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Iowa Stage Theatre Company 

Long Day’s Journey Into Night Auditions

 

Iowa Stage Theatre Company (ISTC) is holding auditions for their productions of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. 

 

ISTC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our work and productions. Unless specified by the playwright, all roles are open to all races or ethnicities. The gender identity of the role is listed below; any actor who believes they can portray that identity is welcome to audition. We look to include all kinds of peoples within our work, and to share the stories that connect us all. Theater is a place for all of us.

 

When: 

Sunday, December 5 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Callbacks as needed

Actors who cannot make this time can schedule a time BEFORE this date to be seen, or may self-tape (see general info below), to be submitted by December 5.

 

Where: 

Iowa Stage Rehearsal Space: 1472 NE 69th Street, Ankeny

To Schedule: Please complete the INFORMATION FORM.

 

General Info:

  • ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here: https://www.notinourhouse.org/download-the-standards/

  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, you may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition, or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the director and artistic director.

  • Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.

  • Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader.

  • Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

  • Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company, but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work. 


 

Shows and Audition Requirements:

 

Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Matthew McIver

First Rehearsal: early January 

Performances: February 11-20, 2022

 

Audition scenes from the show are here. An audition reader will be provided. 

 

CHARACTERS

JAMES TYRONE, male identifying, 50’s+. A successful stage actor who got lured by easy money into repeating a career making role, until it was too late to do anything else. Proud, cheap given to lecturing and drink.

MARY TYRONE, female identifying, 50’s+. Almost became a nun, but then fell in love with Tyrone and was pulled into a life of hotel rooms and impermanence. Just back from a clinic for morphine addiction, but her fears may drive her back

JAMIE TYRONE, male identifying, 30’s. Became an actor, but without either his father’s passion for the work or success. Follows the decadent lifestyle of the Broadway boozer. Loves his brother but resents him--probably true for both his parents as well.

EDMUND TYRONE, male identifying, 20’s/30’s. Poetic, took to working ships to escape dreary life. Has talent but hasn’t found his way. Sick with tuberculosis, causing fear in his family.

CATHLEEN, female identifying, 20’s. Maid to the Tyrone family, Irish. Can be forward, fond of a drink. Enjoys herself, if not her job.

 

Audition scenes from the show are here.

 

An audition reader will be provided. 

 

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ALL GENDERS, RACES, AND ETHNICITIES. 

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Iowa Stage Theatre's high standards for quality, consistency, and inclusion attracts some of the best artists in Central Iowa. Furthermore, Iowa Stage Theatre pays a stipend to ALL performers for their work. In addition to our Resident Artist Company, Iowa Stage Theatre relies on the contributions of many local artists.

 

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Iowa Stage Theatre Company Standards

 

General Info:
  • ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here: https://www.notinourhouse.org/download-the-standards/

  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, your may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition, or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the director and artistic director.

  • Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.

  • Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader.

  • Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

  • Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company, but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work.