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Half Me, Half You
The debut play from RoL'n Productions, Half Me, Half You imagines an interracial gay couple in contemporary America, exploring the Trump era and a new wave of discrimination and oppression. The second act jumps 16 years into the future, following Maya, a mixed-race British teen braving the aftermath of a second American civil war.
The team are looking for two exceptional actors to join the cast for a two-week run at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Here’s a breakdown of the roles:
Lead role Jess is for a non-white female actor with a playing age of 40–60. She’s a force to be reckoned with – fiercely intelligent, passionate, loving and desperate to be a mother. You’ll need a flawless American accent. The team are also able to consider performers based in the US and cover flights/accommodation.
Supporting role Deb is for a trans woman actor of any ethnicity with a playing age of 35–50. Straight-talking, funny, perceptive, patient and a peace-maker, she’s a mother to a teenage daughter. A flawless American accent is required. Please note: this role is written for a trans woman and the team are keen to cast a trans actor.
The production runs from 26 March until 6 April 2019. Rehearsals are throughout March with some flexibility to work around other commitments.
The role of Jess pays £1000, Deb pays £700.
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