Equity Principal Auditions
Friday, May 30, 2014
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2
$766/week (to 11/4/14), $781 (after 11/5/14)
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
NOTE: All characters EXCEPT Father Flavia speak in a French African (Rwandese) accent. Any knowledge of Kinyarwanda also useful.
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
First Rehearsal: September 23, 2014.
Announced Run: October 28, 2014 through December 7, 2014.
Artistic Director: James Houghton
Associate Artistic Director: Beth Whitaker
Author: Katori Hall
Director: Michael Greif
General Manager: Gilbert Medina
Casting Director: Telsey + Company
· 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.
OUR LADY OF KIBEHO: In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond.
Female, 16 year old Rwandese girl. Stands out in a crowd, but not always for the right reasons; a quiet challenger who finds strength in vulnerability - a remarkable beauty, though insecure. Her cultural name means "Leave her alone, she speaks the truth.”
Female, 17 year old Rwandese girl. A good Catholic girl with an itch to be a guilty girl. Sweet, studious and devout, with a wicked sense of humor. Her cultural name means "one who settles arguments and brings peace". (note: this actress also needs speaks perfect Italian in one scene - skill with dialect needed)
Female, 21 year old Rwandese young woman. Boisterous, self-important, walks wide in the world - a Queen Bee type. Her cultural name means "Woman".
Male, 30s-40s. Rwandese, head priest at the school. Immensely good looking, he has no problem inspiring crushes.
Female, 30s-50s. Rwandese, the head nun of the school. She is not an easy woman—she should be the head of the school and she acts like it.
BISHOP GAHAMANYI, as cast
Male, 40s-60s. Rwandese, the town bishop, head of the Butare Diocese.
FATHER FLAVIA, as cast
Male, late 20s to 40s, Italian, an investigative priest from the Holy See, the "miracles office" at the Vatican. Speaks with an Italian dialect.
NKANGO, as cast
Male, 30s-40s, Rwandese. Anathalie's father, a farmer
EMMANUEL, as cast
Male, to play 10 to 14. A young boy who is cured of AIDS.
STUDENTS 1-4, as cast
Female, 18-30s, Rwandese; play various characters--classmates at Kibeho College, villagers, reporters, etc.
VILLAGERS 1-2, as cast
Male, 40s, Rwandese; play various characters—villagers, reporters, etc.