PREPARATION Prepare a one-minute comedic or dramatic contemporary monologue.
ELIAN Rehearsals begin 9/26/22 Performance dates 10/27-11/20/22
ANNA IN THE TROPICS Rehearsals begin 12/13/22 Performance dates 1/12-2/5/23
DEFACING MICHAEL JACKSON Rehearsals begin 2/7/23 Performance dates 3/9-4/2/23
CREATING DANGEROUSLY Development Workshop 11/1-11/6/22 Rehearsals Begin 4/11/23 Performance dates 5/4-5/28/23
Elian by Rogelio Martinez* Directed by Michel Hausmann For 40 years, the Cuban government and the Miami exile community have played an endless game of political tug of war…Then in 1999, a young boy is found on the shores of Florida clinging to life. ELIÁN is a story of hope that soon falls under the watchful eye of the 24-hour news cycle, causing each side of the conflict to pull harder and harder on that rope. We know the story ends with a boy in a closet, a gun pointed at him; but few of us know how it got to that moment. With explosive real-life personalities, painfully hilarious moments, and great compassion, ELIÁN pulls back the curtain and reveals how American democracy really works.
WASHINGTON POWER BROKER, sly fox, 40s - MALE CUBAN INFLUENCER, charming, 40s - MALE WIFE OF CUBAN INFLUENCER, politically astute, less impulsive than her husband, cautious, eye on the bigger picture 40s - FEMALE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, stiff, too polished for his own good, 40s - MALE CUBAN LAWYER, sharp, precise, honest, 40s - MALE SECOND LADY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a watercolorist. 40s. - FEMALE YOUNG WOMAN, circumstances have pushed her into adulthood a few years too early, she is emotional to a fault. 19 - FEMALE CUBAN FIREBRAND, a Cuban exile married to a former political prisoner, she is trauma personified. 50s - FEMALE PRESIDENT OF THE CUBAN ASSEMBLY and other roles, 60s - MALE
Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz Directed by Nilo Cruz It’s 1929 and we are in Florida at a Cuban–American cigar factory; cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are hired to educate and entertain the workers. When a new lector enters the scene and begins to read aloud Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners and suddenly the lives of the workers begin to parallel the novel. Old traditions and new ways collide while longing, love, and betrayal spark a volatile flame that signals the end of an era.
SANTIAGO – Male – late 50’s – Owner of a cigar factory CHECHé – Male – early 40’s – Santiago’s half brother, half Cuban, half American OFELIA – Female – 50’s – Santiago’s wife MARELA – Female – 22 – Ofelia and Santiago’s daughter CONCHITA – Female – 32 – Marela’s sister PALOMO – Male – 41 – Conchita’s husband JUAN JULIAN – Male – 38 – The lector ELIADES – Male – 40’s – Local gamester, runs cockfights
Defacing Michael Jackson by Aurin Squire* Directed by Carl Cofield Thriller, the Pepsi fire, cocaine cowboys, and a white family moving into a black neighborhood: it’s 1984 and we are in Miami Dade County’s Opa-Locka and life is about to get a whole lot more confusing for a group of kids who want to be the ‘gloved one.’ Defacing Michael Jackson is about growing up, hero worship, and how we see ourselves.
OBADIAH – light-skin teenage Black boy and older adult man who narrates. FLORIDA TRACK B: 1. FRENCHY– dark-skinned Black teenager FLORIDA TRACK C: 1. RED– Black twin with cognitive disability 2. YELLOW - other Black twin who stutters 3. CITY COMMISSIONER - Black commissioner FLORIDA TRACK D: 1. JACK – white teenage boy new to the area.
Create Dangerously by Lileana Blain-Cruz* Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz An exploratory journey through an artist’s mind. Moving between memory and fiction, recollection and contemplation, joy and despair, we follow a woman reconciling with what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis. Journeying between the mountains of Haiti, the beaches of Miami, and the skylines of New York City she wrestles with the chaos of the world and memories of what other artists have done in the midst of political turmoil. Create Dangerously is a compassionate and brave look at what it means to make art in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Seeking a diverse range of Haitian actors (age, gender, ability) to portray multiple characters in the development of this new work.
*denotes world premiere production. Script elements and characters currently in development and subject to change.
Prepare a one-minute comedic or dramatic contemporary monologue.
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