Native Gardens – NYC Appointments
Cleveland Play House
LORT B Contract; $941/week
Director: Robert Barry Fleming
Writer: Karen Zacarías
Artistic Director: Laura Kepley
Casting: Harriet Bass Casting
Casting Director: Harriet Bass
Casting Associate: Gama Valle
First Rehearsal – April 2, 2019
Opening – May 3, 2019
Closing – May 19, 2019
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 submit.
Submissions from AEA actors for various roles. See breakdown.
Synopsis: Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this funny world premiere by the author of The Book Club Play. Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.
TANIA DEL VALLE- female, 29 year old, Latina, a pregnant doctoral candidate from New Mexico who is determined to fix up her fixer-upper with a native garden. Bright, energetic, naturally optimistic, wants to co-exist with the neighbors but she is fiercely protective of her ideas and values.
PABLO DEL VALLE- male, 31 year old, Latino, an ambitious and successful attorney from Chile trying to make partner by “fitting in” and hosting a BBQ for the entire firm in his unkempt backyard. Smart, argumentative, generally tolerant and willing to overlook a lot until he is pushed over the edge by the Butleys.
VIRGINIA BUTLEY- female, 55-65 year old, Caucasian, the breadwinner and only female executive working for a large defense contractor in the DC area. Originally from Buffalo, friendly, civil, smiles a lot, but her opinions are well ingrained and she will fight ruthlessly to protect her turf. Prone to making offensive statements — for the most part, unknowingly.
FRANK BUTLEY- male, 55-65 year old, Caucasian, a gentle and sensitive soul from New England who has devoted himself to his pristine English garden in his retirement. Beta to his wife’s Alpha. Friendly in a steady WASP-ish way, wants to get along with the neighbors but cannot embrace a native garden next door. Becomes indignant easily. Finds his courage when the chips are down.
NYC Appointment Only Auditions: Jan 22, 2019 and Jan 23, 2019
Callbacks: Jan 24, 2019
For consideration, email (preferred) or mail picture and resume ASAP. Indicate your AEA status in subject line as well.
Harriet Bass Casting
RE: Native Gardens
112 W 34th Street 17th FL New York, NY 10120