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San Diego REPertory Theatre, LA EPA

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Company

San Diego Repertory Theatre
Jacole Kitchen, casting dir.-artistic assoc.

Production Description

Casting San Diego REPertory Theatre's 39th season. Season includes "Honky" (Greg Kalleres, writer; Sam Woodhouse; dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 13; runs Nov. 15-Dec. 7); "Steal Heaven" (Herbert Siguenza, writer; Todd Salovey, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 15, 2014; runs Jan. 17-Feb. 1, 2015); " Oedipus El Ray" (Luis Alfaro, writer; Sam Woodhouse, dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 3, 2015; runs March 14-29, 2015); and "Uncanny Valley" (Thomas Gibbons, writer; Sam Woodhouse, dir. Rehearsals begin March 17, 2015; runs April 18-May 10, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs Sept. 6, 2014-May 10, 2015 in San Diego, CA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $600 min./wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown


THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE-
Based on the book “The Children of Willesden Lane” by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder
Open: September 6, 2014
Close: October 28, 2014

No roles available

HONKY
In the Lyceum Space
Written by Greg Kalleres
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Rehearse: October 13, 2014
Open: November 15, 2014
Close: December 7, 2014
Lyceum Space

A hilarious new comedy that asks dicey questions and offers daring answers. Beginning with the shooting of a young black teenager for his trendy basketball shoes, the play then combines cross-racial love affairs, hallucinations of a drunken Abraham Lincoln and foul-mouthed Frederick Douglas, and a pill that promises to cure racism.

THOMAS HODGE: 30's, black male. Ad writer for Sky Maxx Shoes. A traditionally black brand of basketball shoe. Discontent with the current state affairs among the races in America, and especially in the marketing industry. Feels a level of guilt for having grown up with privilege.

DAVIS TALLISON: 40s-50's, white male. High powered marketing executive. Modern day Mad Men. No-nonsense. Knows what it takes to sell and doesn’t care who he has to exploit to get the job done.
PETER TRAMMEL: 30's, white male. Uncertain about his place in this racial society. Considers himself to be color blind but is so focused on not seeing race, that it’s all he can focus on. Always wants to do and say the right thing, but is never quite sure what the right thing is.
EMILIA HODGE: 30's, black female; Thomas' sister. She is a therapist who doesn’t see her patients as white people, but as “people with problems”. Doesn’t understand why her brother is so discontent with being upper middle class and black.
ANDIE CHASTAIN : 25-35, white female; Peter's fiancée. Andie has no inner filter and says exactly what she is thinking. She is not mean or vindictive, perhaps just a bit naive to how the modern racial world works. She just doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.
DR. DRISCOLL/WILSON ELLIOT/REPORTER/ABRAHAM LINCLON 35-60, white male. Versatile comedic actor to play a multitude of roles including Dr. Driscoll, creator of the anti-racism pill, Driscotoll, Wilson Elliot, a racially sensitive executive, a News Reporter, and Abraham Lincoln, as he appears to Thomas.
KID 1/FREDRICK DOUGLAS: 18-30, black male. Through a series of vignettes that take place in a subway car, Kid 1 and Kid 2 act as the Greek chorus of the piece, through the personification of various perceptions of black youth in America. Kid 1 also plays Fredrick Douglas as he appears to Davis.
KID 2: 18-30, black male. Through a series of vignettes that take place in a subway car, Kid 1 and Kid 2 act as the Greek chorus of the piece, through the personification of various perceptions of black youth in America.

STEAL HEAVEN
A World Premiere by Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Todd Salovey
Rehearse: December 15, 2014
Open January 17, 2015
Close: February 1, 2015
Possible Ext.: Feb 8, 2015
In the Lyceum Space

Political activist and icon of youthful rebellion in the 60s, Abbie Hoffman, now works as the patron saint of radicals in heaven. He trains people like Trish—a young veteran-turned activist—who has the chutzpha required to take on the challenges of the 21st century. Let the training begin!

