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  • THE ICEMAN COMETH EPA @ Ripley Grier 520 11/12/2017  6:11pm

    Spent 500 bucks getting to the audition and want to know wether I should just give up on this one .
    Anyone heard anything


    Haven’t heard anything yet at all, does anyone know of anyone who has? Or spoke to management to get an update? Or know if they’re holding more auditions cause they haven’t found what they’re looking for?

    CallMeThespian 11/12/2017  6:53pm

    NEVER spend $500 to come to an audition. First mistake. These calls are most definitely required.

    DontSpeak 11/13/2017  8:17am

    you spent $500 to go to an EPA??? That's insane.

    dopplegang 11/13/2017  9:32am

    Regardless of whether or not that person’s priorities are different from your’s (this could be that person’s Wicked or Anything Goes, the show that if there’s a chance, you have to take it, no matter what!) we all still just want info on Casting updates!!! Don’t shut them down with negativity, we all get our fair share of that when cast lists go out anyways. So BUMP CAN WE GET A FREAKING UPDATE!?!

    CallMeThespian 11/13/2017  10:38am

    DontSpeak....Dont Speak. And JoeRogan, don't listen to a word of what was said. I imagine you traveled for this open call which was what your expenses were and you didn't waste a single dollar of it. That's an investment in your craft. The only way to get the job, EVER, is to be seen and you gotta show up to do that. And you did just that! Before major Broadway Casting Directors, might I add. Public Theatre Casting Directos who included my favorite boo Jordan Thaler, with whom I had ZERO history, no representation, and nothing but my work in the tiny studio last January and he called me back. It was for a Broadway Play then too. This go around, I made sure he remembered that. I am my own agent. I'm not equity and I just show up to these open, and yes, often required calls, too. And actors DO get cast from them. I attend CD seminars and read their interviews. It happens. ALL. THE. TIME. Per their words.

    Given the time of year we're in, I'm making an educated guess that they may not even have call backs for this until after the The Thanksgiving holiday, unless you hear pips about it otherwise. Next week is an abbreviated work week and keep in mind the logistics of booking studios, arranging schedules, etc. And if you don't get this one--squirrel away the coins and come to the next one that you feel is worth those dollars. Do it! I'm doing the same for LA in the early New Year. Always with the knowledge there's never any guarantee. But there's ALWAYS the 💯 % guarantee you NOT get the job if you don't audition.

    Keep on break in' legs.

    kebnyc 11/13/2017  10:55am

    agent appts happened a few weeks ago

    dopplegang 11/13/2017  11:19am

    It’s unwise to encourage someone to spend such an amount of money to come in for an EPA.

    Absolutely not. That money can fund a class that you speak so highly of. Likely more than one class. And the accommodation. Where this person could get face time and ask questions. THATS helpful.

    A $500 investment into your an epa?

    And obviously the appointments already happened.

    DontSpeak 11/13/2017  12:34pm

    Disagree, wholeheartedly.

    Classes are great, face time and opportunity for questions are great but I haven't come across any "pay-to-play" arrangements, as some actors begrudgingly call them, with these particular Public Theatre casting directors. And at the end of those same classes, had they existed and had Joe taken them; if The Iceman Cometh was the production he wants to be a part of--which he clearly does--if there was no personally invited call, his only portal into even being considered for that was this EPA.

    "Joe" I imagine you considered the cost before coming to New York and you felt it was worth it and I agree. Until a casting notice is sent out, you're still as much in consideration for this play as the rest of us and has you not come to this audition, that opportunity wouldn't even exist.

    And it isn't anybody else's place to tell you otherwise.

    PS: I saw the 1999 Revival of The Iceman Cometh, starring the, rather now unfortunately un-celebrated Kevin Spacey--and I dug out the playbill: 5 Broadway Debuts, Boo Boo. #KeepTheFaith

    kebnyc 11/13/2017  1:44pm

    Don't speak I appreciate your opinion. Kebnyc thanks for the words of advice and yes I definitely thought it was worth it EPA or not. The only part you can never get is the one you don't audition for.

    joerogan 11/13/2017  3:33pm

    And if you think I'm crazy I met someone at the audition who flew from London. His flights and hotel cost him 1500 POUNDS

    joerogan 11/13/2017  3:39pm


    Cheekzzzz 11/14/2017  1:02pm


    Cheekzzzz 11/15/2017  8:23am

    BUMP, anything?

    Tmatheson 11/15/2017  10:17am


    joerogan 11/15/2017  5:48pm

    Hey Guys,

    Take a look at the top post for the home page on here. There's a notice about an 11.21 EPA call (which I saw had disappeared when I was looking around the internet for information as well) and another responded that the show is cast. Can take that with a grain but just alerting you it's there.

    kebnyc 11/15/2017  8:58pm

    If you look at the cached version of the page on the internet you can see it was a mistake as it says (11.21.17) in the title but then Saturday, October 21 later down.

    joerogan 11/16/2017  7:07am

    So I think it was a mistake. However the comment about the show being cast may be true or not that's still just hearsay.

    joerogan 11/16/2017  7:09am

    What's the general waiting time for callbacks. Is it different because it's a limited running show.

    Tmatheson 11/16/2017  11:24am

    saw Jordan and Heidi doing callbacks in Pearl yesterday. time to move on i think

    dopplegang 11/16/2017  11:25am

    They’re casting directors for a number of different shows happening right now, are you 100% certain it was for Iceman? Or is there a chance it was for a different production?

    CallMeThespian 11/16/2017  12:56pm

    @dopplegang How did you know it was for the iceman cometh

    Thenightmancometh 11/16/2017  2:31pm

    well, the sign on the door said ICEMAN COMETH

    fuzzletwit 11/16/2017  2:48pm

    fuzz beat me to it, but yes there was a sign

    dopplegang 11/16/2017  2:49pm

    Well at least we can move on now. Congrats to anyone who got a callback.

    joerogan 11/16/2017  3:03pm

    does anyone who was at pearl know what age most actors were. Wanna know What characters they were really looking to cast at the EPA

    PBnJ 11/16/2017  3:07pm

    the EPA is required by union rules. They weren't necessarily going into it planning to cast particular roles. The Public holds invited/agent appts for all roles.

    dopplegang 11/16/2017  3:23pm

    ages were about 25-35

    sohoguy 11/16/2017  3:25pm

    Is that likely to be the only day of callbacks. Bump for a broke guy with hope and a bible

    Tmatheson 11/16/2017  3:26pm

    Here are my 2 cents- if you don’t get in the room you don’t have a chance at booking at the job. Spending $500 to go to an EPA is really dicey bc for this project it is required and they might send an intern who has no casting authority. However Jordan was there and getting in front of him, if you are prepared and right for a role, could lead to an appointment.
    Also know this- once agent appts are out, if you attended the EPA you will have heard and be called back for that. You don’t skip appts and go to the callback from agent appts. EPAs esp for non reppped actors are like pre screen auditions. Your callback is going to be the agent appt which is the prescreen for those repped actors. 9 and a half times out of ten.

    Goldengirlokk 11/16/2017  3:29pm