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CAGED **Revised** - Passage Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: January 16, 2018

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CAGED - NYC EPA **Revised**
Passage Theatre Company

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Jan 23, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

SPT $331/wk plus health, pension, transportation

SEEKING

7 Equity actors who play a variety of roles each. See breakdown for details.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a 2 minute monologue (or two contrasting 1 minute monologues).

LOCATION

Studios 353
353 W 48th St
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036
Enter at the courtyard in the back of the theater; signs will be posted.

PERSONNEL

Playwright: The New Jersey Prison Cooperative
Director: Jerrell L. Henderson
Producers: Passage Theatre Company
Artistic Directors: Ryanne Domingues

OTHER DATES

All rehearsals and performances will be held in the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton, NJ.

April 10 - May 2 – Rehearsals (30 hrs/week rehearsal)
May 3 & 4 - Preview Performances
May 5 – Opening Night
(The first week's performance schedule is Thurs, Fri. & Sat. at 7:30pm and Sun @ 3pm. Following weeks' schedules are Fri. & Sat. at 7:30pm and Sat. & Sun. at 3pm.)
May 20 – Closing Performance
(Possible Extension Dates May 25, 26, 27.)

OTHER

www.passagetheatre.org

Caged follows a Black family’s struggle to survive the generational cycle of mass incarceration. Combining stories, interviews, and writing by current and former inmates, this poignant community-devised play uses gripping truths and soulful dialogue to reveal the human cost of America’s for-profit justice system.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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


Note: These roles are all played by seven actors with the following breakdown, which may change during production:

Actor One: Chimene Moore/Mr. Charlie

Actor Two: Omar Moore

Actor Three: Quan Moore/Runner

Actor Four: Sharonda Moore/Jackie/Junkie

Actor Five: Jimmy Moore/Ojore Abu Sharif

Actor Six: Blood Money/Officer Watkins/Newark Police Officer 1/Guard 1/Daryl Stokes, aka Slash or Uncle Bip

Actor Seven: Mr. Habeeb/Shakur/Runner/Theo “Shorty” Terrell/Newark Police Officer 2/Guard 2
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Chimene Moore: A black woman, about 55. Thin and tired, a result of her long struggle with breast cancer. She is endowed with an inner strength that makes her majestic. She is the mother of Omar, Sharonda and Quan.

Omar Moore: A powerfully built black man. He wears jeans and a T-shirt and no flashy jewelry. He once oversaw most of the drug dealing in the neighborhood, but left with his family to live in Georgia. He has come back after four years away.
Quan Moore: 16. He is the younger brother of Omar. His brother and mother have protected him from the streets. Omar is his father figure.

Sharonda Moore: Omar and Quan’s 20-year-old sister.

Jimmy Moore: Father of Omar, Quan and Sharonda and husband of Chimene. A junkie.

Blood Money: Prisoner in Essex County Jail

Officer Watkins: A middle-aged black man, built like an out-of-shape heavy weight boxer. He has worked in the prison intake unit for more than a decade.

Mr. Habeeb: A short, balding Pakistani man with a large moustache. He is the slumlord. He compensates his poor tenants by negotiating the amount of rent or late fees they owe in exchange for not maintaining the property.

Ojore Abu Sharif: A long-time prisoner in Scarborough State for the murder of two Newark policemen in a bank robbery. He is a radical from the 1960s. Ojure was a member of the Black Liberation Army. He spent 22 years in solitary confinement, recently released to the general population. A devout Muslim.

Shakur: A black Muslim prisoner in Scarborough State Prison.

Runner: A prisoner in the County jail.

Mr. Charlie: An elderly black prisoner in Scarborough State Prison.

Theo “Shorty” Terrell: A black man of about 18. He is a low-level drug dealer and drug user in Newark.

Newark Police Officer 1

Newark Police Officer 2

Jackie: A dope addict in her thirties, attractive, well put together. She lives in a small apartment in Newark and often cooperates with the Newark police in exchange for protection and money.

Daryl Stokes, aka Slash or Uncle Bip: 60’s, Omar’s godfather. In Scarborough State Prison for a double life sentence. A devout Muslim.

2 Guards at Funeral Home

Junkie

Prisoner, OS voice


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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