CASTING CALL: NYC Actors, Performance Artists and Spoken Word Artists

CASTING CALL: NYC Actors, Performance Artists and Spoken Word Artists

Casting call for a reading of a new play about Blackness, bisexuality and relationships set in Brooklyn NY in the late 1990s.

Cast of Characters

Kevin Seeley:
23, African-American man, writer and part-time public school teacher, ran track at NYU where he graduated with a degree in English and education; launching a learning institute for young people in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Basil Cunningham:
25, Jamaican-American man, ex-NYU basketball player, currently works as an accountant for a Manhattan-based firm, lives with Kevin, is dating and cheating on Mona; working to be a million before he’s 33 so he can do charity work in Jamaica and New York

Mona Garrett:
27, African-American woman, Basil’s primary girlfriend, graduate student in public policy at NYU; a staff-intern at a non-profit organization working on environmental racism in the South Bronx; has a natural hairstyle

Cecil Roberts:
27, African-American man, thick build, Basil’s longtime friend and Kevin’s friend, writer for a young urban magazine, lives alone, went to Columbia University where he graduated with two degrees in political science and sociology, grew up with Basil

Charlene Noble:
29, Jamaican/Vincentian-American woman, Cecil’s friend, co-owner of a new trendy restaurant around the corner from Cecil’s apartment building; former food and entertainment editor of a mainstream Black women’s magazine; has a natural hairstyle.

Must be available Sept. 26th for the performance and for rehearsals as needed in NYC. Contact Herukhuti, playwright/director, via the contact form below by August 3.

Casting until filled. Ability to read the lines and bring the characters to life vocally will be significant focus of casting decisions.

Also casting for someone to read stage directions.

Dr. Herukhuti is a playwright, director, poet and essayist. He is an inaugural 2015 Lambda Literary Foundation Playwriting Fellow and Thought Leader for the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians. He has had work produced at the First New York International Fringe Theatre Festival as well as by the Village for Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, PA USA.

A reading of an earlier version of a scene from the play written this summer during the playwriting workshop of the Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Voices LGBT Writers Retreat.


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