Two Mile Hollow
Producers: Artists at Play (Julia Cho, Stefanie Wong Lau, Marie-Reine Velez, Nicholas Pilapil)
Author: Leah Nanako Winkler
Director: Jeff Liu
Location: The Lounge Theatre
Contract: Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Agreement
Rehearsals: Begin through October 2018
(possible one-week extension: )
**Performance dates may be slightly adjusted**
Equity and non-Equity actors eligible to submit. To be considered for this project, email your headshot and résumé to AAP.firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject line: “TMH – [Select Character Name].” Include link to demo reel if available. Please note any firm conflicts with your submission. Deadline is .
Sides will be made available to actors who are selected to audition. Note that Artists at Play is not able to provide full scripts.
This play is a riff on the “white people by the water” genre that is pervasive in theater, where affluent white people tackle their problems and uncover family secrets in a big house by the water while drinking white wine. This means that the Donnelly’s are a Caucasian family. However, they are played by actors of color, specifically in this case, [Asian/South Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander] actors. Keep in mind that this work, in addition to being a satire, is a direct response to the highly produced and overblown (white) perspective that exists in theater. It is also a response to underrepresentation, whitewashing and other ridiculous things that tend to happen like yellowface in The Mikado (or in mainstream movies like Aloha, Ghost In the Shell, Doctor Strange, and countless others).
BLYTHE DONNELLY [Asian/South Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander], the Chekhovian matriarch and pill-popping widow to the deceased Derek Donnelly, a great and famous actor.
JOSHUA DONNELLY [Asian/South Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander], 44, a manic-depressive and Yale grad. Neurotic.
CHRISTOPHER DONNELLY [Asian/South Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander], 42, a self-involved movie star. Undeniably handsome and rugged.
CHARLOTTE [Asian/South Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander], 27, Christopher’s personal assistant and aspiring writer. Charming. Smart. Scrappy but can hide it. Amazing singing voice. (Will be asked to sing a cappella at audition.)
MARY DONNELLY [Asian/South Asian/Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander], 32, a plainly lovely odd woman with mommy issues. In love with her movie star stepbrother. (Role has been cast. Seeking only understudy.)