Equity Principal Auditions
Monday March 3, 2014
11 AM to 6 PM
Lunch 2 to 3
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY
Equity actors, men and women, to play characters that are all Japanese Americans.
Producers are particularly interested in seeing Asian American performers and strongly encouraged those performers to attend.
Sides will be provided at the audition.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together
reh April 28; perfs May12-,18, 2014
Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director
Ron Nakahara, Artistic Associate
by Ken Narasaki
based on the John Okada novel
Directed by Ron Nakahara
· 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.
(20, Male, Japanese-American) - A no-no boy (one who refused to sign an oath of allegiance to the US in WWII) who struggles with his adjustment within the community after release from federal prison.
(50s, Female, Japanese Issei) - Ichiro’s mom who is loyal to Japan and refuses to believe that they lost the war.
(50s-60s, Male, Japanese Issei) - Ichiro’s loving father who struggles to keep his family grounded amid opposing viewpoints between his two sons and his wife’s denials.
(20s, Male, Nisei) - Ichiro’s friend. A former football and track star, Kenji lost his leg in the war.
(20s, Male, Nisei) - Ichiro’s friend and fellow no-no boy. Lives the easy life and doesn’t worry about his past or what the future holds.
(20s, Male, Nisei) - Was in the army before his medical discharge. Super patriot – disgusted with Ichiro’s “no-no boy” status. ( may double as Jun)
(20s, Female, Nisei) - Friend and neighbor of Kenji. She bonds with Ichiro as he reminds her of her husband who joined the war. doubles as Woman from 2A
Woman from 2A: (20s-30s, Female,) – Neighbor of Freddie’s who keeps him company.
(18, Male, Nisei) - Ichiro’s younger brother. Taro plans on joining the army after he graduates from high school.
(20s, Male, Nisei) - A young man who was friends with the Kumasakas’ son while in the army.
(40s-50s, Male, Issei) - Friend of the Yamadas, who lost his son in the war.
(Female, Issei) – Kumasaka-San’s wife who is devastated about the loss of her son (non-speaking role doubles w. Mrs Kanno)
(40s-50s, Female, Issei) – Kenji’s mother who worries about her son’s condition.