Jose Andre Sibaja, casting
Casting "The Zanctuary," a drama set in New York City, 1977. Synopsis: The Zanctuary is the busiest and most decadent bar in the city. The bar serves as a front for prostitution, drug dealing and human trafficking. When his owner, Dora Ramona Del Pilar a.k.a La MAMA, a transsexual woman, has been accused of smuggling illegal substances, she immediately knows that one of the “Daughters” has betrayed her. The night that Moses, an undercover detective, decides to study the case closer, the tensions between his suspects will end up in tragedy.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses July-Aug.; shoots Sept. 6-20 in Brooklyn & Manhattan.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Miss Desiree Divine (Supporting):
Female, 40-60, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic
an aging and voluptuous Southern belle, bitter with her life, works at the Zanctuary as a prostitute. She is dating her pimp, from whom she ...
Olvido Buenaventura (Supporting):
Female, 40-70, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Hispanic
an immigrant from Cuba, has a hopeless and dramatic gaze. She is a dark character with shady objectives. Olvido spend her days sedated with ...
Female, 18-25, All Ethnicities
Lulu lives at the club, she despises the place, but never brave enough to leave. She is pregnant and sick with AIDS. The storyteller and hop...
Males & Females, 30-45, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern
A young detective is infiltrated on the club, he talks to all the girls. Naive and curious. He's not prepared for what he is going to find i...
Male, 8-11, Asian
a kid that Dora picked up from the streets. He is silent and observant. He is quite smart.
Male, 40-50, African Descent, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic
a dealer and he is the lover of one of the girls, Miss Divine. He is very big and tall man, very violent with a menacing look.
Madame May Lynn (Day Player):
Female, 50-70, Asian
a madam who nowadays traffics kids for sexual slavery. She has a business with Dora Ramona del Pilar.
Clementine (Day Player):
Female, 50-80, All Ethnicities
sells products in the bathroom and barely talks, but she has an intense gaze. She knows everything that happens at the club.
Policeman (Day Player):
Male, 35-45, Caucasian
helps Dora destroy the evidence the police is looking for. He is also big and vulgar.
Lulu's Client (Day Player):
Male, 65-80, Caucasian
Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide
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