Non equity open call New York – Paid

05/26/2013

New York auditions posted by the Producer

Where: New York
This casting notice was posted on auditionsfree.com

Type: Theater

FLAMBEAUX: A CARNIVAL PLAY w/MUSIC
OBSIDIAN MEDIA GROUP (http://www.obsidianmediagroup.org) is accepting submissions for
FLAMBEAUX. Please email photos and resumes to flambeauxtheplay@gmail. Seeking Equity and
Non-Equity. Open Call on Wed. June 12th at Focus Lounge, 337 Nostrand Avenue.in Brooklyn from 5-10 PM. Appointments and Call backs will be held in Manhattan on June 15th and June16th, 2013 by appointment only. 1st rehearsal, July 8th, 2013.
Opening in August. Pay.

SYNOPSIS:
FLAMBEAUX, by Nandi Keyi, This Carnival play with Music is about a community caught in three
different worlds in Colonial Trinidad, who against the backdrop of colonialism and Masculine
domination, are fighting for relevance and home.

For “Flambeaux”, we are assembling a talented group of Musicians, Singers, Actors and Dancers
who will agree to lend their talents to the project. Along with Playwright Nandi Keyi are Co-Directors Roderick Warner and Larry Floyd, Musical Director Jeff Bolding with Dramaturgy by Shawn Renee Graham.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS:
SAGARAT: A striking young man in his early twenties; one of an emerging group of
African-Trinidadians with the ability to read and write. He is a country boy from the village of Cedros.
BREEZE: An elderly but strong chantwelle (town singer); the founder “Homer Yard.” He is very fond of Rum.
SELLO: A famous young prizefighter schooled in the art of stickfighting: an indigenous form of battle using
sticks cut from the poui tree. He dies in battle and his apparition is often seen in Homer Yard.
CHORUS: The inhabitants of Homer Yard; men, women children.
MARY: A woman in her mid-seventies. Her head is tied with a black cloth, as a symbol of grief over her dead
son, Sello. She is Homer Yard’s Matriarch and Lucretia’s Godmother. She is also clairvoyant.
ADMINISTRATOR: A white man, early forties, excellent carriage. He is top-level colonial official but he is not the
boss. He is Lucretia’s Father.
LUCRETIA: A young mulatto woman of sixteen; awkward but very lovely. She is very refined; her long, coarse
red hair is usually concealed in a scarf. She is half sister to Sybil and the daughter of the administrator.
SYBIL: An attractive woman in her mid-thirties. Dark, bossy, sassy, crude and sexy: like an early dominatrix. She
a well-packaged; well-worn woman and renown Queen of the Homer Yard masquerade band.
BIG CITY: Homer Yard’s “bad-John:” a visionary and troubled leader. He is middleaged; extremely strong and
powerful. He consumes everything and everyone in his path and is accustomed to getting his way.
RAMJIT: An East Indian tailor, who lives along the Homer Yard track. In love with Sybil.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: New York
Please submit to: Flambeauxtheplay@gmail.com

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