Fruiting Bodies – NYC EPA

Ma-Yi Theater Company
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA


Producing Artistic Director: Ralph B. Peña
Director: Shelley Butler (at EPA)
Playwright: Sam Chanse (at EPA)

Rehearsals : March 20, 2019
Previews: April 23, 2019
Opening: April 28, 2019
Closing: May 19, 2019
Production will be in The Clurman at Theatre Row on 42nd St. NYC

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 4 roles. See breakdown.

Stage manager positions may be available. See separate notice on casting call for submission information.


In a Northern California forest that seems to keep shape-shifting around them, two sisters go looking for their father who has gotten lost on a routine mushroom – hunting expedition. After encountering a mysterious young boy who bears a striking resemblance to their absent brother, the family searches for the road back, tackling limited visibility and the interfamilial politics of race and gender, pushed to extremes.


BEN: 60’s, Asian American (third-generation Japanese-American); Has alternately a cold indifference

and an impish twinkle. Rough around the edges, unsentimental, and can be absent-minded. An avid

mushroom hunter.
MUSH: Mid-to late 30s, Asian-American (mixed Asian-European); An intellectual free spirit with some

growing up still to do. Has an excellent dry sense of humor.

VICKY: Late 20s – mid 30s, Asian- American (mixed Asian-European), appealing smart tech-innovator

and tech-lover, somewhat high-strung but also perhaps on the nerdy-side. Ambitious and wants to be

liked. Requires comic chops.

BOY/EDDIE/MOREL: 20s (various characters ages from 10 -30) Asian- American (mixed Asian- European, often passes for white) The boy has a mysterious quality, sometimes young and impulsive, often wise beyond his years. Unpredictable and occasionally manipulative. Natural humor and wit.



Audition Information


Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

Holding Room: Studio J Audition Room: Studio A

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30


Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Please Bring Picture and Resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult