Where: Washington, DC
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LAMONT CAREY is a native of Washington, DC and an internationally renowned spoken word artist, filmmaker, author, and motivational speaker. He has appeared on such stages as HBO “Def Poetry Jam” and BET “Lyric Café.” His company LaCarey Entertainment was instrumental in casting over 200 actors including himself on HBO’s critically acclaimed and Peabody Award winning drama series The Wire. Coming off the heels of sold-out workshop performances, a full-length production of THE ENGAGEMENT ran Off-Off Broadway in 2006 and 2007. THE ENGAGEMENT is coming to Washington, DC to gear up for a national tour in 2014.
Story Line: This is a comedic drama about self-discovery, friendships, and love. Taken straight out of national headlines, THE ENGAGEMENT is a theatrical exploration of the issue of same-sex marriage and its impact on individuals, families and society. It tells the story of Faith and Deja who have been in a relationship for eight months and have decided to get married. But their fanfare wedding won’t take place without a hitch, including interfering friends, siblings, and lovers. Faith’s close friend Nicole is a straight girl with man trouble who has her own agenda. Deja, who is estranged from her family, also brings emotional baggage to the impending union. Things hit home full force with the arrival of Faith’s ex-girlfriend Stacy, who left her for a man and will stop at nothing to now win Faith back.
FAITH – Lead / FEMALE / 30 TO 40 / African American. Lesbian. Mid-30s. Confident, athletic, and playful. Faith is a hopeless romantic.
Deja -Fiancee – Lead / FEMALE / 25 TO 35 / Bi-racial (Afro-Latina). Lesbian. Early 30s. Bright, sensitive, and uncompromising.
Nicole – Friend – Lead / FEMALE / 25 TO 35.Straight. Single. Mid-30s, attractive, and head strong.
Stacy- Ex-lover – Supporting / FEMALE / 25 TO 35 / Hispanic. Bisexual. Late 20s. Outgoing, attractive, sexually playful, assertive. Required Skills – Spanish
Co-worker – Supporting / FEMALE / 30 TO 40 /Any Minority, African American. Married. Mid-30s. Opinionated, outspoken, loyal. She’s happily married with kids.
Sister – Supporting / FEMALE / 40 TO 50 / African American. Early 40s. African American. Mid-40s. Reserved. Judgmental. Disenchanted with marriage.
Brother-in-law – Supporting / MALE / 40 TO 50. Mid 40s. Good father and dependable husband.
Cousin – Supporting / MALE / 35 TO 45 / Hispanic. Married. Mid 30’s. Protective, caring, family-oriented. Required Skills – Dialects: Spanish
Alex – Supporting / MALE / 25 TO 35. Gay. Single. Mid-30s. The life of the party. He is not one to hold his tongue,
Wedding Planner – Supporting / FEMALE / 50 TO 60. Widow. Early 70s. This church lady loves to sing. She has a playful nature. Having been married three times, she enjoys dispensing advice about love. Required Skills – Dialects: American Southern
Cast in Baltimore / Washington D.C.
Non-Union Staged Reading
Casting Company: LaCarey Entertainment
Director: Lamont Carey
Audition Dates: April 27, 2013 10am-3 pm
Callback Dates: May 11, 2013 1pm -5pm
Pay Rate: Pay $30 to $60
Rehearsals Start: June 6 – Aug 24
Performance Date: Aug. 24, 2013 at 7pm
To schedule an audition, please provide photo and contact info to:
Melanee Woodard firstname.lastname@example.org
City or Location of call: Washington, DC