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DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT - The New Group Auditions

Posted: June 27, 2017

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DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT - NYC EPA
New Group, The

AUDITION DATE

Jul 11, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

ANTC $677.00/week

SEEKING

Six Actors for the Roles of Pnut/Jimmy, Massive, Joyce, Tommy Sick, Jay 114, and Gilman. See breakdown

PREPARATION

Prepare a brief contemporary monologue. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018-6504
Room 410 and 411

PERSONNEL

Written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Directed by Scott Elliott

The audition will be attended by Associate Artistic Director Ian Morgan and Casting Associate Nick Peciaro.

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal 10/16/17
First Preview 11/14/17
Opening 12/3/17 (tentative)
Closing 12/30/17

OTHER

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

Synopsis: On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men – all white except one – descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld takes us back to that day, to the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon (Chloë Sevigny), a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. A snapshot of a time not so different than today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction, and when the stakes were truly life and death. Scott Elliott directs this world premiere.

MARY
Role CAST.39, white – Single mother of Pnut and Joyce. Unemployed, long strung out on heroin, but living off disability and the occasional hustle. She is funny, smart, savvy and very alert when not high. Also free-spirited, loving and open, in her blunt way. ROLE CAST.
PNUT/JIMMY
18, white – Mary’s son. Volatile, unstable, he’s always been either in trouble or looking for it. Seriously bright but hopeless in school. Looks after his mother, somewhat grudgingly. Street quality, tough, raw, rough around the edges. Must read late teens. May need local accent. Irish American.
MASSIVE
18, Haitian-American – Pnut’s longtime best friend. From a Haitian immigrant family, but raised in the Village and completely assimilated. Strong, possibly big, and can hold his own. Artistically inclined, sensitive and polite. Street quality, tough, raw, rough around the edges. Must read late teens. May need local accent.

JOYCE
21, white – Mary’s daughter. Smart and capable, can take care of herself. Bisexual, going through a butch phase. Grounded and real, but loves to tease and to test her power. Has a tricky relationship with her mother, but despite bickering is close to Pnut. May need local accent. Irish American.
TOMMY SICK
18, white – Neighborhood friend of Pnut and Massive. Could call him a real thug, but a friendly, even happy-go-lucky one. Has had a stint in jail, for violence, and has no qualms. Street quality, tough, raw, rough around the edges. Must read late teens. May need local accent. Italian American.
JAY 114
18, white – Neighborhood guy, knows Massive from making graffiti, of which he is the local king. Cool and contained. Handsome and charismatic, he’s a lady killer, and supremely confident. Italian American. Street quality, tough, raw, rough around the edges. Must read late teens. May need local accent.
GILMAN
38, white, Jewish – A lawyer from New Jersey. Raised working class, now makes a decent living with civil cases. Pretty street-wise, but a bit out of his depth with the Shannons. An ex-Hippie and a musician, he’s into alternative healing as well as cocaine, and has the hots for Mary. May need a local accent.


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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