Now casting roles for JUGGALICIOUS, a dark comedy about fans of the Insane Clown Posse, to premiere at the New York Fringe Festival in August 2014.
JUGGALICIOUS by Britton Buttrill, directed by Celine Rosenthal
What is a Juggalo? Not just a fan of the Insane Clown Posse. Being a Juggalo being part of a family. When Ice Pete, a young Juggalo from Alabama, discovers that his grandmother, Mammy, is in need of a new kidney, he and his friends Fluffy, Hatchett, and Twista take drastic but misguided means to insure her survival, journeying to the Gathering of the Juggalos and ultimately into the heart of the Dark Carnival itself.
Juggalicious is a dark comedy about of a group of fans devoted to the music and theology of the horror-core rap group, The Insane Clown Posse. These individuals, who define themselves as “Juggalos” have a communal devotion and adherence to religious and spiritual philosophies put forth through the albums of this rap group; a group who have been dubbed by Rolling Stone to be the “worst band in the world”. Yet, the Juggalos are representative of a social demographic; specifically the ostracized, the alienated, and the impoverished persons in American society. Juggalicious strives to explore themes of class-consciousness, the dichotomy between the privileged and the unprivileged, and in addition the fragmentation of the nuclear family. At its core, this play is about the human struggle against the immovable obstacles of poverty and abuse, and the drastic, though often destructive, measures one may take in order to overcome.
(Note: The younger roles will be cast from actors 18+)
MAMMY f/50s-70s. An aging grandmother with kidney failure. Confined to a wheelchair.
ICE PETE, m/18- Her grandson. A juggalo from Alabama.
HATCHETT, m/16- His friend, another Juggalo.
TWISTA, f/15- Ice Pete's love interest. A "Juggalette"
FLUFFY, m/14 - A jovial Juggalo who sells his brother's fake ids. The energy of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.
SPANK, m/20s. A gay hairdresser Juggalo from New Jersey.
THE RINGMASTER, m/f- The ICP incarnation of the Devil.
NURSE & JUGGALOS. 2-5 actors.
July, 10th 2014 at 10am-2pm.
The New School for Drama, 151 Bank St. New York, NY 10014
Notes/What to bring:
Headshot/Resume. Will provide sides upon confirmation.