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"Kudzu 2012: A Gentrification Tale!" Needs Actors

Oakland, CA, United States
ID: 252234Exp: 12/3/2023

The company is holding auditions for "Kudzu 2012: A Gentrification Tale!" and looking for performers, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Additional info: IMPORTANT DATES & PLACES Rehearsals: Weeks of Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25 2024 Sunday TBD, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:30 - 9:30 pm Tech: Feb 27 & 29, 2024 Performances: Friday - Sunday, Mar 1-3; Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm TO PREPARE: A contemporary monologue of no more than 2 minutes will showcase your ability to land a joke. (While KUDZU 2012: A Gentrification Tale is a dark comedy in the vein of Everything, Everywhere All at Once and Don't Look Up, your selection can be in any comedic genre--just bring the funny.) Please apply if interested.

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13 roles

ANGELA WARFIELDFemale43-47 y.o.African-American

Angela is peri-menopausal and dealing with her increasingly strained relationship with her mixed-race daughter and the pressures of her not-so-hot job at upscale EcoGrocer. She’s vulnerable and the walls are closing in.

ZAC CONNORMale26-34 y.o.White / Caucasian

Zac is the developer and CEO of OSM, the app that plants techies in cities where they can do the most damage—um, work their transformative magic. Zac is unapologetic about his ambitions to change everything.

TAMIKA WARFIELDFemale20-24 y.o.African-American

A pragmatic, mixed-race community college student who’s found her niche in coding, Tamika’s loaded with determination and eagerness, but low on insight. She feels that no one in her family “gets it”—about tech, or her.

SALLYFemale40-49 y.o.White / Caucasian

The new produce manager of EcoGrocer and a white transitioning transgender woman, Sally isn’t as progressive as you’d think.

KAYLEIGHMale25-29 y.o.Latino / Hispanic White / Caucasian Other Asian Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander Indian/South Asian

Placed next door to the Warfields by the OSM app, Kayleigh works and shops at EcoGrocer and karens whenever she can.

MELBERT WARFIELD SRMale50-64 y.o.African-American

An Oakland native and semi-disabled community activist whose ties to City Hall aren’t as strong as they used to be, Melbert Sr. is devoted to his younger wife.

CHARLTON OLIVIER aka Jolly Cholly OllyMale40-59 y.o.African-American

He’s the neighborhood dude who’s never seemed to have a real job. That huge home he inherited? It’s falling apart, but he’s too oblivious to care. He sells vinyl records out of his garage and has a thing for light skin and young women.

MAYOR BILLIE YOUNGBoth genders40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

First-term mayor of Oakland and Melbert’s former comrade in community activism, Billie wants to surf the tech wave to further their political ambitions.

MISS MABRYFemale70-79 y.o.African-American

Once a feisty in-your-face community activist, Miss Mabry is now suffering from dementia, but she has moments of energetic clarity.

CLARK DAVIDMale40-49 y.o.African-American

Clark is a blusterous local newscaster who loves the sound of his own voice.

PRETTY BOY TWINMale20-24 y.o.African-American

Marquanshavante is a security guard at EcoGrocer and has a crush on Tamika. He is not Marquanshavanti.

A COPMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A RACIST VAGRANTBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities