Theater: Plays

'Play or Be Played'

Casting notice expires: April 19, 2013

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Company

Graforsha Theatre & Productions LLC
Marcia Forbes, artistic director.

Production Description

Graforsha Theatre & Productions LLC is seeking additional actors for a continuous run of "Play or Be Played." Actors that have an interest in this production must visit one of the upcoming performance events (free of charge) and see if they want to be apart of the team. A Production Assistant will collect all headshots, and based on submissions, seleced actors will be called back for an audition in April. For more info, see submission instructions.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin April 20 in NYC.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: New York, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.

FULL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Kent Ward: a construction worker and musician, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s, was married, but has been legally separated for six years, ambitious, loving, kind, and caring, sloppy and casual in his dressing, docile, passive, and naive, especially with his women, the fiancé of Maggie and best friend of Carl.

Maggie Williams: a young, vivacious, ruthless, opportunistic woman from the Caribbean, the fiancée of Kent and lover of Carl and James, very attractive, severely illiterate, cunning and remarkably deceptive, professes to be a Christian, but is secretively promiscuous.

Erica Williams: a Caribbean immigrant who has been in the U.S. for 20 years, oblivious to reality, insensitive and crude to those she deems a misfit, is the eldest sister to Maggie, a professed 'holy' Christian, very critical of others and extremely judgmental and prejudiced towards her compatriots, hates black men, mixes up her native dialect with American English, her behavior is most often seen as obnoxious and uppity.

Carl Drake: a married father of two minor children, an aerobic trainer and instructor, very fashionable and attractive, nicknamed himself the "stud," is the best friend of Kent and secret lover of Maggie, a womanizer and deceiver.

Keisha Gibbs: a young, beautiful, intelligent high-profile prostitute, very classy, has an infectious personality, a musician and dancer, is a close friend and former band member of Kent.

James Lugs: a married and lonely, sex-depraved pervert and peeper, speaks with a foreign accent that people find captivating, wears huge eye glasses because he is partially blind, is the landlord to Kent and Brother Brown, morbidly obese, is one of Maggie's secret lovers and sugar daddy.

Brother Brown: a widower and Baptist Christian, kind neighbor to Kent, caring to those he meets, is the neighborhood "eyes and ears."