Auditions are set for August 24th and 25th at 5 pm both evenings. Performance dates TBA Location: Cite des Arts 109 Vine St. Lafayette, La 70501 Directed by Cooper Helm About the show: EX-cop and recent widower Walter (Pops) Washigton and his newly paroled son Junior have spent a lifetime living between Riverside and crazy. But now, the NYPD is demanding his signature to close an outstanding lawsuit, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed—and the church won’t leave him alone. When the struggle to keep one of New York City’s last great rent-stabilized apartments collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems that the old days may be dead and gone. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. “…somewhere south of cozy and north of dangerous, west of sitcom and due east of tragedy…a dizzying and exciting place to be…Blurring lines between the sacred and profane has always been a specialty of Mr. Guirgis…fresh and startling…RIVERSIDE traffics in paradoxes, which is to say it deals with the walking contradictions that are human beings… Actors auditoning for roles must sign up via Facebook message or email us at email@example.com to schedule a time slot. You can also call 337-371-5481 to schedule. We will see walk-ins to audition, but after the sign-up actors have been completed for the day. Characters Descriptions: Pops: Male, 50-65 male, African American. A working-class retired cop who has a pending lawsuit against the city as the victim of a shooting; smart, headstrong, and tough; salty, but also warm and funny; he is a recent widower and an unlikely patriarch trying to keep his family intact. ETHNICITY: African American Junior: Male, 25-40 male, African American. Pops’ unemployed son who is still living at home; a laid-back, charismatic ex-con who hasn’t amounted to much yet, but is still working toward a better life; dating Lulu, but isn’t ready to commit to her. ETHNICITY: African American Oswaldo: Male, 25-35 male, 30s; Latino. A troubled ex-con and recovering addict who is friends with Junior; he is staying at Pops’ and thinks of him as a surrogate father figure, desperately seeking the love and acceptance and struggling to stay clean; funny and appealing but with a very real underlying sense of danger; ean easily switch from vulnerable to violent. ETHNICITY: Latino/Hispanic Lulu: Female, 20-30 female, Latina. She is Junior’s girlfriend, also staying at Pops’ apartment; she looks to Pops to be like a father figure and holds tight to this newfound family; funny, good-hearted, and dedicated; she is street-smart, but not too bright; she may dress promiscuously and rely on her looks to get by, but she is surprisingly soulful and sweet. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities Detective O'Connor: Female, 25-35 female, Caucasian, Irish-American. Pops’ former NYPD partner; working-class and earthy; they still maintain a close relationship and she looks to him as a mentor and father figure; she is trying to do what she thinks is best for Pops, while balancing that with her life’s ambitions; she is recently engaged to Lieutenant Caro. ETHNICITY: Caucasian Lieutenant Caro: Male, 25-40 male, 30-50s; Caucasian, Italian-American. Smart and ambitious, he is quickly rising through the ranks of the police department; he is engaged to Detective O’Connor and sees the opportunity to help settle Pops’ claim as a chance to advance his career; slick, charming, and diplomatic; seems like a good guy, but not without a temper. ETHNICITY: Caucasian Church Lady: Female, 25-35 She could originally be from Brazil, a novitiate for the convent; is holding dark secrets that suggest a complicated history; trying to do the right thing, whatever that means to her.
Auditions will be held for the classic drama "The Little Foxes" by Lillian Hellman on August 11th and 12th from 1-4pm at IPAL. There are roles for 4 women and 6 men ranging in ages from 17 and up. Auditions will consist of scenes and monologues. Contact director Kaleigh Lay for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-636-3522 Regina (female) 40-65 a smart, attractive, ambitious, seductive, and lonely woman. She has been told her whole life that her only purpose is to be pretty. She is desperate to get her share of the pie. She is a fierce competitor who fights with wit, charm, sexuality, and guile. Birdie (female) 40-65 an elegant Southern aristocrat, gentle, kind, and loving. She is desperate to protect her niece Alexandra whom she loves most in the word. Birdie is in an abusive marriage to Oscar. To compensate she has been drinking alone in her room for the last 20 years. Ben (male) 45-65 Regina’s brother, the head of the Hubbard family. An alpha male who uses his Southern charm to great effect. Business savvy and street smart. A real operator. Oscar (male) 45-65 Regina’s brother and Birdie’s husband. Also alpha, but lacking the people skills of his brother and sister. There’s something ineffectual about him. Lives in Ben’s shadow, so he flexes his muscles where he can – with his wife and son. Horace (male) 45-65 Regina’s husband, in poor health, a well-to-do banker. Kind and fair. Weary of the bickering and scheming that goes on in the household, which he mostly rises above. Ferocious when he enters the fray. Very close to his daughter. Alexandra (female) 17-25 Regina and Horace’s daughter; intelligent, principled, and kind. Her father’s daughter, though she also craves her mother’s affection. She’s been largely sheltered from the ugliness of her family, but as it is revealed to her, she manages to keep her bearings, though it costs her. Leo (male) 17-25 Birdie and Oscar’s son, privileged and entitled. Likes a good time, and doesn’t care to work too hard. Careless and too casual, though anxious to impress his uncle and earn his adult place in the family. Addie (female) 30-60 African-American, long-time maid in the Hubbard household; smart, quick-witted, and observant. Very good at what she does and at maneuvering through the personalities in the family. Trusted confidant to Horace and very invested in Alexandria’s happiness and future. Cal (male) any age African-American, long-time houseman for the Hubbards. Dutiful and reliable. Uneducated, and moves at a slower speed than the rest of the household. Mr. Marshall (male) 40-65 a successful businessman from the Chicago, confident, self-possessed, well-mannered.