Signature Theatre Company Inc.
New York, NY
Our Lady Of 121st Street - NYC EPA
$911 weekly minimum
Artistic Director: Paige Evans
Associate Artistic Director: Beth Whitaker
Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: Phylicia Rashad
General Manager: Gilbert Medina
Casting Director: Caparelliotis Casting
Expected to attend EPA: Caparelliotis Casting;
Rob Marcato, Artistic Line Producer
First Rehearsal: April 3, 2018
Announced Run: May 1, 2018 through June
10, 2018 (possible three-week extension).
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination.
Equity is committed to diversity and
encourages all its employers to engage in a
policy of equal employment opportunity
designed to promote a positive model of
inclusion. As such, Equity encourages
performers of all ethnicities, gender identities,
and ages, as well as performers with
disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to
Equity actors for roles in OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET (see breakdown).
OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET: After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former
students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the Funeral Home, there's a
problem—her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, Our Lady
of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and
how old habits die hard.
White male, early 50s, Italian-American. Distraught at the passing of Sister Rose, outraged at the
state of the world, wearing no pants.
Latino male, mid 30s. Former student of Sister Rose. Police detective whose young son was
murdered. Carries a weight and weariness about him, takes nips from a half-pint bottle regularly.
African-American male, mid 40s. Former student of Sister Rose, now a successful morning radio DJ
in LA. Inez’s ex-husband, cheated on her with Norca and many others. Hugely charismatic, restless,
generally follows his appetites with abandon. Terrified to see Inez and face his demons.
White male, mid 70s. Priest at the church. Uses a wheelchair, lost his legs in the Korean War.
Weary, but tough, with little patience for Rooftop’s antics.
African-American male, 37. Former student of Sister Rose, who has moved to Wisconsin, become a
lawyer and come out as gay—but the people he grew up with don’t know it, and he’s desperate to
keep it that way. Is infuriated by Gail and adores him.
White male, 37. Flip’s partner, has accompanied him from Wisconsin, where he is an amateur actor.
A total queen who finds Flip’s return to his hetero high school persona horrifying.
African-American female, late 30s. Former student of Sister Rose. Rooftop’s ex-wife of 15 years,
harbors massive spite for him and Norca. Has since remarried and grown up, but still has the sass
and bite of the neighborhood in her.
Latina female, late 30s. Former student of Sister Rose. “Nasty Norca.” Fiery, foul-mouthed and
volatile, with a wicked wit.
Latino male, late 30s. Former student of Sister Rose. Pinky’s brother and caretaker, bears an
enormous sense of responsibility for him. Loves his brother dearly, but feels trapped and exasperated
by this life.
Latino male, late 30s. Edwin’s brother. Suffered a head injury as a kid and was left somewhat
simple. Like a grown child, an innocent. Needs regular hugs.
White female, mid 30s. Sister Rose’s niece. High-strung, and a bit unhinged, swinging wildly from
kindness to ranting indignation.
White female, early 30s. Marcia’s friend, has accompanied her here from Connecticut. A bit odd and
not from this world. A fish out of water.
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm
Sides will be provided. Actors may perform a side or a brief contemporary monologue. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.