Auditions- Facing Our Truth: Six 10-Minute Plays On Trayvon, Race and Privilege

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Seeking a diverse ensemble of actors, dancers & musicians
Auditions are Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Palomar College Studio Theatre

Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Trovão.

These six ten minute plays were first commissioned by The New Black Fest in response to the killing of Treyvon Martin and the acquittal George Zimmerman.  Since that time, public incidents of violence against black men have been increasingly exposed. Facing Our Truth’s purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around issues of racial injustice, police violence and white privilege.

There are many roles specifically for African-American women and men.  There are also some roles for people of all ethnicities, races and genders.

Please prepare either a 1-minute contemporary monologue or 1-minute passion statement inspired by the subject of the plays.  In either case, your presentation should be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed.

Callbacks will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6PM.

Rehearsals: October 17-Dec 1. Monday-Friday 6:30-10:30 PM and some Saturday afternoons. If cast, actors will enroll in 2units for the rehearsals and performances.

Performances: December 2,3,4,8,9,10,11, 2016. Fridays and Saturday’s at 7:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM, Thursday at 4:00.


Casting Breakdown

Night Vision by Dominique Morisseau

AYANNA – Black woman, mid-late 30s. Pregnant. Hypersensitive. Over stuffed with book-quotes and clinical terminology.  Wife of Ezra.
EZRA – Black man, late 30s. Steady. Calming. Thoughtful. A loving husband with one eye always on the streets around him. Husband of Ayanna.

Some Other Kid  by A. Rey Pamatmat

ELISSA- 17, any race (non-white). some kid
ANDRE – 17, African-American, some otl1er kid
OWEN – 17, any race, their friend
Colored by Winter Miller

BLUE-Woman
ALSO BLUE – Man
GREEN – Woman
PURPLE – Woman
YELLOW – Boy, I 5
PINK- Boy, 16
RED- Boy. 15
INDIGO – Woman
TEAL-Woman
The Ballad Of George Zimmerman Text by Dan O’Brien, Music by Quetzal Flores

ZIMMERMAN – Late 20s, would call himself Hispanic (plays guitar).
TRAYVON – Late teens, would call himself Black.
OFFICER – Would call herself White.
Dressing  by Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah

MOM – early 40s, black
SON – 17, black
No More Monsters Here by Marcus Gardley

REBECCA – a white woman
DOC – a black psychiatrist. The same actor plays FMPLOYER
GREATEST GRAND – The same actor plays OOKIE, a dealer
Perusal scripts available at the Library reserve desk or contact mmufson@palomar.edu
For information contact Michael Mufson at mmufson@palomar.edu