Fireflies by Philana Imade Omorotionmwan
The Reno Little Theater “Perspectives Play Reading Series” is excited to produce a new play for all ages. The play is called Fireflies by Philana Imade Omorotionmwan (http://www.philanaimade.com/). Consisting of twelve vignettes, Fireflies uses narration, movement, and music to tell a story about longing and the search for intimacy through the lives of insects. Themes of black girlhood, adolescence, and coming of age are addressed in this play.
This production will be a virtual radio play that will air the weekend of November 14, 2020. There will be a minimum of two rehearsals and some light editing to produce an audio-only production of this script. Ticketed access to this production will be donation-based.
*We will be using a “profit-share” model, splitting the proceeds between all artists involved. Each actor should expect 12.5% of donations received.
Note on casting: All of the characters in this play are Black. We will be staying true to the playwright’s intended cast.
THEN-SELF: female-identifying, Black, youthful and enthusiastic, all heart
NOW-SELF: female-identifying, Black, cold, detached, dispassionate; knows better; all head
THE MOON / BLUE: female-identifying, Black, THEN-SELF’s first reflection of her light.
SHINE: Sweet; a little rough around the edges; female-identifying, Black, possibly light-skinned
GLOW: Charming; used to getting what they want; everyone wants their attention / to be near them; female-identifying, Black, possibly dark-skinned
How to Submit Your Audition:
- Record one 60-second video of you performing a monologue or telling a short story about growing up.
- Upload your video (unlisted) to YouTube or Vimeo
- At the beginning of the video, please state your name and what roles you are auditioning for
- Complete the Google Form here to submit your audition: https://forms.gle/gMcTuHACsoDZfyeo6
Deadline for submission is October 11, 2020 by 11:59 pm PDT.
Perspectives: A Multicultural Play Reading Series is an official program of Reno Little Theater. Founded in collaboration with the group “Reno Theatre of Color,” Perspectives seeks to present readings of thoughtful plays that explore culturally relevant themes and give voice to diverse stories. The Perspectives Play Reading Series productions are free with donations accepted. Donations will be split among the playwright, artists, and RLT.