Columbia University Graduate Program
Juan Pablo Félix, dir.
Casting “The Amazing Story of El Hombre Caimán,” based on a traditional Colombian folk tale. Synopsis: A young fisherman comes face-to-face with a wealthy rice farmer who has divided the men and women of the village, forcing each sex to live on opposite sides of a torrential and perilous river.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses Sept.-Oct.; performs Oct. 18-20 in NYC.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Valerio Díaz (Lead):
Male, 25-30, Hispanic
charismatic, courageous and smart fisherman, with dance and musical skills. Sings well.
María Cienfuegos (Lead):
Female, 20-28, Hispanic
charming and joyful village woman. She has a sense of seduction that she has not yet fully discovered. Practical and determined. With dance ...
Don Reynaldo Lemaitre (Supporting):
Male, 45-55, Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
despotic landlord, obsessed with increasing the production of his farms. Unfair and reactive.
Male, 50-60, Hispanic, Native American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
mysterious, reserved and farsighted sage of indigenous origin.
Dimas Daza (Supporting):
Male, 20-28, Hispanic
young and adventurous cattleman.
Don Jacinto (Supporting):
Male, 54-64, Hispanic
kind, understanding and thoughtful fisherman. Very respectful of the powers of nature.
Joselito Piña (Supporting):
Male, 20-25, African Descent, African American, Hispanic
a naïve optimist who sees the good in everyone. Plays the accordion and or guitar and is Valerio’s best friend and constant companion. He is...
El Turco Abdul (Supporting):
Male, 40-50, Middle Eastern, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
a foreboding character, merchant, closely allied with Don Reynaldo. He is charged with keeping an eye on the men of the village.
Guille Bocachica (Supporting):
Male, 30-40, Hispanic
boisterous man who is always up for a fight or a party. However, he’s all bark and no bite.
Ogún Lucumí (Supporting):
Male, 20-30, African Descent, African American
young, enthusiastic and charming fisherman, who dreams of becoming a sailor.
Altagracia Tejera (Supporting):
Female, 50-60, Hispanic
mature woman who can see the future. She foresees a tragedy. With some dance and musical skills.
Bárbara La Triste (Supporting):
Female, 20-30, Hispanic
young woman who never laughs after being separated from her lover, Joselito Piña. Dance and musical skills required.
Cira Cienfuegos (Supporting):
Female, 28-35, Hispanic
María’s sister. Friendly and passionate village woman. She sketches a plan to meet the men on the other side of the river.
Mirembe Malanga (Supporting):
Female, 20-30, African Descent, African American
resourceful young lady. She has a beautiful voice and sings, trying to contact the men.
Basilia Bermúdez (Supporting):
Female, 30-40, African Descent, African American, Hispanic
tough, with strong features. Determined and sometimes crude.
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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