Friday, September 11, 2020

Phoenix College announces Auditions for their virtual production of 14

"Caution Economic Refugees" by jonathan mcintosh

Auditions for 14 by José Casas

Phoenix College will be holding auditions for their virtual production of this ethnodrama set against the backdrop of the U.S.-Mexico border.

14 was inspired by the true-life event in May 2001 in which a smuggler abandoned 30 Mexicans crossing the desert near Yuma, AZ, resulting in 14 deaths due to dehydration. The play is an ethnographic exploration of immigration in the United States, in particular, coming from the perspectives of people living on the Arizona (U.S.) border with Mexico. It is a fictionalized series of monologues based on playwright interviews and public accounts of Arizonans and Mexicans and their different attitudes toward the contemporary issues of not only immigration but also race and public policy.

Casting 16 multicultural performers

Auditions and rehearsals will be held online using a virtual platform from mid-September - early November. In November we will be filming at various locations and at Phoenix College in the Black Box Theatre. Health and safety precautions will be followed throughout all aspects of the production.
Auditions will be scheduled virtually in 15-minute increments on Thursday, September 17 from 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm and Friday, September 18 from 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm (with the last scheduled appointment at 9:15 pm on both days). Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

If you would like to schedule an audition please email the director, Christina Marín, at

When you make an appointment you will receive a cutting from the script to prepare.

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