Gallery Players is holding auditions for its upcoming Equity showcase production (approval pending) of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau. Director: Regge Allan Bruce, Producers: Dominic Cuskern & Justine McLaughlin.
Performances April 4 – 19: Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm (April 11 and 18) and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Rehearsals start in early March and will be in the evenings and on weekends. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances take place at Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn.
Auditions will be held from 7-9pm on:
- Sunday, February 9
- Monday, February 10
- Sunday, February 16
- Monday, February 17
Sign-up will start at 6:30pm. AEA priority. Equity/Non-Equity. No pay.
- NYA: Black woman, mid-late thirties. Single mother. Public high school teacher. A struggling parent doing her damnedest. Strong but burning out.
- OMARI: Black man, late teens. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Wresting with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya’s son.
- JASMINE: Black or Latina woman, late teens. Sensitive and tough. In touch with the poetry of her own language.
- XAVIER: Black man, late thirties. Single father, struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing executive. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband, Omari’s father.
- LAURIE: White woman, fifties. Pistol of a woman. Teaches in public school.
- DUN: Black man, early thirties. Public high school security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.
Please prepare a one-minute contemporary dramatic or comic monologue, and bring a hard copy of your photo/resume.
Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have by sending him to an upstate private school. When her son is about to be expelled over a controversial incident at the private school, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Morisseau pens a deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future – without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.
Gallery Players is located at 199 14th Street in Brooklyn. Take the F, G, or R train to Fourth Avenue / 9th Street.