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Casting Asian/Caucasian actress: 100 DAYS, theater project in Chicago

ROLE: MIKI, female, Asian/Caucasian/20’s-30’s
100 DAYS (comedy/drama) 2-person, full-length play
Theatre, Non-Union project.
LOCATION: Evanston, IL

SUBMISSIONS: Email headshots/resumes using contact form below

DUE DATE: 1/4/2010

SYNOPSIS: After his beloved Buddhist mother passes away of cancer, an amateur comedian in grief has 100 days to marry his estranged high school sweetheart in order for his mother’s soul to be at peace. To fulfill this spiritual wish, the man finds the woman as a tour guide and married to a lawyer. This unlikely reunion turns into a provocative healing and salvation for each other.

NOTE: While this is a theater piece, the comedic tone and dramatic plot line is resonant to REIGN OVER ME, LOST IN TRANSLATION, BEFORE SUNSET, GARDEN STATE. This is a non-traditional, experimental development process for a personal passion project for the playwright/actor. The play will be written tailored to cast.

PERFORMANCE DATES: Stage reading in spring 2010 in Chicago and Summer 2010 in Los Angeles.

INTERVIEW/AUDITIONS: January 2010

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT/REHEARSALS: Feb-May 2010

PROJECT NOTES:

About Writer/Actor:
Based in Chicago and Los Angeles, Weiko Lin holds a MFA in Film and TV from UCLA. His past plays and musicals have been produced at UCLA Royce Hall, Veteran’s Wadsworth Theater, and Century City Playhouse. His last play THE BEST MAN premiered at David Henry Hwang Theater in May 2007. In film, his recent projects in development include an event drama for the Mark Gordon Company (GREYS ANATOMY, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) and a teen comedy at Madhouse Entertainment (FIRST SNOW, upcoming BOUNTY starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerald Butler). Winner of a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award and a WGA member, he is a faculty member at Northwestern University. Weiko is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

THE BEST MAN (2007) – Theater Review Clips
“Playwright Weiko Lin’s promising study of a hotel suite Walpurgis Night on the eve of one brother’s wedding to the other’s ex-wife benefits from its capable players…first-time director Kevin Lau shows considerable talent at placement and pace…the actors have noteworthy aptitude and verve.” – LA TIMES

“Lin, as Danny, does drunken anguish wonderfully. His pain and emptiness are barely below the surface and seep through gradually…And Shim had the needy eighteen year-old runaway turned stripper/prostitute to a tee: the false gaiety, the indiscriminate reaching for love and acceptance, and the over-the-top sexuality.” – CULTURE VULTURE

“The play is skillfully written. Lin masters the portrayal of the intimate relationship scene…Lin’s performance as Danny is quite convincing. Danny’s dynamic persona allows Lin to delve deep into the unstable mind of the character and really portray the insecurities of men tormented by love and ominous secrets.” – DAILY BRUIN

” The acting is uniformly excellent, the set is first class and the sharp dialogue pulls us along…The Best Man illuminates the painful fragility of contemporary intimacy and love.” -THE TICKET STUB

PROJECT: “100 DAYS”

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: THEATER AUDITIONS

LOCATION: EVANSTON, IL

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