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A DREAM OF RED PAVILIONS - Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: September 9, 2015

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Pan Asian Repertory Theatre | New York, NY

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Salary pending

Actors' Equity Association NYC Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Equity actors for various roles. All characters are Chinese.

See breakdown.

Actors will read from sides, provided at the audition.

Bring picture and resume.

Other Dates
Reh tentatively Dec 28, 2015
First public preview Jan 23, 2016
Close Feb 14, 2016

by Jeremy Tiang
Directed by Tisa Chang & Lu Yu
· 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.


The play is set in the city of Jinling in the 1750s and 60s.

A DREAM OF RED PAVILIONS is one of the most beloved classics in Chinese literature and tells the love story of the Stone and the Flower - two spirit beings who come down to earth - as Baoyu (Precious Jade) and Daiyu (Dark Jade). Set against the backdrop of the rise and fall of the aristocratic Jia family, this play portrays the elite class of 18th century Qing Dynasty China, a world of wealth, privilege and intrigue. The play spans 20 years.


Jia Baoyu
A young man, born with a piece of jade in his mouth. Age 12-20

Jia Yuanchun
His oldest sister, a palace scribe/ doubles/ as Fairy

Fairy False
a Dream figure who predicts Bao Yu’s future

Jia Tanchun
His second sister; age teen -20

Jia Xichun
His third sister; age teen-20 who in later life joins a nunnery

Jia Zheng
His father, a court minister

Dowager/ Granny
Jia Zheng’s mother age over 70; doubles as Granny Liu, a distant country cousin

Lin Daiyu
A cousin, Jia Zheng’s sister’s daughter age 11 -20 in reduced circumstances

Xue Baochai
Another cousin, Jia Zheng’s brother’s daughter age 11-20’s

Wang Xifeng
A poor cousin late 20’s -30’s who manages the household with iron hand

Qin Keqing
A distant relative – a young, amorous wife; may double with Yuanchun and Fairy

Maid to play all attendants:
Xiren - Baoyu’s lover/
Ping’er - Xifeng’s maid/
Qingwen - Baoyu’s maid/
Zijuan - Daiyu’s maid/
Shajie- A foolish maid

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