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Updated: Jan 31


Equity Small Professional Theater (SPT) Tier 3

Universalist National Memorial Church - Perkins Hall Theatre

Washington, DC


By Rachel Lynett

Directed by A. Lorraine Robinson

Artistic Producing Partner: A. Lorraine Robinson

Founding Artistic Producing Partner: Ari Roth

Associate General Manager: Marvin Brown

Casting: Eisenberg Casting

On-Stage Rate: $425/wk

Non-AEA Cover Rate: $200/wk for 4 weeks of performances.

First rehearsal:  May 7, 2024

First performance: June 8, 2024

Closing performance: June 30, 2024

Maximum Performances/Week: 4

Maximum Workweek Hours: 30 Hours for Actors.

Maximum Daily Hours (during rehearsal): 5 out of 6½ hours per weekday, and 7 out of 8½ hours per weekend day or, by unanimous secret ballot vote, on a weekday.

Tech-Dress Rehearsal Days: Two days of 8 out of 10 hours


Email headshot/resume to

Subject Line: DC - VFP [ROLE]


February 12, 2024

10am-6pm, lunch 1-2pm

Universalist National Memorial Church 

1801 16th Street, NW, Washington DC

To Prepare: A brief side from LETTERS TO KAMALA, provided by Casting at

Please bring a stapled picture/resume.

In Attendance at EPA:

Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, Casting Director, Eisenberg Casting 

A. Lorraine Robinson, Artistic Producing Partner

Ari Roth, Founding Artistic Producing Partner

Marvin Brown, Associate General Manager

To schedule an audition appointment for the EPA, please email

If you are unable to attend the EPA, you may submit your headshot and resume at: 

In either email, please include in the Subject Line: DC - VFP EPA [Role].

Local AEA and EMC actors are especially encouraged to submit.


CHARLOTTA BASS / ANITA: 20s-30s, female-identifying, Black (or Afro-Latine/x). CHARLOTTA - 20/30s, the first Black woman candidate for Vice President in the United States. ANITA - 40s, Black, painter and garden enthusiast.

CHARLENE MITCHELL / ZURI: 30s-40s, female-identifying, Black (or Afro-Latine/x). CHARLENE - 30s/40s, the first Black woman to run for president of the US. ZURI - 40s, Black, English teacher and garden enthusiast. [CAST]

PATSY MATSU TAKEMOTO MINK / MOIRA: 40s-60s, female-identifying, Asian American Pacific Islander. PATSY - 40/50s/60s, the first woman of color to be elected to the house of representatives, the first Asian American woman to run in congress and the first Asian-American to run for president of the US. MOIRA - 40s, Asian American*, lawyer and garden enthusiast. Moira was born in Hawaii and identifies as Asian American Pacific Islander.

NON-AEA COVER FOR CHARLOTTA/ANITA/CHARLENE/ZURI - 20s-40s, female-identifying, Black (or Afri-Latine/x). Rate: $200/week for 4 weeks of performances.

NON-AEA COVER FOR PATSY/MOIRA - 40s-60s, female-identifying, Asian American Pacific Islander. Rate: $200/week for 4 weeks of performances.

SYNOPSIS: LETTERS TO KAMALA - Set right before election night as three major political women in US history come to visit the Vice Presidential candidate to offer words of wisdom – which she will need.  A provocative call to recognize powerful Women of Color throughout history who have made strides to shatter all kinds of ceilings in the world we live in, we meet CHARLOTTA BASS, the first Black woman candidate for Vice President in the United States; CHARLENE MITCHELL, the first Black woman to run for president of the US; and PATSY MATSU TAKEMOTO MINK, the first woman of color to be elected to the house of representatives and first Asian-American woman to run in congress and for president of the US. The play offers a bracing history and thought-provoking meditation on group identity, allegiance, the cost of breaking barriers, and doing the thorny work of institutional change. The playwright asks, "What can we ultimately never compromise on?” The answer is this blistering play of tough love.

DANDELION PEACE - At an urban community garden, Moira struggles to preserve civility (and keep her status as garden president) as Zuri and Anita go head-to-head over "invasive species" and the right to grow weeds to make delectably-tasting wine.  The result is all-out comic warfare about literal turf battles and the precarity of Women of Color in power – with plenty of sisterly squabbling.  In the end, it’s the dangers posed by a manipulative, would-be, female dictator running for board president that poses the gravest threat to the community as the election approaches!

Voices Festival Productions (VFP) is a is an independent production company based in Washington DC, which produces plays (and the occasional musical) that stimulate debate and discourse, introspection and awareness, informed by revelation of our underlying humanity in all its color and complexity, finding resonance between those living with conflict in the Middle East and closer to home, in our nation’s capital, along the seams of our nation and its very real and perceived divides. We celebrate diverse, inter-cultural voices and encounters through inter-connected performance of both provocative and introspective new works for the stage, in dialogue with our moment. 

All VFP personnel are asked to follow organizational policies for anti-discrimination/harassment and Covid safety protocols. In addition to our mission, we have iterated company safety documents, including our VFP Anti-Harassment Policy, Rehearsal Room Standards (based on the work of our colleagues at Not in Our House: DC, and Not in Our House: Chicago), an Intimacy Pillars Reference Guide, Concern Resolution Form, COVID Safety Plan, and more. 

NOTE: Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

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