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Auditions for Yemayah's Belly

Director:  Alix Hudson


Saturday 8/8 2:00- 4:00 pm

Sunday  8/9  2:00- 4:00 pm

Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie

cold readings from script; bring a monologue if you wish


A play by Quiara Alegría Hudes


Yemaya’s Belly, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is the lyrical story of a boy’s relation to his family and the ocean. He is lured away from his hometown by the material promise found in a colonial coastal city. After a natural disaster strikes his rural Cuban town, the boy seeks to defy his narrative of loss in the city. He disregards council from his remaining relatives and a local shopkeeper; still haunted, he leaves all behind to cross the sea with a young woman, seeking the fabled luxury of the United States. 





JESUS/MULO: Teens. Male; gender-blind casting for this role.

JELIN: Jesus’ uncle. 30s-40s.

TICO: Male. 50s+.

LILA & MAMI: Jesus’ mother & a shopkeeper. 30s-40s.

YEMAYA & MAYA: A festival performer & a young woman. Teens-20s. 


*All parts are written as Latin@; however, all races and ethnicities will be considered. Additionally, age ranges are suggestions, not prescriptions.