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Production: 'I Am Not I'

Reynaldo Jimenez (Lead)

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Production Details

Casting a staged reading of "I Am Not I," a new full-length play set in modern-day America. Synopsis: 15-year-old Jane Jiménez, the daughter of a Jewish mother and Mexican father, ...more

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Seeking

Male, ages 35-55, Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

Role Description

Reynaldo Jimenez: (Lead) Mexican-American, Jane’s staunchly conservative and Catholic father. Immigrated to America as a child and feels very strongly about living the “American Dream.” Abuse in his past reinforces his faith, but makes it difficult for him to fully understand his daughter’s predicament. Must be able to speak proficiently in Spanish and English.

Auditions

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REY Side

SIDE 1: REY
Jane has just discovered Rey lost his magazine Sales Rep job of 20 years and has secretly been working at McDonald’s.

REY
(Pause.)
Last week. Last week, I was on a closing shift. Juggling five orders at once. Going into my tenth hour on my feet. This enormous white couple and their enormous white child waddle up to the counter—super size everything—and heckle me as I wait on them. “How come you so goddamn slow?” the woman says. Right in front of her child—her little girl’s right there. Couldn’t be more than six years old. And when I finally finish their order, they try to pay with an EBT card, but you can’t use EBT there. The man starts berating me and won’t leave until the manager forces him to. The little girl crying the whole time—and as they’re heading out the door, the man turns around and yells, “Problem is these fucking illegal immigrants. Taking all our jobs,” pointing at me. He pointed at me.
(Pause.)
Do you need every little detail? Do you need to know all of it, Jane? Because after 20 years of…20 years…
(Beat.)
I made myself. I can make myself again. And again. And again. You get shoved to the ground, you stand up and dust yourself off. And you climb.