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"Pipeline" Auditions-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1604043
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-23-19
Audition Date 10-26-19 Submission deadline 10-25-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they'll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

With profound compassion and lyricism, Morisseau pens a deeply moving story of a mother's fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is — and brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Pipeline comes to Dallas after a celebrated run at New York City's Lincoln Center and a broadcast on PBS.

Role # 1 Nya
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 34 to 39
Ethnicity: African -

Role # 2 Omari
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya's son.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 17 to 19
Ethnicity: African -

Role # 3 Jasmine
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 17 to 19
Ethnicity: Hispanic -

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

Single father – struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. A man who has come up and left his past behind. Nya's ex-husband. Omari's father.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 34 to 39
Ethnicity: African -

Role # 5 Laurie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn't bite her tongue. A don't-fuck-with-me chick. Doesn't need to "look" the type, just needs to be able to deliver.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 51 to 59
Ethnicity: Caucasian -