ABBIE HOFFMAN (Cast – Herbert Siguenza): Political activist and icon rebel of the 1960’s, who took his own life in 1982. In this play, Abbie Hoffman represents almost a St. Peter of purgatory. He resides in a special part of heaven, especially for activists who were injured in the line of their political duty, and with a little help from his friends, helps to decide who goes to heaven and who goes back into battle back on earth.
TRISH: Female, mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Any ethnicity. 21st century activist. She is fatally injured during a protest and ends up in Abbie’s sector of heaven. On her journey with Abbie, Trish learns what it truly means to make a difference within the struggle.
JOHN LENNON/REPORTER/RONALD REAGAN/NARRATOR: male, 30’s to 40’s. Music icon, John Lennon is Abbie’s right hand man in Trish’s heavenly activist training. Seeking an actor who can also sing and play guitar. This actor also plays a CNN Reporter, former president Ronald Reagan and also serves as a Narrator to the piece.

OEDIPUS EL REY
Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Rehearse: February 3, 2015
Open: March 14, 2015
Close: March 29, 2015
Lyceum Stage

Luis Alfaro—acclaimed Latino playwright and MacArthur Genius Grant winner—has crafted a startlingly contemporary adaptation of a classic with adult language, violence, and nudity. But the 2,500-year-old question, posed by a chorus of heavily tattooed inmates, is still the same: “Is our young homeboy doomed to suffer el destino?”
All roles are Latino unless otherwise specified.
OEDIPUS / CORO #6 : Male, 20’s to early 30’s. Young King. Just out of prison. In an effort to escape his destiny of killing his father and marrying his mother, finds himself in an unfamiliar city where he is befriended by Creon who takes him in to live with him and his sister, Jocasta, who he falls in love with on sight, and lives out his predetermined fate.
LAIUS / CORO #4 / EL HUESERO: Male, 40’s to 60’s. to play Laius, the Old King, El Huesero, a bone healer, and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece.
JOCASTA Female, 40’s to early 50’s. The beautiful yet morose queen who is both lover and in turn mother of Oedipus. She is mourning the death of her husband when she meets Oedipus. He is exactly what she needs to break out of her meloncoly, not knowing that he is the one that took her husband’s life.
CREON / CORO #3/ TECOLOTE #3/ ESFINGE #3: Male, 30’s to 40’s. To play Creon, the queen’s brother, Tecolote, an owl oracle, Esfinge, the Sphinx and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece.
TIRESIAS / CORO #5: Male, 20’s to 40’s. To play Tiresias, the blind Servant and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece.
CORO #1 / EL SOBADOR / TECOLOTE #1 / EL MISTICO / ESFINGE #1 : Male, 20’s to 40’s. To play El Sobador, a healer, Tecolote, an owl oracle, El Mistico, a mystic, Esfinge, the Sphinx and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece.
CORO #2 / TECOLOTE #2 / EL CURANDERO / ESFINGE #2 : Male, 20’s to 40’s. To play El Sobador, a healer, Tecolote, an owl oracle, El Curandero, a Shaman, Esfinge, the Sphinx and a member of the Coro, the Greek style chorus of the piece.

UNCANNY VALLEY
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
Written by Thomas Gibbons
Rehearse: March 17, 2015
Open: April 18
Close: May 10, 2015
Lyceum Space

When Claire, a 70-year-old neuroscientist, finally comes face to face with Julian—the artificially-intelligent being she helped create—she is shocked to discover who is staring back at her. This drama proposes modern science as the creator of human life and redefines what it means to be human in the 21st century.

CLAIRE (THIS ROLE IS CAST) a neuroscientist, seventy years old. Her life’s work has been dedicated to the development of artificial intelligence and their integration into our society.
JULIAN: Male, mid 30’s. Any ethnicity. An artificial human, the culmination of Claire’s life work. When we first meet Julian, he is just a head and a torso and is learning the basic make up of what it means to be human. As the play progresses, we see the development of Julian into a fully formed “human” being.

LIFE LINE: THE MUSIC OF HARRY NILSSON
Created by Steve Gunderson & Javier Velasco
Musical Arrangements by Steve Gunderson
Directed & Choreographed by Javier Velasco
Starring Tony Award Winners Greg Jbara and Alice Ripley
Rehearsal: April 30, 2015
Open: :May 23, 2015
Close: June 21, 2015

No roles available.