Auditions for Chinglish

By David Henry Hwang

The Aurora Fox is seeking Mandarin speaking actors for a production of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, which will play at the Aurora Fox Arts Center in Aurora, Colo. in March and April 2017.

Please submit a headshot and resume or letter of interest to Jen Orf, Production Manager, at jorf@auroragov.org.

Chinglish is a hilarious comedy about the challenges of doing business in a country where the language and underlying cultural assumptions can be worlds apart from those of the West. The play tells of the adventures of Daniel, a businessman from the Midwest, who arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contract for his family’s sign-making company. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language, customs and manners – and calls into question even the most basic assumptions of human conduct. Through comic exchanges, he learns what is lost and found in translation.

Actors must be able to memorize dialogue in both English and Mandarin and attend rehearsals and performances.

Actors of all physical abilities are welcome to audition for all roles.

Members of Actors Equity Association are welcome to audition for all roles. Three contracts are available.

Auditions and rehearsals will be at the Aurora Fox: 9900 E Colfax Ave, Aurora CO 80010.

  • First rehearsal 2/27/17 or 3/6/17 – rehearsals will run Tuesday through Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Show opens 3/24/17 and closes 4/9/17

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • Peter Timms — (male, age 35-65) British man living in China; a self-styled “expert” on Chinese culture and business
  • Xi Yan — (Chinese female, age 30-45) A Chinese vice-minister
  • Cai Gouliang —  (Chinese )male, age 40-50) Chinese minister of culture

The Aurora Fox is a small professional theatre in the heart of the Aurora Cultural Arts District. The Aurora Fox offers the residents of the Denver metro area professional, Broadway-quality performances in a smaller, intimate accessible performing space. Our goals are to bring new and distinct plays to the metro region for both our main stage and black box Studio Theatre.

If you have questions or would like more information email Jen or call 303-739-1969.