Two Trains Running - Atlanta Appointments

Two Trains Running - Atlanta Appointments

CATEGORY: Performer

Triad Stage
Greensboro, NC

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Notice: Submission

CONTRACT
LOA 663.00/week

PERSONNEL
Founding Artistic Director: Preston Lane
Associate Artistic Director: Sarah Hankins
Director: Keith Arthur Bolden
Playwright: August Wilson

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: February 12, 2019
First Preview: March 5, 2019
Opening: March 10, 2019
Closing Performance: March 31, 2019

OTHER
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.

SEEKING
Submissions from actors for various available roles. See breakdown.

BREAKDOWN

Available Roles:

Memphis -- (male, 40s-60s, African American) A self-made businessman who has seen his share of injustice and discrimination and has managed a small piece of success. Memphis has a hard time balancing his hopes and dreams with his well-earned cynicism. Juggling the injustices in life has made him a little rough around the edges. Exacting and unyielding, he has a sense of determination that cannot be abated. Though talkative, opinionated, and a bit judgmental, he only takes what he’s owed and treats people right, as best he can.

Wolf -- (Male, late 20s - late 30s, African American) A slick number’s runner whose relationships with women are complicated and may be fabricated. He’s popular in the community and always “keeps money in his pocket and a decent pair of shoes on his feet”. He carries all the same anxieties with him that any number’s runner would, as he is always either the bearer of the best or worst news.

Risa -- (female, late 20s - late 30s, African American) A young woman who works for Memphis in his restaurant and deftly, if not quietly, navigates all the men who frequent the diner. She has a quiet control of herself, her body, and her womanhood, but her need not to be defined by the standards of men and their desires has driven her to permanently scar herself. She cares for the men in the restaurant and has a particular softness for Hambone. Even in these moments of vulnerability, kindness, and sensuality, however, she maintains a certain level of autonomy in a world which tries to determine her life for her.

Holloway -- (male, 65, African American) An older man who has a deep understanding of the world in both its natural and supernatural spheres. While one may say he borders on superstitious, his ability to lean on a particular brand of spirituality is the cornerstone of his upright personality, creating a way for him to accept the injustices he’s experienced and live a full and happy life. The sage of Memphis’ restaurant, he provides with a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and reason to the characters who frequent the establishment.

Sterling -- (male, late 20s - late 30s, African American) Recently released from prison for a bank robbery, Sterling is a complex man whose difficult and poverty-stricken upbringing has created in him a dark sense of entitlement. He believes that the world owes him better than what he got and the only way to get it is to take it. Sterling, like everyone else, is seeking a way to take control of his life and his unbalanced logic often gets him into trouble. He has, however, a deep sense of justice and injustice. Sterling has a clear need to protect those he sees as more vulnerable than him and is willing to put himself on the line for others he deems worthy.

Hambone -- (male, Late 40s, African American) A man whose encounter with the injustices of the world has rendered his mind into a deteriorated state. Despite this, he takes care of himself, as he has no known family. His persistence in the face of opposition is rivaled by none of the other characters and it is this simple, direct, and keen sense of what is right and wrong, coupled with his willingness to work for what he is owed, that makes him a central and important figure in the lives of those around him.

West -- (male, Early 60s, African American) A complicated, wealthy funeral director who has gained his wealth, one could argue, at the expense of others. The people in the community both respect him and are critical of his choices. On one hand, he does a great deal of good for people in their worst moments – treating them with a polite respect. On the other hand, he is a clear hustler who attempts to conduct shady business deals with Memphis and is accused of cutting corners and fabricating fees to line his own pockets. It is remarked that his greed could be motivated by the grief of losing his wife.

SEEKING
Submissions from actors for various available roles. See breakdown.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP to: virginia@triadstage.org.

Deadline: 09/27/2018

SUBMIT TO
virginia@triadstage.org.

APPOINTMENTS
Atlanta Auditions by appointment will take place on September 29, 2018.
Please note that NYC appointment auditions will take place in November 2018.
Our local North Carolina EPA took place in Summer 2018.

Union

Submission

Audition Information

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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