Goodman Theatre Casting (Chicago, IL) is working with the Actors Theatre of Louisville to cast TRIBES, a play written by Nina Raine, as part of ATL’s 14-15 season.
We are currently casting the role of BILLY, a man in his early/mid-twenties. Billy is the lone deaf member of a hearing family, was taught to lip read by his mother at a very young age, and is only now learning sign. We are searching for a deaf or hard of hearing actor who is ASL fluent and voices to play this role.
Written by Nina Raine
Directed by Evan Cabnet
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Artistic Director: Les Waters
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Associate Director: Zan Sawyer-Dailey
Casting Director: Adam Belcuore, Goodman Theatre Casting
Billy is the youngest of three adult siblings in a boisterous family. He was born deaf to a hearing family and was raised to lip read, but has never really been heard. When he meets Sylvia, who is losing her hearing and grew up using sign language, he is introduced to new perspectives that tug at the bonds that have defined his life until now. Tribes is an emotionally charged drama about the struggle to find a voice when no one’s truly listening, and the power of language to lock us out—or let us in.
BILLY: Open ethnicity, mid-late 20s. Billy, deaf from birth, has been raised in a hearing family who did not want him to learn to sign, nor participate in the Deaf community and culture. Billy meets a young hearing woman who is now losing her hearing. She is fluent in ASL, having been raised by deaf parents and within the Deaf community. When their lives intersect, Billy discovers his own ability to communicate and desire to learn ASL. He's charming and quick witted; his family sees him as reserved and a little shy, but only because they aren't paying enough to attention to recognize the funny, outspoken, and complicated young man underneath. Seeking a deaf or hard of hearing actor who is ASL fluent and voices.
LORT D ($650/week is top for this venue), presented at Bingham Theatre, 315 seat arena stage
Actors Theatre of Louisville Commitment Dates:
THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
First Rehearsal Oct. 15, 2014
First Tech Nov. 7-13, 2014
First Preview Nov. 11, 12, 2014
Open Nov. 13, 2014
Close Dec. 7, 2014 (No possible extension)
Interested in submitting for the project? Submit to Goodman Theatre Casting:
Please email Casting@goodmantheatre.org with a picture (headshot and resume preferred, if available) and a short note of why you are interested in auditioning.
· Please list “TRIBES SUBMISSION” in the subject line.
· Please note, submitting does not guarantee an audition
We will be accepting submissions through August 18, 2014