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Play Your Part is seeking actors to portray Puerto Rican and Dominican characters in More Than Maria: A Puerto Rican's Guide to Survival, a series of eight original short plays by Latina and Latino playwrights, inspired by interviews with survivors of Hurricane Maria, compiled into an evening of immersive theatre that engages the audience as part of the action. A portion of the proceeds from this production will go directly toward helping survivors on the brink of homelessness by way of the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund through the Episcopal Office of Latino Assistance.
Performances will be October 12, 13 & 14 and October 19, 20, & 21; Friday and Saturday night shows at 8:00pm and Sunday evening shows at 5:00pm at a site specific location in Seattle.
Rehearsals will be scheduled around actors’ availability from September 24th - October 7th in Seattle. Tech/dress rehearsals will be from approx. 6pm - 10pm October 8th - 11th.
Play Your Part is dedicated to being an inclusive organization, intentionally working with artists, hiring employees, and inviting audiences of all races, colors, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, ages, protected veteran or disabled statuses, or genetic information. We welcome your submission!
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Play Your Part is seeking seven actors for the following roles:
Actor 1 (female identifying, plays mid 30’s - mid 50’s) portrays the Island of Puerto Rico; an elderly Dominican Mother who stays strong when her daughter and husband must leave for the mainland; a Woman on the edge of sanity as she attempts to mop the water out of her home and quell her incessantly barking dog
Actor 2 (female identifying, plays mid 30’s - mid 60’s) portrays a Woman confused and injured during the storm; Lizbeth, who struggles to tell her parents she cannot stay to take care of them; Nidia, a mother who recounts her life growing up in Puerto Rico and will do anything for her ailing daughter
Actor 3 (female identifying, plays mid 50’s - mid 60’s) portrays Sofia Rosario, a jovial “people person”, a radiant soul in the eye of adversity; Lucia, a technologically challenged Grandmother who lovingly teases her husband for sport
Actor 4 (female identifying, plays mid 20’s) portrays a stoic Sister; a Woman who appears to be a simple hairstylist but reveals a complex past through a tough and sarcastic façade
Actor 5 (female identifying, plays young teens - mid 20’s) a bold Niece angry at the storm; Melanie, a daughter who understands how to help her struggling mother; a Woman lost in the desert who finds a man who seems to be her mirror image (clowning experience, a plus!)
Actor 6 (male identifying, plays teens - mid 20’s) - Musa Paradisiaca, an abstracted version of a classic newsboy; a Man lost in the desert who finds a woman who seems to be his mirror image (clowning experience, a plus!)
Actor 7 (male identifying, plays mid 50’s - mid 60’s) a Dominican Father who must leave his wife behind; Antonio, a technologically challenged grandfather who loves his wife and thrives on laughter; a Man displaced by the hurricane seeks out his only living relative who thinks he has been dead for years (thin hair or almost bald ideal!)
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Actors will receive sides to prepare ahead of time and should be prepared to perform a short 1 - 2 minute contemporary monologue if requested.
Play Your Part is dedicated to investing in our people, compensating artists and administrators, moving towards a sustainable wage model. For our inaugural production, actors will be provided with a modest stipend, light craft services, and copious amounts of gratitude.
More Than Maria - A Puerto Rican's Guide to Survival added September 14, 2018, 5:31 pm
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