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"Water by the Spoonful" Play Needs Actors

Hammonton, NJ, United StatesID: 204142Exp: 12/3/2022

Auditions for "Water by the Spoonful" play. Particularly seeking actors of the Latinx Diaspora including Afro-Latinos. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the details below. About the project: Army veteran Elliot Ortiz is back from Iraq, now working at a hoagie shop in North Philly caring for his sick mother and navigating a new life. Meanwhile, an online support group of four addicts are each on their personal journeys towards recovery. Spoonful by spoonful, day by day, each of them must learn how to open their hearts and minds to an unlikely cyber community. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes (book writer of hit musical In the Heights) is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of family, brimming with hope and redemption. Rate: Non union weekly salary: $225.00 (includes rehearsals and performances). Additional info: Performances: May 4-21, 2023 Thurs-Sat at 7:30 PM Sun at 3PM. Please see the document attached. When applying, please include: 1-2 minute contemporary monologue Headshot Resume In body please indicate union status, if you require housing and or transportation, and any known conflicts. Please put "NAME/SHOW TITLE/SUBMISSION" in the subject line.

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3 roles

Odessa OrtizFemale35-40 y.o.African-American Latino / Hispanic Other

Latinx Diaspora/Afro-Latino. Elliot’s biological mother who goes by the alias Haikumom on her Narcotics Anonymous site. Lives in poverty and works as a janitor.

Chutes&LaddersMale55-60 y.o.African-American

A recovering addict from Haikumom’s (Odessa’s) site. Also known as Clayton “Buddy” Wilkie. An IRS employee in San Diego who develops a close bond with Orangutang (Madeleine Mays).

A GhostMale30-35 y.o.African-American Other Asian Middle Eastern

MENASA. A manifestation of Elliot’s first kill, repeats the line “Can I have my passport back?” in Arabic. Also plays a Japanese policeman and Yazmin’s colleague at Swarthmore College, Arabic studies professor Aman.