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CASTING: SEEKING ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER ACTORS FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MAN OF GOD

MAN OF GOD by Anna Moench, directed by Jesca Prudencio

East West Players, the longest-running theater of color in the country, is seeking Asian & Pacific Islander American actors to play Korean Americans for the World Premiere of MAN OF GOD.

Synopsis
A hidden discovery in a hotel bathroom changes the lives of four Korean Christian girls on a mission trip to Thailand. Samantha is hurt that someone she trusted could betray her. Jen is worried about how this might affect her college applications. Kyung-Hwa thinks everyone should adjust their expectations. Mimi’s out for blood. Amid the neon lights and go go bars in Bangkok, the girls plot revenge in this funny, feminist thriller.

Directed by Jesca Prudencio.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Technical Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Previews begin Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Opening Night Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Runs for three weeks (5 performances a week) through February 24, 2019

AEA SPT Cat. 5 Contract ($425 per week plus benefits, Contact currently in negotiation). Also seeking non-union performers ($200 honoraria per week plus EMC credit).

Find out more about East West Players at www.eastwestplayers.org.

Character Breakdown

Samantha – 18+ to play 15, Korean American, she’s here because she’s always been in the youth group.
Kyung-hwa – 18+ to play 15, Korean American, she’s here because she is obsessed with Jesus and really wants to save people.
Mimi – 18+ to play 16, Korean American, she’s here because her parents gave her the choice between this and Korean math school.
Jen – 18+ to play 16, Korean American, she’s here because this will look good on college apps.
Pastor – to play 40s, Korean American, a tall man, we never see his face until we do.

Submissions for Appointment

Submissions for Audition Appointments will be accepted through October 29, 2018.
EPA Open Calls for Union and Non Union Performers: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 11AM- 3PM (walk-ins accepted starting at 10:30AM, or sign up at AEA Office).

Appointments will be November 6 and November 7.
Callbacks will be November 18.

Preparation Please prepare two monologues, one Comedic one Dramatic (each no longer than 1 minute).

Agent and Personal submissions may be made through Actors Access and Breakdown Services.

Electronic submissions, please send Headshot and Resume to casting@eastwestplayers.org

  • Please List Man of God, YOUR FULL NAME and DESIRED ROLE in the Email Subject Line
  • Please change digital file names of all PDF or Digital Images to YOUR LAST NAME

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in submitting your script to East West Players.

Please note that our mission focuses on the Asian Pacific experience, and the majority of the new works we workshop and produce revolve around Asian and Asian American characters and/or themes. We are interested in both plays and musicals.  Works need not be “issue-oriented,” in that race/immigrant issues can be an unspoken component in the work.

We are particularly interested in new comedies, musicals, and works that unearth the history of Asians in America.

Writers are strongly encouraged to browse through our production history, which can be found here. Ask yourselves what kind of plays we’ve produced in the past, and who our audience is.

Manuscripts are now being accepted via email. Scripts should be emailed to literary@eastwestplayers.org. Emailed versions of scripts are preferred.

Scripts should be submitted in a PDF format and must include the following:

1. A cover sheet, including your name, address, telephone number, website and email address.
2. A theatrical resume (two pages max) listing major productions, workshops, readings, commissions, publications, awards, etc., as well as education and training information.
3. A 100 word max synopsis of the play.

Our Literary Committee will read all scripts we deem to be in line with the mission of the theater. Due to the large volume of submissions we will only reach out to playwrights whose work we are interested in.

If you have questions as to whether your work might be suitable for our theater or if you are a playwright with multiple works and not sure what to submit, email: literary@eastwestplayers.org for assistance. Thank you!