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CRIERS FOR HIRE - East/West Players Auditions

Posted: November 3, 2015

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Criers for Hire - EPA

East/West Players | Los Angeles, CA

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Sign-up begins at 11:00AM

SPT 5 Minimum - $382/wk

East/West Players-Henry David Hwang Theatre
120 N. Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Street parking availaible or at paid Lot across the street.

East West Players, the longest running theater of color in the US is seeking performers for CRIERS 4 HIRE, by GIOVANNI ORTEGA

Please prepare 1 contemporary monologue, dramatic with comedic elements. (Characters GAYA, BABY & MEDING, please be prepared to demonstrate ability to speak Tagalog, and/or English inflected with a Filipino accent.)

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Director - Jon Lawrence Rivera
Artistic Director - Tim Dang
Associate Artistic Director - Snehal Desai
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.

EPA Rules in effect
Sign-up begins at11:00AM
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Aurora, Remedios, and Eugenia are three of the most sought-after professional funeral criers in Monterey Park. They are eager to welcome Aurora’s 14-year-old daughter Ligaya from the Philippines into their world & teach her their trade. However, they soon realize that Gaya has the opposite effect on people, making them laugh instead of cry. A hilarious and heartwarming story of cultural identity, generational conflict, and finding home in a new country.

Rehearsals beginJanuary 11, 2016.
Technical Rehearsals beginFebruary 4, 2016.
Previews beginFebruary 11, 2016
OpeningWednesday February 17, 2016
Four week run (5 performances a week) throughMarch 13, 2016.

LIGAYA BIGLANGAWA (GAYA): Asian Female, 18+ to play Filipina, 14,
A teenager who recently emigrated from Ermita, Quezon City in the Philippines. Must speak FLUENT TAGALOG and English with a Filipino inflection.

AURORA BIGLANGAWA (BABY): Asian Female to play Filipina, 30’s
Mother of Ligaya who works as a CNA (Certified Nurses Assistant) in the daytime and as a Crier in funerals on the side. Must speak FLUENT TAGALOG and English with a Filipino inflection.

REMEDIOS LO BAN LEUNG (Meding): Asian Female to play Filipina, 50’s.
CEO of Criers for Hire Inc., a business catering to professional mourners in funerals. Must speak FLUENT TAGALOG and English with a Filipino inflection.

EUGENIA NALILIGAW (HENNY): Asian Female to play American Born Filipina, Female, 20’s. Fil-Am with a degree in history from Cal-State Long Beach. Does not speak with accent.

NARCISO TRISTE : ): 18+ to play Latino, Male, 15. Colombian-American New Waver who goes to Belmont High with Ligaya. No inflection but Must be able to speak minimal Spanish.

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