Tuesday, July 30, 2019

audition notice - AMERICAN PASTORELA: THE ROAD TO IMPEACHMENT - New Carpa Theater Company - July 31


Bato Hernandez gets a Tweet while sitting on his porch in Altar, Sonora. Congress is launching impeachment hearings in D.C. This reminds him that he met a guy named Sergei at a bar months earlier who handed him a flash drive, saying only, "Study this. It’s about our cray cray friend in America," before disappearing into the crowd. Bato pops the flash drive into his laptop and discovers smoking-gun evidence implicating Trump in a slew of crimes, none of which involve pee pee in Russia. “Familia Hernandez,” Bato shouts, “we’re going to Washington!” Comedy ensues. We’re not kidding. En serio.

Name of Playwright/Director: James E. Garcia

Rehearsals Begin: October 5, 2019

Performance Dates: November 14 thru  November 24, 2019

Compensation Information: No Pay

Participation Fees: None

Casting by Appointment/Adult & Child Actors Needed

Character Breakdown: This will be a multicultural (that includes white people), male, female and everything in between ensemble cast  featuring 15 to 20 actors, young and old alike. Some actors play more than one role. Because this is a new play inspired by current events it is being written as we speak and we have not yet settled on a full cast of characters.

Headshots/Resume: Optional

Audition Prep: Monologues and/or song and dance numbers welcome but not required.

Call for Crew/Designers: Stage manager, choreographer, music director, light designer, set designer, costume designer,  graphic designer and digital marketing coordinator. Call us.

Appointment Details: Contact James at info@newcarpa.org or 623-252-2772

Audition Dates/Times: July 31, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (The sooner you audition the better.) Callbacks: TBD

Audition Venue: Wells Fargo Arena, Room 116, 600 East Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA

Parking Info: Free parking available for auditions in the lot east of the arena starting at 7 p.m.

About New Carpa: Founded in 2002, New Carpa Theater Co. is dedicated to producing Latino and multicultural works featuring diverse casts and production crews.

Additional Details: This play is performed in English with some Spanish words and phrases sprinkled throughout. Actors need not be bilingual, even if you’re Latino.

Past productions by playwright/director James E. Garcia: "Miranda's Curse (KAX); "My Beloved World" (KAX); "1070" (Stage West); "Lost Boys Found" (AZ Opera Black Box); "The Mighty Vandals" (Peoria Center for the Performing Arts); "Voices of Valor (ASU Gammage) and many more.

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