Philadelphia Theater Auditions for Actors

03/30/2013

” X ROADS “

Where: Philadelphia, PA
This casting notice was posted on auditionsfree.com

Type: Theater

*****Casting Call Notice*****

The Garden Of Eden Productions a Multi-Cultural Community Theater Production Company; A 501C3 Nonprofit Organization dedicated to shaping and changing the lives of our inner city young people / adults through the introduction to Thespian Instruction, and Education of Technology and of Media Arts & Film will be holding open auditions for a sensational new stage play “ + ROADS” written / directed by Bethel Bates, by appointments only @ 4442 Frankford Ave – 2:00pm. Once confirmed (come into the parking lot, go to 3rd red door, and ring top bell).

“+ ROADS”

WRITTEN
BY
BETHEL BATES

SYNOPSIS:

“x ROADS” THE POWERFUL EPIC OF THREE INDIVIDUALS WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEGUN TO TAKE ILL SHAPE, SPIRALING COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL. UNBEKNOWNST TO THEM THEY HAVE ALL ARRIVED AT VERY DEFINING MOMENTS IN THEIR LIVES THAT WILL CAUSE THEM TO MEET UNEXPECTEDLY AS LIFE AS THEY KNOW IT IS FOREVER CHANGED.

ASHLEY: A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, GREW UP IN A MODERATELY
COMFORTABLE SINGLE HOME WHERE SHE AND HER MOTHER RESIDE. ASLEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN EXCEPTIONAL AND HARDWORKING INDIVIDUAL. BUT ASHLEY HAS BEEN UNHAPPY EVER SINCE SHE COULD REMEMBER. HER PARENTS HAD DIVORCED WHEN SHE WAS JUST A CHILD AND SHE HAS ALWAYS WANTED SOME KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FATHER. BUT AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, THAT WOULD NOT COME TO PASS. ASHLEY NEVER REALLY FELT GOOD ABOUT HERSELF OR ABOUT ANY OF HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HER SELF ESTEEM HAD ALWAYS BEEN LOW. BUT NO ONE IN A MILLION YEARS COULD FORESEE JUST HOW LOW IT REALLY WAS. NOT EVEN HER VERY OWN MOTHER.

CRYSTAL: CRYSTAL, RAISED BY BOTH HER PARENTS WHO HAD HER IN THEIR LATE FORTIES, WHICH SOME WOULD REFFER TO A CHANGE OF LIFE BABY SHE IS A TWENTY YEAR OLD WHO HAS HER OWN PRECONCEPTIONS AND IDEOLOGIES OF LIFE. HER PARENTS ARE NEARING THEIR SEVENTIES AND HAVE LESS VIGOR AND STAMINA AS THEY ONCE DID WHEN RAISING THEIR TWO OLDER CHILDREN. AS A RESULT, CRYSTAL TENDS TO GET AWAY WITH MORE THAN SHE SHOULD BE ALLOWED, NOT BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR MUCH OF ANYTHING. SHE LIVES AT HOME, LACKING MOTIVATION, DESPISING EMPLOYMENT, AND HOLDING OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER LIVELY HOOD.

JAMES: A TWENTY THREE YEAR OLD YOUNG MAN WHO CAME FROM A FAMILY OF TRADITIONS. AT THE AGE OF TWELVE HOWEVER, HIS PARENTS MET WITH AN UNTIMELY DEATH AS A RESULT OF A CAR ACCIDENT. HIS PARENTS HAD A DAUGHTER AS WELL; JAIME, WHO WAS YOUNGER BY EIGHT YEARS. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THERE WERE ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY WHO WERE FINANCIALLY ABLE TO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ANOTHER MOUTH TO FEED; THEIR AUNT JOYCE (HIS MOTHER’S SISTER) AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER (FATHER’S MOTHER).
AUNT JOYCE TOOK JAMES TO RAISE BECAUSE SHE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH RAISING BOYS, HAVING A SON THE SAME AGE AS JAMES AND A BEDROOM THAT THEY COULD SHARE.
JAIME WOULD BE GIVEN OVER TO THEIR GRANDMOTHER AND WOULD REMAIN THERE WITH HER IN HER TWO BEDROOM APTARTMENT.
BOTH JAMES AND JAIME WOULD HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME ADJUSTING AND DEALING WITH THEIR MISFOURTUNE AND THEIR NEW HOMES. JAMES DISPLAYED AN ATTITUDE OF BITTERNESS AND HARBORED FEELINGS OF HATE AND RESENTMENT THAT IS SHOWCASED IN HIS BEHAVIOR MORE AND MORE AS TIME GOES ON. HE BECAME SELF CENTERED AND SELF ABSORBED AS THE YEARS PASSED. HE BECOMES ANGRY AND CYNICAL DESPITE HIS AUNT’S ATTEMPT TO GUIDE HIM, JUST AS HIS MOTHER WOULD HAVE. BUT DEEP DOWN INSIDE, JAMES BLAMED GOD FOR THE LOSS OF HIS PARENTS AND THE SEPARATION OF HIS FAMILY. AND THESE FEELINGS WOULD SOON DRIVE HIM TO A ROAD OF DESTRUCTION.

CAST

CRYSTAL (PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 15 – 22)
ALEXIS – CRYSTAL’S SISTER (PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 27 – 35)
VINCENT – DRUG DEALER THAT CRYSTAL DATES (PLAYED BY MALE BTWN AGES 17 – 25)
SKYLAR – IN LOVE WITH CRYSTAL BUT CRYSTAL DOESN’T QUITE FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT HIM (PLAYED BY MALE BTWN AGES 22 – 30)
CRYSTAL’S MOM (PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 50 – 75)
CRYSTAL’S DAD (PLAYED BY MALE BTWN AGES 50 – 75 )
ETHAN – EIGHT YEAR OLD NEIGHBOR ( PLAYED BY MALE BTWN AGES 6 – 11)

JAMES (PLAYED BY MALE BTWN AGES 21 – 27)
JAIME – JAMES’ SISTER ( PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 12 – 16)
SHANTAE – JAMES’ PRESENT GIRL FRIEND (PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 18 – 23)
AUNT JOYCE – JAMES AND JAIME’S AUNT ( PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 40 – 50)

ASHLEY (PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 15-21)
TYREEK – ASHLEY’S BOYFRIEND (PLAYED BY MALE BTWN AGES 15 – 21)
TANYA – ASHLEY’S BEST FRIEND (PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 15 – 21)
ASHLEY’S MOM (PLAYED BY FEMALE BTWN AGES 32 – 41)
ASHLEY’S DAD (PLAYED BY MALE BTWN AGES 32 – 41)
NURSE ( PLAYED BY MALE OR FEMALE AGES 25 AND UP)

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Philadelphia, PA
Please submit to: gardenofedenprodo@gmail.com

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  1. Tara Detwiler

    I would like to audition for any of the females that I would fit. I am 18 years old 5’6 5’7 and I am black and white.

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