Rent Casting Actors-Cleveland, OH – Casting ID # 1497127

Rent Casting Actors-Cleveland, OH
– Casting ID # 1497127
Project Type
Live Event
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Cleveland, OH
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
n/a
Release Date 09-01-15
Audition Date
04-21-16
Submission deadline 04-20-16
Casting Category
Theatre – Non-Equity
Winner! Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This inspiring rock musical, based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, is set in the East Village of New York City and follows friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS, and most of all, love.

Rent has become a pop culture phenomenon about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today with songs that soar and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. that resonates with audiences of


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
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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

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
Ethnicity: Hispanic


Role # 4 Tom Collins
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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
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A young transgender woman and 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
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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.

Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60


Role # 7 Joanne Jefferson
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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
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Landlord of Mark, Roger, and Mimi’s apartment building and exroommate 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 a 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