NOLLYWOOD DREAMS - MCC Theater Auditions

Posted: October 28, 2019

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NOLLYWOOD DREAMS - NYC EPA

MCC Theater

AUDITION DATE

Fri, Nov 08, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

Off Broadway OFF-BROADWAY CC; $867/week minimum

SEEKING

Equity actors for various roles.

Note: All characters are Black Africans of West African descent

All SM/ASM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION

Actors will read from sides, which will be provided at the auditions.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

Co-Artistic Directors: Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler
Executive Director: Blake West
General Manager: Beth Dembrow
Artistic Producer: Jessica Chase
Manager of Artistic Development: Kailee Ayyar
Associate Line Producer: Ayana Parker Morrison (Expected to Attend)
Artistic Assistant: Michela Rodriguez (Expected to Attend)
Author: Jocelyn Bioh
Director: Saheem Ali

OTHER DATES

Newman Mills Theater at Robert W Wilson MCC Theater Space

1st Rehearsal: February 18, 2020
Runs at MCC Theater March 19, 2020-April 26, 2019
(Possible extension until May 17, 2020)

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for 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

All characters are Black Africans of West African descent

[AYAMMA OKAFOR]
20s/early 30s - aspiring Nigerian film actress with raw talent. Works as a travel agent/secretary at her parents' office. She is a big dreamer and hopes for a better life for herself as a famous actress.

[DEDE OKAFOR]
20s/30s - Ayamma's older sister. She works (with an attitude) at her parents' travel agency. She loves all things pop culture: talk shows, soap operas, and celebrities, she loves it all. Close with Ayamma but also serves as Ayamma's truth serum when need be.

[GBENGA EZIE]
30s - Rising Nigerian film director. Is known to be rich and has studied in America but harbors heartbreaking secrets to his success.

[WALE OWUSU]
20s /30s - Nigeria's hottest rising star and biggest heartthrob. Charming and talented, no one ever gets to know the real him.

[FAYLOA OGUNLEYE]
30s - once Nigeria’s top actress, Fayola is desperately trying to hold onto her fading star. She is sexy, beautiful, arrogant and smart. She will say anything to get her way regardless of how it makes her look. She views Ayamma as her prime competition.

[ADENIKEH]
Late 30s /Early 40s - The Nigerian "Oprah Winfrey"; Big personality with a heart of gold.
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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 audition.

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