Actor

Yendor Theatre Company
Newark, NJ 07102
US

CONTACT NAME

Andrew Binger

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

IF I COULD, IN MY HOOD, I WOULD… was first performed at the Mill Hill Playhouse by the Passage Theatre Company’s State Street Project, Trenton, NJ on December of 2005. The piece, crafted based on interviews with ‘gang members, friends of gang members, detectives, social service workers, parents, teachers, police officers, attorneys and homeowners, was David Lee White’s response to the gang violence prevalent in Trenton, NJ. Satire, farce, gripping drama, and therapeutic poetry come together to create a powerful call to action for communities to engage in the work of reshaping and reclaiming our neighborhoods.

Auditions will be held Saturday June 22nd from 12-5 by appointment (email for a slot and audition location)

Seeking Non- Equity Actors for the following:

Biron
Black or Hispanic, High School Student, age 14-16, Male
New to the high school and finds himself under extreme pressure to follow in his father’s footsteps and fit in with the gang culture as a survival technique and method of acceptance,

Curtis
Black or Hispanic, High School Student, age 16-18, Male
H.S. Student, Member of the Wolves Gang, Bestfriend to Borachio, influences Biron to join their gang.

Borachio
Black or Hispanic, High School Student, 16-18, Male
H.S. Student, Member of the Wolves Gang, Bestfriend to Curtis, influences Biron to join their gang.

Beatrice
Black or Hispanic, High School Student, age 14-16, Female
Like Biron, Beatrice is new to the high school and finds herself under extreme pressure to fit in with the gang culture as a survival technique and method of acceptance.

Ursula
Black or Hispanic, High School, age 16-18, Female
H.S. Student, Member of the Shepards Gang, Bestfriend to Margaret, influences Beatrice to join their gang.

Margaret
Black or Hispanic, High School, age 16-18, Female
H.S. Student, Member of the Shepards Gang, Bestfriend to Ursula, influences Beatrice to join their gang.

Marge
Adult White Female
Wife of Howard. Well intentioned, libreral minded but out of touch with the nuances of gang violence.

Howard
Adult White Male
Husband of Marge. Well intentioned, libreral minded but out of touch with the nuances of gang violence.  

King Navarre/ Gangster Shepard
Adult Black Male
Flashy, assertive and over the top. Leader of the notorious gang, the Wolves

Four Additional Actors: 2 Adult Actors, 2 Child Actors (16-18), Male or Female For Various Ensemble Roles
Strong comedic skills & physical comedy preferred

Production Details
If I Could In My Hood I Would, rehearses during the month of July. There will be three (3) performances the first on August 3rd, (August 9th and 16th are the tentative dates for the other two (2) performances). Each actor will receive a $200 (minimum) stipend for participation in the entire process (rehearsal + performance).

Yendor Theatre Company (YTC)
YTC was founded in 2016 by Rodney Gilbert to address the need for theatre programming in the City of Newark. Building on the tremendous success of Yendor Arts, YTC strives to develop and produced works by underserved writers and present theatre reflective of the community in Newark. YTC works with women writers, writers of color, and writers from the LGBTQ community to provide a safe space to create and share their work.

DURATION

July 1, 2019 – August 17, 2019

SALARY

$200 (minimum)

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