Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2
Roy Arias Studios
300 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
Equity actors, men and women.
Prepare a brief dramatic monologue, under two minutes.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
1st Reh: 3/25/14
Performs: 4/22 - 5/18/14
Writer: James McManus
Director: Tamilla Woodard
Producing Artistic Director: Mark Plesent
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and raci/al background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
CHERRY SMOKE by James McManus, directed by Tamilla Woodard.
Rehearsal will be at the ART/NY Spaces @ 520 (520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018) starting Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10.30am
Performances will be at Urban Stages Theater (259 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001)
from April 22 to May 18, 2014
Setting: A dead steel mill town outside of Pittsburgh
20s, Caucasian, a brutal back alley fighter who has been in and out of jail all of his damn life. He’s lived hard and ain’t done much good. But Cherry is his last shot at redemption and he’s going to try real hard.
20s, Caucasian, Fish’s girlfriend. Feral. She has been living on her own since age 10 and can be tough as razor wire or soft as a feather. She believes in Fish like a dog believes in meat.
20s, Caucasian, Fish’s brother. He’s a car mechanic who barely scratches out a living. He supplements his income by moonlighting as Fish’s cut man in legal and illegal boxing matches. Life ain’t given him much and he don’t expect much. But he’d like to see his big brother not fall in the shit this time. He loves his wife hard and is a good husband and a decent man.
20s, Caucasian, Duffy’s wife. She is a midwife for the poor and a hard core pragmatist. Most of life has been hard as cement for her, but she has a good husband and they have good, small dreams. And that just might be enough.