THE TRUE by Sharr White
Directed by: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
Starts reh: 3/8, previews 4/1-3, opens 4/5 runs thru 4/24 (possible extension to 5/1)
Capital Rep is seeking local actors for 2 great parts in the upcoming production of Sharr White’s, THE TRUE.
Equity and non-union actors will be considered.
Synopsis: Peek behind the curtains in Sharr White’s fictional drama about the blunt, true-blue defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine, Dorothea “Polly” Noonan. Politics is personal for Noonan, especially now, “mayor-for-life” Erastus Corning II, is battling for party control, while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of betrayal and the bounds of love, loyalty and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics. “Riveting!” New York Theatre Guide
HOWARD C. “HOWIE” NOLAN – (40s) A popular state senator. Handsome, young, wealthy – loves politics and horses. A likable guy with integrity. He is a real threat to Erastus.
BILL McCORMICK (late 20s) – A young colleague of Polly’s brought on to ‘learn the ropes.’ He’s ambitious, good looking, ‘nice’ and naïve about real politics and Irish cuisine. He’s been brought on as an insider, who turns out to be a short-timer with career goals and values that are completely foreign to Polly.
ROLES ARE OPEN TO EQUITY AND NON-UNION LOCAL ACTORS (who have local housing and transportation). Non-union actors must have availability afternoon/evenings/weekends. 6-day reh and performance week/Mondays off
TO AUDITION: Please prepare and tape a 1-minute, monologue from a contemporary play. Please format your tape view to show full body.
EMAIL TAPE OR LINK TO TAPE with resume and headshot to: Casting@capitalrep.org by 6PM, Feb 10. Selected actors will be given instructions for callbacks.
SALARY: Equity: LORT D minimum; non-union: weekly stipend $250 for gas/meals.
PLEASE NOTE: CAPITAL REP IS A FULLY VACCINATED COMPANY. ALL ACTORS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AND BOOSTED BEFORE CONTRACT SIGNING.