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PIPELINE - Everyman Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 17, 2021

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PIPELINE - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Everyman Theatre


CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $717 weekly minimum (LORT D)

SEEKING
All roles for PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau (not including roles noted already cast with Resident Acting Company). Actors from the Baltimore/Washington, DC/Northern Virginia area are strongly encouraged to submit video.

INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit video to: EmanCasting@everymantheatre.org by 5:00 pm EST on March 3. Please prepare one contemporary monologue of approximately 2-3 minutes. Please introduce yourself with your name and what you’re going to perform at the start of your video. You can submit a video of up to 10 mb, or a private video link via YouTube or Vimeo.
Deadline: Wed, Mar 3, 2021

SUBMIT TO
EmanCasting@everymantheatre.org

PERSONNEL
Vincent M. Lancisi, Artistic Director
Auditors viewing Video Submissions:
Paige Hernandez, Director and Assoc. Artistic Director
Noah Himmelstein, Assoc. Artistic Director
Kyle Prue, Producing Director

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: 3/30/2021
Filming for Video-Streaming Ends: 4/25/2021
Streaming Period: 6-week stream currently slated for 5/31 – 6/11/2021

OTHER
Everyman embraces identity conscious casting with an intentional eye on gender non binary, diversity, and ability-conscious casting. We believe in fair pay for all guest artists and will continue our transparent practice of compensating for additional commitments as these events occur. We aspire to become an artistic home that is multicultural in representation and centered on anti-racist and anti-oppression practices. Read more through our Statement of Solidarity at everymantheatre.org.
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 submit.

BREAKDOWN

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?
Character Descriptions:
Jasmine: Late teens. Black or Latinx woman. Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.
Omari: Late teens. Black man. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya's son.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST WITH RESIDENT ACTING COMPANY. PERFORMERS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS SHOULD ANY BECOME NECESSARY:
Nya: Mid to late 30’s. Black woman. Single mother. Public high school teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damnedest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
Laurie: 50’s. White woman. Pistol of a woman. Teaches in public high school and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn't bite her tongue. A don't-fuck-with-me chick.
Xavier: Mid to late 30’s. Black man. Single father - struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing executive. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife, Nya. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Omari's father.
Dun: Early to mid 30’s. Black man. Public high school security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It's not easy.


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 submit.


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