Auditions are closed for this play.

Native Gardens

Sep 10th-Oct 3rd 2021
A Contemporary Comedy
by: Karen Zacarias

Directed by: Annette Alliano
Produced by:Mickey Zeichick

Audition Notes:
Date: Monday July 19,2021 & Tuesday July 20, 2021
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm (arrive early for paperwork)

Where: PowPAC Theater
13250 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92069

• Callbacks will be by invitation on Wednesday July 21 if required
• First read thru will be on Thursday July 22 at 7:00 pm
• Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script
• No accents required
• Please bring a resume of theater experience and a head shot
• Appointments not necessary

For additional information or questions contact the Director at (subject: Native Gardens) or call 858-748-2124

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Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
• Rehearsals will be scheduled Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:30
• Rehearsals may be added if necessary
• Performance date are September 10, 2021-October 3, 2021
• Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sundays and the last two Saturdays are at 2:00 pm
Cast Requirements:
Tania Del Valle “new neighbor”
Age: early to mid-thirties
Role Size: lead
Line Load: heavy
Stage Time: 57 of 69 pages
Characteristics: Pablo’s wife, Hispanic heritage, very pregnant; smart, likeable, passionate, highly energized PhD candidate and gardener

Pablo Del Valle “new neighbor”
Age: early to mid-thirties
Role Size: major support
Line Load: medium to heavy
Stage Time: 42 of 69 pages
Characteristics: Tania’s husband, born in Santiago, Chile, educated in US, smart, likeable, ambitious, savvy young attorney

Virginia Butley “old neighbor”
Age: sixty to seventy
Role Size: major support
Line Load: medium-heavy
Stage Time: 39 of 69 pages
Characteristics: Frank’s wife, smart, likeable, assertive, direct, no-nonsense engineer

Frank Butley “old neighbor”
Age: sixty to seventy
Role Size: lead
Line Load: medium to heavy
Stage Time: 45 of 69 pages
Characteristics: Virginia’s husband, smart, likeable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented federal employee and gardener

3 Walk on Extras
Age: twenty to forty
Role Size: walk on
Line Load: no lines
Stage Time: several small character walk ons
Character Descriptions: Surveyor, Landscapers, Building Examiner

Plot Synopsis:
Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.

About the Director
Annette Alliano has been involved with PowPAC since almost the beginning. She has done everything from cleaning to Producing. She has won many awards, including Aubrey’s over the years. Her real love is directing and has directed many plays for PowPAC, the most recent ones are Over the Tavern and A Christmas Carol which was nominated for an Aubrey. Annette is really looking forward to working with the cast and crew to bring Native Gardens to PowPAC’s stage. This edgy, comedic play was beautifully written by the Latinx playwright, Karen Zacarias and is so pertinent to today’s atmosphere.

About the Producer
Mickey is proud to be producing this show Native Gardens and working with Director Annette Alliano. While Mickey is fairly new to PowPAC she has decades of experience in the theatres of San Diego County for acting, directing, stage managing, and writing. Mickey is also a graduate of Finest City Improv and can be seen here and there performing her improv and standup routines.

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