Our next production: Beauty of the Father by Nilo Cruz
Opens Friday, August 2, 2013
Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre are co-producing Nilo Cruz' Beauty of the Father in August.
Latin Theatre Projects & Burien Little Theatre announce auditions for their joint production of Beauty of the Father by Pulitzer Prize-winning Nilo Cruz, directed by Michael D. Blum.
This play by Pulitzer Prize–winner Nilo Cruz is set in Andalusia, Spain, where the restless ghost of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca still wanders through the streets and converses with the living. BEAUTY OF THE FATHER is about a young American girl who travels to this part of the world to meet her estranged father and becomes romantically involved with his Moroccan companion. We are all familiar with the love triangle but in Beauty of the Father, Nilo Cruz introduces an unrequited love quadrangle crossing two generations and the ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca.
Note: all character are principal parts
Ghost of Federico García Lorca – 30-40 yo male – Handsome, intelligent. Initially only visible to Emiliano, he advises, taunts, and comments on Emiliano’s actions and thoughts and the events of the play. He reflects on his own life and death and the universality of passion, human relationships, and mortality.
Emiliano – 50-ish male – Passionate artist with complicated relationships with his longtime female companion, his younger Moroccan male lover, and his daughter who comes to visit him after many years of separation. Boisterous and fun-loving but with the aesthetics of an artist. Somewhat gruff with a serious, softer warmth.
Paquita – 50-ish female – Beautiful and passionate if somewhat world weary. Bohemian free-spirit with a wicked sense of humor. Comedic timing is key.
Marina – 20-30 female – Beautiful, free-spirited, passionate and warm. Fun loving and adventuresome. The daughter of Emiliano, who unwittingly develops a romantic attachment to Karim, her father’s lover.
Karim – 20-30 male – Charismatic, handsome with strong sexual appeal. He is the lynchpin of the romantic quadrangle of the play. He has a prideful personality and youthful appeal that is seductive (and perhaps a little manipulative). However, above all he is passionate about life and love.
All roles except Emiliano are open. Actors of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
AUDITION/INTERVIEW DATES: Sunday, May 19 6-8pm & Monday, May 20, 7-9pm
CALLBACKS: Tuesday, May 21. 6:30-10pm
Bring headshot & resume to audition. Arrive early (with conflict information during the posted period for the project) to complete audition intake form.
Prepare two contemporary monologues no longer than three (3) minutes combined. Be prepared for possible cold readings from the script.
Callbacks will be by invitation and will consist of readings from the script.
To schedule an audition, send your headshot and resume via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific requests for audition day or times, please include those. We will make every effort to honor all requests, however, we cannot guarantee that your request will be met.
Our Director - Beauty of the Father
We have selected Michael D. Blum as Director of BEAUTY OF THE FATHER! Michael comes to us as an experienced, professional stage director with an extensive resume that includes productions in Seattle, New Mexico, Latin America, and beyond. An accomplished actor in his own right, he brings a real sense of how to help his actors get the most of out of their portrayals. He is a Federico Garcia Lorca scholar, which will be vital in bringing this play to life in its fullest. He has also directed works by Nilo Cruz, including ANNA IN THE TROPICS which LTP produced to great acclaim last summer. We are please to have Michael on board and look forward to the good work ahead.