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The 2019-20 season has been fully cast.

Audition dates for Local Non-Equity Understudies will be posted October 15th, 2019.

Local and Seasonal EPAs for the 2020-21 Season will be held in April and May of 2020 in Sarasota, New York, and Chicago. The full season character breakdown as well as further instructions will be posted on this page on March 17th, 2020.

Asolo Rep will be participating in the Florida Professional Theatre Association Auditions, May 16-18, 2020. More information


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Asolo Repertory Theatre to Host Local Non-Equity Understudy Auditions for THE GREAT LEAP on January 4 


Asolo Rep will host local non-Equity understudy auditions for its upcoming production of THE GREAT LEAP (March 18 - April 11) on Saturday, January 4. 

PLEASE NOTE: Local understudies must be non-equity for these auditions. If you are not a local, non-equity actor, please keep an eye on the Asolo Rep website (www.asolorep.org/auditions) for future audition opportunities. 

Character Breakdown: 

COOK Theatre (LORT D): THE GREAT LEAP by Lauren Yee Director Vanessa Stallings First Rehearsal: 2/18/2020 First Preview: 3/18/2020 Closing: 4/11/2020

[UNDERSTUDY, MANFORD]: Male, 17, Chinese-American. Intense, scrappy, runs into trouble, attacks the rim, with a ruthless crossover. Not tall. More Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin.

[UNDERSTUDY, CONNIE]: Female, 25, Chinese-American. Manford's cousin and UC Berkeley Grad Student. Level-headed, big picture. A Chris Paul/Klay Thompson type.

[UNDERSTUDY, WEN CHANG]: Male. 43, Chinese, coach of Beijing University's Men's Basketball Team. Observant, efficient. Favors three pointers over aggressive inside shots. Tim Duncan would appreciate his energy. His English is formal, but relatively unaccented. 

WHEN: Saturday, January 4, 10am – 1pm

WHERE: Asolo Rep Koski Production Center, 1009 Tallevast Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243 

HOW: To make an appointment, visit: https://asolorep.wufoo.com/forms/sut463i19e7z0j/

Understudy Rehearsal Schedule 

Saturday, March 21 – 9-11:30am (Cook) 

Sunday, March 22 – 9-11:30am (Cook) 

Saturday, March 28 – 9-11:30am (Cook) 

FINAL RUN: Sunday, March 29 – 9-11:30am (Cook) 

Possible Evening Secondary: TBD 


THE GREAT LEAP In the Cook Theatre March 20 - April 11 Previews March 18 & 19 By Lauren Yee Directed by Vanessa Stalling San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum is a sparky kid who plays street basketball in Chinatown – vertically challenged, but with undeniable ball skills. He talks his way onto a college team headed to Beijing for an exhibition game and finds himself in the middle of China’s post-Cultural Revolution. As the story bounces between 1989 and 1971, past relationships collide with present day revelations right up to the final buzzer. Smart, feisty and hilarious, THE GREAT LEAP is about family, history, and learning that every game is a second chance.