Jean, Jonah, And The Ginger Karl – NYC Appointments
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays
LORT D / $717.00 per week
Writer: Jeff Augustin
Director: Joshua Kahan Brody
Music composition and performance: The Bengsons
Artistic Director: Robert Barry Fleming
Artistic Producer: Emily Tarquin
Artistic Manager Zachary Meicher-Buzzi
First Rehearsal: 2/20/20
Tech: 3/7/20 – 3/13/20
Previews: 3/11/20 – 3/12/20
Closing: 4/12/20 Victor Jory Theatre
*Workshop in NYC: November 22-24
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 members only for 2 roles. See breakdown.
When Jean arrives in Miami from Haiti, he’s determined to “learn America” during a cross-country journey with his pregnant wife. Decades later, his son Jonah makes the same trip in reverse, desperate to understand his father–and discover himself. Two lives unfold side-by-side in Jeff Augustin’s beautiful new play about memories real and imagined.
NOTE: Both actors should be strong harmony singers and potentially play instruments.
JEAN: Haitian Man, 50’s – 60’s. A teacher of general education who came to America as a young man. Professional, charismatic, and warm, and despite suffering a tragic loss is able to maintain a sense of humor. A fearful and protective father. Seeking actors who sing and, ideally, play one or more instruments.
JONAH: Haitian American Man, early 30’s. Self described as a “bougie poor grad student.” Gay and in love with a married man. Self-deprecating with a sense of humor. Witty. Has a sense of adventure. Seeking actors who sing and, ideally, play one or more instruments.
For consideration, mail picture and resume ASAP.
39 West 14th Street, Suite 504
New York, NY 10011
NYC Appointment Only Auditions: October 8th, 2019
Minors must be accompanied by an adult