The Rolling Stone – NYC EPA
Lincoln Center Theater
New York, NY
Call Type: EPA
LORT Non-Rep $989/week
DIRECTOR: SAHEEM ALI
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER URCH
Each of the following are expected to be in attendance at the EPA – one in the A.M. and one in the P.M. However, the exact schedule is yet TBD.
Casting Director: Daniel Swee Casting Associate: Camille Hickman
1st Rehearsal: May 16, 2019
1st Preview: June 20, 2019
Opening: July 15, 2019
Closes: August 25, 2019
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actors for various roles and understudies.
All stage management positions have been filled.
The play takes place in the present in Kampala, Uganda.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES AND UNDERSTUDIES:
DEMBE – 18+ to play Late teens. Black.Ugandan. Twin brother to Wummie. Sensitive, witty, romantic, confident and naturally carefree. Very smart, but not a diligent or disciplined student. Has a natural ease, but more of a follower than a leader and not fully defined. Insightful, open and vulnerable. Ugandan accent.
SAM – M-L20’s. Bi-racial, his mother was Ugandan and his father was Irish. A doctor, intelligent, talkative, sexy, has a sense of longing, doesn’t feel he fits in anywhere, until he finds Dembe. Willing to make a fool of himself. A bit impetuous, though mostly out of love. An atheist, thoughtful, but impulsive. Northern Irish accent
JOE – Mid-30’s. Black. Ugandan. Older brother to Dembe and Wumme by about 10 years. An evangelical, Christian pastor, he’s assumed the mantle of father of the family and the authority that comes with it. A dynamic, powerful speaker and a charismatic presence. Likable, but formidable and dangerous when crossed. Staunchly religious, righteous, driven, responsible, dependable. When he speaks, people listen. Ugandan accent.
WUMMIE – 18+ to play Late teens. Black. Ugandan. Incredibly smart, down to earth, honest, forthright and passionate. Self-possessed and a quick thinker, she’s highly protective of her twin brother, Dembe, who isn’t as aware of consequences as she is. Intuitive, pragmatic, principled and disciplined. Unlike her brother, she’s acutely aware of consequences. She’s also witty, warm and fun. Ugandan accent
MAMA – L40’s – M50’s. Black. Ugandan. A mother figure to Dembe, Wummie and Joe, but not their mother. Warm, maternal, can be charming and loquacious, but she has a will of iron and can go toe to toe with Joe. Has authority and status as an elder within the community and can be dangerous and desperate when she feels threatened. Religious and very firm in her beliefs. Although she covers it well, she’s fearful of losing status and losing face. Invested in maintaining the social status quo, she can be calculated in her desire to gain power and authority in in her community. Ugandan accent
NAOME – 18+ to play Late teens. Black. Ugandan. Mama’s daughter, she doesn’t speak because of a recent traumatic incident. She has a haunted quality, childlike and vulnerable, something’s been robbed from her.
Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Friday, January 4, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult