Fabulation, or The Re-education of Undine - NYC EPA (02.22.24) | Playbill

Fabulation, or The Re-education of Undine - NYC EPA (02.22.24)

CATEGORY: Performer

Billie Holiday Theatre, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
EPA

CONTRACT
LOA
$1050 weekly minimum (Ref. to LORT)

AUDITION DATE
Thursday, February 22, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (E)
Lunch 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

LOCATION
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216-5372
Community Room #2

PERSONNEL
Executive Director: Shadawn Smith
Director: Martavius Parrish
Associate Director: Khali Sykes
Writer: Lynn Nottage
Production Manager: Kayodè Soyemi
Casting Director: Sujotta Pace, CSA

Expected to attend:
Executive Director: Shadawn Smith
Director: Martavius Parrish
Associate Director: Khali Sykes
Production Manager: Kayodè Soyemi

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: 3/11/2024
Previews: 4/10/2024 - 4/20/2024
Run: 4/24/2024 - 5/19/2024

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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 attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE (See breakdown).

NYC Actors are encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION
Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues of your choice. Also, bring your headshot and resume stapled together. If you are unable to attend this EPA, we invite you to submit via the [email protected]. Please submit one copy of your headshot and resume, along with your video submission.

BREAKDOWN

FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE
We also recognize that the characters are written on the binary (use she/her and he/him pronouns) and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to audition for the roles they most identify with. In reference to the descriptions below - these are descriptions of the characters as identified in the script and in collaboration with the creative team. They are not meant to be exhaustive of who should play these roles and we seek to cast expansively and intentionally with consideration of race/ethnicity, gender, body type, and ability.

SYNOPSIS: FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE, is a social satire that follows successful and high powered African-American publicist Undine Barnes Calles on an unexpected journey, after her smooth-talking but dishonest husband Hervé disappears with her hard-earned fortune. Suddenly bankrupt, homeless, and pregnant, Undine returns to her childhood home in Brooklyn’s Walt Whitman projects, where she reunites with the family and friends she attempted to leave behind. There she faces the realities of her new life, rediscovers where she came from, and gains a fresh perspective on her priorities for her future.

SEEKING:
Undine (Black, female-identifying, mid to late 30s) A high-powered executive at a PR firm who loses everything but gains a sense of perspective in the process; a self-made woman who endures with humor and honesty. Has a strong command of movement.

Hervé/As Cast (Argentinian, male-identifying, mid to late 30s) Undine's sophisticated yet deceitful spouse. He's a charming, cunning, self-assured, cultured, and privileged socialite. Has a strong command of movement.

Accountant/As Cast (Open ethnicity, male-identifying, mid-30s) Undine’s financial advisor, who shares the news of her bankruptcy with her. He’s practical, grounded, and realistic about Undine’s circumstances.

Stephie/As Cast (Open ethnicity, female-identifying, early 20s) Undine’s assistant at the PR firm. Stephie is glamorous, bold, and status-driven; yet self-conscious, spacy and a people-pleaser.

Flow/As Cast (Black, male-identifying, late 20s to early 30s) Undine’s brother, who works as a security guard and writes free-flowing hip-hop rhymes that look at the struggles of black existence and are inspired by the Brer Rabbit fable. He is passionate, creative, and quick with a comeback. Has adept rapping abilities and a strong command of movement.

Grandma/As Cast (Black, female-identifying, 70s) Undine’s grandmother, who recently became addicted to heroin. She’s a survivor, insistent on manifesting late-life joy in her own way.

Mother/As Cast (Black, female-identifying, 50s) Undine’s mother, who works as a security guard and is more willing to welcome Undine back into the family. She’s a warm peace-maker, though a bit unwilling to see things as they are.

Father/As Cast (Black, male-identifying, 50s) Undine’s father, he resents the way Undine left her family behind. He’s a classic old school Brooklynite who loves telling a good story.

SALARY

LOA $1050 weekly minimum (Ref. to LORT)

UNION

AEA

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