We're looking for some actors for Freedom Fighter, a new historical play to be produced at the Dougherty Arts Center in August. The play is a surreal, controversial, political drama inspired by the true story of David Fagen, an African-American soldier who fought in the Philippine-American War (1898-1901), and after a deep personal crisis, defected to the enemy side to help the Filipinos against the United States.
Looking to fill the following roles:
- THE OFFICER: a big part with lots of dialogue, a character representing the forces of machismo, the military, nationalism, and racism. (male, Caucasian preferred, 30-60)
- IRINA GUERRERO: a young Filipina resistance fighter. A good-sized part and the only female role in the show. (female, Filipino or Filipino-looking, 18-35)
- WILLIAM MCKINLEY: the President of the United States. Power and presence needed. Several good monologues and scenes. (male, Caucasian, 30-60)
- APOLINARIO MABINI: a Filipino politician. The actor playing this role will also play Filipino soldiers, and have lots to do onstage. (male, Filipino or Filipino-looking, 20-60)
All actors will be paid stipends.
Rehearsals are 6pm-10pm Mondays-Tuesdays-Wednesdays from July 23rd through August 15th. Tech is August 20th-22nd. Performances are Thursdays-Fridays August 23rd through September 8th. Please send all resumes, head shots, and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org