Horizon Theatre Company
Call Type: EPA
Tier 6; Equity Minimum: $479 /week
Playwright: Dominique Morisseau
Director: Tinashe Kajese & Keith Bolden
Co-Artistic/Producing Director: Lisa Adler
Directors Tinashe Kajese & Keith Bolden and
Co-Artistic Director Lisa Adler in attendance at auditions
First rehearsal: February 18, 2019
Opening: March 29, 2019
Closing: April 21, 2019
Performances are Wed, Thurs and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8:00pm and Sundays at 5pm.
Dates are subject to change Performs at Horizon Theatre
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actors. Atlanta-based actors strongly encouraged to audition.
Nya Joseph is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students' achievement, while she sends her only son Omari to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with explusion for his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari's rage, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.
NYA - Black woman, mid-late 30's. Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
OMARI - Black man, late teens. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya's son.
JASMINE - Black or Latina woman, late teens. Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.
XAVIER - Black man, mid-late 30's. Single father - struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya's ex- husband. Omari's father.
LAURIE - White woman, 50's. Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn't bite her tongue. A don't-fuck- with-me chick.
DUN - Black man, early-mid 30's. Public High School security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It's not easy.
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1083 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-1940
Thursday, January 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sides will be provided. If you have not been seen at Horizon or by the directors before, please also prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues. Please bring two photos and resumes, attached.