CITRUS - Northern Stage Company Auditions

Posted: October 2, 2019

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CITRUS - NYC Appointments

Northern Stage Company

APPOINTMENTS

NYC Appointment Only Auditions: October 21 & 22, 2019

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep LORT D; $696/week

SEEKING

Submissions from AEA members only for this World Premiere.

About the play: Citrus is an ensemble piece in the true sense of the word. Looking for a diverse group of African-American women of all ages, looks, and sizes. All must be strong actors with the ability to create well rounded and distinguished characters.

INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, mail picture and resume to address below. EQUITY MEMBERS ONLY.
SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER OCTOBER 14 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

****PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HIGH SECURITY BUILDING AND DROP-OFFS ARE NOT POSSIBLE****

SUBMIT TO

KOPPEL CASTING
421 7th Avenue Suite 1011
ATTN: CITRUS, Role of _________
New York, NY 10001

PERSONNEL

Playwright: Celeste Jennings
Director: JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell
Choreographer: Beatrice Capote
Artistic Director: Carol Dunne
Casting Office: Koppel Casting
Casting Director: Karie Koppel

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: February 7, 2020
Opens: February 26, 2020
Closes: March 15, 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

[A LADY]
Female, Any Age, African American. Poem: “Little Rock, Arkansas” Very young, naïve. She’s had to learn about hatred and fighting it with goodness opposed to more hatred at a very young age. 14 years old. Still learning how to communicate with others. It’s not that she doesn’t know what to say, she’s just needs a bit more time to get good at articulating. She just wants to be amongst people that maybe already understand her opposed to those that immediately judge her and make ignorant assumptions.
[ANOTHER LADY]
Female, 50+, African American. Poem: “A Prayer”. She represents a great aunt, or grandma that prays for A Lady once she leaves for school. Her faith carries her through all of the ups and downs of life. If only everyone could just be happy. People, especially romantic interests, have told her that she’s complicated. She disagrees with this, because her goals are actually very simple. It’s everything else that muddles her paths and causes the complications.
[THIS LADY]
Female, 20’s, African American. Poem: “Just Women” . College student who’s very active in the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee. Very confident and powerful, yet she has an innocence about her. Has recently discovered that her voice is a tool. Is not here for foolishness.
[THAT LADY]
Female, Late 40’s-Late 50’s, African American. Poem: “Just Women” She’s an active member of the Black Panther Party and is over all of it. She just wants what’s best for her and her community and is fed up with discrimination, racism, sexism, etc. She’s not aggressive, but it’s clear that she’s prepared to do all she can to support her vigilant cause. Has been in the midst of bs for too long now.
[SOME LADY]
Female, 40’s, African American. Poem: “How Many” . Old enough to have a daughter that’s 13 years old. This is may be her youngest daughter. She’s maybe in/around her 40’s. Like us all, she’s struggling with working on herself. She’s tired of being hurt from love and by love. She can’t figure out if she’s the problem or not but can understand why she would ever be the problem. Love isn’t her ultimate goal, but it sure would nice to have along the way. She isn’t sure if it actually will- if someone will ever truly love her the way she wants.
[OTHER LADY]
Female, 30’s, African-American. Poem: “Hands”. She’s enslaved on a plantation in the deep south, so she endures very hard life, yet through it all she’s proud of who she is and finds space and time to recognize her resilience. She’s dealt with being awkward from a very young age. Because of this, she understands her feelings and body very well and accepts that the awkwardness will never subside. She “handles” it as best as she can.
[SOME OTHER LADY]
Female, Late 20’s, African-American. Poem: “How Many”. Very inspired and reinvigorated to live in NYC and pursue a new life in art. Proud, a bit naïve, very inquisitive. She’s also of the awkward sort. She seems to not be heard even when she’s sure she’s speaking up. She’s a perfectionist that’s guilty of trying too hard. She has no chill.
[ONE MORE LADY]
Female, Early-Mid 30’s, Afro-Latina.Poem: “Black Female Artist.” She’s sassy and doesn’t need help with accessing her self-confidence. She’s fed up and tired of the system and has been ready to be a force for change. She isn’t good at concealing her emotions. They stay on her as she feels them. This is why people have so many questions that she’s tired of pretending to answer. Her rap reveals her response to the world that won’t seem to leave her be. She can snap back ignorance with fire so smooth that people won’t understand until she’s gone.
[LAST LADY]
Female, Mid 20’s, African American. Poem: “Grace”. She’s still grieving her Dad’s death. Last Lady is self-conscious, is tired and almost unaware that she holds the power to make a difference. She’s doesn’t understand the positive influence her plight and words have on her community. She’s always exhausted from her struggle of holding it all- of trying to be the best Black girl she can be. She wants to sleep, but truly will never stop.
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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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