East West Players
Los Angeles, CA
As We Babble On - Los Angeles EPA (12.02.17)
Call Type: EPA
SPT 5 Minimum - $409/wk.
Increases to $425/wk as of 6/3/17.
Directed by Alison M. De La Cruz
Artistic Director Snehal Desai
Production Manager Andy Lowe
Rehearsals begin April 24, 2018.
Technical Rehearsals begin May 17
Previews begin May 24.
Opening Night May 31.
5 performances a week) through Closing June 24th
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.
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East West Players, the longest running theater of color in the US, is seeking actors to play Asian American, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Mixed Race & African American for AS WE BABBLE ON, Winner of East West Players’ 2042: See Change Playwriting Competition
As We Babble On explores the pursuit of success, its costs, and conquering the Swedish BIGBOX. Benji, a first-generation Asian American, struggles in New York City to find his voice as his writing career stalls. As the professional paths of his best friend Sheila and his half sister Laura begin to blossom, he begins to unravel. As We Babble On explores what lengths we are willing to go to realize our dreams, whether morality is tied to upward mobility, and whether boxed wine and soda is an appropriate sangria recipe after the age of 24.
Benji- 28, "Gaysian" graphic novelist now moonlighting as a barista who feels that the 'system' is against him. Endearing bordering on caustic, potentially charming, awkward but deeply neurotic. Benji’s insecurities root from a real place of loss which blinds and sometimes paralyzes him to the privileges he does possess
Laura- 27, Mixed Race Asian/Caucasian, "Hapa" Half-sister to Benji and bestie to Sheila. A talented, undiscovered long-form journalist critical of systems but still a scrappy pragmatist. Laura believes in taking opportunity at face value regardless of any morally gray implications. She is done with Benji's wishy-washy BS.
Sheila- 29, African American, a freelance artist who moonlights as a cam girl (no nudity required). Benji’s roommate, and confidant. She makes her own rules. Undeterred by adversity, she is a fiercely loyal friend, but has moved past her own angst, and is always future sighted.
Vish- 30- South Asian, App Developer. Benji’s Ex, Extremely beautiful and smart, confident. Secure in himself enough to see the best in everyone around him, and challenges those he cares about to live past their flaws.
Orson- 33- Caucasian, the heir to the "Archer eInk Empire." An optimistic and charismatic person who doesn’t always know where his silver spoon and his privilege have limited him. Orson has begun to question if his family’s wealth has shielded him from ever truly experiencing failure and the perceived virtues that comes with it.
EPA rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 10:00AM on 12/2/17.
David Henry Hwang Theatre
120 Judge John Aiso St Fl 4
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3852
Street parking available or at paid Lot across the street.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Please prepare 1 One minute Monologue showing your comedic timing and sincerity of character