Role of Alessandra - Riven at Theaterlab
Et Alia Theater
New York, NY
ALESSANDRA - A large woman of color in her 20s - 40s. Character has an accent from the global south (Africa, Caribbean islands, Central America, South America, Asia). Works as a waste picker. The kindest woman alive. She can’t read or write but she works harder than anyone else.Riven is a play about Melina and Alessandra, two women from the global south working at a waste picking cooperative – a place where recycled materials are sorted and people are rescued from neglect. Based on interviews conducted with over 35 Brazilian waste pickers, Riven is set to investigate the intersection between environmental justice, thematics of accumulation of waste, and complexities of hope. Melina and Alessandra, like most of the 20 million waste pickers around the world, have been rivened by life and prejudice. Side by side, these characters share not only a lifetime of sorting the accumulated discards of a society that has failed them, but also a promise: to survive and to stay bound to each other.
Directed by Marina Zurita (winner of the Women in Media Fund)
Produced by Giorgia Valenti
Pay - from $1000-$1500
Rehearsals - start late Feb / early March and end in late March- performances 29th and 30th of MarchPlease send resume and a taped monologue that you think fits the character description to [email protected] and [email protected]Deadline for submissions - Friday, February 16th
Feb 26, 2024 -
Mar 30, 2024
$500.00 – $600.00
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