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Rent Auditions-Washington, DC - Casting ID # 1562855
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Washington, DC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay $150.00 per n/a Release Date 12-15-17
Audition Date 04-07-18 Submission deadline 04-06-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Rent, a rock operaloosely based on the opera La Bohème. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Check in will start at 11am

*These auditions will be GROUP AUDITIONS*

*Rehearsals for LEADS will begin in the middle of April 2 times per month through July and will then go to once per month until January 2019.

Starting in January 2019 rehearsals will be Tuesday & Friday (6:30-9:30) and Sunday (2:30-5:30)

*LEADS are paid a stipend ($150) with a potential for bonuses for helping find sponsors and ticket sales*

Group auditions will consider the following areas for casting:

Chemistry- the point of Chemistry Auditions are to see how 2 or more actors will interact with each other. We want to see you interact with others!

Sound- no interaction is needed. We are just looking to hear how you sound on the song.

Acting- we still want to hear how you sound, but we also want you to act & show the emotion of the song during auditions.
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Role # 1 Mark Cohen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A struggling Jewish-American documentary filmmaker and the narrator of the show. He is Roger\\\'s roommate; at the start of the show, he was recently dumped by Maureen.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Roger Davis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A once-successful-but-now-struggling musician and ex-lead singer and rock guitarist who is HIV-positive and an ex-junkie. He hopes to write one last meaningful song before he dies. He is having a hard time coping with the fact that he, along with many others around him, knows that he is going to die. His girlfriend, April, killed herself after finding out that she was HIV-positive. He is roommates with Mark.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Mimi Márquez
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A Hispanic-American club dancer and drug addict. She lives downstairs from Mark and Roger, is Roger\'s love interest, and, like him, has HIV. She is also Benny\'s ex-lover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Tom Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An anarchist professor with AIDS. He is described by Mark as a \"computer genius, teacher, and vagabond anarchist who ran naked through the Parthenon.\" Collins dreams of opening a restaurant in Santa Fe, where the problems in New York will not affect him and his friends. He was formerly a roommate of Roger, Mark, Benny, and Maureen, then just Roger and Mark, until he moves out.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Angel Dumott
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A young drag queen who uses both she/her pronouns when in drag and he/him pronouns when out of drag. Angel is a street percussionist with a generous disposition, who has AIDS; Collins\' love interest.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Maureen Johnson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A performance artist who is Mark\'s ex-girlfriend and Joanne\'s current girlfriend. She is very flirtatious and cheated on Mark (presumably with Joanne). Larson considered Maureen a lesbian, despite her relationships with men, and he specifically identified her as \"lesbian\" in the script itself. However, an old lesbian friend of Larson told him it was wrong to call Maureen a lesbian because of her attraction to men, and that is where the idea of her being bisexual started.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Joanne Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An Ivy League-educated public interest lawyer and a lesbian. Joanne is the woman for whom Maureen left Mark. Joanne has very politically powerful parents (one is undergoing confirmation to be a judge, the other is a government official).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Benjamin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Landlord of Mark, Roger, and Mimi\'s apartment building and ex-roommate of Mark, Collins, Roger, and Maureen. Now married to Alison Grey of the Westport Greys, a very wealthy family involved in real estate, and he is considered yuppie scum and a sell-out by his ex-roommates. He at one time had a relationship with Mimi.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Mrs. Cohen
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mark\'s stereotypical Jewish mother. Her voicemail messages are the basis for the songs Voicemail #1, Voicemail #3, and Voicemail #5.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Alexi Darling
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The producer of Buzzline, a sleazy tabloid company that tries to employ Mark after his footage of the riot makes primetime. Sings Voicemail #3 and Voicemail #4.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Mr. Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The wealthy parents of Joanne Jefferson, they leave her Voicemail #2.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 12 Mrs. Jefferson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The wealthy parents of Joanne Jefferson, they leave her Voicemail #2.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 13 Mrs. Davis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Roger\'s confused mother who calls in Voicemail #5, asking continuously, \"Roger, where are you?\"


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 14 Mrs. Marquez
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mimi\'s Spanish-speaking mother who sings in Voicemail #5, wondering, in Spanish, where she is.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 15 Mr. Grey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Benny\'s father-in-law who wants to buy out the lot.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 The Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The local drug dealer whom Mimi buys from and Roger used to buy from. Based on the character Parpignol from La Bohème.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 Paul
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The man in charge of the Life Support group.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 Gordon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Steve
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 20 Ali
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Pam
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 22 Sue
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

One of the Life Support members.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 23 Squeegee Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A homeless person who chants \"Honest living!\" over and over during \"Christmas Bells\".


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 24 The Waiter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A waiter at Life Cafe.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 25 The Woman With Bags
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A woman who attacks Mark for trying to help her during \"On The Street\".


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 26 The Preacher
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Preacher kicks Collins out of the church because he can't pay for Angel's funeral.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 27 Cops
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 28 Bohemians
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 29 Vendors
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 30 Homeless People
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking a versatile actors to portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 31 Talent
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Please check our Casting page for Character Breakdown.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Height: from 1' 10" to 8' 0"