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We are currently casting for our upcoming production of The Great Gatsby -- written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, and directed by Dylan Chenier. The Story
Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.
We are looking for a number of actors to play the following roles:
Jay Gatsby - A romantic idealist, with a disarming smile. Gatsby is a fabulously wealthy young man living in a Gothic mansion in West Egg. He is famous for the lavish parties he throws every Saturday night, but no one knows where he comes from, what he does, or how he made his fortune. (Late 20s - Early 30s)
Daisy Buchanan - Daisy lives with Tom across from Gatsby in the fashionable East Egg district of Long Island. She is sardonic and somewhat cynical, and behaves superficially to mask her pain at her husband’s constant infidelity. (Early 20s)
Nick Carraway - Midwestern, with a kind face and a gentle manner. After moving to West Egg, a fictional area of Long Island that is home to the newly rich, Nick quickly befriends his next-door neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby. (Late 20s)
Tom Buchanan - Daisy’s husband, with a powerful cruel body. Tom is an arrogant, hypocritical bully. (Early 30s)
Jordan Baker - Daisy’s friend, with an athletic, almost masculine, body. A competitive golfer, Jordan represents one of the “new women” of the 1920s—cynical, boyish, and self-centered. (Early to mid 20s)
Myrtle Wilson - Tom’s girlfriend, fleshy and sensual. Myrtle possesses a fierce vitality and desperately looks for a way to improve her situation. (Mid to late 20s)
George Wilson - Myrtle's husband, spiritless and anemic. (30s-40s)
Meyer Wolfsheim - Gatsby’s friend, a prominent figure in organized crime. (70s)
Mr. McKee (20s-30s)
Mrs. McKee (20s-30s)
Mrs. Michaelis (50+)
Additional dancers and party goers will be included in the production. These characters will be a wide range of various ages. Any actor 20+ is encouraged to come out for a part.
What - The Great Gatsby auditions
Where - King’s Town Players' Rehearsal Space (202-506 Days Road Kingston)
When - Auditions will be held Sunday November 25th (2 pm-4 pm) and Monday November 26th (7 pm-9 pm). Call backs, if necessary, will occur Tuesday November 27th (7 pm -9 pm).
Rehearsals and Performance Details - Rehearsals will begin late January (3-4 times per week) and will occur at the King's Town Players Rehearsal Space (202-506 Days Road). The performance will run from March 27th-April 6th, 2019 at Domino Theatre, 52 Church Street, Kingston.
How to audition - Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. Actors are asked to arrive at the start of the rehearsals to allow for readings in groups. However, actors are invited to arrive any time and depart whenever necessary. Actors do not need to schedule a rehearsal time.
*Actors of any ethnicity or background are encouraged to audition for any role *