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Seeking actors for union production of “Ixnay”

“Ixnay”, East West Players
AEA LOA to BAT Scale
Rehearsals begin 01/13/09, Previews begin 02/12/09.
Production opens: 02/18/09 and closes 03/15/09.
Performances Wed-Sat @ 8pm and Sun @ 2pm.
Director: Jeff Liu

STORY LINE: Raymond Kobayashi is in the prime of his sansei life when he is pulled up to the Reincarnation Station. But when he finds out hes being sent back as a Japanese American he refuses, which rudely prevents anyone else from returning to earth as scheduled. A comedy about a usually polite Asian causing major havoc when he ixnays his Next Life.

Special Notes: Prepare 2 minute contemporary monologue for 1st call.


RAYMOND KOBAYASHI: Japanese American male, mid-late 30’s. Generally a good guy, casual, but feeling conflicted, vulnerable for feeling like an underachieving Asian. Brooding, but not the point of being annoying or a downer.

TADASHI OZAKI: Japanese American male, 40’s. Director of the Reincarnation Station. Demanding, rigid, maniacal, with a touch of game-show host.

DR. FRANK FONG: Chinese American male, 30-40’s. Former dentist, anal, obsessive, tense, neurotic.

ERIC GALINDO: Filipino American male, 20’s. Young, hip, brash, playful.

JULIE FOTONI: Samoan American female, late 20’s-early 30’s. Strong, yet sweet, confident and lively.

GRACE KIM: Korean American female, late 60’s-early 70’s. Loving, caring grandmother type, but will smack the crap out of you if you deserve it.

NORTON BIGGS: Caucasian male, 30’s. Super ‘wannabe’ Japanese American. Quirky, dramatic, desperate, buffoonish.

REIKO TANAKA: Japanese American female, mid-late 20’s. Okazaki’s secretary. Genuine, thoughtful, shy yet spirited.

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