NOMAD MOTEL - Atlantic Theater Company Auditions

Posted: January 2, 2019

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NOMAD MOTEL - NYC EPA
Atlantic Theater Company

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
Off Broadway This production will take place at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2, OB Category AA contract, $637 per week.

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.

All stage managerial positions have been filled

PREPARATION
Please prepare a contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Atlantic Theater Administrative Offices & Studios
76 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
at 15th Street, Ste 537 (5th floor), Studio 4

PERSONNEL
by Carla Ching
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
Production Stage Manager: Kara Kaufman

Artistic Director, Neil Pepe
Associate Artistic Director, Annie MacRae
Director of New Play Development, Abigail Katz

Present for auditions:
Associate Artistic Director, Annie MacRae
Director of New Play Development, Abigail Katz

OTHER DATES
1st Reh: Tue, April 23rd, 2019
Tech: Sat, May18, 2019 – Tue, May 21, 2019
1st Performance: Wed, May 22, 2019
Opening: Mon, June 3, 2019
Closing: Sun, June 23, 2019 (with possible one week extension)

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
MASON
18+actor to play 17.
Male, Chinese American.
James’s son and Alix’s classmate. Sent abroad from Hong Kong to high school in suburban SoCal, Mason lives alone in a large, desolate house: an immigrant without a support system or roots. While he’s got a chip on his shoulder about being self-sufficient, he longs for real connection – especially with his single dad, who only checks in occasionally on Skype from Asia. He isn’t fully socialized, and can be as off-putting as he can be charming. Actor must sing and play guitar, string instrument or keyboard proficiently. Familiarity with digital / computer-based music creation systems and programs desirable, in particular with the loop pedal. CAST.
ALIX
18+ actor to play 17.
Female or non-binary, Caucasian American.
Mason’s friend, Oscar’s ex-girlfriend and Fiona’s daughter. A motel kid and decidedly not an ingénue. A dreamer whose dreams have been put on hold, Alix is mother to her younger brothers, and husband to her mother. Struggling to finish high school so she can study art and build a life for herself. Tough but tender, she’s driven, passionate, resilient, and a street-smart outsider who is constantly hustling for economic and emotional survival. Has a sixth sense for transforming what spaces feel like to the people in it, a consequence of a lifetime spent in search of home. A survivor who hides her vulnerability within a steel-hard mask of “I’ve got this.”

FIONA
Mid to late thirties. Female, American, Caucasian American.
Mother to Alix, although she looks and behaves more like an irresponsible older sister. Fiona is a recent divorcee who has to provide for Alix and her two brothers for the first time while revitalizing a long-abandoned dream to become an actress. Vulnerable, lost, and funny, Fiona is someone who has worked her whole life to crawl out of her less-than-ideal circumstances, only to find herself back where she started with three kids in tow. She is not above using her physical charms as a means to survive. A sad clown (in the Chekhovian sense): someone who makes us laugh through tears.
JAMES
40s. Male, Chinese
Absentee single dad to Mason who lives in Hong Kong, where he hides a career in organized crime that compromises and endangers him. He’s doing it all, of course, for his son (whom he’s sent to the American suburbs for his safety), nourishing the hope that he can find a way to a better life. He’s sincerely trying to be a good father, though he’s not a natural parent, and wrestles with Mason’s Americanized values by asserting his Chinese cultural stamp on his son. James has an intimidating physical prowess and lifelong training in fencing and martial arts. He’s Triad-affiliated, which means – of course – that he passes perfectly as a respectable, upwardly mobile Chinese businessman and family guy. A loose cannon: someone who transcends the stereotype of tough Chinese dad. Actor must be able to speak authentic Cantonese-accented English.
OSCAR
18+ to play 17.
Male, American, any ethnicity. Especially interested in diverse actors.
Ex-boyfriend to Alix, previously a classmate of Mason’s, and a total player who leads with his masculinity. Oscar’s street smarts and brawny exterior hides the big, vulnerable heart of a poet who has an unexpectedly rich emotional inner life. While he’s well-intentioned, he’s also prickly and sensitive, and can become easily heated and jealous. An Angeleno and an alpha: oozes charm, charisma and swag, and can be dangerous when threatened. Great facility with language. Spoken word, Shakespeare or other training in complex text desirable. Actively seeking diverse actors for this role.


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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