Auditions are closed for this play.

Transported

May 14th-May 18th 2021
Compelling Drama
by: Lisa Balderston

Directed by: Gil Savage
Produced by:Gil Savage

Audition Notes:
• This show will be rehearsed and recorded under Covid restrictions. This means everything will happen in your home. You will need internet connectivity, a dependable computer, a webcam and a microphone. You will also need a greenscreen (they are easy to make) and an environment that is not noisy and comfortable for you to work in. Most sessions will be on zoom. Our team will do their best to help you look good and do some great work! We hope to mount this show again on our stage when we can put on live plays again. But until then, we produce theatre online.

• Auditions are on Zoom and by appointment. Appointments are in 15 minute segments. Please email Gil Savage (gilsavage@yahoo.com (subject line: Transported Auditions)) with your preferred audition time between 7:00 pm and 9 pm on one of these audition dates: Friday March 26th thru Saturday, April 10th. Call backs, if needed, will be Scheduled as appropriate.

• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. If you have a short audition monologue prepared and would like to do it, we would love to see your work, but it is not required to audition.

• Rehearsals and recording sessions are online zoom sessions. We work on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

• We will do final recordings at the last four sessions. The rehearsals and recording sessions start April 6 and go for 5 weeks. If your character is not in a scene we are working on, you will not be required to attend. We will do our best to respect your time! We need to know in advance of any rehearsals you cannot attend.

• The edited show will be streamed May 14 thru May 18 at 7:30 pm, except for a 2:00 pm showing on Sunday. Actors will receive comps.

• Actors will attend a Talk Back zoom session immediately after the opening night streaming for talk with the audience. This will be at approximately 8:45 pm on May 14 and last for 30 to 45 minutes.

• For additional information and questions, please contact the Director Gil Savage. Watch for updated information on our Auditions web page at www.powpac.org
Cast Requirements:
CAST OF CHARACTERS
MARI RAMIREZ: Mother of Enrique – (Co-Lead) – Late 40s to Early 50s
A charismatic, down-to-earth college professor devoted to her career and her only child, Enrique. She supports her gay son, disregarding the family members who object to his lifestyle. A dramatic turn will cause her to leave behind her profession and pursue a new calling with a greater sense of tribute and purpose.
Ethnicity: Hispanic. Heavy Stage Time.

SARA TORRES: Mother of Javier and Gabi – (Co-Lead) – Late 40s to Early 50s
An attractive, successful business owner of several floral shops. She is fiercely devoted to her children, particularly protective of her gay son, Javier. She is socially fueled by her friendship with Mari, becoming less stoic when with her. Tragedy will test her ability to persevere after an unthinkable event.
Ethnicity: Hispanic. Heavy Stage Time.

GABI TORRES, Sara Torres’ daughter – (Supporting, Major) – 15-year-old (Act One) & 17-year-old (Act Two)
An edgy teen who constantly feels criticized by her mother, but very supported by her older brother. She strives to be heard in her family, often asserting herself through snarky, inappropriate comments. She is desperate to cope with her emotions after an unforeseen circumstance leaves her feeling lost.
Ethnicity: Hispanic. Heavy Stage Time.

JAVIER TORRES: Sara Torres’ son, engaged to Enrique (Supporting, Major) - Mid to late 20s
A good-looking, charming, young executive who is head-over-heels in love with his fiancé, Enrique. He has a strong presence in any social setting and is confident with a silly side. He has a respectful relationship with his mother, grateful for her acceptance of him as a gay man. He enjoys playful verbal sparring with his younger sister, never letting each other get away with anything.
Ethnicity: Hispanic. Heavy Stage Time Act One

ENRIQUE RAMIREZ: Mari Ramirez’s son, engaged to Javier (Supporting, Major) - Mid to late 20s
A handsome young professional who can’t wait to marry his dream-man, Javier. As an only child, there is a tight bond between him and his mother, Mari, one that involves a strong connection and mutual respect. There is also a playful side to their relationship, which makes their interaction a joy to watch.
Ethnicity: Hispanic. Heavy Stage Time Act One

JACOB: Walks into the train holding his boyfriend, Patrick’s, hand (Light Stage Time, One Scene) – 20s to 40s.
Enjoys wearing expressive attire. He is social, curious and uninhibited from asking questions of complete strangers, willing to offer information about his personal life.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

PATRICK: Walks into the train holding his boyfriend, Jacob’s, hand (Light Stage Time, One Scene) – 20s to 40s.
A casual dresser, polite, sporting prescription glasses and a backpack. He is comfortable letting boyfriend, Jacob, do the talking in social settings, but also has his own opinion.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

ROBERT: A waiter at the Mexican Restaurant (Supporting Minor) – 30’s to 50s
Robert struggles to appear pleasant to his restaurant patrons. Instead, he appears to seem uncomfortable in the presence of a gay couple displaying affection.
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Plot Synopsis:
Transported is the inspiring story of two Latino families brought together to plan and celebrate the marriage between their gay sons. A tragic killing devastates the families until they meet again some years later, by chance. The two mothers struggle to find a resolution for their pain and a path into the future. Their encounter brings them a new strength and resolve to create a meaningful way to live life anew.

PowPAC is excited to announce an online production of TRANSPORTED, by Lisa Balderston. This compelling drama will be a one hour show, done in a limited production style similar to a reading. The actors will all be off-book and expected to bring their characters fully to life. We will be working under the constraints of Covid restrictions. This means rehearsing and recording the show online, from their homes. The show will be edited and presented in a 10 day run. Actors will be able to use cuts for their resumes and websites.

THE STORY

When Mari and Sara first met, they had no idea how close they would become or how much they would challenge each other later in life. Their friendship blossoms into a deep bond during their children’s engagement. Three days before the Big Day, Mari and Sara enjoy a family gathering at a local restaurant. They listen to their engaged children enthusiastically describe the amazing wedding they have planned and the life they look forward to sharing. It would be the last night they’d enjoy together before an unthinkable event would change their lives forever.


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