The What Co., in collaboration with the CSA Program at the New Hazlett Theater, will be accepting submissions from Non-Equity actors for their upcoming premiere of PAPA. The production will be rehearsed in NYC in March and run April 7-8 at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, PA.
PAPA is a new play based on writer Bailey Lee’s relationship with her Chinese-American grandfather, Hall, who journeyed as a teen from the farmlands of rural China to the hills of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In her semi-autobiographical homegrown play, Bailey unpacks her memories, fantasies, and heartaches, tracing the complicated relationship between three generations of Asian-Americans.
Coleman Ray Clark, director/co-creator
Bailey Lee, writer/co-creator
$1,500 total fee (breakdown below):
- $750 rehearsal fee (approx. 50 hours over three weeks NYC);
- $575 tech/performance week fee (Pittsburgh, PA);
- $25 daily out-of-town per diem ($175/week);
- Out-of-town housing and travel provided.
First Rehearsal (NYC): March 13
Travel to Pittsburgh, PA: on or about April 2
Tech (Pittsburgh): April 4-6
First Performance: April 7
Closing Performance: April 8
BAILEY/others (already cast)
Female, 20s, Mixed-White/Asian-American.
Male, 50s-80s, Chinese-American/Asian-American. A man of few words who has lived alone for the past 25 years. Caught between the old and new country, he lives a life of service, pouring all he has into the next generation. Intelligent, always surprising, and loved by many with a Hallmark-card charm.
Female, 40s-50s, white. Pittsburgh-raised, but never tied down. A widowed mother of five. Bold, competitive, unpredictable, and confident. Her grounding love and wisdom for her family holds them all together.
Actors must be fully vaccinated, including boosters (2 weeks out from the last shot) by the start date.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please use the below form to submit a headshot, resume, and a 1-2 minute recorded monologue or scene from a contemporary play. https://airtable.com/shrJ0l2JyWu2rTuSj
Deadline: January 25, 2022.
For questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.