Indianapolis Auditions for stage Play

02/25/2011

Auditions for play posted by the Casting Director
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Madame Walker Theatre
CENTENNIAL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

“CENTENNIAL 2029″ – STAGE PLAY – STAGE PLAY
MADAME WALKER THEATRE
617 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Cast in Indiana | Released In Indiana
Non-Union Play | Starts: July 14th -17th

Rehearsals Start: April – June 2011
Performance Dates: July 14th – 17th
Casting Company: Centennial Productions
Audition Dates: March 4th from 12:00 pm & March 8th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pay Rate: Commensurated by Experience
Electronic Submissions or
Written Submissions to:
or Fax: 317-735-4235 Email: centennialproductions@yahoo.com
Submissions Due By: 03/5/2011
Open Auditions: Madame Walker Theatre
617 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

What to Prepare: Will discuss during Auditions

Kaamil – Recurring / FEMALE / 20 TO 45 / * Any Minority, African, African American, Black – White Mix, East Indian, Eastern European, Hispanic, Indian – South American, Latin, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Island, Polynesian
Papaw’s Youngest Daughter – The opposite of her older siblings. Working in NYC’s fashion industry she’s adapted to her surrounding seamlessly. Highly opinionated Kaamil subscribes to the speaking first before thinking about what she says. Although she enjoys her family, she’s single and is not of the mindset of settling down. Easily annoyed, she struggles with watching her language when around the family. Kaamil also likes to have a drink, and blames her Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) for the frequency.

Ayman – Recurring / MALE / 25 TO 45 / * Any Minority, African American, Black – White Mix, East Indian, Hispanic, Latin
Papaw’s Son – Highly educated, Ayman is an investment banker from Chicago. He’s very straight forward, and often looks at things in black and white terms. Also serves as an assistant minister so it’s not uncommon that he and Papaw will have healthy debates regarding theology. He’s married and the father of a very inquisitive son, and a 3 week-old daughter.

Papaw – Lead / MALE / 40 TO 65 / * Any Minority, African American, Black – White Mix
The lead role and the story of his life in self-imposed exclusion. Running from the ghost of his past and the depression of his failed family, Papaw is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the 100th Annual Smoot Reunion. Just when love finds him again, Papaw is dealt another set-back, in the form of cancer. With a life-threatening surgery at hand, he has to convince his son to give his speech that is full of controversy. Papaw knows that Ayman will be one of his biggest critics.

Dayana – Recurring / FEMALE / 25 TO 45 / * Any Minority, African American, Black – White Mix, Hispanic, Japanese, Latin
Papaw’s Oldest Daughter – Sweet spirited, dependable and pregnant, Dayana will do anything for anybody. She represents a steady and calming influence over her younger brother and sister. Her “middle of the road” attitude allows her to relate to anyone and fits her career as a pharmaceutical sales rep perfectly. Very conservative appearance.

Dottie – Recurring / FEMALE / 35 TO 65 / * Any Minority, Black – White Mix, East Indian, Hispanic, Indian – South American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Island, Polynesian
Like Papaw, she has been hurt by love in the past, and gave up looking until the two of them crossed paths. A true God-send, she represents all that Papaw needs in his woman. No matter how much time they have together, Dottie is determined to convince Papaw to let go of his past so that he can have a healthy future.

Must be able to Sing.

Cathy – Recurring / FEMALE / 25 TO 35 / * Any Minority, Black – White Mix, East Indian, Indian – South American, Italian, Latin, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Pacific Island, Polynesian
Ayman’s wife who just gave birth 3 weeks ago. Had a problem birth with their 1st child due to complications of sickle cell anemia. Partial Anglo Irish heritage. Has her JD, but parenting is her focus for now.

Ishmael – MALE / 5 TO 10 / * Any Minority, Black – White Mix, East Indian, Eastern European, Hispanic, Indian – South American, Latin, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Pacific Island, Polynesian
Acting experience: No previous acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken: English
Description: Plays key/important role for a minor/child. Must look the characters age.

Veela – Supporting / FEMALE / 40 TO 70 / * Any Minority
Papaw’s eldest sister – Minor role
Acting experience: No previous acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken: English
Description: Minor speaking role.

Alexie – Supporting / FEMALE / 8 TO 15 / * Any Minority, African American, Black – White Mix, East Indian, Indian – South American, Italian, Middle Eastern
Young Adolescent – Minor Role – Acting experience: No previous acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Description: Dayana’s oldest daughter.

Imani – Recurring / FEMALE / 3 TO 10 / * Any Minority, Black – White Mix, East Indian, Hispanic, Latin, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Island
Imani – Young Child – Age 4
Ethnicity: Black / African descent
Acting experience: No previous acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken: English
Description: Dayana’s youngest daughter – Must look characters age and be able to understand directions. Minor speaking role.

Malik-Brian -Tony – Supporting / MALE / 25 TO 60 / * Any Minority
Malik – Papaw’s 31 yr old nephew – Veela’s son
Gender: Male
Age range: 25 – 40
Nudity required: No
Ethnicity: Black / African descent
Acting experience: No previous acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken: English
Description: Minor speaking role

Brian – Papaw’s 59 yr old Cousin
Gender: Male
Age range: 40 – 65
Nudity required: No
Acting experience: No previous acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken: English
Description: Minor speaking role

Tony – 35-40 yr old – Dayana’s Husband
Gender: Male
Age range: 25 – 50
Nudity required: No
Acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken: English
Description: Minor speaking role

Donovan – MALE / 7 TO 15 / * Any Minority
Donovan – Malik’s 10 yr old son
Ethnicity: Black / African descent
Acting experience: No previous acting experience, Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
Languages spoken: English
Description: Minor speaking role

Story Line: The Centennial 2029 takes place during the 2nd week in August, in the year 2029. Every year since 1929, the small town of Madison, WV comes to life as Smoots from all over the US return to the home of their fore-fathers for their an annual family reunion. And, this year will be extra special with it being the centennial celebration.

Papaw represents a 5th generation Smoot, and he is convinced that he also represent a troubling trend in the family. Growing up with annual trips to Madison, a strong since of family was instilled in him; something that he is very proud of. What he’s not proud of is the fact that he couldn’t keep his family together nearly 30 years ago. He understands that a strong family protects it’s offspring from the perils of a world that could be set up for their failure.

Scheduled to be the guest speaker at the 100th Annual Smoot Reunion, Papaw is determined to share his beliefs with his extended family. It won’t be like the typical address that may inspire, but doesn’t last longer than the trip home. Its intent will be to educate the family in a manner that will force them to think about their role in the Black community and more importantly who they are spiritually.

Papaw has spent the last 20 years in his grandmother’s old home in Madison, WV, which in a town of less than 3 thousand, means he’s spent those years in relative exclusion. Running from the ghost of his past, he has found it easier to deal with his depression in the controlled environment of his seclusion. However, too much time alone has had an adverse effect on his psyche.

More spiritual than religious, Papaw has spent countless hours not only reading, but researching the Word of God. In looking for a proper direction for his speech to his family, Papaw discovers an ironic similarity to the plight of the Black community, to that of nearly every down-trotted group in biblical history. Not just one or two stories, but nearly all of them.

Finally blessed to love and be loved again, the ghost of his past rears its ugly head again, this time in the form of cancer. After battling the disease for the past 3 years, Papaw has a life-threating surgery at hand. He is more concerned that his prognosis has him in the hospital all weekend long, which will preclude him from participating in this weekend’s celebration. With all that’s going on in his life, Papaw needs his family now, more than ever…

Casting Location: Madame Walker Theatre
Contact email: centennialproductions@yahoo.com

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