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Equity Actors Needed for Drama Play "Tender Rain"

New York, NY, United States
ID: 208060Exp: 12/12/2022
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Equity actors for "Tender Rain". ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: "In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues." Rate: LORT Non-Rep / URTA $1,000 weekly minimum (LORT D) Additional info: Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to apply. Casting team encourages people of all races, ages, ethnicities, abilities and gender identities to apply. University policy requires on site employees to be vaccinated. All actors and staff members must be fully vaccinated or provide written medical or religious exemption documentation prior to arrival. When applying, please include an electronic copy of your headshot and resume for the opportunity to send in a video audition. Casting team will review all self submissions.

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5 roles

MILTON MILLARDMale46-55 y.o.White / Caucasian

Southern. Reserved but not unsusceptible to his emotions. A Banker. Tall, gracefully aged, and trim. When he speaks, there is always a sense that he has more to say but won’t or (what’s more frequently the case) can’t. When he’s silent, we sense that he’s saying to himself what he can’t say aloud. It’s a kind of self-torture, which reads as self- control. But when his emotions do flare, they mostly fail to achieve their full expression.

MARY HONEYCUTTFemale36-44 y.o.White / Caucasian

Southern. Milton’s mistress. A cosmetologist. She is pleasant looking, attractive with a fertile figure. Vivacious. Talkative. Not a bit shallow. Driven in her pursuits. Charming, calculating. She has a bright and lively personality and a spine of steel.

RUTHIE MIMMSFemale60-79 y.o.African-American

Southern. Self-possessed. A wall of moral fortitude. Doesn’t suffer fools. A woman of faith. A bit enigmatic. But she possesses an air of strength. Appears free of the physical signs of someone her age. She uses a certain formality of speech when she’s in the company of whites. But when her patience is tested, much of this formality falls away; things are more plainly and forcefully stated.

EDDIE JAMES, a.k.a “BROTHER”Male36-44 y.o.White / Caucasian

Southern. Lower working- class. Capable. Unpredictable. Somehow nervous and yet confident. Threatening behind forced civility.

LILY/THE DOCTORFemale25-40 y.o.African-American

LILY: Southern, mid 20’s to early 30s. Lower working-class. Fierce. Worn but not yet worn down. She always seems to tremble with rage, fear, or both at once. Her face is extremely expressive; it betrays her. THE DOCTOR: 35-40. Graceful, assured, formal but warm, professional.