CASTING

VIETGONE
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jesca Prudencio

 

Rehearse: 12/29/17
Preview: 1/25/18
Open: 1/31/18
Close: 2/18/18
 

San Diego Auditions: June 26, 2017 @ 10:00am-4:00pm (by invitation ONLY)

San Diego REP Creative Studio

1616 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 108

Chula Vista CA 91911

 

LA Auditions: June 28, 2017 @ 10:00am-6:00pm (by invitation ONLY)

Actors Equity Association (AEA)
5636 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood CA 91601


LA Callbacks: July 11, 2017

AEA


San Diego Callbacks: July 12, 2017

Location TBD

 

Submission Notes:

AEA and non-union actors are encouraged to submit. 

Housing is available for select roles. 

 

To submit for Vietgone, please email your headshot and resume to casting@sdrep.org. Pic/Res should be sent as an attachment and not embedded in the email.  Please use the subject line “Vietgone Submission” and be sure to indicate which role you are interested in being seen for.

 

All auditions are by invitation only.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Story

A fresh look at the All-American love story, Qui Nguyen’s play Vietgone pulses to a contemporary beat spanning continents and generations. It's the classic boy meets girl story - except it's the Vietnam War and his boy and girl are refugees settling in at a crappy relocation camp in Middle America. Ranging from hilarity to heart-wrenching drama, Vietgone reimagines his parents' epic meeting through action, passion, and beats.

Characters

Quang, 20s-30s Asian man - Strong, handsome, charming leading Vietnamese man--the hero of his own story--with a goofy sense of humor and the grit to fight for what he wants. He uses these traits to cover up a deep pain he feels for the loss of his family and his country. He is most honest when he raps. 

Tong, 20s-30s Asian woman - Blunt, smart, tough, beautiful, and sarcastic. An independent woman wrestling with the harsh reality of her present and the memory her painful past. She is a stranger in a strange land, looking for some company. Her honesty makes her sexy. She is most vulnerable when she raps. 

Nhan/Khue/Asian Guy/American Guy, 20s-30s – Actor must have the dexterity to create several distinct characters in voice and physicality, including Quang’s loyal best friend who isn’t afraid to tell him the truth, and Tong’s hard headed brother who stays in Vietnam for love. Must have good comedic energy.

Playwright/Bobby/Hippie Dude/Redneck Biker/Giai, mid 20s-30s – Actor must have the dexterity to create several distinct characters in voice and physicality, including a kind American soldier infatuated with Tong, and the desperate lover she leaves behind in Vietnam. Must have good comedic energy.

Huong/Flower Girl/Thu/America Girl/Translator/Flower Girl, mid 30s-50s Asian woman - Actor must have the dexterity to create several distinct characters in voice and physicality, including Tong’s outspoken and surprisingly flirtatious mom, and Quang’s devoted wife who he leaves behind in Vietnam.  Must have good comedic energy.

 

For casting info please email casting@sdrep.org.

 
 
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