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O'Neill 2014 National Playwrights Conference - EPA

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Company

Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
Wendy C. Goldberg, artistic dir.; Preston Whiteway, executive dir.; Jill A. Anderson, general mgr.

Production Description

Casting the O'Neill 2014 National Playwrights Conference. Conference includes "Tiger Style!;" "Bright Half Life;" "Ugly Lies;" "Im Gonna Pray For You So Hard;" "The Imaginary Music Critic Who Doesn't Exist;" "Icarus Burns."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Conference rehearses and performs in Waterford, CT. Each new play is in residence for one week between June 27-July 20.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $480/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

2014 National Playwrights Conference Projects:

TIGER STYLE!
Seeking:

Albert Chen – Asian, late 20s to early 30s

Jennifer Chen – Asian, late 20s to early 30s

Russ the Bus / Reggie / Customs Guy – white, late 20s to early 30s

Tzi Chuan / Melvin / Dad / General Lee – Asian, 40s to 60s

Therapist / Mom / Cousin Chen / Matchmaker – Asian, 40s to 60s


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BRIGHT HALF LIFE
Seeking:

ERIKA: female, 38-50, any ethnicity. Erika is intelligent, disorganized, big-hearted and adorably neurotic. A soft butch.

VICKY: female, similar age as Erika, any ethnicity. Vicky is more grounded and business-like; a very “capable” person. Beneath her shell of competence, she’s sensitive and sensual.

** Casting Note:
These women are a lesbian couple that traverse 25 years throughout the course of the play. The shifts in time are instantaneous and come without warning requiring a quick and flexible actresses. The nature of this play requires emotional gymnastics.


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UGLY LIES
Seeking:

Jess - early 30's; severely distorted by third degree burns, uses a walker; quick-witted, intelligent, tough; trying to have strength in her body, vulnerability in her life

Kacie- Jess' older sister by a few years ; was probably beautiful once ; sweet, trying hard for positivity

Stevie - early 30's; an inviting smile that makes you want to live in it; life just keeps happening to him

Kelvin- older than Kacie; too comfortable in his own skin; a loveable loser

Voice/Their Mom- 60's (ish); passionate, powerful, maternal; casting preference should be given to someone with a strong vocal quality


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IM GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
Seeking:

ELLA: Twenties. An up-and-coming actress.

DAVID: Seventies. A famous playwright. Ella’s father.


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THE IMAGINARY CRITIC WHO DOESN’ EXIST
Seeking:

LACEY: A thirty-eight year-old white lady with tattoos. She's a career rock writer and the Editor-in-Chief of, like, probably the most popular music news and reviews site on the internet, dischord.com.

JUSTIN: A black guy in his early thirties. A once promising MC, he's now the Producer of the annual music festival produced by Dischord. He's worked remotely ever since he and LACEY stopped dating about a year ago. He has the number one tattooed on the back of one of his hands. [NB: The actor who plays JUSTIN also doubles as #FRANKIE at the beginning of Act II.]

KAITLYN: A white lady in her early twenties with a choppy side shave and a septum piercing. She's a kind-of-mousey/kind-of-hate-filled hipster who's interning under LACEY. She's also the daughter of the site’s Publisher.

DRENA: An overwhelmingly charming black lady in her early to mid-forties. The booking agent for several big-name hip-hop acts. She and LACEY go way back because they used to work at Rolling Stone together.

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ICARUS BURNS
Seeking:

MARIA - 30’s,; (a Mexican immigrant, dark skinned, knows English well but has a strong accent)

TOMAS - 30’s,; (a Mexican immigrant, speaks little English, mostly speaks only Spanish, lighter than skinned than his wife)

ANTOINETTE - 6, (a young Mexican American girl, olive skinned, perfect English)

LORENZO - ageless (a birds that is not a North American native. That is to say, a bird that immigrated here a long time ago, but we think has always been
here)

(ALSO plays: VEGAS SHOW GIRL, A RANDOM FAN and MAN IN A GIANT BIRD COSTUME)

JAME - 28 - (a person of color, Latin American descent, Honduran, first generation American, light
skinned, no distinguishable accent)

LIAM - 36 - (a person of color, Latin American descent, Honduran, first generation American, light
skinned, no distinguishable accent)

ANDRES - 31 - (a person of color, of Spanish and Argentinian descent, immigrant, slight accent, and or darker skin than Liam, but not by much)