3Girls Theatre Company
females various roles
Non-AEA Casting Call – “Incongruencies” A Play by Nghia X Nguyen
Stage Reading presented by 3Girls Theatre Company
Playwright: Nghia X Nguyen
Director: Chris Steele
Dramaturg: Wynne Chan
Actors Payment: Actor payment: $200.00 (Rehearsals and One Performance)
Play Synopsis: Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Incongruencies follows Ophelia, a young transgender woman who continues her gender journey and is met with much resistance. After Ophelia comes into her trans epiphany, she is forced into a psychiatric facility by her family where she’s antagonized and stripped of her own narrative. Met with much resistance, Ophelia’s mental health is challenged and she, like many women in the past, is visited by the women behind the walls.
Table Reading: Sunday April 17th 2022 4:00pm-6:30pm (on Zoom)
Rehearsals: Sunday May 15th, 1pm-4:00pm (on Zoom)
Rehearsal: Sunday June 5th Noon-3:00pm (on Zoom)
Dress rehearsal: Saturday June 18th 11:00am-12:00pm (Live)
Performance: Saturday June 18th 2:00pm-3:00pm (Live)
Date of staged reading: Saturday June 18th, 2022
Stage Readings Performances: 2:00pm (2 Stage readings)
Location: Phoenix Theatre 414 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA.
Casting 4 Principal Roles:
Ophelia: (20’s, Asian/POC Transgender Woman/Bi-racial Asian Transgender Woman) A young, possibly neurodivergent trans woman of color (racially ambiguous, so QTBIPOC can definitely play this part, just as long as they bear some semblance of being partially Asian because the script alludes to her to hold some Asian origin) who recently reached clarity of her gender that she’s been subconsciously pushing down through the decades because of heteronormative cissexism. Ophelia senses the light within her reigniting again but institutional structures of violence hold her back.
Joanne: (late 40’s-50’s. White, Cisgender Woman). Radical Feminist. Joanne thinks the term, Trans-Exclusionary-Radical-Feminist, is a slur and affront to her years of fighting for WOMEN’S LIB. Joanne is strident in bringing down the patriarchy but she subconsciously resents her daughter, Ophelia.
Dr. Ashton: (30’s -70’s Asian, Cisgender Woman) Psychiatrist. Fourth-Wave feminist, that tries to be intersectional but lacking vision about what they could look like, but she tries, and that’s all that matters, right? She went to Stanford and comes from a Taiwanese family that left because of a Marxist revolution.
Ghost: (20’s-70’s, White, Woman) Ghost in Victorian Dress. New Women’s Movement / Exclusionary against Chinese)Think Charlotte-Perkins-Gilman / Susan B. Anthony but Jacob Marley. She’s residual from a time that is not unlike our time, meaning that she was trying to push for women’s lib but still lacking in vision.