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April 2014
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SAN DIEGO REPERTORY THEATRE
Presents
Season 39
 
THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE
Based on the book “The Children of Willesden Lane” by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder
Open: September 6, 2014
Close: October 28, 2014
 
Grammy-nominated pianist and storyteller Mona Golabek shares the gripping tale about the power of music to heal and sustain the soul. When a 14-year-old piano prodigy—who hoped to become a concert pianist—gets caught up in the Nazi invasion, she escapes on the Kindertransport train to London where she clings to her music in order to survive. This amazing story of art preserving life is underscored by the music of Grieg, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Bach, and others. 
 
World class artist Hershey Felder adapted and directed this tour de force production that has wowed audiences across the nation. 
 
There are no roles available for this production
 
 
HONKY
In the Lyceum Space
Written by Greg Kalleres
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
 
Rehearse: October 13, 2014
Open: November 15, 2014
Close: December 7, 2014
Lyceum Space
 
A hilarious new comedy that asks dicey questions and offers daring answers. Beginning with the shooting of a young black teenager for his trendy basketball shoes, the play then combines cross-racial love affairs, hallucinations of a drunken Abraham Lincoln and foul-mouthed Frederick Douglas, and a pill that promises to cure racism. 
 
THOMAS HODGE: 30's, black male. Ad writer for Sky Maxx Shoes.  A traditionally black brand of basketball shoe.  Discontent with the current state affairs among the races in America, and especially in the marketing industry. Feels a level of guilt for having grown up with privilege.  
 
DAVIS TALLISON: 40s-50's, white male. High powered marketing executive.  Modern day Mad Men. No-nonsense.  Knows what it takes to sell and doesn’t care who he has to exploit to get the job done.
 
PETER TRAMMEL: 30's, white male. Uncertain about his place in this racial society.  Considers himself to be color blind but is so focused on not seeing race, that it’s all he can focus on. Always wants to do and say the right thing, but is never quite sure what the right thing is.
 
EMILIA HODGE: 30's, black female; Thomas' sister.  She is a therapist who doesn’t see her patients as white people, but as “people with problems”.  Doesn’t understand why her brother is so discontent with being upper middle class and black.  
 
ANDIE CHASTAIN : 25-35, white female; Peter's fiancée.  Andie has no inner filter and says exactly what she is thinking. She is not mean or vindictive, perhaps just a bit naive to how the modern racial world works.  She just doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.
  
DR. DRISCOLL/WILSON ELLIOT/REPORTER/ABRAHAM LINCLON 35-60, white male.  Versatile comedic actor to play a multitude of roles including Dr. Driscoll, creator of the anti-racism pill, Driscotoll, Wilson Elliot, a racially sensitive executive, a News Reporter, and Abraham Lincoln, as he appears to Thomas.
 
KID 1/FREDRICK DOUGLAS: 18-30, black male.  Through a series of vignettes that take place in a subway car, Kid 1 and Kid 2 act as the Greek chorus of the piece, through the personification of various perceptions of black youth in America.  Kid 1 also plays Fredrick Douglas as he appears to Davis.  
 
KID 2: 18-30, black male. Through a series of vignettes that take place in a subway car, Kid 1 and Kid 2 act as the Greek chorus of the piece, through the personification of various perceptions of black youth in America.
 
 
STEAL HEAVEN 
A World Premiere by Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Todd Salovey
 
Rehearse: December 15, 2014
Open January 17, 2015
Close: February 1, 2015
Possible Ext.: Feb 8, 2015
In the Lyceum Space
 
Political activist and icon of youthful rebellion in the 60s, Abbie Hoffman, now works as the patron saint of radicals in heaven. He trains people like Trish—a young veteran-turned activist—who has the chutzpha required to take on the challenges of the 21st century. Let the training begin!
 
ABBIE HOFFMAN (Cast – Herbert Siguenza): Political activist and icon rebel of the 1960’s, who took his own life in 1982.  In this play, Abbie Hoffman represents almost a St. Peter of purgatory.  He resides in a special part of heaven, especially for activists who were injured in the line of their political duty, and with a little help from his friends, helps to decide who goes to heaven and who goes back into battle back on earth.
 
