‘American Hunger’

Expires: 2024/04/30
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Description

Casting for a public staged reading of the play “American Hunger,” one of the three finalists from the South Asian Artistic Initiative Playwrighting Festival conducted by the historic Bucks County Playhouse.

Logline: Two Asian restaurants vie for culinary dominance in their rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Crown Heights, while their children begin to question the choices that will make – or break – their prospects as scions of Asian- American ambition.

7 Project roles
Haresh
Male
40
-
50
y.o.
South Asian / Indian
South Asian, 40s, gruff but likable, he's fun-loving but also exhausted. A perfectionist. Has his son’s best interest at heart, but somehow can’t seem to express it in the right way.
Application deadline closed.
Akash
Male
18
-
22
y.o.
South Asian / Indian
South Asian, late teens, Haresh’s son, is intelligent, empathetic, inquisitive, open-minded, and trying to figure out what to do with his life. Also at times, unsure of himself.
Application deadline closed.
Han
Male
18
-
22
y.o.
Asian
Chinese American/East Asian, late teens, cocky, a clown, with a little secret, can be brash, but also loveable. Tries to be the cool kid on the block. Akash's best friend.
Application deadline closed.
Anne
Female
40
-
50
y.o.
Asian
Chinese American/East Asian, 40s, Han’s mother, a no-nonsense businesswoman, sharp of tongue and mind, and can crack a quick joke too. Under it all is a stern, maternal love, that she is wont to admit.
Application deadline closed.
Marco
Male
55
-
75
y.o.
Black / African Descent
African American, 55+, a fixture of the neighborhood, a bit of a rascal, always has a story in his mind and lips, melodramatic maybe.
Application deadline closed.
Sonia
Female
18
-
22
y.o.
Latino / Hispanic
Hispanic, late teens, confident, disruptive, sharp, and comes out with some great one-liners, can be quite critical and maybe even sarcastic, but underneath it all is well-intentioned, has a viper-like speech.
Application deadline closed.
Samuel
Male
30
-
35
y.o.
White / European Descent
Caucasian, 30s, jovial, well-intentioned, empathetic, and annoying as well, recently moved to Crown Heights, opened a restaurant, is a part of the changing face of the neighborhood, and doesn’t view the other restaurants as competition.
Application deadline closed.