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February 25, 2020

The Red Devil Battery Sign - NYC EPA
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Seeking:Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown. SM availability TBD BREAKDOWN La Femme is thrilled to present the American premiere of the 1979 revision of Tennessee Williams's "The Red Devil Battery Sign," an uncannily prescient expose of American political corruption. Set against the backdrop of the Mexican American culture and its rich mariachi tradition, love takes root amid social, political, and spiritual upheaval. PLEASE NOTE: The characters KING DEL REY, PERLA, and LA NINA are Mexican American; actors of all Latin descent are encouraged to audition. SEEKING: KING DEL REY (Male, late 40s to 60s, Mexican American) A passionate, loving man with violent tendencies. Once a famous mariachi musician, he is now in rapid decline suffering from a brain tumor. He falls into a tumultuous affair with the Woman Downtown. A fallen hero of sorts. Sings three songs. *Please note – the character is Mexican America; actors of all Latin descent are encouraged to audition. * PERLA - (Female, late 40s to 60s, Mexican America) King’s wife and a hotel maid whose fierce pragmatism and love both sustain and crush King. She loves both King and Nina but is ambivalent about her daughter’s independence. *Please note – the character is Mexican America; actors of all Latin descent are encouraged to audition. * LA NINA - (Female, 20s, Mexican American) King and Perla’s daughter. She is a highly talented singer and the former star attraction of King’s band but left to start a solo career in Chicago. Sings onesong. *Please note – the character is Mexican America; actors of all Latin descent are encouraged to audition. * TERRENCE MCCABE - (Male, 20s to 30s, Caucasian) An Irish American marketing statistician in love with Nina, and desperate for King’s approval. He is married to another woman. GRIFFIN - (Male, 40s to 50s, Caucasian) – The manager of The Yellow Rose Hotel, in cahoots with the Red Devil Battery Corporation. He is determined to keep the Woman Downtown in the hotel while she is recovering from electroshock therapy. CHARLIE - (Male, 30s to 40s, Caucasian) The Yellow Rose Hotel bartender, loyal to Griffin. He is determined to help Griffin keep the Woman Downtown in the hotel. DRUNK - (Male, 40s to 50s, Caucasian) A local Dallas drunk on the move. He makes advances toward the Woman Downtown in the hotel bar. CREWCUT - (Male, 20s to 30s, Caucasian) A hotel employee who doubles as a spy for The Red Devil Battery Corporation. FIRST CONVENTIONEER - (Male, 40s to 50s, Caucasian) Red Devil Battery functionary. The WomanTHE RED DEVIL BATTERY SIGN - NYC EPA Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. Downtown believes them to be henchman sent by her husband to keep her in check. SECOND CONVENTIONEER - (Male, 40s to 50s, Caucasian) Red Devil Battery functionary. The Woman Downtown believes them to be henchman sent by her husband to keep her in check. DRUMMER - (Male, 20s to 30s, Caucasian) A henchman for The Red Devil Battery Corporation. He is feline and agile. Must be able to play the drums. OLD MAN/PHARMACIST - (Male, 70s, Caucasian) A sensitive, responsible professional. WOLF - (Male, mid 20s, any ethnicity) The gang leader of the Wasteland Boys. He comforts the Woman Downtown after King’s death. Must move well. BOY - (Male, 18+ to play mid-teens, any ethnicity) A young gang member of the Wasteland Boys. Must move well. HOOKER - (Female, early-mid 20s, Caucasian) A local Dallas prostitute with a mind of her own. Will double as a Wasteland Boy. Must move well. WASTELAND BOYS - (Early 20s, any ethnicity) Two gang members. Must move well. UNION EPA


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