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Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA) is casting the first half of its upcoming season. Season includes "Becoming Cuba" (Melinda Lopez, writer; M. Bevin O'Gara, dir.), "Smart Peo...more

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Males & Females, ages 12-70, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Equity Actors: (Supporting) see full character breakdown below.


By Melinda Lopez
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Stanford Calderwood Pavilion – Wimberly Stage

Time: Havana, 1897.
Place: A pharmacy/apothecary.

It is important that all actors auditioning for this play understand that even though this play takes place in a time of war, these are people who use a tremendous amount of humor as a means of survival. It’s not all doom and gloom, heart and humor are equal as important if not more.


ADELA: Female. 35. Runs a pharmacy; hides in her work. Strict, harsh, and direct. Cares deeply for her family, even though her tension about the world often eclipses any tenderness. Mourning her beloved husband killed in war. Soulful, with an edge. Tries her best to be upstanding and lawful. The daughter of a Cuban man and a Spanish woman, her loyalties are torn between these two warring sides.

MARTINA: Female. 25. Adela’s sister. Means well, but is not always the most efficient. A bit frivolous and lighthearted, but open and warm. Sharper and stronger than others give her credit for. When she’s not using her humor, she uses her body rather than her mind to get her way with men.

FANCY: Female. 35. Spanish Lady. (Also plays Hatuey’s Wife.) Upper class. Wife of Isidore (high-ranking Spanish officer). Formal and haughty, but has moments of kindness. Often frantic and uneasy because of her new home and her husband’s philandering.

CHUCHO: Male. 12. Cuban boy. (Also Mambi.) Scrawny, orphan beggar and thief. Constantly tries to smooth talk his way into goods—that he eventually steals.

DAVIS: Male. 40. American reporter. Wants to illustrate the horrors of war for American readers. Adventurous, but perhaps he’s not as able as he once was to handle that adventure. Good natured and willing to take on a challenge. Falls in love with Adela.

MANNY: Male. 28. Adela’s half-brother, both of his parents were Cuban. Rough, handsome. Escaped rebel soldier. Loving, in a coarse way. Reckless. Strong, but weary from war.

ISIDORE: Male. 40. Spanish lieutenant general to Weyler. (Also Conquistador 1, 2, Teddy Roosevelt.) Polite, urbane, lethal. Ruthless and malicious. Smug in his believed superiority.


By Lydia Diamond
Directed by Peter DuBois
Stanford Calderwood Pavilion – Wimberly Stage

Time: 2006-2008
Place: Various locations in Cambridge, MA


VALERIE JOHNSTON: Female. 24. African-American. Recently graduated from the A.R.T. Acting MFA program. Works part-time as a housekeeper. Volunteers for the Obama campaign. Sharp, curious, and driven. A bit insulated and privileged, but certainly not dumb. Generally kind demeanor.

JACKSON MOORE: Male. 28. African-American. Harvard Med School. Surgical intern on rotation. Also works at a clinic. Often has a blunt and brisk manner. Says what’s on his mind and what he thinks, even though that can often get him in trouble. Defensive attitude, as a result. Has his moments, but he’s typically fairly abrasive.

BRIAN WHITE: Male. 36. White. Professor at Harvard. (title: Assistant Professor-untenured). Neuro-psychiatrist. Studies patterns of racial identity and perceptions. A bit bumbling, but still capable, and very doggedly believes in the work he’s doing—even if that work is shunned by most other academics. Practices unconventional teaching methods and research, which his department does not always approve of. Constantly needs to defend himself.

GINNY YANG: Female. 34. Japanese-American. Respected tenured professor of psychology at Harvard. Studies race and identity among Asian-American women. Matter of fact. Confident in her abilities and work-addicted. Refuses to back down. Aggressive and somewhat cold. Has a shopping addiction.


By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Directed by Nicholas Martin
Boston University Theatre- Mainstage

Time: Summer 1895, then two years later
Place: Sorin’s farm


IRÍNA NIKOLÁYEVNA ARKÁDINA: Female. 40’s. An Actress, her married name is Tréplev. Mother of Konstantín. Sister of Sórin. She lives life to the fullest. She is described as bored, jealous, irritable, talented and smart, superstitious and stingy. She is well dressed and takes care of her appearance. Some think she dresses like an 18 year old. She is having an affair with Trigórin, a novelist.

KONSTANTÍN GAVRÍLOVICH TRÉPLEV: Male. 25 years old. Irína’s son. Nephew of Sórin. He is an idealist and revolutionist about theatre. Bohemian. He is in love with Nína.

PYÓTR NIKOLÁYEVICH SÓRIN: Male. 60’s. Irína’s brother. Retired and living on his farm. Bearded and never married, Sórin worked in a government office for 28 years and now wishes to experience life.

NÍNA MIKHÁILOVNA ZARÉCHNAYA: Female. 19 years old. She lives with her wealthy father and stepmother who is neighbor to Sórin’s farm. She dreams of being an actress.

ILYÁ AFANÁSYEVICH SHAMRÁYEV: Male. 50-60’s. A retired army lieutenant who manages Sórin’s farm.

PAULÍNA ANDRÉYEVNA: Female. 45-60’s. Ilyá’s wife and Masha’s mother.

MASHA: Female. 22 years old. Ilyá and Paulína’s daughter. She is in mourning for her life and always wears black.

BORÍS ALEXÉYEVICH TIRGÓRIN: Male. 30’s. A rich, famous writer who has talent and charm. Also described of as ordinary.

YEVGÉNY SERGÉYEVICH DORN: Male. 55 years old. The local doctor. He is attractive and was a Don Juan in his younger days.

SEMYÓN SEMYÓNOVICH MEDVEDÉNKO: Male. 20’s. A school teacher who supports his mother, two sisters, and brother on his small salary. He is jovial and in love with Masha.

YÁKOV: Male. The hired man.

THE COOK: Male or Female.

THE MAID: Female.