CASTING NOTICE – please submit Headshot & Resume to[email protected]
Auditions by appointment.
Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme
Come Celebrate Latinas during Women’s Herstory Month
An exciting night of theater with new works directed by up-and-coming Latina playwrights and directors. All Latinas and lots of love and laughter.
2 Weekends Only!
Written & Co-Produced By
Sylvia L. Chavez, Mariana Herrera, Lindsey Haley, Maria G. Martinez
Directed By: Claudia Duran, April Ibarra, Maria G. Martinez, Iliana Sosa, Vilma Villela
Produced By: Josefina Lopez, Lindsey Haley, Claudia Duran
This is an AEA99 seat production. Please visit ActorsEquity.org for info on the AEA99 stipend for productions in a 55 seat venue.
BRIEF BREAKDOWN FOR EACH PLAY
My Tia Luna’s Bedroom
Lilia – Female, Latina, 30s-40s, a professional Chicana, Loves to tell stories, adds hand and physical movement, fascinated with her aunt’s love life.
Lupita – Female, Latina, 50s-70s to play A Chicana in her 70′s (can be younger), Conservative, Snippy, uses a walker to get around; a strong singer (soulful). Antagonistic relationship to La Red – a lot of history in that they had the same boyfriend at different times.
La Red – Female, Latina, 50s-70s to play A Chicana in her 70′s (can be younger), Vivacious, Swears like a sailor, walks with a cane. Antagonistic relationship to Lupita – a lot of history in that they had the same boyfriend at different times.
Pauline – Female, Latina, 30s-50s to play Lupita’s daughter, a businesswoman, she’s one of the few that can tolerate her mother
Jasmine – Female, Latina, 20s-30s to play A younger chola, a medical assistant at the senior facility. The young chola, learning a lot from the older Senior cholas.
Mrs. Montes – Female, Latina, 40s-50s to play A Chicana, the senior facility’s director with a patient personality who must endure taunting and teasing from the chola senior residents.
Mrs. Sanchez – Female, Latina 50s-70′s, a senior facility resident, mischievous, great sense of humor, she has children and grandchildren but her marital history is a mystery. Muppet-esque humor in the midst of senior facility chaos.
Mrs. Ramirez – Female, Latina, 50s-70′s, a senior facility resident, centered, confident, the opposite of Mrs. Sanchez, but she enjoys a good laugh. Muppet-esque humor in the midst of senior facility chaos.
Eddie – Male, Latino, 50-70′s, handsome, well-mannered, a gentleman and a flirt, a new senior facility prospect.
Eddie’s Daughter – Female, Latina, 30s-50s to play a Chicana, close to her father.
Gloria – A Chicana in her 40′s, attractive former Chola. A community activist, rough around the edges but kind at heart.
Frances – A Chicana in her 40′s, professional business woman, well polished, snobbish.
Maricela – Female, Latina, teen-20s to play younger tween, an inquisitive happy young Latina girl with light complexion.
Ruben – Male, Latino, 30s-40s,Father of Maricela. tall-thin-dark skinned.
Alma – Female, Latina, 30s-40s, Mother of Maricela, A strong-will young looking and attractive Mexican woman.
Like A Virgin
Cristina’s Mother – Female, Latina, 40s-50s, very traditional mother, speaks Spanish, kind and wise
Cristina – Female, Latina, chicana, early 20′s, a student at Berkeley and very independent, bilingual.
Chela – Female, Latina, chicana, 30s, rigid and likes to brag about herself, arrogant, outspoken.
Carla – Female, Latina, chicana, 30s, down to earth, shoots from the hip and hates false pretenses.
Ramon – Male, Latino, chicano, late 30′s, mama’s boy and class clown.
March 1st – March 10th
Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm
$15 General Admission, $12 Groups 10+/Seniors/Students, $10 Boyle Heights Residents
For Tickets: www.casa0101.org, tic
Little Casa, 2009 E. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
About the Author: ENCI is an actor and recently turned writer and director. She is an urban cyclist, passionate about living intentionally, about leaving less behind and about living healthy. Enci is a member of SAG and AFTRA and is on the board of the 501(c)4 Bikeside and is co-founder of the Bike Writers Collective. Enci teaches all over town about web etiquettes and social media and is involved with the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council where she serves on the Arts & Culture Committee. Enci is passionate about leaning new things and currently she is studying ASL. You can visit her at http://EnciPerforms.com or read about her adventures at http://illuminateLA.com