Seeking Designers and Performers for Papiyon

Seeking Designers and Performers for Papiyon


Exiled Tongues Theater Company
Brooklyn, NY 11206


Ray Jordan Achan

Job Details


We are seeking a Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Set Designer/Master Carpenter and Costume Designer as well as performers for an upcoming show titled, PapiYon premiering in July.

Written by: Arline Pierre-Louis
Directed by: Ray Jordan Achan
Produced by: Exiled Tongues Theater Company

SYNOPSIS: Set in the beautiful town of Jacmel, Haiti during the late Reagan/Baby Doc Era, Gylda and Angie are powerful sistas attempting to balance their daily lives while navigating through the in-betweens of surreality and lucid dreams. Meanwhile, an Erzulie awakening is underway for the sistas with no time for patience.


Gylda- Cacao Skinned woman seeking balance as a mother, lover, friend and herself
Angie- Medium Skin toned sista of Gylda seeking freedom from the conservative views of what it means to be a woman
Gossip Gospel Gyals/Ezili Sisters:
Dantor- Goddess of Motherhood who is heard by those who listen.
Freda- Goddess of Passion who plays both a jealous mistress and wife in the name of love
La Sirene- Goddess of the Infinite Seas who guards her heart and treasures
GGGs- These gyals give outlandish commentary in the name of the Lord
Jedidiyah- Robust husband of Gylda, influential judge in Jacmel who stems from an upper class mulatto family.
George- Love interest of Angie and close friend of Jedidiyah who is settling back from the States.
Bellynda- A budding child of Gylda and Jedidiyah seeking guidance on how to maintain her crown
Priest/Sports Broadcaster/Political Commentator- Ominous Masculine narrator who gives socio-politico-economic insight on the current state of Haiti.

If you are an actor and are interested in signing up for an audition slot please apply here:
If you are a designer and are interesed in being a part of this production, please apply here:

If you have any questions please email:

Exiled Tongues  is a theater company that is dedicated to producing readings, developmental workshops and productions for playwrights of color especially those interrogating stories of diaspora. We realize that mainstream American theater suffers from a severe lack of representation and deserves serious discussion on colonization and the legacy of post-colonialism especially within the American context. Our productions showcase the complex stories of BIPOC and acknowledge intersectional identities. We use our intersectional identities as a form of theatrical empowerment and seek to make change beyond theater and into our communities.


March 21, 2020 - July 21, 2020





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