Open Casting Call For Solas Nua

Tue, 01/11/2022
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Solas Nua would love to see your work!
We are casting DC local Equity and Non-Equity actors for our play reading series and main stage productions.

Although Solas Nua has a culturally specific mission statement, we believe that mission is only possible by showcasing the multicultural identity of modern Ireland. Ireland today is diverse and multi-racial, and Solas Nua is passionate about presenting that identity to the United States. We strongly encourage artists of all ethnicities to apply for this production. Over the past 5 years (2018-2022), Solas Nua’s demographic of theatre productions has been: 44% created by/with BIPOC playwrights; 44% created by/with female playwrights; 22% created by/with white male playwrights.
*Note – 110% because some shows were co-written.

For this round of open auditions, please submit a video link of a monologue no longer than 2 minutes, as well as your headshot and resume, by January 21. Please read these instructions carefully:

  • Use your own prepared monologue or chose one of the provided pieces from Maz & Bricks by Eva O’Connor. Material can be found below.
  • Upload your monologue as an Unlisted video to Youtube and send the link. Please do not send a file to download. Title your video as your first and last name.
  • In addition to the video link, please send your headshot and resume as a single PDF file. Please name the file as your first and last name.
  • Irish accents are not necessary and we encourage you not to do one unless it’s proficient.
  • Currently only considering performers with DC area housing.
  • Until further notice, Solas Nua requires all artists and audience members to show proof of COVID vaccination to participate in our events. Audiences are required to wear masks throughout the performance.
  • Callbacks or further inquiries will be sent as needed.
  • Please send material to casting@solasnua.org with the subject heading OPEN CALL.

Solas Nua will be producing the play Maz and Bricks by Eva O’Conner June 4 – 26 directed by Artistic Director, Rex Daugherty. We are casting Equity and Non-Equity roles for the show. AEA contracts will be Special Appearance Tier I ($270 per week); Non-eq roles are equally compensated.

If you’d like to be considered for this show, you may self-select your preferred role based on the character breakdown below. If you decide you don’t fit the breakdown, we’d still love to see your work! We hope to use this casting opportunity to update our database, and see actors both new and familiar to the company.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Maz - female; late 20’s to late 30’s; strong will and happy to use dry humor to be confrontational. Has had an abortion and is attending a demonstration for reproductive rights.
Bricks – male; late 20’s to late 30’s; puts on a thick charm that is both winsome and annoying. Wants to be a good dad to his 4 year old.