00pm

CALLBACKS: Saturday May 7th at 12:00pm (by invitation only)

PERFORMANCES: Friday, July 15 thru Saturday, Aug 6 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with possible Wednesdays and Thursdays)

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
In 1879, Nora Helmer walked out the door, leaving her family and societal constraints behind her. Now 15 years later there is a knock on the same door. Why has she returned? Sparks fly as the past and present collide in this taut theatrical showdown. Behind every ending is a new beginning.

CAST REQUIREMENTS: (3 Females, 1 male, 4 ensemble members)

Nora – F, 43 – 46 (left her husband Torvald and children 15 years earlier) she is impetuous, persuasive, independent, strong willed, spontaneous, possesses sardonic humor, and is savvy smart. A ‘free spirit’ focused more on her own needs. She is on stage during the entire play.

Torvald – M, 48 – 56, (Nora’s husband, a banker) awkwardly rigid, control is safety, reputation is important, feelings are not to be indulged in, yet he possesses strong feelings beneath a veneer of stoic constraint that some might call constipation.

Anne Marie – 60’s – 70’s, (housekeeper to Torvald, who raised Nora’s children when she left her marriage) hard working, strong willed, no one’s fool, a ‘dry’ sense of humor, not easily intimidated by Nora, and possesses a heart of gold.

Emmy – 18 – 21, (Nora’s daughter, was 3-5 years old when her mother left) poised, intelligent, quiet determination, and underneath her graceful polite presence deep waters of emotion churn.

Note: actors auditioning should be familiar with the script.

Scene Breakdown for Sides at auditions

  • Nora and Anne Marie scene 1 pages 7 – 11 [Ending with Anne Marie’s line] “…anything that was yours got thrown out after you left.”
  • Nora and Anne Marie scene 2 pages 15 – 22 [starting with Anne Marie’s line] “But what about you, tell me about you.” [ending with Anne Marie’s line] “So you basically wrote your own story”
  • Nora and Anne Marie scene 3 pages 53 – 59 [Starting with Anne Marie’s line] “I want you to go.” [Ending with Anne Marie’s line] “I would have never ever left my child if I didn’t absolutely have to.”
  • Nora [monologue] pages 104 – 106
  • Torvald and Nora scene 1 pages 45 – 50 [Starting with Nora’s line]] “Here’s another thing that bothers me” [Ending with Torvald’s line] “This time if you’re going to do it, you’re going to have to be part of it.”
  • Torvald and Nora scene 2 pages 95 – 104 [Starting with Torvald’s line] “This is it. I did this for you.” [Ending with Nora’s line] “No”.
  • Emmy and Nora scene pages 81 – top of 87 [Starting with Emmy’s line] “You don’t like that do you?” [Ending with Emmy’s line] “Is that really what you want?”

Sides from the script will be made available at the audition. All roles available. Casting is open to all ethnicities and races. Newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. Every auditioner must be fully vaccinated, and proof of vaccination and ID must be presented at auditions. During rehearsals, all actors must wear masks when they are not onstage. Visit https://www.elmwoodplayhouse.com/covid19 to read the theater’s current COVID policies and safety measures. For more information or directions, call 845-353-1313 or visit http://www.elmwoodplayhouse.com/auditions

 

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