PVPA Professional Auditions

 


“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED


Palos Verdes Performing Arts is now accepting submissions for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” by Steve Martin, Directed by Orestes Arcuni. The hilarious and absurd play poses questions about life, lust, art, science, and sheep.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE CASTING. FOR EVERY ROLE, PLEASE SUBMIT QUALIFIED PERFORMERS, WITHOUT REGARD TO DISABILITY, RACE, AGE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNIC ORIGIN OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY INDICATED.

SUBMISSIONS:  Please submit headshot and resume to Chris Gilbert, Producer, at chrisg@pvperformingarts.com.  If selected, you will be given a link to make an audition appointment, access audition sides, etc.

AUDITIONS: Auditions will be by appointment only.
Monday, Nov 27 - Norris Pavilion from 1:30pm- 9:30 pm (lunch 5-6pm)
Monday Nov 29 -  Norris Pavilion from 3-9 pm

CALLBACKS BY INVITATION ONLY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 3pm-9pm (individual times TBD; we expect no individual to be there more than an hour or so.)

AUDITIONS TO BE HELD AT THE NORRIS PAVILION:  
501 INDIAN PEAK ROAD, ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA 90274
The Norris Pavilion Building is next to the fire station. 
Parking is across the street in mall parking structure. It is FREE.

In Attendance at the Auditions:
DIRECTOR – ORESTES ARCUNI
PRODUCER - CHRIS GILBERT

THE ROLES OF GERMAINE AND FEMALE ADMIRER HAVE BEEN CAST.  ALL OTHER ROLES ARE OPEN, AND MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR EQUITY (UP TO 2 CONTRACTS).  ALL OTHERS NON-UNION CONTRACTS.

PAY:  AEA GUEST ARTIST TIER 3:  $568/week       NON-UNION: $1000 flat fee

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Picasso – mid-late 20’s:  Picasso at 23; virile, wiry, athletic, mercurial, with all the insecurity and the passion of a genius on the brink.

Einstein – late 20’s- early 30’s:    Einstein at 25; curious, wise ahead of his time, intellectually playful, patent office worker, smartest guy in the room, slight German accent.

Freddy-- late 30’s to early 40’s:  affable, a solid and earnest bar owner, a fishing buddy type.

Suzanne/The Countess – early to late 20’s:   Suzanne: determined, self-assured, embodies the rollercoaster ride of young romance in Paris/Countess: brainy, upper class, a patron of the intellectual pursuits, including the absurd.

Gaston – appears late 50’s through 60’s:  curmudgeonly barfly, imagine Cliff Claven from “Cheers” with 20 extra years on him.

Sagot –  mid 30’s to late 40’s:  persnickety, a tastemaker, best-dressed, everything an art dealer should be: quick wit, discerning eye, a little aloof.

Schmendiman --  20’s to mid-40’s:  a salesman in the least useful sense of the word; unflappable despite lacking style and substance. A hack with confidence to spare.

Visitor – He is actually Elvis Presley circa 1950’s: dynamic, cool, humble, before the jumpsuits and karate, a rising star with a gleam in his eye 

Germaine – THIS ROLE IS CAST

Female Admirer – THIS ROLE IS CAST
 
IMPORTANT DATES BELOW:
REHEARSALS BEGIN: JANUARY 9, 2018.
OPEN: January 26, 2018, CLOSE: February 4, 2018

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  Rehearsals will be Tuesday- Fridays, 3-11 for AEA, 6-11 for non-union. Saturdays 11 am-7pm for all, Sundays from 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm for all

TECH WEEK:
Sunday, January 21, 12pm-12am (10 out of 12) 
Monday, January 22 OFF
Tuesday, January 23, 11am-7 all
Wednesday, January 24, 3-11 all
Thursday, January 25, 3-11 all
Friday, January 26, 1-6pm (as needed) 7:30 half hour call 8pm PERFORMANCE
Saturday, January 27, 7:30 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE
Sunday, January 28, 1:30 half hour  2pm PERFORMANCE
Friday, February 2, 4pm-6 Brushup Rehearsal 7:30 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE
Saturday, February 3, 7:30 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE
Sunday, February 4, 1:30 half hour  2pm PERFORMANCE