AMERICAN SON - Pittsburgh Public Theater Auditions

Posted: November 4, 2019

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Pittsburgh Public Theater Corporation

APPOINTMENTS

Audition Date(s): 11/21/2019, 11/22/2019

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep LORT C; $873/week minimum

SEEKING

Submissions from AEA members for 3 roles. See breakdown.

INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, email picture and resume to: submission.mccorklecasting@gmail.com. Deadline for receipt 11/8
Deadline: Fri, Nov 8, 2019

SUBMIT TO

submission.mccorklecasting@gmail.com

PERSONNEL

Artistic Director: Marya Sea Kaminski
Director: Justin Emeka
Writer: Christopher Demos-Brown
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle, Katja Zarolinski
Casting Assistant: Nathan Francis

OTHER DATES

Callback Date(s): 11/22/2019
Rehearsal Date(s): 02/11/2020
Preview Date(s): 03/05/2020
Opening Date(s): 03/12/2020
Closing Date(s): 04/05/2020

OTHER

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

BREAKDOWN

[KENDRA ELLIS-CONNOR]
Female, 40s to Early 50s, African-American. A professor of psychology and the mother of a teenage son. Recently separated from her White husband. Emotionally raw but trying to keep it together behind a professional façade. Exceptionally intelligent and self-possessed.

[SCOTT CONNOR]
Male, Late 40s to 50s, white. Kendra’s estranged husband. An FBI agent of predominantly Irish ancestry. Takes pride in his family’s long tradition of military service. Though rigid in his views he has a warm, sensitive side and is a deeply loving and devoted father.

[LIEUTENANT JOHN STOKES]
Male, 50 to Mid 60s, African American. A tough, no-nonsense career police officer who is used to having people listen when he talks. He has paid his dues. He knows the rules and has no hesitation enforcing them.

Story line: Kendra, a black woman and a professor of psychology, and her estranged husband Scott, a white FBI agent, come to a Miami police station at 4 a.m. because their 18-year-old-son, Jamal, is missing. All the rookie cop on duty will tell them is that Jamal has been “identified in an incident.” Hot off of its Broadway run, this highly charged drama takes a brave look at race, gender, power, and the dangerous dynamics at play when a young African-American man intersects with law enforcement.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

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