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Welcome to Arroyo's auditions

Auditions for Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Diaz will be held Sunday January 10 at 5-8 pm and Monday January 11 6-8pm. 

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 7-24, 2016


Alejandro Arroyo - Owner and bartender of Arroyo's Lounge. Male, 24

Amalia (Molly) Arroyo - Graffiti Artist. Angry graffiti artist. Alejandro's sister. Fmale, 18

Trip Goldstein - DJ/Rapper at Arroyo's. Male, 24

Nelson Cardenal - Trip's DJ/Rap partner. Male, 24

Officer Derek - Rookie New York City police officer. Male, 22

Lelly Santiago - Female, suburban college student. Female, 24

Arroyo's is set in the Lower East Side of New York City. 

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. If you would like to present a prepared monologue, you can feel free to do so as well. 

If you'd like to schedule an audition please call me, Roxanne Tapia 505-750-7699. If you are unavailable during scheduled audition times, please call me and we will arrange an audition. 

Thanks! I look forward to seeing you at auditions!

A Greek chorus of two hip hop DJs spin the tale of a brother and sister's search for their respective places in the world after the death of their mother. Alejandro is desperate to make Arroyo's the hottest lounge in New York to honor the memory of his mother, while Molly's desire to make her 'mark' as a talented graffiti artist is at odds with her new infatuation with a rookie cop. Their struggle to move forward is made even more uncertain as they discover what might be a secret about their mother that could change the very foundation of their lives and, possibly, the history of hip hop music.

A sweet, loose-limbed shout out to Manhattan's Lower East Side…With a Greek chorus of DJs who 'mix' the play right in front of us, WELCOME shows that hip-hop can still goose mainstream theater instead of merely filling the diversity slot…The show's exuberant vibe becomes so infectious, it's easy to forget this is a story about two siblings recovering from the recent death of their only parent…In WELCOME TO ARROYO'S the playwright creates a space for all audiences, young or old, of any color, to kick back and play. —LA Times

 Sometimes you can believe the hype…the play blends streetwise exuberance with deep melancholy undercurrents.—Time Out NY. 

A personal, charming, clever play with a hip-hop bent…this work demonstrates a genuinely honest voice, an energetic, playful

theatricality…solid storytelling rooted in character. [Diaz is] an extremely welcome voice in American theater. —Variety. 

A geeky brilliance and an unexpected wave of rousing feminism lives at the heart of WELCOME TO ARROYO'S…an urban comedy that dares to place women at the birth of modern-day hip-hop. —