East West Players
Casting Notice “CHRISTMAS IN HANOI”
Written by Eddie Borey, Directed by Jeff Liu
Rehearsal begins: January 8, 2013
Opens: February 13, 2013
Closes: March 10, 2013
AEA Contract: LOA to BAT
Accepting AEA and non-union submissions
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Audition: December 3 and 4, 2012 at East West Players (by appointment)
Email resume and photo to: email@example.com
Mail to: Casting, East West Players, 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
Prepare: 1 minute dramatic monologue
CHRISTMAS IN HANOI
Early 30′s. Female. Half-Asian and half-white.
Winnie is successful, responsible, and organized. A doctor. She’s also uptight and deeply unhappy. However, no matter how irritable she gets, she loves her family and it should show. There’s a deep vulnerability to her that she hides behind very thick walls.
50-60′s. Female. Asian. Vietnamese speaker preferred.
Oanh is the strong-willed mother of Winnie and Lou. She was married to Philip for forty years, but is now a Ghost. She has a sly sense of humor and tends to dote on Lou, but her relationship with Winnie is much more complicated. She also plays numerous parts throughout the play: a Retiree on vacation, a Driver, a Honeymooner, a Spirit Medium.
GIA “GEORGE” TRAN
70-80′s. Male. Asian. Ability to speak both accented and unaccented English preferred.
George doesn’t speak perfect English, but the actor must for scenes when George is either “speaking Vietnamese” or addressing the audience directly. He is insightful, caring, and very indulgent of his grandchildren’s faults. He is very good friends with Philip – over the years, they’ve become something of a team.
Late 20′s to early 30′s. Male. Half-Asian and half-white.
Lou is charming and carefree. Life’s been good to him – thanks to his looks, no one’s ever been mean to him. He lives in San Diego and surfs, and after years of wandering now earns a good income as an acupuncturist. While Winnie is often irritated by Lou, Lou is never irritated by Winnie. He is somewhat naïve and tends only to see the good in people.
50-60′s. Male. Caucasian.
Winnie and Lou’s father. Irish-American from Boston, ex-CIA. He’s taken to drinking since Oanh’s death. He is literally and figuratively haunted. He is now financially dependent on his children and still grieving for his wife.
30′s to 40′s. Male. Caucasian. Able to speak with a Polish/French accent.
This actor plays many parts, including two different Expats, the Ghost of a CIA agent, a Honeymooner, and a Malevolent Phantom.
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