Theater Emory announces professional auditions for I AM A MOON,
by Zhu Yi, directed by Janice Akers.
Zhu Yi is a playwright and screenwriter, currently in residence as a Youngblood Writer with the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. She received her MFA in Playwriting at Columbia University and is adjunct faculty at Nanjing University. Zhu Yi was a guest artist in Theater Emorys Global Voices staged reading festival in the spring of 2015.
I AM A MOON is a story about love, all manner of love: Love that is beautiful as well as painful, obsessive and possessive, innocent and voyeuristic, misguided and meant to be. Love appears and then disappears as quickly as it arrived. The wounds of love craters, bruises, hickeys are a recurring motif. How we leave marks on one another is the journey of Zhu Yis play. Time suspends, the moon appears, strangers meet and memories come in a rush. I AM A MOON explores the East/West perceptions of intimacy, self-image and the body with humor, lyricism and mystery. The production elements are streamlined and spare with key sound elements and a central image of the moon. The year is 2011.
Equity auditions by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10:00AM 1:00PM and 2:00PM 6:00PM.
Non-Equity auditions by appointment on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 10:00AM 1:00PM and 2:00PM 5:00PM.
Callbacks, if needed, on Monday evening, Aug. 10.
Rehearsals start on Sept. 8, 2015 and the play runs Oct. 1 – 10, 2015.
Actors will read from sides to be provided at the audition and available at the theater and online in advance.
Please bring a picture and a resume, stapled together.
LOCATION & SCHEDULING
Auditions are in room 205 on the second floor of the Rich Building, at 1602 Fishburne Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322 Emory University.
To schedule an appointment, starting on July 27, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If no email access, call Emma Yarbrough at 404-712-9118. Email preferred.
Theater Emory casts entirely from the Atlanta/North Georgia area. No housing is available to out-of-area performers.
Actors are paid for rehearsal and performance.
Theater Emory operates under a SPT contract with Actors Equity Association.
Audition notices for this production are also posted in Casting Call on the AEA website www.actorsequity.org and locally on the ACPA website www.atlantaperforms.biz.
Astronaut: Male (30 50)
Asian. A billionaire who is with a private spaceflight company. He wants to see the moon with his own eyes because he has seen everything else and because he had very poor eyesight as a child. He strikes up a long-distance relationship with The Host back on earth. He is haunted by a childhood fairy tale: he hopes to see the lady who has lived on the moon for 4000 years. He crash-lands at the end of the play. He never finds the moon lady and he finds, not heaven, but a planet full of wounds.
Jimmy: Male (35 55)
Asian. Runs a fruit store with his wife Mei. His story begins by picking up the phone and being given the news of the death of the film actress, Ai Iijima. He slowly puts down the phone and cries for a very long time. He had myopia as a child and his first pair of glasses revealed a new and clear world. Comic tales of trying to kiss girls with glasses as the obstacle. Always wanted to be a pilot but couldnt realize the dream because of his eyesight. Waits ten years for love. Falls immediately for Mei.
Mei: Female (35 55)
Asian. Runs the fruit store with her husband Jimmy. Has a bachelors degree. Her family thinks she is wasting her time with the store but she loves the simplicity of selling fresh produce. The juice of the fruit is the juice of life. She is haunted by an experience with a professor in college who touched her inappropriately. There was a big scene and the professor was caught by a crowd and humiliated. She loves sitting in the moonlight with Jimmy.
(Other roles will be played by student actors.)
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