EQUITY & NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS
Written by Lynn Nottage
by Buddy Butler
Musical Direction by Charles Cooper
Choreography by Pjay Phillips
AUDITIONS are being held for the Pulitizer Prize Winning Play, RUINED written by Lynn Nottage, and directed by Buddy Butler.
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITION: Bring a headshot and resume. Prepare a dramatic monologue from a contemporary
play not to exceed 2 minutes. NO COMEDIC MONOLOGUES PLEASE.
NOTE: RUINED is a
play with music. Some of the roles include singing. You may be asked to sing 16 bars of a song, accappella and you may be
asked to read from the script. PLEASE NO OTHER DATES OR APPTS. WILL BE MADE IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THESE DATES. THANK YOU.
WHEN: Wednesday April 4, 2012 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Non Equity
Thursday April 5, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. AEA appts and
AEA - please email email@example.com for audition time prior to April 3, 2012
NO HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR AEA OUT OF TOWN ACTORS.
The Blue Crow Art Studio
3216 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818
SYNOPSIS: RUINED is a powerful, gripping,
gut-wrenching play, set in a bar and brothel in a mining town in the rain forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The sexy, shrewd, proprietor, Mama Nadi both profits and protects the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds for the
rebel solidiers and government workers, alike. The women who live and work at Mama's Place, have been brutually raped, ravaged
and ruined by the men of the Congo and are caught up in a devastating and spiraling tragedy, yet they continue to fight to
hold onto hope and their saniety. The soldiers and Government workers continue to war, and mark their territory as perpetrators
as they march in and out of the bar/brothel taking what they want, and leaving more pain and devastation in their aftermath.
(The roles of Mama Nadi and Sophia have been pre-cast)
CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES: (AGE RANGES DEPICTED)
_ Two AEA Guest Slots. Remainder of Cast is Non-AEA.
CHRISTIAN: (40s-early 60s) a travelling salesman, trafficking
goods across the border for businesses in the war-torn parts of the Congo. Philosopher and poet who despairs about the war
and is in love with Mama Nadi.
SALIMA: ( 18 – mid 20s), defiant and stubborn, previously attacked by militia
men who killed her baby, and kept her their concubine/prisoner.
Exiled from her village and by her husband, as result
of the rape and imprisonment.
JOSEPHINE: (20s - 30s)A prostitute at Mama Nadi’s bar. Resentful of Sophia
and Salima. Angry. A village chief’s daughter who was attacked by soldiers at her home, where none of the villagers
came to her aid
JEROME KISEMBE: (20-40s) A leader of the local rebel militia. Powerful and dangerous, with an unpredictable,
volatile temper. A regular
customer at Mama Nadi’s bar.
COMMANDER OSEMBENGA: (20s - 50s) Government
official charged with bringing the area surrounding Mama Nadi’s bar back into law and order. Seeking to bring down the
rebel militia and destroying their army. He is a
brash, loud man, with a volatile temperament and violent.
MR HARARI: (40s-60s) - A gemstone trader from the Lebanon, in the
Congo on business. A gentle man, offering Mama advice
and his wisdom as an outsider.
FORTUNE: (20s -30s) Salima’s estranged husband. He was a farmer
being enlisted to the government army. Disowned Salima but now is searching for her to seek her forgiveness.
(20s - 30s) Fortune’s cousin, and they grew up in the same
farming village. Was a farmer but has joined the government
army and is loyal to Commander Osembenga.
LAURENT; (20s - 30s) Hard government soldier, working closely with Commander
Osembenga. He is quick to carry out his boss’ orders and execute violence where directed.
GOVT. SOLDIERS & AN AID WORKER (these roles will be double cast)
REHEARSALS begin on April 12, 2012.
DATES: Weekends (Friday - Sunday) May 11 - June 3, 2012
At the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street, Sacramento, CA
AUDITION INFORMATION FOR IMAGES THEATRE COMPANY
NOT APPLY TO AUDITION FOR RUINED) INFORMATION FOR RUINED AUDITION IS ABOVE
WHAT TO BRING: A picture/resume. Prepare up to a 2-minute contemporary monologue. Also, you may be asked
to read from the script.
VOCALISTS: Please prepare 16 bars of a song and bring
music in your key and/or you may be asked to learn a song taught by our musical director.
SHOWS We will be casting
WE COME FROM GREATNESS (all actors must be able to stay on key and move well) -
RUINED by Lynn Nottage - MAY/JUNE 2012
THE LEGACY PROJECT – Performance
Series -Summer 2012
FALL SHOW TBA - OCTOBER 2012
NOTES: Dance auditions and Callbacks
GENERAL INFORMATION: Rehearsals generally begin 5-6 weeks prior to the show’s opening and are
5-6 days per week.
No appointment times are being given. Please show up and be prepared to stay the length of the audition
time period. For questions, e-mail us at imagestheater.org or you may call (916) 428-1441 and leave a message.
Auditions are usually held for 1-2 nights with a 3rd night for callbacks once or twice per year.
Audition notices are sent to all who are on our e-mail list or have worked with us previously.
Performers are generally asked to prepare a 1 - 2 minute monologue.
are asked to come with sheet music and to sing 16 bars of a song in their own key.
are usually taught a combination and asked to perform it.
are not by appointment. Auditions are generally held at the
GUILD THEATER, 2828 35TH STREET - SACTO, 95817
Always bring a 8 x 10 picture and resume. Come prepared to read from the script and move.
Rehearsal and Show dates are posted in the theater the night
of auditions. Please bring any conflicts you may have.
fill out a referral/audition form if you are interested and we will add your name to our audition file.
Thank you for your interest in Images Theatre Company