Horizon Theatre Company
Project Dawn - Atlanta GA EPA
Call Type: EPA
SPT 6; Equity Minimum: $443
Director: Lisa Adler
Artistic Director: Lisa Adler
Casting Associate: Amelia Fischer
Set Design: Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay Lighting Design: Mary Parker
1st rehearsal August 19th,
opens September 29,
closes October 29, 2017
Gritty, gripping, and shockingly funny, go behind the bench in this inspired-by-real-life story of the women on both sides of the law in Project Dawn, an innovative court designed to transform the lives of women in the sex trade. In this daring and vital tour de force, seven actresses double as victims/participants and Court staff. Whether you are to the left or the right, Project Dawn will gnaw at your heart and open your eyes to see clearly what’s happening in your own backyard.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
7 Atlanta-based female actors to play 14 roles. Each plays 2 roles.
Seven women play fourteen characters. Each doubles as a staff member of the Project Dawn court (lawyers, social worker, coordinator, judge, activist) and a participant (women convicted repeatedly of prostitution seeking a way out):
Ashlee/Noelle – white, early 20s. Ashlee is sullen, almost catatonic. Noelle is a fresh-faced intern and aspiring lawyer.
Krystal/ Ruth– black, 40s. Krystal wears an Islamic veil sometimes. She’s chatty. Ruth is the senior therapist for the program. Christian but works in many modalities.
Cassie/ Gwen – white, Gwen is 40s, Cassie 30s. Cassie has a hip injury, uses a cane. Gwen is the public defender who co-founded the program with Kyla. Open hearted, sharp-witted mother of four, on overload.
Bonnie/ Judge Roberta Kaplan – white, late 50s. Bonnie is a graduate of the program, now a motivational speaker. The Judge is dry, sometimes wry, but never to the point of mocking the women. An old school Jewish liberal, Philadelphia style, which means she blends with Quakers. Judge Kaplan is an amateur opera singer.
Lola/ Nia – Latina, 30s or 40s. Lola is curvy, sweet, may speak with a slight accent. Nia is the hyper vigilant court coordinator, excellent rapport with staff and participants.
Shondell/ Kyla – black, 40s. Shondell is a grandma. She wears an eye patch. Kyla is the DA, or prosecuting attorney. She is a butch woman, sometimes mistaken for male in off hours. Ivy League background, political aspirations.
Tracy/ Sister Carol – white, actor is 40s. Tracy (40ish) ran a major drug cartel, has a swagger the other women lack. Sister Carol is an elderly activist nun who founded and runs Dawn’s Place, a residency for former prostitutes. At 80, she is full of righteous rage. She is not a court regular.
Everyone grew up in Philly except Kyla, Lola and Noelle.
Please email with availability and confirm AEA status.
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits on day of.
1083 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-1940
Friday, May 05, 2017
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Break 5 to 6
Sides will be provided. If you have not been seen at Horizon before, please also prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues. Please bring a photo and resume.