Auditions for the Redwood City Play Festival: Co-EXIST
Saturday, March 14 1:30-3:30pm
Dragon Theatre and Fuse Theatre are proud to announce the 2nd Annual joint one act play festival in Redwood City this June. The Redwood City Play Festival will combine the strengths of both companies to produce one act plays and wrap-around events centered around a central theme and will highlight local artists in local businesses throughout the festival week. This year’s theme is Co-EXIST:stories of unlikely connection.
We are casting non-equity actors and invite actors to audition for the two one act productions.
We are committed to diversity and representation onstage, and encourage all actors to audition regardless of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, legal status, neurological or physical ability, or educational level.
LOVE SERVING LOVE by Leanna Keyes
An American legend by Leanna Keyes about the intense relationship between Martina Navratilova, the most decorated women’s tennis player of all time, and Renée Richards, the first out trans athlete. Renée wants to play tennis. Facing the US Tennis Association’s objections, she fights her way all the way to the state Supreme Court for her right to play in the women’s league. Once she’s in, she meets the fresh hotshot Martina—a communist defector who will one day become the most decorated Wimbledon player of all time. But right now, she’s just a closeted young girl who strikes up an unlikely match with the woman who might just teach her to turn the power of the crowd to her advantage. Private lives and public stories clash in this new one act play.
Directed by Tessa Corrie
NO SUCH COLD THING by Naomi Wallace
“Grief melts away like snow in May, as if there were no such cold thing”—George Herbert
Meena and her father return to Afghanistan fulfilling a promise to return and bring Alya and her mother back to England. On the edge of a desert the two sisters are ready to embark on their journey when they have an unexpected encounter with an American soldier. Their fates, and his, become entangled as the lines between their divergent realities slowly melt away.
Directed by Peet Cocke
First Rehearsal: May 4, 2020
Tech Week Starts: June 13, 2020
Opening: June 17, 2020
Closing: June 21, 2020
Rehearsal location is tbd but will likely be in Redwood City. Rehearsal hours will be no more than 40 hours split between 4 weeks.
All performances take place at Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063. Each production will have 4 performances total.
Festival Manager: Christina Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVE SERVING LOVE
All actors play multiple roles. No one in this play needs to be white or pretty or skinny.
Renée – transgender straight woman, 40s or 40s adjacent, tall, American. Takes-no-shit, abrasive, tenacious, a mentor, an athlete, a reluctant trailblazer, a Renaissance woman.
Martina – cisgender queer woman, 20s. Czech. Big personality, will sacrifice anything or anyone to get what she wants, angry and scared, a natural tennis talent who strives to be a legend.
Ensemble – a woman or nonbinary person who plays 10+ roles of several ages, genders, and classes. Characters range from 10 to 70+ years old.
NO SUCH COLD THING
Meena – A young Afghan female, 15 years of age, desire and passion to live her life and her burgeoning sexuality, curious. All of it barely held beneath her experience living under Taliban rule.
Alya – A young Afghan female, 13 years of age, bright, clever, curious about life outside of Afghanistan, deep love for her sister at the same time bitter about being left behind.
Sergio – Latino male, 20s, US Army Soldier, loves drinking with his buddies and his Mama’s French Toast.
Please prepare a 1.5-2 minute monologue (or two shorter pieces). Bring resume and headshot to the audition. Callbacks will include readings from the play.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – slots available 6-8:30pm @ Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City, CA
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – Slots available 1:30-3:30pm @ BIAC, Bair Island Aquatic Club,
Callbacks TBA for each one-act
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