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Bass/Valle Casting encourages people of all races, ages, ethnicities, abilities and gender identities to apply.
 

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DREAM HOU$E (World Premiere)

A tri-pro between Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA), Long Wharf Theatre (New Heaven, CT) and Baltimore Center Stage (Baltimore, MD).

 

LORT C2 ($926/w)

 

Playwright: Eliana Pipes

Director: Laurie Woolery

NYC Casting: Bass/Valle Casting

Casting Directors: Harriet Bass & Gama Valle 

 

AUD: by self-tape only

CB: via Zoom on 12/01/21 and 12/02/2021

 

Production details:
(Contracts are contingent. Actors MUST be available for the full run.)

 

Alliance

First Rehearsal - 12/28/21

Opening - 1/27/22

Closing - 2/13/22

 

Long Wharf

First Reh - 3/5/22*

*Subject to change. 

Open - 3/17/22

Close - 4/3/22

 

Baltimore Center Stage

First Reh - 4/16 

Open - 4/28/22

Close - 5/15/22

NOTES:
All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC (i.e.,

more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine) by 12/14/2021. Any actor requiring a medical or religious exemption must provide written documentation for the exemption during the hiring process.

 

Bass/Valle Casting encourages people of all races, ages, ethnicities, abilities and gender identities to apply.

 

SYNOPSIS:

Two Latinx sisters are appearing on an HGTV-style reality show to sell their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they perform for the camera the show starts to slip into the surreal: one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past and the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. What is the cultural cost of progress in America? And is cashing in always selling out? 

 

SEEKING:
We at Bass/Valle Casting, Alliance Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Baltimore Center Stage acknowledge that the Latinx community is not a monolith and its identity exists along a spectrum of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This notion informs our casting process and artistic choices. However, in an effort to support the dramaturgical needs of this new play we particularly encourage Afro-Latinx folks to submit. 

 

PATRICIA: Woman. Late 30’s, Latinx. She's practical to the core, and a natural caretaker – but often resentful of that role. She believes money brings dignity, security, meaning. Julia’s older sister, with a distinct Older Sister Complex.  Lived in the house for over a year taking care of their ailing mother. Accountant by day. NOTE: Afro-Latinx actors are highly encouraged to submit. The play requires actors to go from very funny moments to dark and moving ones.

 

JULIA: Woman. Late 20’s, Latinx. Very sentimental. She believes culture brings dignity, security, meaning. Patricia’s younger sister, six months pregnant. Hasn’t lived in the house since she left for college, and is recently reclaiming her heritage in preparation for motherhood. Elementary school history teacher by day. NOTE: Afro-Latinx actors are highly encouraged to submit. The play requires actors to go from very funny moments to dark and moving ones.  

 

TESSA: Woman. Early 30’s, white. A bubblegum pink pep-princess. Very genial and well- meaning, dreams of making documentaries. Real Estate agent and TV Host who Produces Flip It And List It. Controls the reality show, and everything within it. She genuinely wants to help the Sisters, and using the show to get them the biggest payout possible is her understanding of what they need. NOTE: The play requires actors to go from very funny moments to dark and moving ones.

 

 

THIS SPACE BETWEEN US (World Premiere)
Keen Company (New York, NY)

 

Venue: Theatre 5 (formerly The Clurman)

Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC

AEA LOA: $565 plus weekly pension and health contributions, favored nations (exact rate pending AEA, but will not be less)

Director: Jonathan Silverstein

Playwright: Peter Gil-Sheridan

Casting: Bass/Valle Casting

Casting Directors: Harriet Bass and Gama Valle 

 

Auditions: by self-tape only
Callbacks: 12/02/21 & 12/03/21

 

Production details:

1st Rehearsal: 1/25/22 

1st Preview: 2/22/22

Opening: 3/09/22

Closing: 4/02/22

 

* This is based on a typical schedule. Exact days may switch by a day or two pending a change to 5 day rehearsal week and a change to our 10/12 policy.

 

NOTES:
All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC (i.e.,

more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine) by 01/10/2022. Any actor requiring a medical or religious exemption must provide written documentation for the exemption during the hiring process.

 

Bass/Valle Casting encourages people of all races, ages, ethnicities, abilities and gender identities to apply.

 

SYNOPSIS:

This Space Between Us is a new comedy about trying to change the world while admitting home could use a little change too.

Nobody understands why Jamie wants to leave his cushy law office to work for a non-profit. His best friend is confused, his boyfriend is concerned, and his conservative Cuban-American family are sure they know what’s best. As Jamie announces his plans to serve those less fortunate, one shocking afternoon at the racetrack sparks unexpected and irreversible consequences for them all.

SEEKING:

DEBBIE: she/her/hers, late 50’s to 60’s, white, caring and maternal, yet no nonsense, stalwart and dependable, conservative but open to change, knows her husband’s limits and has the good sense not to test them. A retired small business owner.

 

FRANK: he/him/his, late 50’s to 60’s, Latine, hard working, masculine, old school; likes to have a good time, life of the party, loves his son deeply but can’t quite communicate with him. Also a retired small business owner. Debbie’s husband.

