auditions for YELLOW FACE

April 14, 2010

Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company is holding an EPA (Equity Principal Audition) for its upcoming production of YELLOW FACE by David Henry Hwang. Details below:

Production: YELLOW FACE by David Henry Hwang
YELLOW FACE has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and the script can be purchased from their website.

Director: Seema Sueko

Audition Date/Time: Sunday, April 25, 11 AM – 3 PM

Audition Location: The 10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Allow time to park. Street parking is free on Sundays.

Audition Procedures: EPA procedures will be in effect.
Please review these audition procedures on the Equity website here:
Sign ups start at 10 AM on April 25
We are interested in seeing both union and non union male and female actors who are local to San Diego. Non union actors are highly encouraged to attend these auditions, even if you recently attended the AASD All-Cities as Mo`olelo staff did not stay for the entire day of the All-Cities. Non union actors will be seen as time permits.

What to prepare: Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue and bring your current picture/resume stapled together.

Production Dates:
First rehearsal – September 7, 2010
Previews begin – October 6, 2010
Closes – October 31, 2010

Pay rate: All actors, both union and non union receive the Equity SPT Cat 5 Contract rate of $318/week. Union actors receive pension and health on top of salary.

About the play:
What happens when a prominent Asian American playwright and activist accidently casts a white man as the Asian American lead in his new play? Written by Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, Yellow Face is a fast-paced satire that turns multiculturalism on its head. From Miss Saigon to Wen Ho Lee, the play boldly explores the complexities, contradictions and comedy of the construct of race.

Character Breakdown:

DHH – Asian American Male, 30s-40s 

HYH – Asian American Male, 40s-60s, plays a variety of roles

 MARCUS – Caucasian Male, 20s- 40s

 LEAH ANNE CHO – Asian American Female, 20s-40s, plays a variety of roles

NWOAC – Caucasian Male, 40s-60s, plays a variety of roles

JANE KRAKOWSKI/MILES NEWMAN – Caucasian Female, 30s-50s, plays a variety of roles 


3 Responses to “auditions for YELLOW FACE”

  1. Dewey Wynn Says:

    Is there any dates available besides Saturday to audition?

  2. The audition is on Sunday, April 25 (not saturday).

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Seema Sueko. Seema Sueko said: auditions for Yellow Face on 4/25: […]

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