PSYCHO THERAPY – Photo Resume Request

WHO: Psycho Therapy – Christine De Lisle Casting

Lily: 43. Former model claims to be — and can pass for — considerably younger. Now a dealer of contemporary art. She’s never been married, but also never been alone. Or, as she says it, she’s “had many successful relationships. Many.” In spite of her considerable trust issues, she still aspires to marry and have a child — with her clock ticking — a last-gasp compulsion which drives the madness of the play.

Dorian: Man, 35. Lily’s younger boyfriend; has been involved with her twice before. Living in the shadow of a huge trust fund left to him by his late father, he plays a lot of tennis and is very bright and educated, but has no purpose in life. He’s young, sexy and reckless, but his charisma hides his deep-seated insecurity — that people only like him for his wealth. Comedy chops a must.

Male Understudy:Track age: 30s-40s. Covers Dorian and one other role.

Female Understudy:Track age: 40s. Covers Lily and one other role.


WHEN: NYC appointment auditions will be held on 2/29 and 3/1. Show is re-opening after short hiatus. 1st reh: Week of 3/19/12. Runs 4/7-5/26 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

PAY:  $544/week minimum + pension, health.

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, e-mail headshot/resume ASAP to

Production Stage Manager – Squid Ink Productions

WHO: Squid Ink Productions

SEEKING:  Stage Manager to run a new show opening this spring in Downtown Rochester.

RESPONSIBILITIES: include organization, scheduling, management, running the backstage of the show, leading 2 ASM/deck hands on the run crew.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires enthusiasm, ambition, an artistic sensibility, and experience. Our company is fun and easy-going though hard-working, energetic, and exciting!

WHEN:  Full time employment begins April 1st through Labor Day (till at least August 15th with the possibilty to extend if availability permits).

PAY: Salary is $500/wk.

HOW TO APPLY: For inquiries, questions and submissions, please email cover letter and resume to Taking applications immediately.

End of Q3 Broadway Grosses report: Only 1 more to go.

I really can’t believe we’re about to enter our 4th and final Quarter of the year.  The year has flown by.  It seems like yesterday we were counting up the number of Tonys Book of Mormon was going to win, and we’re getting close to T-Time again soon.

But how’s business?

Here’s how the season is stacking up after three quarters:

Season to Date Gross:  $820,688,397
Last Season to Date Gross:  $769,572,296
Difference:  A whopping 6.6% increase

Season to Date Attendance:  8,829,459
Last Season to Date Attendance:  8,762,097
Difference:  A paltry .8%

Season to Date Playing Weeks:  1070
Last Season to Date Playing Weeks:  1113
Difference:  a “what the f” -3.9%

So let me sum up . . . massive increase in the gross, an almost flat-lined attendance, and a significant drop in the number of shows.

What does this mean?

Well, if you’re a megahit, like the aforementioned Book of M, then you’re as happy as a clam that you didn’t get picked for Carousel‘s clambake, because you’ve been using variable pricing to suck every cent from the consumer during peak times.

See, what would be better for the other shows out there, would be if the attendance would be going up as dramatically as the gross, as that would mean more people are going to the theater (in the defense of these stats, having such a drop in the playing weeks, but still posting a positive attendance gain is palatable).

Unfortunately, these statistics indicate that Broadway theater is becoming more elitist than it was before, and because of the success of the megahits, the middle-of-the-road shows are having a harder time scraping out their nut each week.

We’ve got 13 more weeks left.  Where will we end up?  Well, Q2 includes the “why can’t it happen 3x a year” Christmas week, so I don’t think we’ll be able to continue to support that enormous gross increase.  I’m predicting that the gross will be up over last year about 5.9-6%, and attendance rising about 1% (the new shows this Spring should bring us some more bodies).

In the meantime, I’m dying to do a survey of those premium ticket buyers . . . does paying $400 for a ticket decrease the amount of theatergoing they are doing?  In other words, if they previously went to the theater three times a year, are they now going only twice because they are paying so much for that super hit that they “must” see?

I’m not sure I want to know the answer.


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Assistant TD – The Aracoma Story, Inc.

WHO: The Aracoma Story, Inc.

SEEKING: Assistant TD position available with producer of WV's longest running outdoor drama during their 38th consecutive summer season. Great hands-on experience working with skilled TD leading a team to design and construct 3 sets and lead running crew during production. Visit for show info.

WHEN: 5/14/2012 – 8/15/2012

PAY: $300 Wkly + Housing

HOW TO APPLY: Email a resume to

Asian Actors – M. BUTTERFLY Columbia MFA Directing Project

WHO: Columbia University MFA Directing Project

SEEKING: Casting union or non-union male and female Asian actors for a production of M.Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

REQUIREMENTS: Seeking to fill the following Roles:
Versatile Male actor 20s-early 30's, small frame, can convincingly portray a female. Should be able to sing and move well. Comfortable with mature themes and adult situations is a must.
Comrade Chin:
Female Asian 20s-40s. A hard edged member of the communist party

WHEN: The production is for a Columbia University MFA director project.
Show will be presented at Columbia University's Schapiro Theater April 20-22nd 2012
Rehearsals begin March 6th and will be a combination of day and evenings depending on availability.

HOW TO APPLY: To schedule an audition please email your headshot and resume to: