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"The Cake"-Los Angeles, CA - Casting ID # 1603207
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Los Angeles, CA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-09-19
Audition Date 10-20-19 Submission deadline 10-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary, and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s fiancé is actually a fiancée, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment, and family swirl around them all. Inspired by a story still in the headlines, this emotional and deliciously funny new play by Bekah Brunstetter (This is Us, Switched at Birth), is proof that love is the key ingredient in creating common ground.
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Role # 1 Della
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

North Carolinian, born and raised. A religious and socially conservative woman. Warm, genuine, caring; she has a maternal instinct despite the fact that she has no children of her own. An old friend of Jen’s family. Married to Tim. She sees herself as open minded, but her life hasn’t brought her into contact with many people who challenge the worldview she grew up with. A prolific and enthusiastic baker, she has been chosen as a contestant for The Great American Baking Show. All Ethnicities.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Tim
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Della’s husband. A good southern boy. He’s a plumber with a great work ethic, who takes pride in providing for his household. He is comfortable in his traditional values and has never seen any need to question his beliefs. He is loving and loved, though perhaps not completely in touch with his emotions. All Ethnicities.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 47 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Jen
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Born and raised in North Carolina, she has brought her southern manners with her to Brooklyn, where she has made a home with her fiancée, Macy. An experienced event planner with a compulsive attention to detail. Considerate, kind, and enthusiastic, she wants to see the best in people, though she doesn’t always see it in herself. Her traditional upbringing is often at odds with her newfound liberal lifestyle and planning her lesbian wedding in her hometown brings that tension to a crisis point. All Ethnicities.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Macy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Born and raised in New York. Progressive, sharp, outspoken. Very confident in her belief system, and she doesn’t hesitate to challenge those who think differently. Innately curious and inquisitive. She has a deep love for Jen, although she is impatient with Jen’s willingness to make allowances for her conservative southern friends and family. She is who she is, and she won’t make compromises to coddle people’s feelings. Woman of color (Black, Hispanic).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -