Chicken & Biscuits – NYC EPA

Queens Theatre
Queens, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

SPT Category 5, Pending AEA Approval;

Taryn Sacramone, exec. dir.;
Jay Rogers, GM

EclayRossie Productions & Blue Vista 725 with The Directors Company, prod. co.;

Elliott Cornelious, prod.;
Pamela Ross, prod.;
Matt Sicoli, prod.;
Leah Michalos, co-prod,;
Zhailon Levingston, dir.;
Douglas Lyons, playwright;
Robin Carus, casting dir.

Rehearsals February 3-23, 2020.
Tech February 24-27, 2020.
First performance: February 28, 2020.
Closing: March 22, 2020

Personnel Expected in the room:
Zhailon Levingston, dir.;
Douglas Lyons, playwright;
Robin Carus, casting dir.

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. Most characters are African-American. See breakdown.



African-American Female. Late 40s-mid 50s. An upstanding and stern Christian woman. Mother to Kenny and Simone, and wife to Reginald. She’s overbearingly full of love but quite stubborn in her religious ways.

African-American Male. 50s. Baneatta’s faithful husband and the pastor of their church. He’s the peace maker amongst the family. He’s often stuck between his heart and his wife.

African-American Male. Mid-20s. Baneatta and Reginald’s youngest child. He’s gay to the bone. Kenny was extremely close to his Grandpa Bernard. He refuses to let his sexuality be the elephant in the room.

Caucasian Male. Mid-20s. Kenny’s neurotic white boyfriend of 4 years. He wants to steer clear of drama, but also wants to be there for Kenny. He decompresses stress with weed.

African-American Female. 40s-50s. Baneatta’s younger sister. The “fun Aunt” who’s always in a push up bra catering to what the kids want, but never what they need. A single mother and the life of the party. She can be ratchet when she wants to be.

African-American Female. 15. Beverly’s daughter. The girl is nosy and will ask you anything under the sun. She knows no limits because her mother has given her none. Surely a millennial. Sarcastic at every opportunity.

African-American Female. 30s. Kenny’s older sister and Baneatta’s favorite. She followed the “right path”. She’s stern and fierce on the exterior, but internally wounded from a recent failed engagement.

African-American Female. 40s. Baneatta and Beverly’s half sister through an affair. She didn’t know her father, but has come to his funeral to learn more about him. Sweet, open and collected.



Audition Information


Studios 353
353 W 48th St
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Monday, December 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


All actors should prepare a one minute contemporary or comedic monologue. If there is time, actors may be asked to read a short scene from the show. ONLY If unable to attend EPA, then submit headshot and resume to

Minors must be accompanied by an adult