San Jose Stage Company
San Jose, CA
Bay Area Theatre
$562 (Tier 3)
Artistic Director: Randall King
Executive Director: Cathleen King Director: Jeffrey Lo
First Rehearsal: September 7, 2021
First Preview: September 29, 2021
Opening: October 2, 2021
Closing: October 24, 2021
San Jose Stage Company is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in casting and uses a color and culturally
conscious approach to casting. Actors of any race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, and ability are encouraged to submit their materials and audition.
All auditions will be online video submissions. Due to COVID19, we are not holding any in- person auditions at this
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 THE GREAT LEAP (see breakdown).
Local Bay Area actors encouraged to submit.
THE GREAT LEAP by Lauren Yee
When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as a pivotal moment in history collides with the action in the arena. Driven by rapid-fire dialogue, THE GREAT LEAP explores the cultural and political risks of raising your voice and standing your ground.
MANFORD. 17, male-identifying, Chinese American. intense, scrappy, runs into trouble, attacks the rim, with a ruthless crossover. not tall. more Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin.
CONNIE. 25, female-identifying, Chinese American, Manford's cousin and UC berkeley grad student. level-headed, big picture. a Chris Paul/Klay Thompson type.
WEN CHANG. 43, male-identifying, Chinese, coach of Beijing university's men's basketball team. observant, efficient. favors three pointers over aggressive inside shots. Tim Duncan would appreciate his energy. (his English is formal, but relatively unaccented.)
SAUL. 52, male-identifying, Jewish, coach of university of San Francisco's men's basketball team. a shittalking, shotblocking, washed up larry bird.
Please choose a side to prepare from the following google drive link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1obZWsuS9KqS4gS2b346QVhTsMhQ723zB?usp=sharing If you do not have access to a reader, either read the side(s) as a monologue or choose a monologue in the style of the show. Submit via https://zfrmz.com/ZFrNP4NUMJjszNZFrQHI by end of day, July 29th, 2021.
Bay Area Theatre $562 (Tier 3)