For Tomás and the Library Lady
Role: Female Storyteller – plays multiple characters – Ama, Library Lady, Nightmare Teacher (puppet) and Enrique (puppet)
Age/Race/Ethnicity: 20s-40s, any race/ethnicity
Language: Bilingual Spanish/English
Schedule: Rehearsals mid-August evenings/weekends; performances late afternoons/evenings Mon, Wed, Sat & Sun
Pay: Pay is dependent upon experience and training. Paid for rehearsal time and a per show fee. (approx $1000-1500 for project)
Auditions: By video – prepare a song (bi-lingual folk song is good!) and a reading from the play. Deadline: July 24, 2019
Director: Stacey Ardelean
The Project: Fuse Theatre is re-touring our successful production of Jose Cruz Gonzalez’s play adaptation of Pat Mora’s children’s book Tomás and the Library Lady. Our objective is to work with libraries and community centers of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to present the play in audience members of all ages at no cost to the audiences.
The Play: This bi-lingual play is the boyhood story of Tomás Rivera and how he befriended a librarian in Iowa who encouraged him to read. Tomás, the child of migrant farm workers, became a writer, a professor, and a national education leader. The play includes a cast of three with puppets that create a magical journey of discovery.