The Inheritance, Part 1
by Zach Theatre
Mar. 17 - Apr. 01
In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results. Brilliantly re-envisioning E.M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End to 21st-century New York, The Inheritance asks how much we owe those who lived and loved before us, questions the role we must play for future generations, and dares us to fearlessly hold on to the wild ride called life.
2021 Tony Award for Best Play.
THE INHERITANCE - AUDITION NOTICE
ZACH Theatre is currently seeking actors for our upcoming production of The Inheritance (Part One and Part Two). Actors local to the Austin, Texas area particularly encouraged to submit. Video submissions will be accepted as first round auditions. In person callbacks will be held in Austin on the week of April 11, 2022 and in NYC the week of April 18, 2022.
The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez Directed by Dave Steakley
Note: The Inheritance is told in two parts. ZACH’s 2021-22 season concludes with Part 1, leading immediately into Part 2 as ZACH’s 2022-23 season opener.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals begin July 5, 2022. Performances for Part One begin August 10, 2022, and close September 4, 2022, with six to seven shows per week: Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm and some Saturday and Sundays at 2:30pm.
Performances for Part Two begin September 14, 2022, and close October 16, 2022, following the same performance schedule as Part One.
ZACH is operating as a fully vaccinated workplace, as defined by the CDC. All company members will be expected to follow strict health and safety protocols set forth by ZACH Theatre.
ZACH encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.
Film your audition, beginning with a slate, followed by one of the monologues found HERE.
Please film in front of a clean background, with no backlighting. As much as possible, limit ambient noise including air conditioners and other electronics.
Submit your video, headshot, and resume via THIS LINK. Submission Deadline: Friday, 4/5 at 6 pm CST
ROLES TO BE CAST:
YOUNG MAN 1 / ADAM McDOWELL / LEO 20s, any race/ethnicity
YOUNG MAN 2 / JASON #1 Late 20s - early 30s, Black
YOUNG MAN 3
Early 20s, any race/ethnicity
YOUNG MAN 4
Early 20s, any race/ethnicity
YOUNG MAN 5 / CHARLES WILCOX Late 20s - early 30s, White
YOUNG MAN 6 / TRISTAN 30s, Black
YOUNG MAN 7 / JASPER / PAUL WILCOX 30s, White
YOUNG MAN 8 / JASON #2
Late 20s - early 30s, Latin/Hispanic
YOUNG MAN 9 / ERIC GLASS 30s, Jewish
YOUNG MAN 10 / TOBY DARLING Late 20s - early 30s, any race/ethnicity
E.M. FORSTER (“MORGAN”) / WALTER POOLE 50s, any race/ethnicity
HENRY WILCOX 50s, White
MARGARET (Only featured in Part 2, will attend July rehearsals) 70s - 80s, any race/ethnicity