Wed, Oct 09, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2
Equity actors for 4 roles.
All characters are African-American female identifying.
Also seeking an SM and ASM. See separate notice for submission info.
Actors should prepare a one-minute contemporary language-driven monologue.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Director: Colette Robert
Amanda Feldman, Managing Director
The following are expected in attendance:
Playwright: Zora Howard
Michael Walkup, Artistic Director
Kari Olmon, Artistic Associate
Rehearsals will begin December 16 with performances January 20 – February 22 at Walkerspace Theater (46 Walker St., NYC). (Schedule is subject to change.)
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.
Female, Black, 50s. The Matriarch of the family, mother to Lillian and Nelly, grandmother to Lil’ Mama and Junior. She is the founder and director emeritus of the Mount Vernon High Dramatic League and the first soloist at the Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church. She values her church community and is happiest when her family is together under one roof. She is tough on her daughters and tougher on herself.
Female, Black, 30s. Mama’s eldest daughter, Nelly’s sister, mother to Lil’ Mama and Junior. Currently employed as a teacher, she moved away from home early and is married to J.R. She is having marriage troubles but tries to conceal this from her family. She is a tough-love mother, pragmatic and deeply caring. She is also stubborn and quick to turn defensive when her abilities are questioned.
Female, Black, 17. Mama’s daughter, Lillian’s younger sister, Lil’ Mama’s aunt. Turning 18 soon and convinced that she is already a grown woman. She is deeply in love with her boyfriend and eager to move out from under Mama’s roof. Full of plans for the future, she resents Lillian’s meddling in her affairs. She is moody and secretive in that teenage way. She is also assertive, passionate, and puts up a confident front to hide her fears and insecurities.
Female, Black, pre-teens.* Lillian’s daughter, Junior’s older sister, Mama’s granddaughter. The youngest of the four women. She is the Drama, capital D. Precocious, observant, and endlessly curious, she notices a lot more than the others give her credit for. She can also be rebellious and defiant, unwilling to let the other women trample over her.
* casting age appropriate or ability to play young teens
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.