Auditions in Seattle for Stage Play “26 Miles”

11/14/2016

Auditions for 26 Miles by Quiara Alegria Hudes, directed by Julie Beckman

Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Theater

Latino Theatre Projects is presenting 26 Miles, by Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegria Hudes at West of Lenin March 16-April 8, 2017.

THE STORY:

Olivia has been estranged from her Cuban-American mother for eight years, involuntarily torn apart by a nasty custody dispute. When she finds herself alone, scared and violently throwing up, she calls her mother who impetuously kidnaps the 15 yr old and takes her on a road trip to Yellowstone. In the process, we get to know this beautiful and broken family and the ways each of them has been loved and wounded.

“Charming, spunky, and ultimately heart-rending…The road trip from Paoli, PA, to Yellowstone Park is transforming and restorative.” —NY Times. “Irresistible family drama…The play’s greatest triumph is Beatriz…Frantic, foolish and unapologetically direct, Beatriz is one of the most original and refreshing matriarchs to come to any stage in a long, long time.” —Denver Post.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

  • OLIVIA: 15 yrs old. Half Latina. Lives in a Philadelphia suburb with her Jewish father and his new wife, who treats her poorly. Brilliant, lonely, and literary, Olivia clings to the images she sees in books, and connects to the world through the zine that she is writing.
  • BEATRIZ: Olivia’s estranged mother. 40’s. Cuban. Fiery, outspoken and wounded.
  • AARON: 40’s. Olivia’s Jewish father. A carpenter. Left Beatriz when Olivia was young and retains full custody. Doubles as Joe, Attendant, and reader 2
  • MANUEL: 40’s. Beatriz’s Latino husband. A successful building contractor with a wandering eye. Doubles as Tamal seller, Uemura, and Reader 1.

AUDITION DATES
Saturday, Nov. 19, 11-4.

CALLBACKS
Monday, Nov. 21

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Email to receive audition time slot and sides from the script to prepare. You may also be asked to present a contemporary monologue.

AUDITION LOCATION
12th Avenue Arts

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please send headshot/ resume with inquiry. Also, please indicate if you have a time preference on Nov. 19.

Other details:

Rehearsals will be evenings and weekends starting Feb. 13.
Performances will be Th, Fri and Sat evenings March 16 through April 8

Email for auditions slot and sides from the script to prepare.

Saturday, November 19, 11-4
12th Avenue Arts
1620 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Callbacks, Monday, November 21, 7-10 PM.
Theatre Puget Sound–Studio I
4th floor, The Armory at Seattle Center

Payment: Paid
$400 stipend

City or Location of call: Seattle, WA
Please submit to: robert@latinotheatreprojects.org by 2016-11-15

This casting notice was posted by: Robert Harkins, Latino Theatre Projects



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