Work With Nu Sass

ACTORS

Nu Sass is holding auditions for our upcoming production of “The Veils” by Hope Villanueva.

Auditions 10/14
Rehearsals will begin 11/1
Tech will be 2/10 – 2/14
The show will run 2/15 – 3/4
Performances will be at Anacostia Arts Center – 1231 Good Hope Rd SE

$200 stipends will be paid. If profit is made, it will be split with all artists in the project.
Non-union only
This will be a Helen Hayes Eligible project

The Play
Mel is happily engaged. She’s also an active Marine Corp translator. While on deployment, Mel’s father passes away, with her mother and sister left to pick up the pieces. When Mel finally returns home, she is haunted by nightmares, terrified not only by what she has seen and lost but by the prospect of going back to her family—particularly as her sister has commandeered wedding planning duties, with her first task being to find Mel’s gown. Veils explores the experiences of a soldier coming to terms with being a part of two very different worlds and a woman who isn’t sure who she is or what she wants.

Casting
Mel – Former Marine, back from the Middle East, planning her wedding
Wendy – Mel’s mother, wants to help but just barely holding it together
Harmony – Mel’s sister, cool, collected and action-oriented
Vargas – A fellow soldier in Mel’s unit
Stitch – A fellow soldier in Mel’s unit
Prisoner – A Iraqi soldier taken hostage. Same actor as Vargas.
Commanding Officer – Voice Over only. A CO in charge of Mel’s base.
John – Voice Over only. Deceased, Mel and Harmony’s Father, Wendy’s husband

A NOTE ABOUT CASTING: Nu Sass uses gender blind casting to offer women and members of the transgender community the opportunity at roles that may not normally be available to them. If you see a character you like and it is not obviously your gender, please still ask to read for it.

Auditions
Auditions will take place Saturday, October 14th, 6p-10p

Auditions will be held at 1776 Massachusetts Ave NW in Dupont Circle

Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, and be prepared to read from sides. This is a drama.

Please email casting@nusass.com with headshot and resume.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND LIVE AUDITIONS: Please contact us and we will email you sides for a video submission.

Nu Sass Productions has been producing theatre supporting women in the arts in DC for 8 years. We employ gender blind casting, and require 60:40 female:male participation for all of our projects. You can find us at https://www.facebook.com/nusass, www.nusass.com, and twitter.com/Nu_Sass

 

DIRECTORS

If there is a dream project you think Nu Sass can help you develop, please let us know! You may send concepts and scripts to nusass @ nusass . com
Only serious submissions will be considered.

PLAYWRIGHTS

You may send scripts to nusass @ nusass . com
Please keep in mind Nu Sass employs gender blind casting. If you are not comfortable with your characters having their genders flipped, or having a woman play a man (or vice versa), please do not submit the script.

DESIGNERS

Nu Sass is currently looking for Set Designers, Set Constructors, Light Designers, and Sound Designers for upcoming projects.
If you do not feel you are qualified, but would like to act as an assistant to gain practical knowledge and skills with a trained designer, we will pair you up and develop a plan to develop  your skills!

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

We are also looking for people who would like to be part of our street team. You will help us raise awareness for Nu Sass shows, and in return receive special deals from Nu Sass – like admission to our opening night performance and party, and discounts to this and future shows.

Please email production @ nusass . com if interested in helping.

 

A DC Based, Female Driven Theatre Company