Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
9:30 am-5:30 pm
(lunch 1:00-2:00 pm)
$600 minimum weekly salary
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Equity actors, male and female, for roles in BROWNSVILLE SONG.
See breakdown for more information.
Sides will be provided at the EPA. Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together.
1ST REHEARSAL: 9/9/14
1ST PREVIEW: 10/04/14
The following are each expected to attend the EPA - one in the AM and one in the PM. The exact schedule is TBD.
Casting Dir: Daniel Swee
Casting Assoc: Camille Hickman
DIRECTOR: PATRICIA MCGREGOR
WRITER: KIMBER LEE
CASTING: DANIEL SWEE
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
TRAY. Black, Male. Late teens. Lives in Brownsville. About to graduate from high school. Going to college in the fall. Works part-time. Amateur boxer, starting to have some success in local competitions. Boxing has kept him out of gang activity. Huge heart, but also can carry himself with an edge. Has a terrific sense of humor, and loves his family fiercely. He carries his past lightly though it runs very deep within him, and doesn't see himself as a victim of anything. Very charming.
LENA. Black, Female. Late 50s – Mid 60s. Tray's grandmother. Lives in Brownsville. She's a fierce protector and advocate of her kids and grandkids, has lived in the neighborhood all her life, and works two jobs. Unsentimental about the conditions of her life and the lives around her, can be very fierce but also has a great sense of humor. Forgive and forget is not in her vocabulary.
DEVINE. Black/Korean American, Female. 9 years old. Extremely active inner life, she walks through the world very cautiously. She can be full of life and fun just like any 9 year old, but when frightened or unsure, she retreats into memories of her brother to survive. The fluidity of time that all the characters experience affects her the most profoundly, and as Lena says, the lines between her and Tray are very fuzzy. The way she watches Lena and Tray and Merrell should feel eloquent - she sees everything.
MERRELL. Korean American, Female. Mid-30’s. Tray's stepmother and Devine's biological mother. Grew up in the neighborhood, so she carries herself with an edge. She's very strong; she has fought her way through a lot and come out the other side. Struggled with a very serious alcohol addiction. Has a wry sense of humor, and though she has deep pain about failing her kids and Lena, she is determined to show up and do whatever it takes to be a part of their lives again - and she knows that won't be easy.
JUNIOR (Also doubles with BROOKLYN COLLEGE STUDENT) Black, Male. Late teens. Tray’s childhood friend from the neighborhood. Junior is charming, funny, fast-talking, the life of the party where ever he goes. He loved Tray like a brother. Junior has been on the fringes of the gang activity in the area, not completely caught up in it, but hustling a bit. Tray’s death has hit him hard and he feels a deep sense of guilt about it, which may push him deeper into the street life, as an avenue to get revenge. BROOKLYN COLLEGE STUDENT. Preppy. Very particular about how his latte is prepared.