Marys Seacole – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 05/12/2020)
Mosaic Theater Company of DC
20-21 salary TBD; $619/week current min
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Eric Ruffin
Casting Director: April E. Carter (viewing submissions)
First Rehearsal: Monday, February 22, 2021
Tech Rehearsal Begin: Saturday, March 20, 2021
First Preview: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Opening: Monday, March 29, 2021
Closing: Sunday, May 2, 2021
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.
Due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Efforts, accepting Video Submission Auditions in lieu of live EPAs locally at the theatre in DC.
Seeking Video Submissions from Equity members only.
Local DC area actors strongly encouraged to audition.
This new play from the author of the recent Pulitzer Prize winning Fairview tells the real-life story of Mary Seacole, an ambitious Jamaican woman determined to live a grand life of service as her adventures take her across oceans and eras, from a battlefield of the Crimean War to a contemporary nursing home, playground, at the intersection of privilege and privation, and many times and places in between.
Mary: 40s, creole or black, accent varies: Jamaican-American with touches of patwah she is many things, but at her core, she keeps finding herself to be a legend, a businesswoman, a fierce and charming striver. Believes passionately in helping all persons who are ill. She is an exceptional healer.
May: 40s, white, accent varies: American, English. She is many things, but at her core she keeps finding herself to be an exacting technician, a businesswoman, a woman mother who needs everyone to be better.
Miriam: 20s, white, accent varies: American, English, Scottish. Wants to help the people around her but does not always know how best to help. Ultimately she loves her family, and has their best interest at heart.
Merry: 60s, white, accent varies: American, English, Scottish. Vivacious and worldly, she has been weathered by years of difficult life experiences yet finds the strength to help and support those around her. She seeks to help others through conveyance of her life experiences and spiritual support.
Mamie: (pronounced May-mee not Mam-mee) 20s, black, accent varies: Jamaican-American with touches of patwah. She is deeply devoted to her work, seeks to help those around her as best she can, and respects Mary as an influential teacher. At times she is funny and sarcastic.
Duppy Mary: 60s, black, accent varies: Jamaican-American with touches of patwah. Elicits both deep admiration and terror, a sort-of ghost floating through the scenes reminding us of the melancholy of the past, the importance of human kindness and connection in the present, and the inevitability of our own mortality.
Preparation: Please prepare 1 monologue not more than 2 minutes in length. The video should be sent as a Private YouTube link. Attach your headshot/resume in PDF format. Please state your name, what you are performing, then go right into the monologue. Submit videos to [email protected] April Carter, Casting Director. No phone calls please. Deadline is 5/12 at 6pm