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Richmond – Seeking two bilingual actors – Paid

Anne Chapman Casting and The Univ. of Richmond Dept. of Theatre and Dance are seeking two bilingual (English/Spanish) Actors Equity Association actors to play the roles of Mami and Papi for a production of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.


How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents 

Writer: Karen Zacarias based on the novel by Julia Alvarez

Producer: The University of Richmond Department of Theatre and Dance

Director: Walter Schoen

Casting Director: Anne Chapman

Equity Theatre Guest Artist Tier 3 Contract

Rehearsals begin: March 16, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia

Performance location: Modlin Center for the Arts – Jepson Theatre @ The University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

Performance dates: Thursday, April 16th, Friday April 17th & Saturday April 18th, 2020 @ 7:30pm

& Sunday, April 19th, 2020 @ 2:00pm

Compensation Per Equity Theatre Guest Artist Tier 3 Contract:


Housing and transportation provided for non Richmond actors

$196/week per diem

No in person auditions will be held.




Based on Julia Alvarez’ critically acclaimed, best-selling novel, Karen Zacarias’ play follows four sister who emigrate from the Dominican Republic to New York in 1960 because of political strife and personal danger caused by the governmental situation in their homeland.  These newly arrived immigrants must adjust to a new life and a new culture while meeting the challenges that are a part of growing up.  This wonderfully bilingual production mixes all the elements of good theatre with a compelling story to produce an exciting evening of thought provoking entertainment.


“Garcia Gilrs succeeds most vividly as a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy, one not afraid to reflect on various degrees of women’s grown-up disillusionments.”

– Peter Marks, Washington Post


SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES (author’s descriptions):


[PAPI] Plays 55-60. the patriach, strong and dignified, loves his girls, has traditional views as to morals and behavior, intolerant of non-Dominican values, a successful doctor who flees the Trujillo dictatorship for political reasons, faces humiliation in bringing the family to New York where he must re-establish his credentials and reputation.

Must be English/Spanish bilingual.


[MAMI] Plays 45-55. the mother, the child-raiser, the glue of the family unit, fond of aphorisms, protective but supportive of the girls’ growth and liberation, comes from a privileged Dominican family but tries hard to become an American mother.

Must be English/Spanish bilingual.





Preferred submission process is via Breakdown Express if you have an agent or via Actors Access if you do not.  


Please do not double submit!!


If neither of those options are available to you: 

SUBMIT headshot and resume (and reel if you have one) to:

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents — Anne Chapman Casting



Include the following information in the SUBJECT LINE:





You will be asked to fill in the form with the following information:

Role you are submitting for:





Confirm you are bilingual: 


Confirm you are a member of Actors Equity:

Include your travel distance to Richmond, Virginia 

Confirm Rehearsal and Performance Availability:

Thank you in advance for your submission! Submitting does not guarantee an audition: 


No in person auditions will be held.  Those selected from submissions will be contacted with self-tape instructions.