Repertory Theatre of St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
LORT Non-Rep / TYA
Artistic Director: Hana S Sharif
Director: Rebecca Martinez
Writer: Luis Alfaro
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle, Katja Zarolinski
Casting Assistant: Nathan Francis
Audition: 09/30/2019, 10/01/2019
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.
Equity actors for roles in MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES (see breakdown).
Story line: The Greek tragedy Medea is reborn through the experiences of a young immigrant family living in modern day Los Angeles. Shrouded in evocative mysticism, this tale of love, loss and transformation pulses with an escalating sense of danger. In this fresh retelling, Medea and Jason grapple not only with their own star-crossed marriage, but with the weight of the sacrifices demanded in the battle between assimilation and tradition.
[MEDEA] Female, 20’s - 30’s, Mexican / Mexican Indigenous. Undocumented immigrant from Mexico, loyal, loving, strong, fearless, a survivor of rape and abuse, but fearful of her new surroundings. Gifted seamstress in Los Angeles, a true fiber artist. Her circumstances lead her to exact a powerful revenge. MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK SPANISH.
[JASON] Male, 20’s - 30s, Mexican. Undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Ambitious, opportunistic, charismatic, charming and handsome, quickly adapts to life in the US, makes choices that are good for him, but doesn’t always make choices that are the best for his family. Can be judgmental. MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK SPANISH.
[TITA] Female, 50+, Mexican. Undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Honest, almost to a fault, wise, sharp, loyal, funny. Caregiver to Medea, now cares for Medea and Jason’s son, Acan. She brings with her the earth wisdom of her ancestors and culture. She views Medea and Acan as her own family and is fiercely protective of them. Must have good comedic and dramatic skills. MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK SPANISH.
[JOSEFINA] Female, 28 – 40, Mexican. Undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Strong willed, observant, fun loving, driven. She’s a hardworking baker who sells baked goods from a street cart. She is a survivor who has learned to adapt to life in the US. Must have good comedic and dramatic skills. MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK SPANISH.
[ARMIDA] Female, 40 – 50, Mexican. A wealthy Mexican widow and powerful business owner who has employed Jason to work in her construction company. Ambitious, intelligent, opportunistic and manipulative, she is charming when she needs to be. MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK SPANISH.