Burien Little Theatre Seeking Male Actors, All Ethnicities, for 2 Roles


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Our friends at Burien Little Theatre want our Readers to know they’re seeking male actors, all ethnicities, for two roles in their joint production with the Latino Theatre Project of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Anna in the Tropics,” written by Nilo Cruz.

Two male actors, ages 40s-50s, are needed – one is a principal role, the other has a small speaking part and is present throughout the play.

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition, Cuban/Spanish accent not required.

Here’s the synopsis:

“Anna in the Tropics” is a poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.

Performances are at Burien Little Theatre in Burien from Aug. 3 through Aug. 26, 2012. Rehearsals begin at end of June.

Stage director is Roy Arauz.

$100 stipend provided.

Please prepare two contrasting short contemporary monologues (serious/comedy) totaling 3 minutes maximum. If possible, one of the monologues will be from a script that has a Latin influence. Bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make audition appointment: [email protected], or 206-242-5180.

Character Descriptions:

  • SANTIAGO, owner of a cigar factory, 50s to 60s
  • CHECHÉ, Santiago’s half-brother, 40s
  • OFELIA, Santiago’s wife, 50s
  • MARELA, Ofelia and Santiago’s youngest daughter, early 20s
  • CONCHITA, Ofelia and Santiago’s eldest daughter, 30s
  • PALOMO, Conchita’s husband, 40s
  • JUAN JULIAN, the lector, 30s
  • ELIADES, local gamester, runs cockfights, over 40

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