Auditions: August 9 & 10
By Octavio Solis, Directed by Kathy Byrne
Performance dates: Oct 15-Nov 1, 2015
Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical, and magical new play. The Flores family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented maid, into their El Paso home to care for their daughter Ceci, who was tragically disabled in a car accident on the eve of her Quinceañera, her fifteenth birthday. Lydia’s immediate and seemingly miraculous bond with the girl sets the entire family on a mysterious and shocking journey of discovery. Adult themes, language and nudity.
Auditions will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday and Monday, August 9 and 10, at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex. You don’t have to be present both nights, but it doesn’t hurt. Expect cold readings from a provided script; dress comfortably and be prepared to move. Some roles require Spanish.
Roles (ages are approximate and may be changed at the director’s discretion):
CECI – the sister, 17
MISHA – the younger brother, 16
RENE – the older brother, 19
ROSA – the mother
CLAUDIO – the father
ALVARO – the cousin, 22
LYDIA – the maid
Although auditions, by their very nature, require that performances and their suitability to any individual role be judged, we won’t judge YOU (except maybe to tell you how awesome you are). You’ll find that the people here are very warm and welcoming, and happy to read with you, whether it’s your first time on stage or your thousandth. Backstage help is needed, too– please contact us if you would like to get involved!
If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family 🙂
We look forward to seeing you at auditions for Lydia!