[CASTING] Seeking Actors for Untitled Theatre for Youth Project

Untitled Theatre for Youth Project
Directed by Marilyn Tokuda

East West Players, the longest-running theatre of color in the U.S. is seeking actors for a world premiere touring production, written by Elizabeth Wong to be performed throughout Los Angeles County.

In response to the recent rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, this production tells the story of Tam Tran, Vietnamese American immigrant rights advocate who stood before a congressional committee, advocating for passage of the DREAM Act.

Developed to chronicle the 2001-2002 Senate Bill S.1291 also known as the Dream Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors DREAM Act. The bill failed to pass after several attempts, but solidified the movement until the Obama administration began accepting applications to the DACA program in 2012.

This is a limited run for community organizations, middle and high schools, and colleges and universities.


Five rehearsals a week for 3 weeks : end of January through mid-February 2018.  Performances are on weekdays at schools throughout the county, mid-February through early April 2018 (Actual Schedule TBA pending bookings).

Non-Union Contract ($600 honoraria for rehearsal period, $50 per performance).


Seeking two actors, Age 20s-40s, to play teens to young adult college students:

  • Female, Asian American, and Latina actors highly encouraged to submit.
  • Excellent vocal and physical range, to play several contemporary characters including Tam Tran, her friends and family, professors, administrators, and politicians.
  • Ability with heightened language from classical text to spoken word a plus.


Headshot/resumes will be accepted through November 26, 2017.
Agent and Personal submissions may be made through Actors Access and Breakdown Services.

Electronic submissions, please send Headshot and Resume to casting@eastwestplayers.org 

  • Please specify “EWP TFY” in the Subject Line of the Email
  • Please change filename of PDF or Digital Images to YOUR LAST NAME

Or send via postal mail your recent photo, resume, and role to be considered for:

Casting: Theatre for Youth
East West Players
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012