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DISPATCHES FROM (A)MENDED AMERICA and HOLD THESE TRUTHS - Epic Theatre Ensemble Auditions

Posted: August 10, 2012

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DISPATCHES FROM (A)MENDED AMERICAand
HOLD THESE TRUTHS-Equity Principal Auditions
Epic Theatre EnsembleLOA-NYC (approval/salary level pending; 2011-12 weekly minimum: $600+ pension and health.

Artistic Dir:Melissa Friedman
Managing Dir:Robert Chelimsky

Equity Principal Auditions:
Friday,August 24, 2012Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
Lunch from 1 - 2.New York City

Please prepare a contemporary monologue, 2 minutes or less.Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

DISPATCHES FROM (A)MENDED AMERICAby Brandt Adams & Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. Dir:Ron Russell. Runs 10/10-11/24.

We’ve elected a black man as president, so what do we do now? Is the “race question” answered? Two Epic artists—one black, one white—traveled throughout the American Southbetween the election and inauguration of Barack Obama,conducting 100 interviews in an attempt to better understand the significance of the election of America’s first African American president.This playdocuments their journey— and America’s.

Casting notes:
?Because Epic is both a professional Off-Broadway Theatre and an educational organization, all actors in the production will need to be comfortable with connecting with groups of young people and truly new audiences in pre- and post-show workshop environments.
?The authors will playthemselves. All other characters are played by a company of fouractors.
?All roles are available unless otherwise specified.

Female1:
Multi-character track (30s - 50s) for one actress. Characters including Patrice (an early-20s African Americancollege studentin Birmingham AL), Marie (middle-aged daughter of an African AmericanBaptist preacher father and a bi-racialmother) and numerous others.

Female2:
Multi-character track (30s - 50s) for one actress. Characters includeLesley (a Caucasian liberal Democrat from Alabama), Sherry (a Caucasianactress, originally from North Carolina, but who lived for a time in Brooklyn)and numerous others.

Male1:
Multi-character track (30s – 50s) for one actor. Characters includeCal (middle-aged Caucasian Southerner who isgrandfatherto a bi-racial child), Sheldon (a CaucasianSouthern Baptist youth minister) and numerous others.

Male2:
Multi-character track (30s -50s) for one actor. Characters includeRev. Jeremiah Wright,Claude(an olderAfrican Americanman, self-described as “a bonafide made racist”), GodfreySr. (father of one of the authors of the play)and numerous others.

Brandt:
CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. Caucasian man, mid 20s. An actor andtheater-teaching artist, originally from the South. Passionate believer in the positive impact of the election of Barack Obama on race in America.

Godfrey:
CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.African Americanman, early 40s. Actor and theater-teaching artist.Brandt’s former teacher/mentor. Also originally from the South. More skeptical of the impact of the election of Barack Obama on race in America.


HOLD THESE TRUTHSby Jeanne Sakata.Dir:Lisa Rothe.1st reh:9/4/12. Runs 10/12-11/25.

Gordon Hirabayashi:
CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. Japanese American man, 40s.First generation. Contests the forcible removal of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast, ultimately taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court.


Theatre’s statement: “Non-white actors are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to audition, with all ethnicities welcome.


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