Auditions for "YO SOY LATINA" and “THE TEMPEST”

The York College Theatre announces its auditions for the Spring 2010 semester! Come and Audition for "Yo Soy Latina" by Linda Nieves-Powell and "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.

Come and Audition for Yo Soy Latina by Linda Nieves-Powell and The Tempest by William Shakespeare. You must have most afternoons from 3PM-6PM free for rehearsals.

YO SOY LATINA by Linda Nieves Powell

Six “Latina” women of differing backgrounds meet in a classroom that becomes a forum for their life experiences, fears and dreams. This moving comedy/drama features a fascinating and diverse ensemble of Latinas and challenges perceptions of homogenization and cultural stereotypes.  March 19, 20, 21, 23 and 25

Immediately following the performance on March 25, please join us, the playwright Linda Nieves-Powell, and a panel of other Latina artists for a talk back. Light refreshments will be served.

Cast of Characters:

  • Lisette Davila Rivera: 20-something wannabe actress/poet
  • Soledad Tejeda: Dominican; mother of three; divorced; late 30’s
  • Migdalia Rivera: Nuyorican; pregnant with second child; married to an African-American man; late 30’s
  • Jennifer Barriquena: 19 year-old Chicana college student
  • Alicia Blanca: Colombian; 20-something; B-List actress; the white Latina
  • Maria Elena Gonzalez: Panamanian; late 20’s; the black Latina
  • Louisa O’Brian: Cuban-Irish; corporate attorney; late 20’s
  • Casting Agent: Offstage character.

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s enduring fantasy takes us to a mysterious island where things are seldom what they seem. Lost in this magical realm, shipwrecked survivors search for love, riches and truth. Joyful, comic and dramatic by turns, The Tempest is our first fully-staged Shakespearean play.  April 30, May 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8

Cast of Characters:

Male: Prospero— Strong, angry, fatherly Alonso—King, mature, lyric Antonio– Soldier of fortune, bad guy, cynical Sebastian— Prospero’s brother, envious, cynical Ferdinand– Prince, romantic Female: Miranda– Young & romantic Male or Female: Gonzalo—honest elderly councilor Stephano—Drunken ship’s cook, comic Trinculo—Ship’s dishwasher, comic Caliban– Deformed savage, comic & heartfelt Singer/Dancers: Ariel—Prospero’s spirits: Cast for 4 or 5 “Ariels”: Must sing and move very well—African dance specialty desired


Audition Dates:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 3-6pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 3-6pm
Call backs will be held Friday, December 11, 2009 from 3-6pm


York College Performing Arts Center, Room 106

Earn 3 credits by registering for TA 215 – TA 219. You can be a part of this production as an actor or as a crew member. All students should have 3pm-6pm, most Monday’s through Friday’s free for rehearsals which will begin in January.

For further information about performing in the production, the course or about auditions, please contact either: Professor Amrhein at 718-262-3707 ( or Professor Marion at 718-262-3705 (

For further information about working backstage including building, costumes, props, stage management, etc., please contact Professor David Jones at 718.262.3709 ( or Jessica Morales at 718-262-5264 (