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Karamu Theatre announces auditions for the production of ‘Chad Deity’

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Karamu Performing Arts Theatre will be holding auditions for the production of “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity”, a play by Kristoffer Diaz. The play will be performed between March 14 and April 6, 2014 and will be directed by Terrence Spivey.

Audition dates will be Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 6, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with callbacks on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Prospects are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues lasting no more than two minutes each as well as doing a cold reading from the script. A headshot and resume is also required. Ring Girls must come with appropriate dress attire, (please look at World Wrestling Entertainment) or WWE.COM.
This is a non-equity production.

The auditions will take place at Karamu House located at 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

Rehearsals will consist of a 6 week rehearsal schedule, 3-6 time per week. The cast will receive a Rehearsal schedule by the first cast meeting or first rehearsal.

The Plot

Mace wrestles professionally and is quite good at it. Problem is he is scripted as the “baddie” which keeps him away from the championship belt owned by the charismatic Chad Deity.

Mace discovers a young Indian-American kid from Brooklyn who has the chutzpa equal that of Chad and manages to get the kid a job in the company. Problems arise when the boss decides to combine the duo of Mace and the kid as wrestling ring terrorists by using racial stereotypes to boost the ratings. Suddenly, there is more at stake than just the title.

Cast of Characters

Macedonio Guerra a.k.a. “The Mace” – Late 20’s to mid 30’s, Puerto Rican Professional Wrestler who is good at what he does, a bit undersized but the hero of the play.

Everett K Olson a.k.a. “Eko” – 40’s or 50’s, Caucasian owner of the wrestlers. Brash, confident and the villain.

Chad Deity – Late 20’s to mid 30’s, must have extremely muscular build, African American champion, confident, handsome and charismatic but not a very good wrestler.

Vigneshwar Paduar a.k.a. “VP” – Late 20’s, a young Indian American Brooklynite, Charismatic, Natural and Effortless.

The Bad Guy – Late 20’s, a non-descript professional wrestler (non-speaking) who also will play Billy Heartland and Old Glory.

Ring Girls – Mid 20’s to early 30’s. Two non-discript shapely, robust young ladies whose sole purpose is to accompany Chad Deity. One African American, one Caucasian.

If you have any Questions feel free to contact Richard H. Morris at (216) 795-7070 ext.236.

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