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"Ragtime" Auditions - Self Response - Portsmouth, NH

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1606625
Submission Type
Self Response
Location
Portsmouth, NH - 03801
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
12-5-2019
Audition Date
12-9-2019
Expiration Date
12-8-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Boston, MA | Portland, ME

Audition Description

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together" that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician" united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.


Seeking actors of all ages, genders and ethnicities for this large and diverse casting call.

All roles are open - competitive non-union contracts offered.

Video submissions welcome but a strong preference is had for in-person appointments.

Audition requirements: Present a song from or in the style of the show

  • Role #1 - Kathleen

    She's the family's Irish born maid. Irish accent needed.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #2 - Bridget

    She's the family's impertinent new maid.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #3 - Matthew Henson

    Historical figure who assisted Admiral Perry at the North Pole.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #4 - Fireman

    A racist volunteer fireman.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #5 - Harlem Man

    A man from Harlem.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #6 - Harlem Woman

    A woman from Harlem.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #7 - TH Bureaucrat 1

    Enforces the red tape as he is told.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #8 - TH Bureaucrat 2

    Enforces the red tape as he is told.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #9 - Welfare Official

    Enforces the red tape as he is told.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #10 - Baron Ashkenazy

    Film Director of Houdini and Evelyn Nesbit's film.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #11 - Baseball Fan

    He loves baseball, but he's an obnoxious fan.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #12 - People of Rochelle

    People of New Rochelle, ensembles.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #13 - People of Harlem

    Harlem Dancers, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #14 - Immigrants

    Jewish, Italian, Haitian, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #15 - Ship Personnel

    Ship Passengers, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #16 - Judge

    Jurors / Press, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #17 - Reporters

    Lawyers, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #18 - Workers

    Neighbors, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #19 - Strikers

    Rallyers / Militia, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #20 - Coalhouse Followers

    Part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #21 - Policemen

    Crowd, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #22 - Emerald Isle Fireman

    Part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #23 - Umpire

    Baseball Fans, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #24 - Baron's Assistant

    Vice-President Candidate, part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #25 - Vacationers

    Atlantic City Vacationers- part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #26 - Vigil Harlem Women

    Part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #27 - Newsboys

    Part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #28 - Specialty Dancers

    Part of an ensembles.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #29 - Coalhouse

    Powerful rich baritone with strong high notes. Coalhouse is a proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough. Coalhouse is truly the driving engine behind it all. He must convey strength, polish, and intelligence. Vocal range top: B5, Vocal range bottom: G3.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #30 - Tateh

    A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the "American Dream" for himself and his daughter, Tateh is a wonderful character. He displays the struggles of the newly arrived immigrants to this country during the turn of the century. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3, Tenor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #31 - Mother

    A strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right, Mother is a remarkable character. She very much represents the rapidly changing ideals and cultural norms at play within the country during this era. She displays warmth, kindness, and grace. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: G3, Mezzo-soprano with a strong belt.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #32 - Sarah

    A washwoman who is adopted into Mother's home when Mother finds Sarah's baby in the garden. She gets shot and killed and her death gives rise to the transformation within Coalhouse that leads to devastating effect. Sarah is young, passionately idealistic, naïve, innocent, and beautiful. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: G3, Alto.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #33 - Younger Brother

    Mother's younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something. Younger Brother is a bit of a lost soul. He is quite intelligent, very idealistic, and very gifted in his trade, but he lacks direction and focus. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: B3, Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #34 - Father

    Father is rich, conservative and staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind. He makes the decision to leave his family and go off exploring the North Pole and then unsuccessfully, tries to reconnect with the world left behind before his journey. He should be played as a sympathetic, albeit somewhat short-sighted person. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3, Baritone with good high notes.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #35 - Booker T. Washington

    A dominant historical figure, Washington strives to embody and provide the voice of restraint and wisdom for his people in the face of injustices and unimaginable trying circumstances that they face. He must speak with great conviction and authority. He must be convincing. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: C4, Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #36 - Emma Goldman

    Another historical figure, this Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900's New York City, Goldman spends her entire life tirelessly crusading against the injustices faced by the poor working class, uneducated masses who struggled to make a life for themselves. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: E3, Alto.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #37 - Evelyn Nesbit

    The beautiful vaudeville performer was made famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband. In the show, her character is invariably played, and arguably written to be, very one-dimensional, goofy, gorgeous, a bombshell young actress and model. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: B3, Mezzo Soprano.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #38 - Little Boy

    Mother and Father's young and inquisitive and slightly unique son, the Little Boy is often seen as being one of two possible sources of the narrative in the novel. He's intelligent, has sharp diction, is creative, and somewhat clairvoyant. The actor must have a solid sense of comedic timing for the delivery of some wonderful one-liners. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom E4, tenor / alto.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #39 - Little Girl

    Tateh's daughter, Little Girl is a young Eastern European immigrant in a new home. She is quite stoic and unusually mature for her age. She is reserved and quiet, but not necessarily because she is shy. She is intelligent and is raised by her father to be a cautious participant in a world of struggles. Her dead-pan delivery of a few lines provides some wonderful laughs. A command of the dialect will be necessary. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: C4, Soprano.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #40 - Henry Ford

    Ford is a historical American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company. Considered to be egotistical and full of himself, no one can doubt the contributions Ford gave to industrialization in America and the world. His processes for manufacturing lead to the rapid rise of a new class of citizens in this country who enjoyed vastly increased financial gains and creature comforts in the decades that followed. He's an innovator. His passion for his business is felt and reflected in every waking second of his life. The actor must emote the energy and enthusiasm this man embodied. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: D4, Tenor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #41 - Houdini

    This true historical figure, Houdini was a famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist. He's a magician who gains worldwide notoriety for his feats as an escapist. He embodies the story of an immigrant's success in America. He also reflects the rise of the fame and celebrity status that was newly emerging in this era due vastly improved communication. Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: C4, Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #42 - Willie Conklin

    A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse's car, Conklin is the spark that ignites Coalhouse's mini revolution. He is the very epitome of racial intolerance. His lack of intelligence and utterly palpable displays of racial superiority echo the deep divisions that existed between the various races, creeds, and ethnicities within the country both at the time of the show and nowadays. This character is brash, brazen, abrasive, offensive, and just plain ugly. He's not a guy with whom anyone can empathize. Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: D4, Tenor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #43 - J.P. Morgan

    The historically rich and famous financier, J. P. Morgan is a man advancing in years who reflects status and wealth. He likes mummies and forms a club with his friend Henry Ford. He is a pompous and shrew financier, oblivious to the plight of the common man. Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #44 - Grandfather

    Mother's conservative father, Grandfather is a retired professor who is irritated by everything. He's written as very simple, clichéd crotchety old man who serves as comedy relief, given his one – liners. Vocal Range: Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #45 - Sarah's Friend

    A friend of Sarah's who is the soloist at her funeral. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: D3, Alto.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #46 - Conductor

    He mans the train that brings Tateh and the Little Girl to New Rochelle.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #47 - Policeman

    He's ready to throw Sarah in jail for the mistreatment of her newborn.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #48 - Charles S. Whitman

    District Attorney with ambition.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019
  • Role #49 - Admiral Perry

    Historical figure who joins father on the expedition to the North Pole.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2019

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