PANG SPA (world premiere)
Garry Marshall Theatre | Burbank, CA
Thursday, March 7, 2019
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Lunch: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
EPA rules in effect. In person sign-up begins at 10:00AM on 3/7/19.
SPT tier 5: see Audition Notice in the Members Portal at Actors Equity.
Actors and Understudies, all ethnicities and genders encouraged to audition. Local hires preferred. See breakdown.
Please prepare sides available on garrymarshalltheatre.org on February 21, 2019. Please bring headshot and resume.
LOCATIONGarry Marshall Theatre4252 W Riverside DrBurbank, CA 91505-4145
Fran de Leon, DirectorDavid Johann Kim, PlaywrightDimitri Toscas, Artistic DirectorJoseph Leo Bwarie, Artistic Director
April 9: First RehearsalMay 7-9: Tech WeekMay 12: Final DressMay 14-23: PreviewsMay 24: Opening nightJune 16: ClosingPossible extension to June 23.
Weekly performance schedule is 5 shows a week between Wednesday and Sunday.EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Synopsis: On the outskirts of Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Daniel Pang has been caring for his dementia addled parents, Tae and Avy, for 3 years since his older brother David committed suicide. This formerly prosperous grocery family now lives in their K-town tenement. Their neighbors, Mrs. Weiss, a Japanese American “bubbe” and Yong, a minimum wage warrior and Tai Chi aficionado make up the rest of this idiosyncratic enclave, when a flinty young army vet (Dora) arrives on a mission. Dora deftly inserts herself into the Pang’s dementia driven world until her true identity tumbles out in a long drunken night. Paradigms continue to shift as Dora experiences her first “Spa Day” in the Pang’s backyard that’s transformed into an improvised Korean spa, complete with “waterfall” and “dipping pool”. PANG SPA is a place where despite dementia, depression, suicides and the violation & violence of The ’92 LA Riots, healing can, at least, begin. Intended for an adult audience, may contain adult language and situations.
DANIEL PANG ‐ (MALE) late 40s-50 (Korean-Caucasian) caring for his ailing parents. Formerly a theatre actor.
TAE PANG ‐ (MALE) late 70s-80s (1st generation Korean), Daniel's father. Former owner of liquor/convenience stores that were destroyed in the 1992 LA Riots. He has mid-stage Alzheimers Disease. Must be about to encompass childlike state to volatile. Partial nudity.
AVY PANG (pronounced Ah-vee) ‐ (FEMALE) 70s-80s (Caucasian) Daniel's mother with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease. She was in the US Army Nurse Corps in The Korean War. She is the family's protector.
DORA SIMON – (FEMALE) 20 yr old “quapa” ( 1⁄4 Asian 3⁄4 any other ethnicity) Army veteran who suffers from PTSD.
MRS. WEISS - (FEMALE) late-80s (Japanese-American) Spry, mentally alert neighbor who was born in America. She has a “yiddishy” way about her because of her late husband. She has lived in the Pang-owned apartment building for many years.
YONG – (MALE) 30s-40s (Chinese) hard-working immigrant. Must have comic timing and Tai Chi/martial arts experience. Lives across the hall from Mrs. Weiss.
For more information, go to your Member Portal at the Actors Equity website or see audition notice at Actors Access.