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Actors for 'I, Immigrant Woman' Zoom Play Reading

Actors for 'I, Immigrant Woman' Zoom Play Reading

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Through the stories of three immigrant women, Drasla, Alina, and Farida, the work throws light on the emotional complexity of those who leave their country.

It is a female universe that in eradication cultivates conflicts and desires for the land of origin as well as for the landing place; strategies of survival, answers to lost feelings and conditions of diversity.

Nevertheless the condition of these migrants illustrates the metaphor of risking one's own nature and own story, while forcing perceptions and knowledge for times and places to create a world in continuous transformation and imperfect development.

The voices of the three characters are intense, committed in preserving their own identity in the face of their life projects and in confronting themselves with a new cultural and social reality that most often does not take them into consideration.

The play will be presented online as a Zoom reading that will be streamed on YouTube and Manhattan Neighborhood Network.

There is no pay for rehearsal time, which will not be very long and all is done remotely. There may also be double casting, and further development of the roles, with new characters added. This is an ongoing project which we hope to develop and perform in a real stage setting when theatres open.

Roles:

Drasla (Lead):
Drasla is a woman who faces her own experiences of being foreign and struggling to make sure that her "being other" does not make her a stranger; that it does not make her alien to herself and to ‘others’ around her. Her story is that of the immigrant woman who is forced to worked to provide for her loved ones back home with a better life. She has escaped disaster and has lived a difficult life.

Alina (Lead):
Alina is a woman who faces her own experiences of being foreign and struggling to make sure that her "being other" does not make her a stranger; that it does not make her alien to herself and to ‘others’.
Alina knows patience. She was born with patience, raised with a sense of waiting without complaining. She knows how to wait, and she waits on others, praying and saving for the moment when her wish of owning her own home would come true.

Farida (Lead):
Farida is a woman who faces her/their own experiences of being foreign and who struggles to make sure that her/their "being other" does not make her a stranger; that it does not make her/them alien to themselves and to ‘others’, both as a person in a foreign land, and a person in a foreign body.
She writes for the women who live back home, and who don’t know an alternative. She writes to release the silence that violates her soul; she writes for the significance of her word on the paper because behind that ink there is a substance in motion.

After initial submission, you will be asked, upon invitation to record sides from the play, for a callback. Feel free to submit a video reel, preferably a monologue, with your submission.

In your cover letter please include:
1. Where you are located. (this is important for the time difference when casting, for the rehearsals and the performance).
2. Accents/ Dialects/ languages. (we may do multilingual versions of the play).

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehearses remotely, the first two weeks of June, and performs mid-end June.

Job payment

Fixed price of $50 - Pays per performance. Possibility of doing two performances


Drasla (Lead)

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

Female, aged 25 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander, Black / African descent , Indian, South Asian, Other
  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 27 May 2020.

Alina (Lead)

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

Female, aged 25 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander, Latinx / Hispanic, Pacific Islander , South Asian, Other
  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Applications closed 27 May 2020.

Farida (Lead)

Required Media: Headshot/Photo, Video Reel, Cover Letter

Female, aged 25 to 65

  • Acting experience: Extra, Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern , White / Caucasian , Other

Applications closed 27 May 2020.

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Listing created: 22 May 2020
Applications closed: 27 May 2020
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