Auditions for TWO plays on September 30!

We are casting for two plays to be produced in early 2020. The union and non-union roles are for male and female characters ages 20-60’s who are fluent in Spanish.
Auditions for both plays with be held at GALA Theatre in Washington, DC on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 1-6 pm.
Actors should prepare a monologue in Spanish and may be provided a side to read.  Please see below for character breakdown and show details.

To reserve a time slot to audition, please email Those without an assigned slot will be seen if time slots are available and on a first-come, first-served basis. No phone calls please.

Exquisita Agonía 
Written and Directed by Nilo Cruz
Rehearsals start January 6, 2020
Opening February 6, 2020 - Closing March 1, 2020

This modern poignant and witty story explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find a connection with a young man who receives the gift of her late husband’s heart. An “exquisite” opportunity to see Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz direct his own work. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

Note: Actors must be available for both regular performances (Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm) and student matinee performances (10:30 am) on the following dates: February 7, 13, 14, 21, 27 and 28, 2020.


Doctor Castillo: A charismatic man in his fifties from Latin America. He is cultivated in the classics, in literature and philosophy, and is a fan of classical music and opera. His duties and devotion toward his patients have increased over the years, along with the evolution of moral consciousness, and the need to have an open heart.

Millie Marcel: An elegant woman in her fifties, born in Latin America but raised in the United States. She is graceful and exuberant. Her gaze reveals her innermost being, her need to live life to the fullest. She has been woken from a long dream, and is desperate to restore meaning to her life.

Amér: A young and genuinely sensitive man in his mid-twenties, from Latin America. He has a delicate face, full of tenderness, which invites warmth and honest smiles. He is nimble and artful, reflective and almost too wise for the world. You never know why he’s brooding. He has a secret.

Imanol: A young man in his late twenties from Latin America. He is Amér’s older brother, a knowing city boy, physically built, with masculine and brusque movements that hide his sensibility. He adores his brother and is willing to do anything for him.

Romy: A young woman in her mid twenties from the US. She is Millie’s troubled daughter. Her nature and her looks are rebellious. She is sensitive to the seductions of Goth music, and has a bohemian lifestyle. She wears a nose ring, blue lipstick, and has
blue highlights in her onyx black hair, which gives her a bluish halo. You would never think that beneath the rebellious veneer there is an unfailing generosity of spirit and goodness.

Tommy: A young man in his late twenties from the US. He is Millie’s unbalanced son. He appears to be detached and independent, but he is really a wounded deer. He has strayed far away from his relatives because he prefers to make his family and the world
responsible for his problems. Deep inside he has a loving heart, but prefers to show his severity.

Tía Julia y el Escribidor
A Play by Caridad Svich
Based on the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa
Directed by José Zayas
Rehearsals start March 23, 2020
Opening April 23, 2020 - Closing May 17, 2020

Set in Peru during the 1950s, this boisterous comedy tells the story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee. Based on the life of Nobel Prize-winner Vargas Llosa, the play pays homage to the golden age of radio and the spirit of screwball comedies. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

Note: Actors must be available for both regular performances (Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm) and student matinee performances (10:30 am) on the following dates: April 29, 30, and May 1, 6, 7, and 8, 2020. 


Mario, age 18 (and at the end of the play, eight years or so older), at start of the play he is in his first year at university studying to be a lawyer; he is also an aspiring writer.

Lucho, age 50, his uncle; upstanding member of petite bourgeoisie Olga, his aunt, in her 40s, married to Lucho.

Julia, age 32, his aunt, divorcee.

Javier, age 18, his best friend and fellow university student.

Pedro Camacho, in his 50s, his mentor, a writer of radio-dramas.

Genaro, in his 50s, owner of the radio station where both Camacho and Mario work.

Francisco, in his 40s, actor who works in the radio station.

Josefina, in her 50s, actor who works in the radio station.

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