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HOW TO BREAK (World Premiere)
Village Theatre (Issaquah, WA)

 

AEA–Principal Contract
Lead Principal Rate: $1,000*per week
Roles of Ana and Joel will receive our Lead Principal Rate

PrincipalRate: $900*per week
Roles of Dr.Aden, Mr. Ramos, Nurse Bowen, and Maddy will receive our Principal Rate

*This rate is for a 7-show week. Actor will receive a 1/7 bump per 8th show in a performance week.


Village Theatre operates under a policy of equitability and transparency and for that reason we do notnegotiate, and all rates are equitable and consistent throughout the season. Rates are based on the size and scope of the role.

 

Artistic team:

Director: Logan Vaughn
Choreographer: Kevin Boseman
Music Director: Jacinth Greywoode
Book and Lyrics: Aaron Jafferis
Music: Jacinth Greywoode, Rebecca Hart, and Yako 440
Conceived by the Mixing Texts Collective

NYC Casting: Bass/Valle Casting
Casting Directors: Gama Valle & Harriet Bass
Casting Assistant: Dena Igusti

 

Audition dates:
AUD: self-tape (by invitation only)
CB: December 7th - 10th, 2022 (in person)

Production dates:*
First Rehearsal: February 21st, 2023
First Preview: March 29th, 2023
Issaquah Opening: March 31st, 2023
Everett Tech: May 4th, 2023
Everett Opening: May 5th, 2023
Everett Closing: May 28th, 2023

*Village Theatre is locatedinIssaquah, Washington about 25 minutes outside of Seattle. All rehearsals take place in Issaquah at Village Theatre in the Rehearsal Hall.There’s an initial runinIssaquahat the Francis J Gaudette Theatre,our mainstage space,after which the show is transferred to the Everett Performing Arts Center for the final leg of the run.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: (preferred)

Bass/Valle Casting

bassvallecasting@gmail.com

 

Please submit a digital copy of your headshot and resume by 11/22/2022 for an opportunity to send in a video audition. The Bass/Valle Casting team will be reviewing all digital submissions.

 

PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS:

Not accepted for the time being. 

 

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, with a first booster (if eligible) by first rehearsal as a condition of employment. Vaccination requirements are subject to change according to CDC guidance.

SYNOPSIS:
An electrifyingly innovative world premiere production of a new work featuring adynamic kaleidoscope of music, poetry, breakdancing, and beatboxing, HOW TO BREAKis an inspiring story that follows two hospitalized teenagehip-hop dancers, their nurses,and doctors as they navigate their adolescence in the confines of a hospital room,finding ways to love and learn amidst IV bags and chemotherapy. Part commentary on the American healthcare system, part moving autobiography,and part profound journey through the joy and pain of growing up, HOW TO BREAK reveals just how resilient the human spirit is in the face of change and transformation.

SEEKING:
Ana: she/her, 18+ to play late teens, Latina, especially Afro-Latina, excellent dancer Mezzo, comfortable rapping. Popping skills a must. Competitive, perfectionist, quick-witted, deep. NOTE: Spanish-speaking a plus.

Joel: he/him, 18+ to play 17-year-old, Black, Latino, South Asian, Middle Eastern, multiracial or any other race or ethnicity likely to have sickle cell anemia, excellent dancer. B-boy (breaking) skills a must, including powermoves. Comfortable rapping, singing a plus. Open-hearted,optimistic, goofball, flirt, wise beyond his years.

Dr. Aden: any gender, 30’s-50’s, BIPOC, comfortable rapping, singing a plus, strong mover. Grew up as a child of the hip-hop generation. Positive-thinking, verbose, insecure with feeling, but fiery beneath. Pediatric hematologist.

Maddy: Womxn of color, late 20’s to mid 40’s, Mezzo, skilled guitarist (including fingerstyle), strong mover. Folksy, soulful, yoga teacher, grounded, with unexpected bite. NOTE: Music-direction skills a plus. Knowledge of yoga a plus.

Nurse Bowen: any gender, 30’s-50’s, BIPOC, strong mover. Speaks exclusively through beatbox; creates the pulse of the show and the sonic world of the hospital. Skilled human beatboxer (including looping). Empathetic hip-hop head,equal parts humor and wisdom. The connector between Ana, Joel, and the hospital.

Mr. Ramos: he/him, 40’s-50’s, Latino, especially Afro-Latino, fluent Spanish speaker, 

baritone to low tenor, strong mover. Sensitive, maybe a bit of a crybaby. Loves his family deeply. Exhausted, but with deep reserves of power. Born and raised inPuerto Rico. Ana’s father.

