females various roles
CASTING CALL – The History of Joy, WomXn
Non-union, paid opportunity
Casting in late July/ early August. Filming in San Diego in Aug. 29 – Sept. 11
Take an unforgettable theatrical journey through moments of everyday magic and extraordinary possibility. In partnership with award-winning poet laureate nominee Gill Sotu, “The History of Joy” is a 4-part series of cinematic performances inspired by real-life stories of struggle, beauty, and triumph. Inspired by the 8 pillars of joy outlined in The Book of Joy – written by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Doug Abrams, this segment entitled WomXn is the 3rd segment of the series. Produced in partnership with The Rosin Box Project.
SCENE & CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Director’s Note: All four women in this scene are connected to one another in unexpected ways. Each character will first be presented via their monologue and then the four women will come together in the end.
LADONNA, African American woman (mid to late 70s). Her monologue explores her sexual confidence and ability to still feel beautiful/sensual at her age.
SOFIA, an Asian American woman (mid to late 40s.) Her monologue takes place fresh from a shower in front of a recently fogged mirror. Her hair is wrapped in a towel, and there is a towel around her body. She has breast cancer and her monologue is a love letter/ goodbye message to her breasts on the last day they will be with her.
MILLIE (formally Mitchell), a trans woman, any ethnicity (mid-20s – early 30s). She plays on an adult basketball team and her monologue is spoken to her coach, Carlos as she comes out as trans for the first time to him. She is in casual women’s wear but is holding a basketball. (Must know how to dribble a basketball.)
CATHY, woman, any ethnicity (mid 30s). She is married to Carlos (basketball coach from the previous scene.) She is the mother of a toddler and is now a few weeks pregnant. Her monologue deals with her not wanting to have another child and she is considering an abortion. The story invites you to draw your own conclusion about what she ultimately decides.