Seeking Ethnically Diverse Group for PS122’s Hotel Savoy
Performance Space 122 seeks male actors of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds between the age of 20 and 30 to serve as a “group” in an interactive performance for audiences of one (just over 30 audience members will experience the performance in an evening). This project is an exploration of space and memory; it is a slice of the diversity of New York; it is a series of real conversations in a frame of experience.
The performance will take place at 1014 5th Avenue, directly across from The Metropolitan Museum. The actors will be grouped based on language fluency. The goal is to have a group of 4 or 5 people in a room speaking a language other than English to create a feeling of “other” for the audience members, who will experience the group one at a time. We are looking for cultural background and linguistic fluency in the following languages:
Farsi, Polish, Czech, Russian, Croatian, Cantonese, Japanese, Arabic. The composition of the group is flexible and will be based on the availability of performers. Performers will not be expected to perform all of the dates, but will be included as much as they wish/is possible.
The total dates of the performance are as follows:
September 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
October 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
The group will work in a way like extras, but are pivotal to the experience. The function of the group will be to talk and exist as a micro-community, speaking in a language that is not native to the audience member. It is not expected that performers be in every show. The performer’s availability will be curated and they will be placed with other speakers of their language. So, Russian speakers will be grouped with other Russian speakers, etc. The performers will be provided with food and refreshments and there will be a break half way through each performance.
Please email a headshot, resume, the language other than English spoken (from the listed languages above), and a list of available dates (from the list of show dates above) to firstname.lastname@example.org.