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Auditions: The Orange Ave Project


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Written by Haley Sullivan & Colin Asercion
Conceived by Connor Norton
Directed by Ricardo Melendez

The following are the true accounts of those affected by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that occurred on June 12th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Some names are subject to be changed to protect identities. When tragedy affects the Orlando community, how do we respond? how do we treat ourselves and others? and how do those actions affect the world beyond a tragedy that's already shaken a generation of this nation's people to it's core? These are just some of the loaded questions 80 people, over 350 hours of recorded stories and news articles, and more than a year of work hope to bring to a stage in front of you and lead us to the challenging conversations America needs to have.

Auditions will be held at Zeiders American Dream Theater (4573 Bank Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462) April 20 at 6:30pm and April 21 at 2pm.

Performances will be May 25-May 27, 2018. Friday and Saturday at 8PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2PM

Come with one news clipping or quote from Pulse that you would like to read/share
Sides will be provided

Reader 1: A fierce latina lesbian, unafraid to speak her mind and let her feelings fill a room.

Reader 2: A trans man, Puerto Rico and proud. A gay Puerto Rican man, angry and apathetic from years of frustration.

Reader 3: An African American woman and club promoter for Pulse. Passionate, Unapologetic, and not afraid to get arrested for what she believes in.

Reader 4: A proud lesbian latina woman. Survived 9/11 and ran a police mental health program. Is patient, calm, but fiery when the time calls for it.

Reader 5: A white woman. Straight and Cis. Privileged authoritarian.

Character 6: Muslim activist, politically involved and feminist.

Questions? Email connor@orangeaveproject.org