QUEEN - Astoria Performing Arts Center Auditions

Posted: November 21, 2018

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QUEENS - Submission Request
Astoria Performing Arts Center

CONTRACT
Showcase-NY $350 total travel stipend

SEEKING
Submissions for all roles. See breakdown.

INSTRUCTIONS
Actors are encouraged to submit via Actors Access or email a headshot/resume to jessibluecasting@gmail.com with “Queen - Actor Submission” in the subject line.
Deadline: Thu, Dec 13, 2018

SUBMIT TO
jessibluecasting@gmail.com

PERSONNEL
Producer: Astoria Performing Arts Center (Jesse Marchese - Executive Director / Dev Bondarin - Artistic Director)
Playwright: Madhuri Shekar
Director: J. Mehr Kaur
Casting Director: Jessi Blue Gormezano

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal 1/3/19
Tech: 1/25/19 – 1/30/19
First Performance: 1/31/19
Closing Performance: 2/16/19

Rehearsals: Weekday evenings & weekend daytimes
Performances: Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 2pm

OTHER
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
SYNOPSIS
QUEEN tells the story of two female scientists, Sanam and Ariel, who have spent the past seven years researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as they are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error which could cause catastrophic damage to their reputations, careers, and friendship. Now, both women are confronted with an impossible choice: look the other way and save the bees – or tell the truth and face the consequences?

SEEKING
SANAM SHAH:
South Asian. Female identifying. Late 20s - early 30s. Focused and driven. An applied mathematician from India, about to graduate from a PhD program in ecology where her groundbreaking research project has become the center of her world. Indian-accented speech.

ARIEL SPIEGEL:
Ethnicity open. Female identifying. Early 30s. Passionate and excited while being grounded. A PhD ecology researcher and single mother who has made big sacrifices in order to save the bees. She wants to give her two-year old daughter a better life than her own.
ARVIND PATEL:
South Asian. Male identifying. Late 30s. Energetic and stubborn and also charming. A financier from New York who, after many blind dates set up by his mother, is eager to get married and start the next phase of his life.
DR. PHILLIP HAYES:
Ethnicity open. Male identifying. Late 40s - Early 50s. No nonsense, a bit intimidating and tends to lack patience. Ariel and Sanam’s supervising professor, his career is riding on the success of their research.


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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