Allens Lane Theater
Hi folks, Allens Lane Art Center is having auditions for our next production: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez. Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Director Mark Ivan Branche is seeking to cast an ensemble of five non-Equity actors for Real Women Have Curves written by Josefina Lopez performed live at Allens Lane Theater (www.allenslane.org) in person for a limited number of vaccinated and masked audience members, March 11 – 13 and March 18 – 20, 2022.
All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced both in production and with the audience, with the staging also conforming to the comfort level of the actors. We will be monitoring Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 response throughout, to ensure we are making the most informed decisions possible regarding everyone’s health. In accordance with the Philadelphia mandate, actors must be vaccinated to perform in front of a socially distanced masked and vaccinated audience.
We are seeking actors to play five Latina women for Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez. This play is a celebration of confidence in your body. There is a scene that calls for actors to “strip down” to undergarments. The discovery of being comfortable in one’s own body is central to the show’s overall theme. If you are bilingual in English and Spanish, that is ideal, but is not a requirement.
Auditions will be held by appointment in person at Allens Lane Art Center on Monday, December 6th, Tuesday, December 7th, and Wednesday, December 8th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Callbacks are Monday, December 13th.
ABOUT THE PLAY: Real Women Have Curves is the story of a first-generation Mexican American girl and her passage to womanhood. Although she wants to go away to college, she must battle against the views of her parents, who think she should stay at home and provide for the family. As a compromise, she works with her mother in a sewing factory over the summer and learns some important lessons about life, helping her decide about her future.
Casting the following characters:
Ana – (18 years old), sister of Estela, daughter of Carmen. She is a recent high school graduate and a young feminist.
Estela – (24 – 30 years old), plain-looking, owner of the “Garcia Sewing Factory”.
Carmen – (45 – 55 years old), mother of Ana and Estela. She has a talent for storytelling.
Pancha – (32 – 40 years old), a woman who is very mellow in her ways, but quick with her tongue.
Rosali – (29 – 39 years old), She is sweet and easygoing.
PAY: $150-$190 stipend
ABOUT ALLENS LANE: For nearly 70 years since its establishment in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a vital cornerstone in the Mount Airy, Germantown, and Greater Philadelphia communities with the mission of Growing Together Through the Arts. Allens Lane Theater typically presents four mainstage plays each season, continuing a long-standing community theater program that has seen thousands of artists and audience members pass through its doors. We are committed to producing the best of contemporary theater, exciting new plays, and boldly reimagined classics – especially plays that tell the stories of people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community to reflect the rich diversity of the neighborhoods surrounding Allens Lane Art Center. In addition to our Mainstage season, we offer theater classes for youth and adults, Children’s Theater productions, a Reader’s Theater to workshop new plays, and Community Voices events that highlight local artists of many different backgrounds. Allens Lane Theater aims to bring people of all ages together through the communal power of the arts and is committed to diverse representation in our productions both with the actors onstage and the artists working behind the scenes.