Equity Female and Male Actors of all races, ethnicities and types for the 2014 National Playwrights Conference.
See breakdown for information.
Prepare a brief monologue.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents staged readings of six (6) new plays during the National Playwrights Conference. Each new play is in residence for one week between June 27th - July 20th , 2014.
EPA for the O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference will also be held on May 1st at Ripley Grier, same times, but in a different studio. (see separte notice)
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference: Artistic Director- Wendy C. Goldberg
O'Neill Theater Center: Executive Director- Preston Whiteway
O'Neill Theater Center: General Manager- Jill A. Anderson
· 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.
2014 National Playwrights Conference Projects:
Albert Chen – Asian, late 20s to early 30s
Jennifer Chen – Asian, late 20s to early 30s
Russ the Bus / Reggie / Customs Guy – white, late 20s to early 30s
Tzi Chuan / Melvin / Dad / General Lee – Asian, 40s to 60s
Therapist / Mom / Cousin Chen / Matchmaker – Asian, 40s to 60s
BRIGHT HALF LIFE
ERIKA: female, 38-50, any ethnicity. Erika is intelligent, disorganized, big-hearted and adorably neurotic. A soft butch.
VICKY: female, similar age as Erika, any ethnicity. Vicky is more grounded and business-like; a very “capable” person. Beneath her shell of competence, she’s sensitive and sensual.
** Casting Note:
These women are a lesbian couple that traverse 25 years throughout the course of the play. The shifts in time are instantaneous and come without warning requiring a quick and flexible actresses. The nature of this play requires emotional gymnastics.
Jess - early 30's; severely distorted by third degree burns, uses a walker; quick-witted, intelligent, tough; trying to have strength in her body, vulnerability in her life
Kacie- Jess' older sister by a few years ; was probably beautiful once ; sweet, trying hard for positivity
Stevie - early 30's; an inviting smile that makes you want to live in it; life just keeps happening to him
Kelvin- older than Kacie; too comfortable in his own skin; a loveable loser
Voice/Their Mom- 60's (ish); passionate, powerful, maternal; casting preference should be given to someone with a strong vocal quality
IM GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
ELLA: Twenties. An up-and-coming actress.
DAVID: Seventies. A famous playwright. Ella’s father.
THE IMAGINARY CRITIC WHO DOESN’ EXIST
LACEY: A thirty-eight year-old white lady with tattoos. She's a career rock writer and the Editor-in-Chief of, like, probably the most popular music news and reviews site on the internet, dischord.com.
JUSTIN: A black guy in his early thirties. A once promising MC, he's now the Producer of the annual music festival produced by Dischord. He's worked remotely ever since he and LACEY stopped dating about a year ago. He has the number one tattooed on the back of one of his hands. [NB: The actor who plays JUSTIN also doubles as #FRANKIE at the beginning of Act II.]
KAITLYN: A white lady in her early twenties with a choppy side shave and a septum piercing. She's a kind-of-mousey/kind-of-hate-filled hipster who's interning under LACEY. She's also the daughter of the site’s Publisher.
DRENA: An overwhelmingly charming black lady in her early to mid-forties. The booking agent for several big-name hip-hop acts. She and LACEY go way back because they used to work at Rolling Stone together.
MARIA - 30’s,; (a Mexican immigrant, dark skinned, knows English well but has a strong accent)
TOMAS - 30’s,; (a Mexican immigrant, speaks little English, mostly speaks only Spanish, lighter than skinned than his wife)
ANTOINETTE - 6, (a young Mexican American girl, olive skinned, perfect English)
LORENZO - ageless (a birds that is not a North American native. That is to say, a bird that immigrated here a long time ago, but we think has always been
(ALSO plays: VEGAS SHOW GIRL, A RANDOM FAN and MAN IN A GIANT BIRD COSTUME)
JAME - 28 - (a person of color, Latin American descent, Honduran, first generation American, light
skinned, no distinguishable accent)
LIAM - 36 - (a person of color, Latin American descent, Honduran, first generation American, light
skinned, no distinguishable accent)
ANDRES - 31 - (a person of color, of Spanish and Argentinian descent, immigrant, slight accent, and or darker skin than Liam, but not by much)