• Search
    Jamaicans.com News and Events

Caribbean HIV/AIDS Play: Open Call

Spread the love

One Of Our Sons is Missing A Call For Actors As Caribbean Play Looks At HIV/AIDS

The Brooklyn, NY based, Caribbean Cultural Theatre begins preparation for their final production for the 2007-2008 season by announcing an open casting call for roles in Godfrey Sealy’s One of Our Sons is Missing. A provocative and engaging exposé into many of the issues associated with the spread of HIV within our community, One of Our Sons is Missing is part of the company’s Main Stage Series that highlights the work of contemporary Caribbean and Caribbean-American playwrights as they seek to address the complexity of Caribbean realities and the Caribbean-American experience.

A conservative, close-knit circle of a Caribbean family and friends is forced to confront secrets, prejudices, and fear when the threat, and reality, of HIV/AIDS invades their world. The company is seeking to fill the roles of:

Male: (Son) 20s – 30s. Very likeable. Ambitious. Athletic. Bisexual. In the closet/down low.
Female: (Mother) 40s – 50s. Very likeable. Socially conscious. Self employed.
Female: (Girlfriend) 20s – 30s. Ambitious. Traditional. Unemployed.
Male: (Father) 40s – 50s. Socially conscious. Driven. Traditional.
Male: (Friend) 20s – 30s. Conservative. Gay. In the closet/down low.
Male: (Friend) 20s – 30s. Conservative. Athletic. Driven.

Interested artists should send pictures and resumes by April 14 to the Caribbean Cultural Theatre, 138 South Oxford Street, Suite 4A, Brooklyn, NY 11217, or via email to [email protected]. The company is also accepting enquiries from interested technical support personnel and designers.

This groundbreaking work has played to rave reviews throughout the Caribbean and the United Kingdom, and has served as a window onto the impact of arguably the most challenging health concern of modern times. Chillingly, after almost two decades, the production still reflects many of the cold realities affecting the Caribbean and Caribbean-American communities. Moreover, with Brooklyn, NY reflecting the largest concentration of new HIV cases in New York City, the issues raised in this much heralded work remain unfortunately timely especially as it pertains to the risks to which young people may be exposed in their relationships, often without being fully aware of them.

One of Our Sons is Missing, which has its New York City premiere at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts on the Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, is the Caribbean Cultural Theatre’s signature presentation in observance of Caribbean American Heritage Month in June.

With an eclectic and ever-evolving blend of artists and cultures, the Caribbean Cultural Theatre, through active collaboration with both Caribbean and non-Caribbean artists of all disciplines, honours a balanced rendering of Caribbean culture and the Caribbean-American experience.

Now headquartered at the ART/NY South Oxford Space building in the heart of the Brooklyn, NY, Downtown Cultural District the company continues to use the arts as a tool for preserving artistic legacies, fostering cultural identity, inspiring audiences and empowering communities while being sensitive to the linguistic, social, political, and economic influences that give rise to Caribbean cultural heritage.

Rate this post

Spread the love
Written by
View all articles
Cannot call API for app 591315618393932 on behalf of user 10157562959428589
Written by jamarch