BEFORE IT HITS HOME - Bille Holiday Theatre, Inc. Auditions

Posted: January 3, 2020

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BEFORE IT HITS HOME - NYC EPA

Billie Holiday Theatre, Inc.

AUDITION DATE

Fri, Jan 17, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 2 to 3

CONTRACT

LOA $853/week

SEEKING

Equity actors for various roles in this upcoming Spring play.

SM and ASM positions may be available.

PREPARATION

Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216-5372
Billie Holiday Theatre. Go to our security desk and they will direct you to the audition location


PERSONNEL

by Cheryl L. West
Dr. Indira Etwaroo - Producer/Director (expected in attendance and has authority to hire SMs)
Sabine LaFortune - Senior Director of Productions.


OTHER DATES

Project Run in 2020
Rehearsals: March 17 - April 11, 2020
Tech: April 12 - 19, 2020; Open Dress: 4/21/20 Invited Dress 4/22/20
Previews: TBD
Opening Night: 5/6/2020
Runs through May 17, 2020


OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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 attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

THE STORY: Wendal, a jazz musician who has never managed to make it big, has just been diagnosed with having the AIDS virus. To a string of questioning doctors, he indignantly denies having had any sexual relations with others but by the end of the first act we see him in two simultaneous bedroom scenes, one between him and his fiancee, Simone, who is pregnant, and one between him and his male lover, Douglas, who is actually a married man and father. In these combined scenes, Wendal's denial and confusion are painfully obvious as he tries to hide the truth about his health from both of his partners; he seems especially intent to hide from Douglas the extent of his undisclosed promiscuity. In the second act, Wendal has drifted away from both Simone and Douglas, unable to sustain the lies that had been keeping his two worlds apart and in balance. He returns home to his mother and father, but upon confiding the truth to them, he is abandoned by his mother who, in a wrathful explosion of raw emotion, indicts Wendal for immorality and takes with her his teenage son from a previous marriage. Wendal's father, however, overcomes his facade of masculine pride and takes up caring for Wendal in his final days, eventually enacting a tentative reconciliation between the family members only in time for Wendal to die. The final image of the play lingers as Simone reappears, her own health and the life of her unborn child in question.
SEEKING
SIMONE, Black woman in her early 20s. Wendal's lover

ANGEL PETERSON, Black woman in her early 20s,

DOUGLASS, Black man in his early 40s, Wendal's lover
JUNIOR, Black male in his late 20s, Wendal's younger brother
DOCTOR, White woman in her 40s or 50s
NURSE, a middle-age Hispanic or Asian woman

Please note: part for Simone and Angel Peterson will be played by the same actor


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 audition.

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