New York, NY
by Morgan Kinnally
Director: Ianne Fields Stewart
Producer: Moxie Arts (Kayla Friend and Madelyn Paquette)
Moxie Arts is seeking performers for an AEA Showcase production of God's Necklace. Please submit headshot, resume, and video reel (optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
December, 2013, Southern Sudan. Two Nuer women flee Juba as chaos breaks out under the regime of President Kiir. Together, they travel from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya to the sandy shores of San Diego, California, where they face culture shock and prejudice as they adjust to resettlement. The women are paired with an unlikely friend, Roberta - a chainsaw-wielding, outspoken arborist from Alpine, California. Through charity galas, English classes, and rattlesnake scares, these women come together to learn the preciousness of love, intimacy, friendship and sisterhood.
AUDITIONS: 9/13 and 9/14
Nyapuot - (30-38) Black/African Descent
Woman in her mid-30s; Nuer; South Sudanese; married to Nyadomaac; strong beliefs in Nuer traditions; conservative; a storyteller; hardened by war; abounding with love and no one upon which to surrender it.
Nyadomaac - (26-29) Black/African Descent
Woman in her late 20s; Nuer; South Sudanese; married to Nyapuot; impulsive; free-spirited; craves education and opportunities denied to her in the refugee camp; loves bubble gum.
Roberta - (60-64) White/European Descent
Woman in her early 60s; American; an arborist and taxidermist; former head of the Alpine Women’s Alliance; volunteer for refugee resettlement organizations; strong hatred for the Humane Society. (Trans women and femmes strongly encouraged to apply)
Candit/Weaverbird/Hyena Stripey/Fox, female, 20s-40s, Black/African Descent, South Sudanese, plays Candit (daughter of fireflies, a content river spirit), Weaverbird (a servant of destruction), Hyena Spotty (the embodiment of Riek Machar as a hyena), and Fox (slippery and slimy). Seeking dancers/movers with strong acting skills. Burlesque performers particularly encouraged to apply. Queer and trans actors strongly encouraged to apply.
Nyaliep/Hyena Spotty/Mongoose, female, 20s-40s, Black/African Descent
South Sudanese, plays Nyaliep (daughter of fireflies, an exuberant river spirit), Hyena Kiir (embodiment of Salva Kiir as a hyena), and Mongoose (naïve). Seeking dancers/movers with strong acting skills. Burlesque performers particularly encouraged to apply. Queer and trans actors strongly encouraged to apply.
September 23, 2019 - November 3, 2019