TRISH:  Female, mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Any ethnicity.  21st century activist.  She is fatally injured during a protest and ends up in Abbie’s sector of heaven.  On her journey with Abbie, Trish learns what it truly means to make a difference within the struggle. 
 
JOHN LENNON/REPORTER/RONALD REAGAN/NARRATOR: male, 30’s to 40’s. Music icon, John Lennon is Abbie’s right hand man in Trish’s heavenly activist training. Seeking an actor who can also sing and play guitar. This actor also plays a CNN Reporter, former president Ronald Reagan and also serves as a Narrator to the piece.
 
 
OEDIPUS EL REY
Written by Luis Alfaro 
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
 
Rehearse: February 3, 2015
Open: March 14, 2015
Close: March 29, 2015
Lyceum Stage
 
Luis Alfaro—acclaimed Latino playwright and MacArthur Genius Grant winner—has crafted a startlingly contemporary adaptation of a classic with adult language, violence, and nudity. But the 2,500-year-old question, posed by a chorus of heavily tattooed inmates, is still the same: “Is our young homeboy doomed to suffer el destino?”  
 
OEDIPUS / CORO #6 : Male, 20’s to early 30’s. Young King. Just out of prison.  In an effort to escape his destiny of killing his father and marrying his mother, finds himself in an unfamiliar city where he is befriended by Creon who takes him in to live with him and his sister, Jocasta, who he falls in love with on sight, and lives out his predetermined fate. 
 
LAIUS / CORO #4 / EL HUESERO: Male, 40’s to 60’s. to play Laius, the Old King, El Huesero, a bone healer, and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece. 
 
JOCASTA Female, 40’s to early 50’s. The beautiful yet morose queen who is both lover and in turn mother of Oedipus.  She is mourning the death of her husband when she meets Oedipus.  He is exactly what she needs to break out of her meloncoly, not knowing that he is the one that took her husband’s life. 
 
CREON / CORO #3/ TECOLOTE #3/ ESFINGE #3: Male, 30’s to 40’s.  To play Creon, the queen’s brother, Tecolote, an owl oracle, Esfinge, the Sphinx and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece.
 
TIRESIAS / CORO #5: Male, 20’s to 40’s.  To play Tiresias, the blind Servant and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece.
 
CORO #1 / EL SOBADOR / TECOLOTE #1 / EL MISTICO / ESFINGE #1 : Male, 20’s to 40’s.  To play El Sobador, a healer, Tecolote, an owl oracle, El Mistico, a mystic, Esfinge, the Sphinx and a member of the Coro, the greek style chorus of the piece.
 
 
CORO #2 / TECOLOTE #2 / EL CURANDERO / ESFINGE #2 : Male, 20’s to 40’s.  To play El Sobador, a healer, Tecolote, an owl oracle, El Curandero, a Shaman, Esfinge, the Sphinx and a member of the Coro, the Greek style chorus of the piece.
 
 
UNCANNY VALLEY
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere 
Written by Thomas Gibbons
Director: TBD
 
Rehearse: March 17, 2015
Open: April 18
Close: May 10, 2015
Lyceum Space
 
 
When Claire, a 70-year-old neuroscientist, finally comes face to face with Julian—the artificially-intelligent being she helped create—she is shocked to discover who is staring back at her. This drama proposes modern science as the creator of human life and redefines what it means to be human in the 21st century. 
 
CLAIRE (THIS ROLE IS CAST) a neuroscientist, seventy years old. Her life’s work has been dedicated to the development of artificial intelligence and their integration into our society. 
 
JULIAN: Male, mid 30’s. Any ethnicity. An artificial human, the culmination of Claire’s life work.  When we first meet Julian, he is just a head and a torso and is learning the basic make up of what it means to be human. As the play progresses, we see the development of Julian into a fully formed “human” being. 
 
