Theatre Auditions | Annual New Play Festival 2016

Producer/Company: Playwrights Workshop Trinbago in collaboration with Trinidad Theatre Workshop

Seeking: M/F  Actors 3-100 y/o (See Character Breakdown)

For: Live Performance (Theatre)

Title: New Play Festival 2016

Description: The Annual New Play Festival is an extension of the Playwrights Workhop’s Readers Theatre Series.  Teams of young directors will work with experienced/veteran directors as dramaturges on three plays that have never been staged before: “The Miracle by Ronald John, Angels Live in Tunapuna by Sonja Dumas and Hell by Safa Niamat-Ali

Application Format: Live Audition

DateSaturday 13th August 2016

Time: 3:30pm -6pm

Location: Trinidad Theatre Workshop | Corner Jerningham Avenue and Norfolk Street, Belmont (View Map)

Preparation: Interested persons are asked to email their photos [head shot, full body shot], experience and contact info to email address below with the subject line: “NPF 2016 Auditions.”

Please be advised that the earlier the audition the better the chance of being chosen.

NB: New and actors with little experience are encouraged to audition.

Contact Info: newplayfestivaltt@hotmail.com(868) 351-6293

Character Breakdown:

MIRACLE by Ronald John (90 mins)

Synopsis: “Miracle was inspired by the real life kidnap and murder of Vindra Naipaul-Coolman in 2007. The play is not a version of what actually happened. What is presented all comes from the playwright’s imagination.

In this play, an East Indian woman is kidnapped for ransom by two young African men. As the story unfolds, the playwright seeks to deal with issues like race relationship, criminality, and most importantly, a woman’s will to survive brutality.

Casting:

Cassandra (any ethnicity)
Elvis (African)
Joe (African)
Joanna (East Indian)
Raj (East Indian)

ANGELS LIVE IN TUNAPUNA by Sonja Dumas (20-30 mins)

Synopsis: An old misunderstanding over a woman has driven a decades-long wedge in the friendship of Frank and Boxo, but when they die, meet in Limbo and are awaiting a decision about where they will spend eternity, they are forced to confront their estrangement. Framed in the rum shop humour found in Trinidad, their story is one of brotherly love – lost, and found.

Casting:

2 Older males – 40’s upwards
1 Young male 20’s upwards
1 Male – voice only

HELL by Safa Niamat-Ali (60 mins)

Synopsis: a girl, angry at everyone and everything, embarks on a journey of vengeance. Believing her life was unjustly manipulated by the devil, with no interference or protection from God, she pursues her first enemy… Through the cosmogony of Egyptian Mythology, she ventures into Hell accompanied by three minions; a thief, a killer and a scholar. Her penultimate goal…to make the Devil pay for every wrong ever committed to her.

Casting:

1 Female – 20’s
2 Males – mid 30’s
1 Male – 40’s
1 Male – voice only
1 Male/Female – any age/ethnicity
The ethnicity for all the above roles is irrelevant

Opening Date: 28th October 2016

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