"Maple and Vine" Looking for Actors
Location: Napa, CA
Gender: Male and Female
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
"MAPLE AND VINE"
By Jordan Harrison
Performance Dates: April 21-May 7, 2017
Performers we are interested in seeing will be contacted with audition materials. If you have auditioned for us within the past 6 months, no need to include headshot and resume, simply email and state your interest.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s reenactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors-and they themselves-are willing to sacrifice for happiness.
Ryu: Male. 30's. Japanese American. Katha's husband. Plastic surgeon, caring, generous, witty. He loves his wife deeply, but is growing tired of her inability to bounce back from her miscarriage. He's grown weary of his superficial work and his even more superficial clientele, and agrees to follow Katha's wishes.
Dean: Male. 30's to 40's. Ellen's husband and Roger's lover. Leader in the 1950's community, incredibly charismatic, out of place in the 21st Century. He is disarming, attractive, warm, charming and earnest, has an ease about him, but there is considerable darkness and guilt underneath. Strong actor with a deep emotional well to pull from and an intrinsic understanding of the 1950's sensibility and demeanor.
Roger/Omar: Male. 30's to 40's. Roger is Dean's lover. A blue-collar-type guy, has a sexual charisma that makes him a little dangerous, willful and passionate, beneath his handsome exterior, there lurks a poet and artist, seemingly simple, but actually quite dark and complex. Omar is very urbane, Katha's co-worker in the 21st Century.
Ellen/Jenna: Female. 30's to 40's. Ellen is Dean's meticulously put together and June Cleaverish wife. She is the head of the 1955 Authenticity Committee and fierce keeper of protocol in the community. She is cheerful in a slightly metallic way. The strong mask she's created for the community covers a very vulnerable and insecure interior. Strong actress with a deep emotional well to pull from and an intrinsic understanding of the 1950's sensibility and demeanor. Jenna is Katha's co-worker and subordinate. Although intelligent and ambitions, she's a bit bored with her position, and is very interested in all things unrelated to work.
Rehearsals for "MAPLE AND VINE" will begin approx. March 20, 2017 with performances running April 21-May 7, 2017. Rehearsals are typically Sunday - Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm-10:00 pm. Some Saturdays may be required. Stipend. NON-AEA submissions only please.
All interested (Non-AEA) actors please email your current headshot and resume.