 
LIFE LINE: THE MUSIC OF HARRY NILSSON
Created by Steve Gunderson & Javier Velasco
Musical Arrangements by Steve Gunderson
Directed & Choreographed by Javier Velasco
Starring Tony Award Winners Greg Jbara and Alice Ripley
Rehearsal: April 30, 2015
Open: :May 23, 2015
Close: June 21, 2015
 
From the team that brought you Suds: The Rockin’60s Musical and Back to Bacharach, comes a musical journey charting the various stages of love through the surprisingly familiar tunes of Harry Nilsson, including: “Everybody’s talkin’ at me…,” “Can't live, if living is without you…,” “One is the loneliest number…,” and “You put the lime in the coconut...”. 
 
GREG: Cast. Greg Jbara
ALICE: Cast. Alice Ripley
 
SINGER/HARRY NILSSON (THIS ROLE IS CAST) Age 20-40, with dynamic presence - a little bit of an 'edge'. TENOR with a wide range. Strong personality, good story teller. Singing voice should be able to sing variety of styles, and to sing in a 'rock' and/or 'pop' style as opposed to a musical theatre sound. Good with harmonies. Ability to play a musical instrument is a plus. Playing another instrument is NOT a requirement for this role, but any ability as a musician is encouraged and can be incorporated into show.
There are currently no roles available in this production
 
 
Submission Process: Please send headshot and resume to Jacole Kitchen at the following email address.
 
Email: casting@sdrep.org
Subject: REP Understudy Auditions
 
Audition Appointments are by invitation only.
 
ANDIE CHASTAIN : 25-35, white female; Peter's fiancée.  Andie has no inner filter and says exactly what she is thinking. She is not mean or vindictive, perhaps just a bit naive to how the modern racial world works.  She just doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.
  
DR. DRISCOLL/WILSON ELLIOT/REPORTER/ABRAHAM LINCLON 35-60, white male.  Versatile comedic actor to play a multitude of roles including Dr. Driscoll, creator of the anti-racism pill, Driscotoll, Wilson Elliot, a racially sensitive executive, a News Reporter, and Abraham Lincoln, as he appears to Thomas.
 
KID 1/FREDRICK DOUGLAS: 18-30, black male.  Through a series of vignettes that take place in a subway car, Kid 1 and Kid 2 act as the Greek chorus of the piece, through the personification of various perceptions of black youth in America.  Kid 1 also plays Fredrick Douglas as he appears to Davis.  
 
KID 2: 18-30, black male. Through a series of vignettes that take place in a subway car, Kid 1 and Kid 2 act as the Greek chorus of the piece, through the personification of various perceptions of black youth in America.
 
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STEAL HEAVEN 
A World Premiere by Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Todd Salovey
 
Rehearse: December 15, 2014
Open January 17, 2015
Close: February 1, 2015
Possible Ext.: Feb 8, 2015
In the Lyceum Space
 
Political activist and icon of youthful rebellion in the 60s, Abbie Hoffman, now works as the patron saint of radicals in heaven. He trains people like Trish—a young veteran-turned activist—who has the chutzpha required to take on the challenges of the 21st century. Let the training begin!
 
ABBIE HOFFMAN (Cast – Herbert Siguenza): Political activist and icon rebel of the 1960’s, who took his own life in 1982.  In this play, Abbie Hoffman represents almost a St. Peter of purgatory.  He resides in a special part of heaven, especially for activists who were injured in the line of their political duty, and with a little help from his friends, helps to decide who goes to heaven and who goes back into battle back on earth.
 
TRISH:  Female, mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Any ethnicity.  21st century activist.  She is fatally injured during a protest and ends up in Abbie’s sector of heaven.  On her journey with Abbie, Trish learns what it truly means to make a difference within the struggle. 
 
JOHN LENNON/REPORTER/RONALD REAGAN/NARRATOR: male, 30’s to 40’s. Music icon, John Lennon is Abbie’s right hand man in Trish’s heavenly activist training. Seeking an actor who can also sing and play guitar. This actor also plays a CNN Reporter, former president Ronald Reagan and also serves as a Narrator to the piece.