Preferred method of submission: Email
SIDES will be sent upon audition appointment
Tribes, a play by Nina Raine, directed by Louis Hobson.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
BILLY: Male/20’s. The youngest child. Born deaf into a hearing family. Raised by this fiercely idiosyncratic, and politically incorrect family, to communicate by speaking and reading lips rather than signing. Seeking deaf, ASL fluent actors ONLY for this role. Open to deaf actors of all ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and disability. NON-UNION/AEA
SYLVIA: Female/20’s-30’s. Born hearing, but on the brink of deafness. Communicates through sign, and voice, although as indicated in the script her voice is not “deaf”. Open to deaf and hearing actors. ASL fluency/experience preferred. If you are ASL fluent/experienced, please come prepared to sign the indicated bracketed text in the sides, otherwise read text aloud. Please prepare spoken lines in British dialect. Actors of all ethnicity and disability will be considered. NON-UNION
DANIEL: Male/20’s-30’s. Billy’s brother. The oldest child. A year or two older than Ruth. A struggling writer living at home. Actors of all ethnicity and disability will be considered. NON-UNION/AEA
RUTH: Female/20’s-30’s. Billy’s sister. Middle child. A year or two older than Billy. A struggling opera singer living at home. Actors of all ethnicity and disability will be considered. NON-UNION
CHRISTOPHER: Male/50’s-60’s. Billy’s father. Actors of all ethnicity and disability will be considered. NON-UNION/AEA
BETH: Female/50’s-60’s. Billy’s mother. Actors of all ethnicity and disability will be considered. NON-UNION/AEA
Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. | Tacoma's Theater on the Square, Studio 3
Monday, September 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. | Tacoma's Theater on the Square, Studio 3
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Monday, September 16, 2019 | Tacoma's Theater on the Square, Studio 3, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
3-4 minute contemporary monologue
DOE and Role
Contact Person: Brett Carr
DOE and Role
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