Sunday, February 5, 2017

audition notice - WRITES - February 11 & 12

***AUDITION NOTICE FOR WRITES, A NEW PLAY BY LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT***

Specifically seeking African-American and Caucasian actors

Title: Writes, a new play by Jericho Thomas
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Off-book workshop production
Production location: Phoenix, AZ
Director: Joi Fletcher
Producers: Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) in partnership with Black Theatre Troupe
Audition Location: Central Phoenix
Rehearsal Location: Central Phoenix
Email for audition time: WritesCastingPHX@yahoo.com
Compensation: N/A

KEY DATES
Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12 10am-6pm
Call Backs: Wednesday, February 15

Rehearsals Begin: Monday, February 20 (rehearsals will be in the evenings)
Production Dates: March 23-March 25, 2015 (Four performances with a possible 5th performance on March 26 by audience demand)

To schedule an audition, please email WritesCastingPHX@yahoo.com and include:
• your name
• your contact information
• a headshot or recent photo
• role(s) you are interested in
• the time you would like to audition

You will receive an email confirmation with your scheduled time and audition location. Please prepare a 1-minute dramatic monologue. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script.

PLAY SYNOPSIS

Writes
A play for 6 men and 2 women

Months after her brother, Robbie, is killed by police, Mana begins a new writing project: creating a brand-new, black, American superhero. But then she collides with Zach, a white barista/aspiring writer who has decided he's going to write about "The Black Experience" (whatever that means). “Writes” is a fast, frank, hard-hitting new play about race, bias, and who the f*** has the right to tell whose story.

*All actors are strongly encouraged to read the script before auditioning. The script can be found at: [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2u7Ep4tiaS2ME9ad05meEE1SHc]

AVAILABLE ROLES

[MANA SEH/THE ACTRESS PLAYING MANA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20s-30s]
A journalist and fiction writer, black, dark-skinned

[ZACH/THE ACTOR PLAYING ZACH] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20s-30s]
A barista/aspiring fiction writer, white

[MONTROSE/THE ACTOR PLAYING MONTROSE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20s]
works at Rent-A-Center, black

[ROBBIE/WILSON/THE ACTOR PLAYING ROBBIE/WILSON] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20s]
Used to be employed, black

[LACHLAN/THE ACTOR PLAYING LACHLAN] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20s-30s]
newly unemployed, white

[YVONNE WATERS/THE ACTRESS PLAYING YVONNE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20s-30s]
A police officer, white

[SIRVIVAL/THE ACTOR PLAYING SIRVIVAL] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 20s-30s]
a brand new hero, black or mixed race, light-skinned

[DIMITRI/ARKADIY/THE ACTOR PLAYING DIMITRI/ARKADIY] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: late 30s-40s]
A delivery and repo man for Rent-A-Center, white

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