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Rubicon is casting Nick Payne's Incognito and William Shakespeare's King Lear  



Directed by Katharine Farmer 



Thursday, June 29, 2017. Equity EPA rules in effect. 



11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Lunch from 2 p.m. to p.m.)


EPA Rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 10:00 a.m. on 6/29/2017






Karyl Lynn Burns- Producing Artistic Director

Katharine Farmer, Director

Stephanie Coltrin-Beyries- Casting Director



Rehearsals: 8/22-9/15

Preview Performances: 9/13, 9/14, 9/15

Opening Night: 9/16

Performance Schedule:

9/13-10/1 (Performances Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.,

Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.



Reading from the play. Click here for a link to full script 


Due to the nature of this piece (four actors playing 21 roles, it would be helpful for preparation for you to view the entire script. 



Please prepare two sides of your choice in the role for which you are auditioning. (featuring two different characters: for example, if you are auditioning for Actor One, you might select one side as Victor and one side as Harvey). A reader will be provided at auditions. 





Pages 8-10 Victor


Pages 8-10 Henry

Pages 8-10 Margaret

Pages 13-16 Harvey

Pages 13-16 Elouise




Pages 18-21 Martha


Pages 19-21 Patricia

Pages 21-24 Harvey

Page 21-24 Elouise

Pages 21-24 Hans


Pages 25-28 Anthony

Pages 25-29 Martha



Pages 28-31 Harvey

Pages 28-31 Elouise





Pages 33-35 Henry

Pages 33-35 Margaret


Pages 43-46 Martha

Pages 43-46 Ben


Pages 46-51 Harvey

Pages 48-51 Anna

Pages 48-51 Freddy

Pages 48-51  Lisa

Pages 51-53 Victor


Pages 51-53 Henry


Pages 56-57 Harvey


Pages 56-57 Michael



Pages 61-64 Martha

Pages 61-64 Greg





Rubicon Theatre Company is seeking Equity and Non-Equity actors for the Southern California Premiere of Incognito by Nick Payne.


Incognito is a mysterious and beautiful new play about the intersection between memory and identity. Several stories (some based on true events) are woven together. Once concerns a man who steals Albert Einstein’s brain to try to understand the elusive nature of genius. Another follows a man who has lost his short-term memory, but recalls his affection for his wife, whom he greets anew each day. The third focuses on a scientist who, beginning a new romantic journey, struggles to know his own mind and heart while probing the minds of others. Four actors play 21 characters.



ACTOR ONE: (Male, 40-55, all ethnicities) German and British RP accents required. Plays six roles:


Thomas Harvey, a pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Einstein’s brain in 1955. His obsession with discovering the secrets of Einstein’s brain has unintended disruptive consequences.


Victor Milner- an early 20th century Brit. Henry Maison’s pre and post-operative consultant. Patient and gentle


Anthony- a contemporary British former historian, and a patient of Martha Murphy, grappling with a brain disorder known as confabulation.


Richard Walsh- a contemporary British married to Brenda Walsh- deeply troubled


Jon Williams- an early 20th century British professor eager to study the brain of Henry Maison


Otto Nathan- a mid-20th century German executor of Einstein’s will, dedicated and loyal.


ACTOR TWO  (Female, 40-50, all ethnicities) American and British RP accents required. Plays five roles:


Martha Murphy- contemporary British Clinical Neuropsychologist, professionally successful, but personally lost. Highly intelligent and funny but guarded.


Elouise Harvey- American- Thomas Harvey’s wife, a mid-20th Century housewife; dedicated to her husband but frustrated by her husband’s obsession with Einstein’s brain.


Brenda Walsh- contemporary British, victim of her husband Richard’s crime.


Anna Vann- a Kansas City hippie in the 1960’s


Evelyn Einstein- mid 20th century American relative of Albert Einstein, a woman to whom truth is paramount


ACTOR THREE (Male, 20-39, all ethnicities) British RP, American and Swiss accents required. Plays six roles:


Henry Maison- early 20th Century British epileptic suffering post-operative amnesia, gentle soul and gifted pianist (actor may not actually be playing the piano on stage), it is challenging for him to remember things, even  within the same conversation


Michael Wolf- contemporary American reporter, persistent, and convincing.


