Press Release - Open Auditions: The Long Road Today / El Largo Camino de Hoy

Open Auditions: The Long Road Today / El Largo Camino de Hoy, Part of Dialogue/Diálogos Project

SANTA ANA, Calif. —South Coast Repertory’s Dialogue/Diálogos project will hold auditions/ tryouts for the new Santa Ana-based play, The Long Road Today / El Largo Camino de Hoy. Playwright-in-residence José Cruz González and director Armando Molina invite members of the Santa Ana community—and others—to audition on July 8, 9 or 11, between 4-7 p.m. The open auditions will be held at Latino Health Access, 450 W. 4th St., Santa Ana, Calif. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (714) 708-5848 or email dialogos@scr.org.

About the play, The Long Roady Today / El Largo Camino de Hoy

With no park in his neighborhood, Andrés plays ball in the street. One day, he chases a stray ball into tragedy. Two families and a community must confront the aftermath and take action to make a change. This bilingual play celebrates a diverse community that will stop at nothing to build a city of hope, safety and beauty.

The Long Road Today / El Largo Camino de Hoy is based on true stories of nearly 1,000 Santa Ana residents, as part of South Coast Repertory’s Dialogue/Diálogos project, in partnership with Latino Health Access. Dialogue/Diálogos is a two-year theatre initiative with the community of Santa Ana that is funded by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. The play—to be presented in Santa Ana in September—will include live actors, puppetry, dance and live original music.

Tryouts/auditions are open to everyone

You do not have to have theatre or acting experience in order to audition. The best quality to bring is a desire to participate and share the experience of live theatre. Spanish and English speakers of all ages are welcome to audition. Training will be provided for both on-stage and off-stage roles. Roles being cast include actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Appointment not necessary.

General Audition Dates/Location:
Tues., July 8, 4-7 p.m.
Thurs., July 9, 4-7 p.m.
Fri., July 11, 4-7 p.m.
At Latino Health Access, 450 Fourth St., Santa Ana, Calif. 92701

Callback Dates/Location:
Sat., July 12, 11 a.m.-4p.m.
Sun., July 13, 11 a.m.-4p.m.
At South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, Calif. 92628

For more information, please call (714) 708-5848 or email dialogos@scr.org.

ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson, is led by Artistic Director Marc Masterson and Managing Director Paula Tomei. SCR is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. SCR is committed to theatre that illuminates the compelling personal and social issues of our time, not only on its stages but through its wide array of education and outreach programs. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation’s largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers and composers. Each year, it showcases some of country’s best new plays in the Pacific Playwrights Festival, which attracts theatre professionals from across the country. Of SCR’s more than 480 productions, one-quarter have been world premieres, whose subsequent stagings achieved enormous success throughout America and around the world. Two SCR-developed works have won Pulitzer Prizes, and another eight were named Pulitzer finalists. In addition, SCR works have won several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, California, SCR’s David Emmes/Martin Benson Theatre Center is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio. Today, SCR produces 13 shows and eight public readings each season. More information is available at www.scr.org.