Jose Andre Sibaja, coord.
Casting "The Zanctuary," set in New York City, 1977. The Zanctuary is the busiest and most decadent bar in the underground world; a place where the Gay Liberation Movement started a decade ago. In the present, the bar serves as a front for prostitution and drug dealing. When it's owner, Dora Ramona del Pilar a.k.a La Mama, is being accused of smuggling illegal substances, she realizes that one of her “daughters“ has betrayed her. Moses, an undercover detective who decided to carry out his own investigation discovers a much deeper and terrible secret. This will blow up the tensions between his suspects and will triggers tragedy.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses Oct. 20-Nov. 8; runs Nov. 10-25 in Brooklyn, NY.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Female, 16-25, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic
lives at the club, she despises the place, but never brave enough to leave; is ill with AIDS; the storyteller and hopeless character.
Male, 8-13, Asian
a kid that Dora picked up from the streets, silent and observant, quite smart.
Male, 40-55, African Descent, African American, Hispanic
a dealer and he is the lover of one of the girls, Miss Divine; very big, overweight and tall man, very violent with a menacing look.
Madame May Lynn (Day Player):
Female, 40-70, Asian
a Chinese Madame, who nowadays traffic with kids for sexual slavery; has a business with Dora Ramona del Pilar.
Clementine (Day Player):
Female, 55-76, All Ethnicities
sells products in the bathroom and barely talks, but she has an intense gaze, knows everything that happens at the club.
Policeman (Day Player):
Male, 35-65, All Ethnicities
helps Dora destroy the evidence the police is looking for, big, overweight and vulgar.
Lulu's Client (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 60-80, Caucasian
one of Lulu's clients, no dialogue.
Divine's Client (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 20-30, Caucasian
Miss Divine's client; young and good looking, they dance together; no dialogue.
The Valkyre's Clients (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 30-50, All Ethnicities
two naked men that have sex with the Valkyre; full back nudity required.
People in the Bar (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 25-66, All Ethnicities
languid people who go to this gay bar every night, prostitutes, hustlers, decadent people; '70s looking.
Kids (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 8-10, All Ethnicities
a group of 10 kids sleeping in a basement.
Transexual Prostitutes (Background / Extra):
Males & Females, 20-45, All Ethnicities
a couple of prostitutes smoking and chatting on the streets.
Seeking submissions from: new York, NY
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