Hans Albert Einstein- born in Switzerland, but living in the U.S., Hans is the son of Albert Einstein


Ben Murphy- contemporary British musician, Martha’s son, affable, and kind to his mother


Freddy Myers- a 1960’s Kansas hippie


Greg Barraclough- a contemporary British lawyer attached to Richard Walsh’s case, self-important, and aggressive


ACTOR FOUR (Female, 18-30, all ethnicities) British RP and American accents required. Plays four roles:


Margaret Thompson- early 20th century British married to Henry Maison, patient and deeply loving


Lisa-Scott Hanigan- Australian waitress working in Kansas- flirtatious and charming


Patricia Thorn- contemporary British; a former lawyer who becomes romantically involved with Martha Murphy- clever and sarcastic- lets herself become emotionally available but experiences confusion and disappointment when finally hearing the truth about Martha’s family


Sharon Shaw- mid 20th century British brain donation nurse.




KING LEAR directed by James O'Neil



Monday, July 17, Equity EPA. EPA rules in effect. 



11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Lunch from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)



EPA Rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 10:00 a.m. on 7/17/17. EPA's will be held at NMI 5628 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, Ca. 



SPT-8 for Equty, stipend for non-Equity 



James O’Neil- Artistic Director Emeritus/Director

Karyl Lynn Burns- Producing Artistic Director      

Stephanie Coltrin-Beyries- Casting Director



Rehearsals 10/3-10/28  


Preview Performances 10/25, 10/26, 10/27

Opening Night: 10/28


10/25-11/12 (Performances Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.



Please prepare (2) contrasting Shakespeare monologues totaling no more than TWO MINUTES.


Rubicon Theatre Company is seeking Equity and Non-Equity actors for Shakespeare’s King Lear. All actors must have a strong command of classical text.


Mercurial by nature, confused by age, and blind to his weaknesses, decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters only one of whom loves him enough to speak the truth. Thrown into a rage, the king exiles his youngest daughter, turns on his best friends, and becomes increasingly irrational. When his eldest daughters manifest their true natures and betray his trust with their manipulative machinations, Lear’s world collapses with tragic consequences for all. An epic and hauntingly unforgettable story of love, greed, madness and reconciliation.



GONERIL (Female, 40-50) Lear’s eldest daughter. Ambitious, aggressive and fearless in her manipulation. Feigns the role of the dutiful daughter, but capable of betraying anyone who stands in the way of her goals.

DUKE OF ALBANY (Male, 40-55) Goneril’s husband. Moral and honest. In the dark with regards to his wife’s plotting. When her plans are revealed, he feels a duty to stand up for what is right.

OSWALD, (Male, 30-40) Goneril’s steward, equally cunning and cowardly. Willing to do anything to win. The actor playing Oswald may also double with other roles.

REGAN (Female, 40-50) Lear’s second daughter. Appears more empathic to her father, but is craftier than her sister about hiding her own self-interest. Thoroughly capable of seizing an available opportunity.

KING OF FRANCE (Male, 30-40) Cordelia’s suitor and then husband. Masculine, strong and eminently capable. Will be doubled with other roles.

DUKE OF BURGUNDY(Male, 30-40) Cordelia’s second suitor. Rejects Cordelia when Lear advises that there will be no dowry. Will be doubled with other roles.


CORDELIA (Female, 20-30) Lear’s youngest daughter who loves her father deeply but is unwilling to sacrifice integrity for status. Loyal and kind but with a profound strength of conviction. 

EARL OF KENT (male, 40-50) Lear’s courtier and adviser. Blunt, selfless, and loyal. Straightforward with Lear in a way that others are unable to be. His honesty secures his banishment, but he returns in disguise to serve as the king’s unknowing protector.

FOOL (Male 25-70) Possesses wit, a sharp intellect, and sometimes a sadness or anger in his humor and observations. Dedicated to the king and upset about his recent loss of power.

EARL OF GLOUCESTER (Male, 50-70) One of Lear’s most trusted and trustworthy advisers. Comfortable with his station in life. Has integrity, but his somewhat reckless personal past continues to complicate his life. His moral center and overly trusting nature are the cause of his downfall at the hands of his son, Edmund.

EDGAR (Male, 30-40) Gloucester’s elder son. He is the favored son with all of the privileges that legitimacy brings. When wrongfully accused of plotting against his father and banished, he disguises himself as a vagrant to survive and ultimately find vindication and clear his name.

EDMUND (Male, 30-40) Gloucester’s younger and illegitimate son. Amoral, cunning, and devious. Power-hungry and manipulative. He has managed to maintain a place in his father’s household and earn his trust. Keen to ruin his legitimate brother’s name and take his place as the family heir.

CURAN (Male, 25-35) A gentleman of Gloucester’s household, loyal and trustworthy. Will be doubled with other roles.


ENSEMBLE (Male and Female, 25-60) to play Old Man, Knights, Gentlemen, Servants, Messengers, Doctors, Captains, Herald, Attendants and peasants of the realm.


The role of King Lear will be played by George Ball. The role of the Duke of Cornwall will be played by Joseph Fuqua. 









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