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Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Local EPA

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Company

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Amy Potozkin, casting dir.-artistic assoc.; Mina Morita, artistic assoc.; Joseph W. Ritsch and Suzanne Beal, artistic dirs.

Production Description

Casting Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 season. Season includes: "An Audience with Meow Meow" (Meow Meow and Emma Rice, writers; Emma Rice, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 5; previews begin Sept. 5; runs Sept. 12-Oct. 19, 2014 with possible extension through Nov. 2); "Party People" (a musical) (Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp & William Ruiz a.k.a. Ninja, writers; Liesl Tommy, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 16; previews begin Oct. 17; runs Oct. 24-Nov. 16, 2014 with possible extension through Nov. 30); "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins" (Margaret Engel & Allison Engel, writers; David Esbjornson, dir. previews begin Nov. 21; runs Nov. 28, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015 with possible extension through Jan. 18); Play TBD (rehearsals begin Dec. 16, 2014; previews begin Jan. 16; runs Jan. 23-March 1, 2015 with possible extension through March 15); "Tartuffe" (Moliere, writer; David Bell, adaptation; Dominique Serand, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 27; previews begin March 13; runs March 20-April 12, 2015 with possible extension through April 19); "Head of Passes" (Tarell Alvin McCraney, writer; Tina Landau, dir. Rehearsals begin March 10; previews begin April 10; runs April 17-May 24, 2015 with possible extension through June 7); and play TBD (rehearsals begin April 14; previews begin May 15; runs May 22-June 28, 2015 with possible extension through July 12).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Berkeley, CA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $875 min./wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Note: Housing is not available for out-of-town performers.

Auditions

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CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

An Audience With Meow Meow

Available roles in An Audience With Meow Meow:
The role of Meow Meow will be played by Meow Meow herself.

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Party People (Musical)

Available roles in Party People: (looking for actors who sing and move well. Music is in the style of R&B, soul and gospel)

The roles of Jimmy (“Primo”), Helita, and Omar have been cast.

Malik “MK Ultra” (20-30)African American male, 20s
A Panther Cub; Collaborates with Jimmy on the BPP/YLP event; He is trying to maintain a relationship with his father, who is in prison.

Tito (50S-60S), Latino male, Puerto Rican, Spanish speaker, tough, street. Primo’s uncle; a former Young Lords Party member; Retired but still involved in union organizing and a prison reentryprogram; Was once in a romantic relationship with Helita.

Clara (20-30) dark skinned Latina, singer, Spanish song.
Daughter of Young Lords’ members; Co-Raised by Helita; She
wants nothing to do with a revolution that robbed her of her
parents.

Amira: (50s-60s) African American female. Blue’s wife and former Black Panther Party member; Protects Blue and his eccentricities.

Blue: (50s-60s) African American male
Former Black Panther Party member; Incarcerated for
involvement in a shootout that left a police officer dead but
was ultimately proven not guilty.

Donna: (50s-60s) Caucasian female,
Widow of murdered police officer.

Maruca: (50s-60s) Latina female, Puerto Rican, Poise, power, chops.Former Young Lords Party member; She is both ruthless andromantic, and is not well accepted by others who have doubts
about her past indiscretions.

Marcus: (50s-60s) Caucasian male, off the grid, former activist.
Affiliated with Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition in Chicago. A collector of memorabilia.

Omar: (This role is cast)
Former Black Panther Party member; An Army war veteran; Seeks
a public apology for having been tortured when others thought
he was an informant.

Solias: (50s-60s) African American male
COINTELPRO agent provocateur infiltrating the Black Panther
Party.

Roger: (double cast with Marcus)
COINTELPRO agent; Teaches informants how to infiltrate.

Chorus:
All cast members are the chorus.

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Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Available roles in Red Hot Patriot:The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins:

The role of Molly Ivins has been cast (Kathleen Turner)

Helper : (20s) An impassive male copy clerk. Non-speaking part.

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Tartuffe

Available roles in Tartuffe:
The show has been cast – co-pro with South Coast Rep and Shakespeare Theatre D.C.

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Head of Passes

Available roles in Head of Passes:

THE ANGEL: a man of color, 20’s a 100 watt smile.
CREAKER: a man of color in his late 40’s early 50’s
CRIER: a man of color late teens early 20’s son to CREAKER
MAE: a woman of color 3 moons older than SHELAH
SHELAH: a woman of color her birthday is today
AUBREY: a man of color late 20’s son to SHELAH
DR ANDERSON: a white man late 40’s early 50’s physician to SHELAH
SPENCER: a man of color 32 son to SHELAH
COOKIE: a woman of color late 20’s Step daughter to SHELAH