Interested in Acting?
Here’s a great opportunity from the Black Underground Theater Association. Some of the characters are specifically Latino.
*BUTA PRESENTS Winter 2012*
Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis
From the same group that brought you August Wilson’s Fences and George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum.
Blitz “BUTA” for an AUDITION slot by SUNDAY!
(Actors of all ethnicities needed, multiracial cast)
Hilarious and critically acclaimed playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis has been hailed as one of the most promising playwrights at work in America today. A masterful poet of the downtrodden, his plays portray life on New York’s hardscrabble streets in a manner both tender and unflinching, while continually exploring the often startling gulf between who we are and how we perceive ourselves. Our Lady of 121st Street was awarded 10 best plays of 2003; Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations.
Plot: The people who cared most for Sister Rose, a nun known for her needle exchanges, anti-alcoholism and anti-gang violence programs, gather at a funeral home in Harlem to pay their last respects, only to find that her body has been stolen.
While awaiting her proper return, colorful neighborhood citizens try to confront their grief, checkered pasts and their uncertain futures. You’ll meet Rooftop, a chronically unfaithful but otherwise popular Los Angeles DJ; Pinky and Edwin, two brothers tragically linked forever; and the outrageously angry Norca, who slept with her best friend Inez’s husband.
The rest of the crowd in this dark, insightful and very funny comedy inevitably square off with each other, motivated by rage, pain and a scary desire to come clean—perhaps for the first time.
(8 Men 4 Women)
Victor, Italian-American, early fifties.
Balthazar, Latino, mid-thirties. An alcoholic detective, is investigating the disappearance of the body.
Rooftop, African American, mid-forties. Professional DJ and radio personality, Inez’s ex husband.
Father Lux, white, mid-seventies. Sympathetic and paraplegic priest.
Flip, African American, thirty seven. A successful attorney.
Gail, white, thirty seven. Flip’s closeted gay lover, flamboyant actor.
Inez, African American, late thirties. Rooftop’s ex-wife.
(Nasty) Norca, Latina late thirties. Foul-mouthed, neighborhood crackhead.
Edwin, Latino, late thirties. Local Apartment house superintendent.
Pinky, Latino late thirties. Edwin’s mentally challenged brother.
Marcia, white mid-thirties. Rose’s very neurotic niece, is in from Staten Island.
Sonia, white, early thirties. Displaced. From Connecticut,
Actors, Actresses, and Crew Needed! See below for details.
–Black Underground Theater Association
Actors/Actress REPLY WITH
Times Available Between 4-8pm on Monday:
Character Your Interested In:
Other help needed includes:
*Set design**Costume Design**Makeup**Stage Crew*
No experience needed!! Blitz back with interested position.