 

THE HOT WING KING 

Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA)

 

LORT B Contract ($1008/week)

Coca Cola Stage

 

Playwright & Director: Katori Hall
Alliance Theatre Casting: Jody Feldman
NYC Casting: Bass/Valle Casting
Casting Directors: Harriet Bass & Gama Valle
Casting Assistant: Dena Igusti

Audition Dates:
AUD: self-tape (by invitation only)
CB: Tuesday, November 29th – Wednesday, November 30th (in person) 

Production Dates:
FIRST REHEARSAL: January 10, 2023
OPENING: February 18, 2023
CLOSING: March 5th, 2023

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: (preferred)

Bass/Valle Casting
bassvallecasting@gmail.com

 

Please, submit an electronic photo/resume by 11/18/22, for the opportunity to be invited to submit a self-tape. The Bass/Valle Casting team will review all self-submissions. 

 

PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS:

Not accepted at the time. 

 

NOTES:


All performers must be comfortable with Same Sex Intimacy. Whether it is being part of it, or being around it. The theater will provide an intimacy coordinator. 

 

All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, with a first booster (if eligible) by first rehearsal as a condition of employment. Vaccination requirements are subject to change according to CDC guidance.
 

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

SYNOPSIS:

It’s time for the annual Hot Wang Festival down in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield is determined to take this year’s hot chicken crown. Supported by his beau Dwayne, and their culinary clique the New Wing Order which includes friends Isom and Big Charles, Cordell is marinating, and firing up the frying pan in a bid to claim the hot wing king crown. But when a family incident forces Dwayne to take in his nephew Everett, the weekend gets side-tracked, as the newly legitimized couple comes to terms with a new definition of family.

SEEKING:

CORDELL - he/him, 40s to early 50s, Black. In charge and drill sergeant-y. The head chef of the clique. Recently emerged from the closet to cohabitate with Dwayne. In a not so former life, had a wife and two kids. NOTE: Performer must be comfortable with Same Sex Intimacy.

DWAYNE - he/him, 40s to early 50’s, Black. Comes across as slick and debonair. Statuesque. Straight-passing for those who aren’t part of the Community. Might not be the head chef, but is the head of the household. Holds Cordell and everyone down. Has been a mentor to his struggling nephew for years. Holds resentment towards Cordell for taking so long to legitimize their relationship. NOTE: Performer must be comfortable with Same Sex Intimacy.

ISOM - he/him, 30s, Black. Vibrant. Great sense of humor. Transmits feminine energy. Messy Mya-esque. Playlists include gospel and trap and that’s exactly how he talks. New friend. Met Cordell and Dwayne at church. NOTE: If the actor can play the piano, that’s a plus.

EVERETT "EJ" - he/him, 18+ to play 16, Black. Witty. High energy. Good sense of humor. In need of guidance and a new home. Dwayne’s nephew. 

TJ - he/him, mid 30’s to early 40’s, Black. A long-time dealer who is “about that life”. Everett’s father. Struggles with teaching his son how to be a man, but unsure if Cordell and Dwayne can be good father figures to his son.

 

 

IN EVERY GENERATION (West Coast Premiere)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, CA)

 

LORT B ($1,008w) 

*Non-Union contracts available. 


Artistic Director: Tim Bond

Playwright: Ali Viterbi

Director: Michael Barakiva

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Casting Director: Jeffrey Lo

NYC Casting: Bass/Valle Casting

Casting Directors: Gama Valle and Harriet Bass 

Casting Assistant: Dena Igusti
 

AUD: by self-tape only 

CB: 11/17/22

Production dates:

First Rehearsal: 12/22/22

First Preview: 01/17/23

Opening: 01/21/23

Closing: 02/12/23


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: (preferred)

Bass/Valle Casting

bassvallecasting@gmail.com

 

Please submit a digital copy of your headshot and resume by 11/15/2022 for an opportunity to send in a video audition. The Bass/Valle Casting team will be reviewing all digital submissions.

 

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, with a first booster (if eligible) by first rehearsal as a condition of employment. Vaccination requirements are subject to change according to CDC guidance.

SYNOPSIS:
“Why is this night different from all other nights?” It’s Passover, and the multi-generational, multi-cultural Levi-Katz family finds they all have different answers as they struggle with questions of race and religion that have yet to be resolved. Is trauma generational, or genetic? What does it mean to be free? Is vegan brisket even kosher? A celebration of Jewish tradition, this exciting new play follows one family through four millennia of Passover dinners, going from the personal to the eternal, musing on how and if humanity will ever evolve.

 

SEEKING:


Yael Levi-Katz – (She/Her) Jewish, white, early 20s to play 19 and then early 50s, speaks some Hebrew. In her younger age: Liberal, Ivy League student conscious of, but still victim to her privilege. In her older age: a doctor and mother who chooses protecting her children over her faith.
 

UPCOMING PROJECTS:
-Tender Rain (Syracuse Stage)
-Our Town (Syracuse Stage)