AUDITION NOTICE

Production Description

Casting for a Site-specific off-off Broadway Production of “Hit the Wall” by Ike Holter.
Synopsis: Hit the Wall; an ensemble play with music, is an evocation of the sparks that ignited the Stonewall Riots. On a hot and humid night in June 1969 a diverse group of individuals are brought together by their need for a safe space in the biggest underground gay club in Manhattan the Stonewall Inn… The rest is history. With music, theatricality and beautifully honest and expressive dialogue this play is a homage to the hundreds of individuals who came together to fight back against the oppression of the NYPD on the queer community. This site-specific retelling will utilize “The Stonewall Inn” the very bar that was raided by police on June 28th 1969 as our “stage”. The story of how Pride began. In the space where Pride began. 
 
Members of the LGBTQ+ community are highly encouraged to audition.

 

Auditions are September 4th and 5th by appointment only.

 

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations:

 

Pre-tech rehearsals will be September 30th- October 30th. 3-4 days a week:  Sundays 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, Mondays 6-10:00 PM, Tuesdays 6:00-10:00 PM, additional rehearsal day will depend on cast availability.

Tech Rehearsals: 3-4 days, October 30- November 5th.

Performs November 5th- 27th on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Stonewall Inn, on the second floor.

Performance Breakdown: November 5th 7:00 PM, November 6th 7:00 PM, November 8th 7:00 PM, November 12th 7:00 and 9:30 PM, November 13th 9:30 PM, November 15th 7:00 PM, November 19th 7:00 and 9:30 PM, November 20th 7:00 PM, November 26th 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, and November 27th 7:00 PM.

 

CHARACTERS

 

A- GAY

Caucasian. Late 20’s, early 30’s.

Attractive, smooth talking Harvard Grad who can pass for straight. A clipped, uncaring vampire with a great closing argument.

NEWBIE

Caucasian. Early 20’s.

Fresh off the boat early twenties queer. Not only knows where the party is; he leads it.

CARSON

Black. 20’s or 30’s.

Strong and silent type with a hidden cache of bitchisims that could clear a room. Sticks to his morals till they’re pried from his fingers.

PEG

Any Ethnicity. Mid- late Twenties.

“Stone Butch”, could possibly pass for a man. Spits out words like hand grenades; nearly at the breaking point.

CLIFF

Mid- late Twenties, Any ethnicity,

Drifter type, drunk on hope with a half pound of amazing weed in his backpack. Would probably be considered bi-sexual.

ROBERTA

Black. Twenties. Strong black woman with the tirades to prove it.

The most well dressed and educated Freedom Fighting Hustler you can think of.

TANO

Puerto Rican. Late teens or early twenties.  

Half of the “Snap Queen Team”, Puerto Rican, fiercely territorial, able to cut a bitch in half with a single wit.

MIKA

Black, Late teens or early twenties.

Other half of the “Snap Queen Team”.

Not as fast as Tano, but probably smarter. Black, tells it like it is, calls it like he sees it; sees the glitz and glamour through tinted shades.

COP

Late 20’s, early 30’s. Caucasian.

Good Ol’Boy just trying to do right by the law. Has never questioned the “Right” or “Wrong” behind what he’s ordered to do. Amazing at the intimidation factor of his job.

MADELINE

Any Ethnicity. Late 20’s.

PEG’S sister. Has no business being at the riot. Must host a brunch in the morning and has no time for civil rights or emotional outbursts. Secret smoker, terrible driver, has-had-enough.

 

 

To submit yourself for a role please email your headshot and resume with the character you would like to be considered for in the subject line to: tribecoauditions@gmail.com

***In your cover letter please feel free to indicate if you have some connection to the play or why contributing to this story would be fulfilling for you.***

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