Actors for "Wine in the Wilderness"

Actors for "Wine in the Wilderness"

CATEGORY: Performer

EgoPo Classic Theater
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Job Details


EgoPo is looking for actors for their upcoming production of Alice Childress’ Wine in the Wilderness, directed by Damien J. Wallace.

The roles available are as follows:

BILL JAMESON - (Late 20s-early 30s) Black, man. A gifted, albeit a bit pretentious, young artist living in Harlem. (Note: this character uses the N-word.)

OLDTIMER - (50s-60s) Black, man. An old roustabout. Uneducated, lower class. A wino.

SONNY-MAN - (Late 20s-early 30s) Black, man. An intellectual writer. (Actor will also play an off-stage voice.) (Note: this character uses the N-word.)

CYNTHIA - (Late 20s-early 30s) Black, woman. A social worker. Intelligent and diplomatic, if not a little uptight. Married to Sonny-man. (Actor will also play an off-stage voice.)

TOMMY - (Late 20s-early 30s) Black, woman. A factory worker. Uneducated, lower class. A romantic type with a sensitive heart. (Actor will also play an off-stage voice.) (Note: this character uses the N-word.)

To audition, please submit your resume and a self-tape uploaded onto youtube to with the subject line WINE SUBMISSION. Please prepare and submit any monologue that you feel best showcases you and your work. Monologues should be between 30 seconds and one minute.

Please introduce yourself and what roles you would be interested in being considered for. Do not worry about backdrops or other filming formalities. 

Submissions will be open until October 25th with callbacks the following week, if needed. Callbacks will be conducted in person. Callbacks can also be scheduled via Zoom privately. 

Rehearsals begin December 27th with the schedule being created to accommodate work schedules as much as possible. Expect to rehearse weekday evenings and during afternoon and evening on weekends. 

Performances begin January 19th through 30th, with 5 shows per week at The Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.

Non-union performers will be compensated within a weekly range of $200 to $250 per week. Equity actors will be hired on a Special Appearance Tier II contract.

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Nonunion: $200-$250 weekly; Union: Special Appearance Tier II



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