 

SISTER PAT: she/her/hers, 50’s to mid 60’s, white, a nun with a fight in her; idealistic but still on this earth, a shit stirrer, used to be awkward and is maddeningly self-assured now, impish. Debbie’s sister.

 

JAMIE: he/him/his, mid 30’s, Latine, bi-racial, an idealistic high achiever, always striving, charming; used to pleasing those around him, sexy, can pass for straight. A human rights worker.  Debbie and Frank’s son. 

 

TED: he/him/his, mid 30’s, white, anxious, effeminate, and attractive in a way that makes you wonder why Jamie would leave him. A homebody who is looking for creature comforts. Loves Rachel Maddow. A magazine editor. Jamie’s boyfriend. 


GILLIAN: she/her/hers, mid 20’s to mid 30’s, Asian, also bi-racial, hard driving, quick witted, successful and status conscious. Has no problem picking a fight. A magazine executive. Jamie’s best friend.

 

SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER (World Premiere - New Musical)

A co-pro between Syracuse Stage (Syracuse, NY) and GEVA Theatre (Rochester, NY)

 

LORT D ($925w) 

 

Playwright: Brian Quijada

Director: Rebecca Martinez

Musical Director: Julian Mesri

Casting: Bass/Valle Casting

Casting Directors: Harriet Bass and Gama Valle 

 

AUD: by self-tape only 

CB: 12/13/21 & 12/14/21

SYRACUSE STAGE production dates:

First Rehearsal: 1/25/22

First Preview: 2/23/22

Opening: 2/25/22

Closing: 3/13/22 

 

GEVA THEATRE production dates:

First Rehearsal: 3/23/22

First Preview: 3/30/22

Opening: 4/2/22

Closing: 5/1/22


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: (preferred)

Bass/Valle Casting

bassvallecasting@gmail.com

 

Please submit a digital copy of your headshot and resume  by 12/03/2021 for an opportunity to send in a video audition.

 

NOTES:

Bass/Valle Casting encourages people of all races, ages, ethnicities, abilities and gender identities to apply.

 

All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC (i.e.,

more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World

Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine) by 01/10/22. Any actor requiring a medical or religious exemption must provide written documentation for the exemption during the hiring process.

 

SYNOPSIS: 

Inspired by the real life journey of the author’s mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the US and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi Boleros, American Rock and Hip Hop, this new musical is both fable and family history—and a testament to the determination born of love.

 

SEEKING:

 

NARRATOR - (he/him/his, mid 20’s to 40, Latine)  Charming, funny and quick on his feet, mostly is the audiences’ guide as the principal storyteller through direct address and song, but also plays multiple characters with a quick change of a hat. NOTE: Must have a facility with hip hop and/or rhythmic song styles. Guitar playing a plus. [VOCAL RANGE Bari-Tenor]

 

REINA - (she/her/hers, 18 to mid 20’s, Latine) Speaks some Spanish. Determined, enterprising, risk-taking young mother who is looking to do the best for her infant son. From El Salvador. NOTE: Must have an ability to handle comedy and drama. Facility with hip hop and/or rhythmic song styles a plus.  [VOCAL RANGE Soprano] 

 

JULIA - (she/her/hers, 40s, Latine) Speaks some Spanish.  Faithful, loving, religious, hard working, can be quick to feel hurt. She’s strict because circumstances have made her that way. Reina’s mother. From El Salvador. [VOCAL RANGE Mezzo]

 

ADAN / CRUZ - (he/him/his, 20s, Indigenous Latine) Speaks some Spanish. ADAN:  Playful, supportive and impulsive. Reina’s brother. From El Salvador. CRUZ: A well-read, brainy farmer from Guatemala who wishes to study at the university. He often shares more of his knowledge than necessary. NOTE: Must have an ability to handle comedy and drama. [VOCAL RANGE Tenor]

 

DON NAPOLEON / SILVANO - (he/him/his, 50s, Latine) Speaks some Spanish. DON NAPOLEON:  He’s the type to always have a side hustle or know who to contact. Reina’s employer and friend, he’s invested in her future. SILVANO: A drunk inn owner, his heart is broken because his family left him for the US. He's a very sad clown, and can really be over the top.  [VOCAL RANGE Bass/Bari]

 

ANTONIA / LEONA - (she/her/hers, 50s, Latine) Speaks some Spanish. ANTONIA: Lively, outspoken, adventurous, loves to be the center of attention, but is there when you need her. LEONA: A Catholic nun from Guadalajara who dreams of being a rock star and she’s 100% got the goods, but she’s too afraid to show you.  [VOCAL RANGE Alto] 


MUSICIANS (4 total) - 1. Electric bass/ 2. Latin Percussion: conga, guiro, bell, clave, shakers/ 3. Guitar (acoustic & electric)/ 4.Keyboards


 

UPCOMING PROJECTS:
 

Denver for the Performing Arts 21/22 Season: (Subject to change.)

-Quixote Nuevo by Luis Alfaro

Syracuse Stage 21/22 Season: 

-The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields

-salt/city/blues (world premiere) by Kyle Bass