audition for mo'olelo's production of yellow face

Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego is holding auditions for its upcoming production of David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face. They're interested in seeing both union and non-union male and female actors who are local to San Diego. Here are the details:
Production: YELLOW FACE by David Henry Hwang
YELLOW FACE has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and the script can be purchased from their website.

Director: Seema Sueko

Audition Date/Time: Sunday, April 25, 11 AM - 3 PM
Sign ups start at 10 AM on 4/25/10 at the Theatre

Audition Location: The 10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Allow time to park. Street parking is free on Sundays.

Audition Procedures: EPA procedures will be in effect.
Please do not contact the producer or director. Please review these audition procedures on the Equity website here: http://actorsequity.org/docs/auditions/Principal_Auditions_NY-LA.pdf
Sign ups start at 10 AM on April 25

We are interested in seeing both union and non union male and female actors who are local to San Diego. Non union actors are highly encouraged to attend these auditions, even if you recently attended the AASD All-Cities as Mo`olelo staff did not stay for the entire day of the All-Cities. Non union actors will be seen as time permits.

What to prepare: Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue and bring your current picture/resume stapled together.

Production Dates:
First rehearsal - September 7, 2010
Previews begin - October 6, 2010
Closes - October 31, 2010

Pay rate: All actors, both union and non union, receive the Equity SPT Cat 5 Contract rate of $318/week. Union actors receive pension and health on top of salary.

About the play:
What happens when a prominent Asian American playwright and activist accidently casts a white man as the Asian American lead in his new play? Written by Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, Yellow Face is a fast-paced satire that turns multiculturalism on its head. From Miss Saigon to Wen Ho Lee, the play boldly explores the complexities, contradictions and comedy of the construct of race. Here's a link to a video interview with the playwright: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdOvAP5QITU

Character Breakdown:
DHH - Asian American Male, 30s-40s
HYH - Asian American Male, 40s-60s, plays a variety of roles
MARCUS - Caucasian Male, 20s- 40s
LEAH ANNE CHO - Asian American Female, 20s-40s, plays a variety of roles
NWOAC - Caucasian Male, 40s-60s, plays a variety of roles
JANE KRAKOWSKI/MILES NEWMAN - Caucasian Female, 30s-50s, plays a variety of roles
If you've seen or heard anything about Yellow Face, you know that this is an amazing, provocative play that hits close to home, based on David Henry Hwang's own experiences. For more information, take a look at the audition posting on the Equity website here, and the posting on Mo'olelo's blog here.

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