Update: 11/8/17

The Aurora Fox

Auditions for REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

Real Women Have Curves

By Josefina López

Directed by Melissa Lucero McCarl

The Aurora Fox is pleased to announce auditions for the fourth show in its 33rd season, “Real Women Have Curves”.

SEEKING:

5 spirited, confident women to play the workers of the García sewing factory.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles, “Real Women Have Curves” is marked by the issues of family values, gender politics and the Latina immigrant experience. The play is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest employee at the factory. Ambitious and bright, Ana yearns to go to college but doesn’t have the money. The action of the play occurs over the course of five hot summer days at the factory, as the women talk about their lives, fears and deepest desires while attempting to meet impossible production deadlines.

 

Rehearsals will take place between January 23 and February 23, 2018. Rehearsals are usually weekday evenings and weekend daytimes, though schedules may change based on actor availability.

Performances will be Thursday-Sundays February 22- March 18, 2018.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Melissa Lucero McCarl is an award-winning playwright, actor, director and choreographer whose work has been enjoyed at venues throughout the metro area including Aurora Fox Arts Center, Curious Theatre Company, Littleton Town Hall, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Athena Project and Denver Civic Theatre.

ABOUT THE AUDITION:

Auditions for all roles will be held at the Aurora Fox Mainstage:

  • Sunday, December 3 from 5pm-8pm and Monday December 4 from 6pm-9pm
  • Callbacks will be by invitation only.

Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ca5a728a3fe3-auditions5

Members of Actors Equity Association are encouraged to audition for all roles; at least 3 contracts are available.  EMC points may be awarded.  Actors of all backgrounds, physical abilities, ages and body types are encouraged to audition.  Bi-lingual Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION:

  • Please prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue, memorized, or prepare to tell a story about your family experience.
  • Bring a current headshot and resume.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Ana–  18, plump and pretty, sister of Estela, daughter of Carmen.  She is a recent high-school graduate and young feminist who wants to go to college but is stuck in the factory helping her sister.

Estela– 34, plump and plain.  Owner of the “Garcia Sewing Factory”.  A hopeless romantic at heart, but a hard worker.

Carmen– 50, mother of Ana and Estela.  Has a talent for Storytelling and Gossip

Pancha- 32  mellow, but quick with her tongue.  Very Catholic, and traditional at times.

Rosali- 29, thin, sweet and easygoing, but has a secret and is insecure about her sexual appeal.

OTHER:

Auditions and rehearsals will be at the Aurora Fox: 9900 E Colfax Ave, Aurora CO 80010.  Please check in at the box office at least 10 minutes ahead of your audition time.

Performances will be

  • At 7:30 on February 23, 24, and March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17.
  • At 2PM on February 25 and March 4, 11, and 18.

 

While a variety of body types are required for this show, body confidence is a must. A central theme of “Real Women” is becoming comfortable in one’s skin.  One moment of the show requires all actors to dress down to undergarments.

 

If you have questions or would like more information email jorf@auroragov.org or call 303-739-1969.

Location: Aurora Fox

 

Upcoming Auditions:

Passing Strange – Dates TBD