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Stick Fly Auditions

Auditions for Stick Fly

Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack NY will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Stick Fly”, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Joe Albert Lima. “Stick Fly” is a dramedy that explores complex and intertwining issues of family, trust, and class in an affluent, African American family.

AUDITIONS: Tuesday 12/12/17 at 7:00PM and Thursday 12/14/17 at 7:00PM

CALLBACKS: Sunday 12/17/17 at 3:00PM (by invitation only)

PERFORMANCES: 3/09/18 thru 4/07/18 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with possible Wednesday and Thursdays)

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
A dramedy that explores the complex and intertwining issues of family, trust, and class in the affluent, African American LeVay family. While vacationing in their Martha’s Vineyard home family tensions bubble under the surface and are exposed.

CAST REQUIREMENTS: (3 Males, 3 Females)
KENT (SPOON) – late 20’s to early 30’s African American) the youngest son of the LeVay family; has grown up with an artistic disposition in a family of doctors and lawyers. Though financially privileged, he has struggled to find his place in life and with his family

TAYLOR – (late 20’s to early 30’s –African American), the daughter from an earlier marriage of renowned, recently deceased, public intellectual, James Bradley Scott. She was raised by a single mother college professor. Although she carries his name and so has entrée to some social privilege, her father was not part of her life. She has gone without financially

CHERYL – (late teens to early 20’s- African American) the daughter of the family maid; pretty, bright, always well-intentioned; has always had a crush on Flip

FLIP – (early to mid 30’s – African American) oldest son of LeVay family; the “golden boy” who, with some compromises, has fallen in line with his father’s expectations. He is an incorrigible ladies’ man

JOE LEVAY (DAD) – (late 50’s to early 60’s – African American) the LeVay patriarch; a well-intentioned man, who rules his family with a firm, loving hand. He like Flip has always had a way with women

KIMBER – (late 20’s to mid 30’s –Caucasian} is an intelligent woman with a quick wit and sincere warmth. Her social status matches that of the LeVay’s, with of course, the undeniable privilege of whiteness – of this she is aware, and on some level appalled

If you have questions please contact director Joe Albert Lima at dsjal@aol.com

Sides from the script will be made available at the audition. All roles available. Casting is open to all. Ethnicities, races, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. For more information or directions, call 845-353-1313

You may also wish to read our Twelve Commandants of Auditioning post.

Elmwood Casting Policy

Elmwood Community Playhouse is a Non-Equity theater and cannot cast members of Actors Equity. Casting of actors in roles is done on the basis of acting skill and ability demonstrated during the audition process, as well as on the actor’s appropriateness and suitability (physical, vocal, mental, emotional) for available roles. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all aspects of our organization. Except in plays where race, gender, or age is an issue, casting is decided on the basis of ability. Any member of the community or any invited guest artist regardless of race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or special need is invited to participate. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged. If, in the opinion of the director, a suitable cast cannot be selected from those who have auditioned, auditions may be extended beyond the original schedule, or else specific individuals may be invited to fill the need(s). Elmwood has an open door casting policy, meaning you do not need previous experience with us to be cast. We often cast performers the first time they audition for us. Elmwood maintains a “no pre-casting” policy, meaning all roles are available during the time a show is auditioning. If you have a part that you are interested in, make note of it on your audition form or speak to the director. Anyone cast in a show must become a member of the Elmwood Playhouse. Elmwood Playhouse maintains an “open auditions” policy. All are welcome to “try out” for a show or a particular part in a show. Dates for upcoming auditions are listed on the web site, and announced in the members’ newsletter. Some casting processes may involve two dates for primary auditions, and one date for callbacks. You will be asked to fill out an audition form, and if you have a head shot &/or resume, definitely bring it along, but it is not necessary for our audition process. Come prepared to list all your schedule conflicts from the day of auditions through the closing performance of the show.

Acting Opportunities

Elmwood Playhouse produces: Six “main stage” shows a year. Involvement in these generally requires an average of 2-3 nights a week rehearsal for approx 8 weeks, and 12 to 20 performances over a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Actual schedules will vary by show. A variety of “one performance” workshops for the monthly membership meetings, generally the first Monday of the month and open to the public. Special event performances throughout the year. This gives a broad range of opportunities for actors of varied skills and backgrounds to get on stage, whether you’re looking for a leading role or a small part to “get your feet wet”. Our shows run four to five weekends, occasionally with benefit performances during the week.

If you are cast…

All cast and crew personnel are required to become members of Elmwood Community Playhouse and are required to attend strike, which is held the Sunday after the final performance. By taking part in a production, you also allow that images of yourself captured by Elmwood Community Playhouse during their activities (including but not limited to rehearsals, productions and special events) through video, photo and/or digital camera, to be used solely for the purposes of Elmwood Community Playhouse promotional materials/publications and web site, and waive any right of compensation or ownership thereto. As is true in the professional world of theatre and dance, if the director or choreographer believes that a cast member’s participation in a production is unsatisfactory, it is his/her right to replace the person. A professional attitude and commitment to productions are expected at all times.