Breakdown of Available Roles in 2014-2015 Season
Berkeley Repertory Theatre is a LORT B theatre committed to an inclusive casting policy of non-traditional casting and encourages all actors to audition regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or the presence of a disability.
An Audience With Meow Meow
By Meow Meow and Emma Rice
Directed by Emma Rice
1st RehearsalTuesday, August 05, 2014
1st PreviewFriday, September 05, 2014
Opening NightFriday, September 12, 2014
Closing NightSunday, October 19, 2014
Potential ExtensionSunday, November 02, 2014
Available roles in An Audience With Meow Meow:
The role of Meow Meow will be played by Meow Meow herself.
Party People (Musical)
Written by (Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp, William Ruiz a.k.a. Ninja)
Directed and Developed by Liesl Tommy
1st RehearsalTuesday, September 16, 2014
1st PreviewFriday, October 17, 2014
Opening NightWednesday, October 24, 2014
Closing NightSunday, November 16, 2014
Potential ExtensionSunday, November 30, 2014
Available roles in Party People: (looking for actors who sing and move well. Music is in the style of R&B, soul and gospel)
The roles of Jimmy (“Primo”), Helita, and Omar have been cast.
Malik “MK Ultra” (20-30)African American male, 20s
A Panther Cub; Collaborates with Jimmy on the BPP/YLP event; He is trying to maintain a relationship with his father, who is in prison.
Tito (50S-60S), Latino male, Puerto Rican, Spanish speaker, tough, street. Primo’s uncle; a former Young Lords Party member; Retired but still involved in union organizing and a prison reentryprogram; Was once in a romantic relationship with Helita.
Clara (20-30) dark skinned Latina, singer, Spanish song.
Daughter of Young Lords’ members; Co-Raised by Helita; She
wants nothing to do with a revolution that robbed her of her
Amira: (50s-60s) African American female. Blue’s wife and former Black Panther Party member; Protects Blue and his eccentricities.
Blue: (50s-60s) African American male
Former Black Panther Party member; Incarcerated for
involvement in a shootout that left a police officer dead but
was ultimately proven not guilty.
Donna: (50s-60s) Caucasian female,
Widow of murdered police officer.
Maruca: (50s-60s) Latina female, Puerto Rican, Poise, power, chops.Former Young Lords Party member; She is both ruthless andromantic, and is not well accepted by others who have doubts
about her past indiscretions.
Marcus: (50s-60s) Caucasian male, off the grid, former activist.
Affiliated with Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition in Chicago. A collector of memorabilia.
Omar: (This role is cast)
Former Black Panther Party member; An Army war veteran; Seeks
a public apology for having been tortured when others thought
he was an informant.
Solias: (50s-60s) African American male
COINTELPRO agent provocateur infiltrating the Black Panther
Roger: (double cast with Marcus)
COINTELPRO agent; Teaches informants how to infiltrate.
All cast members are the chorus.
Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
Written by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel
Directed by David Esbjornson
1st PreviewFriday, November 21, 2014
Opening NightWednesday, November 28, 2014
Closing NightSunday, January 4, 2015
Potential ExtensionSunday, January 18, 2015
Available roles in Red Hot Patriot:The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins:
The role of Molly Ivins has been cast (Kathleen Turner)
Helper : (20s) An impassive male copy clerk. Non-speaking part.
Directed by TBD
1st RehearsalTuesday, December 16, 2014
1st PreviewFriday, January 16, 2015
Opening NightWednesday, January 23, 2015
Closing NightSaturday, March 01, 2015
Potential ExtensionSunday, March 15, 2015
Adapted by David Bell
Directed by Dominique Serand
Berkeley Rep Dates:
1st RehearsalFriday, February 27, 2015
1st PreviewFriday, March 13, 2015
Opening NightWednesday, March 20, 2015
Closing NightSunday, April 12, 2015
Potential ExtensionSunday, April 19, 2015
Available roles in Tartuffe:
The show has been cast – co-pro with South Coast Rep and Shakespeare Theatre D.C.
Head of Passes
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Tina Landau
1st RehearsalTuesday March 10, 2015
1st PreviewFriday April 10, 2015
Opening NightWednesday April 17, 2015
Closing NightSunday May 24, 2015
Potential ExtensionSunday June 07, 2015
Available roles in Head of Passes:
THE ANGEL: a man of color, 20’s a 100 watt smile.
CREAKER: a man of color in his late 40’s early 50’s
CRIER: a man of color late teens early 20’s son to CREAKER
MAE: a woman of color 3 moons older than SHELAH
SHELAH: a woman of color her birthday is today
AUBREY: a man of color late 20’s son to SHELAH
DR ANDERSON: a white man late 40’s early 50’s physician to SHELAH
SPENCER: a man of color 32 son to SHELAH
COOKIE: a woman of color late 20’s Step daughter to SHELAH
Directed by TBD
1st RehearsalTuesday, April 14, 2015
1st PreviewFriday, May 15, 2015
Opening NightWednesday, May 22, 2015
Closing NightSunday, June 28, 2015
Potential ExtensionSunday July 12, 2015