WATER BY THE SPOONFUL AUDITIONS
by Quiara Allegria Hudes
Directed by PeggyAnne Siegmund
Show runs June 30 - July 23, 2017
Auditions - Saturday, April 8 at 1pm
& Sunday, April 9 at 5pm
Unless otherwise defined, the characters are Puerto Rican, living in Philadelphia. The time is 2009. All except Yazmin and the Ghost et al have abused street or prescription drugs and are in Haikumom’s chat room. Here are the playwright’s character descriptions:
ODESSA ORTIZ – aka Haikumom, age 39, founder of www.recovertogether.com, works odd janitorial jobs, lives one notch above squalor.
ELLIOT ORTIZ – an Iraq vet with a slight limp from a war injury, age 24, works at Subway Hoagies, scores an occasional job as a model or actor, Yazmin’s cousin, Odessa’s birth son.
YAZMIN ORTIZ – adjunct professor of music at Swarthmore College, age 31, Odessa’s niece and Elliot’s cousin.
FOUNTAINHEAD – aka John, a computer programmer and entrepreneur, age 38, white, lives on Philadelphia’s Main Line.
CHUTES&LADDERS – lives in San Diego, has worked a low-level job at the IRS since the Reagan years, age 56, African-American, his real name is Clayton “Buddy” Wilkie.
ORANGUTAN – a recent community college graduate, age 31, Japanese by birth, her real name is Madeleine Mays and before that Yoshiko Sakai.
A GHOST – also plays PROFESSOR AMAN, an Arabic professor at Swarthmore; also plays A POLICEMAN in Japan.