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Yellow Face

Yellow Face Auditions

To audition:

  • Please sign up for an appointment slot via this Sign-Up Genius page.  Walk-ins will be seen only if time permits.

  • Please bring a completed audition form with you.  The form can be found at this link. If possible, please also bring a theatrical resume and headshot.

  • Please prepare a modern monologue, either comedic or dramatic, running no longer than 90 seconds.   If you cannot prepare a monologue, some options will be made available at auditions. You may also be asked to do cold readings from the script.  

Questions? Feel free to email the production team at [email protected]

Silver Spring Stage is committed to diversity in casting and is open to actors of all ethnicities, ages, and genders.  Silver Spring Stage is an all-volunteer community theatre; all roles are open and unpaid.


SYNOPSIS

The lines between fact and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in David Henry Hwang’s unreliable memoir.  Asian-American playwright DHH, fresh off his Tony Award win, leads a protest against “yellowface” casting in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon.  At the same time, DHH mistakenly casts a Caucasian actor, Marcus G. Dahlman, in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound play Face Magic.  Meanwhile, DHH’s father, HYH, finds himself ensnared in a political scandal rooted in anti-Chinese paranoia.  As these stories intertwine, DHH is forced to confront the complex and changing role that “face” plays in American life today.

CASTING AND CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Yellow Face is a fast-paced script in which a small cast of diverse actors portrays dozens of characters.  We are looking for actors to fill the following tracks, some of which require performers of a specified race/ethnicity due to the subject matter of the play:

DHH: Asian/Asian-American

THE ANNOUNCER and NAME WITHHELD ON ADVICE OF COUNSEL: Caucasian

MARCUS G. DAHLMAN (AKA MARCUS GEE):  “Ambiguous”

LEAH ANNE CHO and others:  Asian/Asian-American

HYH and others:  Asian/Asian-American

STUART OSTROW, ROCCO PALMIERI, and others: Open

JANE KRAKOWSKI, MILES NEWMAN and others: Open

A note on gender in casting:  We recognize that the characters in Yellow Face are written on the gender binary using she/her and he/him pronouns.  However, we highly encourage all transgender, non-binary, and gender variant artists to audition for any role with which they feel they most identify. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email the production team at [email protected]

For Full Information: http://www.ssstage.org/get-involved/audition-information/ 

Location: Silver Spring Stage
10145 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901

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10/06/2019 (Sun.) 6:00pm - 6:30pm  

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