Auditions Announced for Nothing is the Same!

Sierra Madre Playhouse presents
Nothing is the Same
Adapted by Philip Grecian
By Y York
Directed by Tim Dang
Produced by Estelle Campbell and Christian Lebano

Sierra Madre Playhouse will produce Nothing is the Same as its yearly Theater for Young
Audiences program. SMP strives to make the experience of performing at our
theater one which is fulfilling, satisfying, and enjoyable. For this show actors will be
reimbursed $100 for the rehearsal period and $25 per performance.

Actors of ALL Pacific Islander & Asian ethnicities, are encouraged to audition.

PERFORMANCE DATES
OPENS: Friday and Saturday nights, January 19 & 20, with the first School
matinee performances beginning the next week (schedule still being
finalized)
CLOSES: Sunday, March 4 matinee at 2:30pm.

The number of performances has not been finalized as we are still booking schools.
We will definitely be playing Friday nights and Saturday & Sunday matinees for
general audiences. We will open with an evening performance for each cast. Two
casts will alternate performances. Actors must be available for early morning
performances (the start times range from 9am to 10am depending on the school).
The show is 65 minutes with NO intermission. Actors are asked to stay for a short
talk-back with the students post-performance. There may be some double
performance days through the run of the show. All performances take place at the
Playhouse.

Definite General Audience Performance dates:
January 19E, 20E, 21M, 26E, 27M, 28M
February 2E, 3M, 4M, 9E, 10M, 11M, 16E, 17M, 18M, 23E, 24M, 25M
March 2E, 3M, 4M
Definite School Day Performance dates so far:
January Mon 22 (10 am), 23 (9 am), 24 (9 am), 25 (9 am), 26 (9am)
February Fri 2 (9:30 am), Tues 6 (9:15 am), Fri 9 (9:30 am), Fri 16 (10am)
Wed 21 (9am), Tues 27 (9am), Wed 28 (9am),
March Thurs 1 (10am)

Rehearsals will begin on November 13, and will be Evenings (off Fridays), Saturday,
and Sunday days. Rehearsal times are flexible. Final rehearsal schedule will be
arranged after the show is cast. No reasonable conflicts should keep actors from
submitting. Thanksgiving period and Christmas holiday will be off.
Tech week and dress rehearsals will run Friday evening, January 12 through
Thursday, January 18. Actors must be completely available during that period.

AUDITIONS
Monday November 6, 2017 6:00-10:00pm, Wednesday November 8, 2017 5:00-8:00pm
AND by special arrangement
Location: Studios @ Walnut (work/live complex in East Pasadena)
2888 E. Walnut Street # 2
Pasadena CA 91107
Callbacks: Thursday November 9, 2017 6:00-10:00pm

PREPARE
Prepare a one minute upbeat contemporary monologue. Sides may be sent with
confirmation of your audition.

SUBMISSIONS
Actors of ALL Pacific Islander & Asian ethnicities, are encouraged to audition.
Seeking young non-Equity Asian American adult actors age 18-30 to play 11 year
olds. All must move well to perform hula movement and have the ability to speak
Hawaiian pidgin English.
Sample pidgin English YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLmfQSR3EI0
Email your headshot and resume OR QUESTIONS to
info@sierramadreplayhouse.org or through Actors Access.

PLOT SUMMARY
It's December 7, 1941. Four 11-year-olds, George, Mits, Daniel and Bobi, live on the
island of O'ahu. They play marbles and peewee, go to school and church, swim in the
river and at the beach. Japanese planes, on their way to Pearl Harbor, bomb their
small town. Hawaii, like the rest of America, is at war. Their games are interrupted,
school is stopped, they must help their parents work, and they learn to wear gas
masks and recognize a Japanese enemy. What does it mean that some of their
neighbors, including Mits, are of Japanese descent? Are they the enemy? This comic
drama traces what happens to friendship when it is challenged.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
George, male, Asian American (Filipino heritage), very charming, sense of humor
Bobi, female, Asian American (Korean heritage), a tomboy
Mits, male, Asian American, (Japanese heritage), warm personality
Daniel, male, Asian American, (Korean heritage), rigid, disciplined

SPONSORS

Arts for LA LA country arts commission Pasadena Tournament of Roses The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation The Spero Foundation Sierra Madre Community Foundation