Hi there! My name is Jessi Blue and I’m working as the Casting Director for the Edinburgh-bound production of Trans Scripts.
Paul Lucas Productions is seeking Equity and Non-Equity actors of all gender identities and ethnicities for Trans Scripts – Part One, a play by Paul Lucas based on interviews conducted with over 70 people of transgender experience in the United States, Europe and Australia. The play focuses on trans females
Linda Ames Key (Director) has won two Fringe First Awards in Edinburgh, Paul Lucas (Writer) has won a Fringe First Award and a Herald Angel Award. More information about the play and its history are available at www.transscripts.org
Trans Scripts by Paul Lucas
Directed by Linda Ames Key
Produced by Paul Lucas Productions
Casting Director, Jessi Blue Gormezano
Rehearsal period: June 22-July 3, 2015 (12 day break from rehearsals)
July 15-22, 2015
Tech at 59E59: July 22, 2015
Preview at 59E59: July 23-26, 2015
Actors travel to Edinburgh: July 31 or August 1, 2015
Tech at Edinburgh: August 4, 2015
Previews at Edinburgh: August 5-6, 2015
Performances at Edinburgh: Aug 7-31, 2015 (performances schedule TBD – please note that due to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival schedule, performers may only have one day off during the run)
$3,000 stipend for each Equity or Non-Equity actor for full contract.
Free housing in Edinburgh and free flights to and from Edinburgh.
Core cast may be replaced by guest stars for a limited number of select performances.
All characters identify as female.
EDEN: Born intersex, 30’s – to 40s, from Northern England. Intelligent, angry, funny, lesbian. Has a history of abuse. Not comfortable with presenting hyper-feminine, presents like a gay man. (please prepare a Northern English dialect)
JOSEPHINE: Australian trans female, 50’s – 60s. Intelligent, specific with spatial relations, emotionally fragile, self-effacing, nervous, depressed, warm. Early in transition. (please prepare an Australian dialect)
SANDRA: Trans female, 60s. Intelligent, introspective, measured, an overtly feminine and measured tone covers a working class New York accent.
ZAKIA: African American trans female, mid 30’s. Social Worker by Day, Beauty Contestant and Drag Style Performer by Night. Intelligent, glamorous, frank, funny, deeply religious and principled.
MARIAH: Hispanic trans female, 20’s. Intelligent, confident, passionate, transgender rights activist and sex worker, feisty, proud.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
If you would like to be considered for an audition appointment, please send your headshot and resume OR a recent photo and a note about why this project appeals to you at TransScriptsCasting@gmail.com by March 29th with “Trans Scripts Actor” along with the character name you would like to be considered for in the Subject Line. Example: “Trans Script Actor – SANDRA”
Thank you for your time!