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UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production



BROWN FACE by Carissa Atallah
Directed by Cat Priamos

Part play, part poetry slam, Brown Face follows a group of college students as they navigate their identities in the competitive world of spoken word poetry.

This play contains strong language and some tense situations.

OCTOBER 1, 2021
Friday, 5:00-9:00pm
Studio Theatre (ARTS 113)

Callbacks: OCTOBER 2, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Needed: 6 cast members

  • Actors should prepare:
    • A one-minute section of a slam poetry/spoken word piece that you resonate with.
    • A one-minute story of something that happened to you or about you.
  • The director hopes to learn something about your vocal and physical instruments. How do you usually move and speak? How might you move and speak as a character?
  • The poetry does not have to be memorized. The director would rather see a strong, evocative performance with a script in hand than have you hesitating over memorization.
  • Tips for the audition:
    • Read the play before auditioning. A 24-hour online perusal copy of the script may be requested here.
    • Look for a poetry piece that speaks to your interests and identities. Some good places to start your search are Button Poetry, Get Lit - Words Ignite, SlamFind, and Youth Speaks (all on YouTube).
    • Type your script in a large, clear font to make it easy to reference during the audition.
    • Practice and experiment with timing, speed, rhythm with both of your performances.
    • Please do not come in audition formals; instead, come dressed in whatever makes you feel most confident if you were going for a big night out with your friends.
    • If you get a callback, please come dressed in comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes, ready to move.

How to audition:

  • You must sign-up in advance for a time slot here.
  • Download and fill out the Audition Form here (in either PDF or Word format). Once this form has been filled out and you have signed up for a time slot, email your Audition Form and a headshot photo to Kat Gonzalez, Stage Manager:

Please note:

  • Please review the production calendar here before signing up to audition.
  • Cast members will be enrolled in four units of TFDP 170 in the fall quarter.

Meet the Director:

Cat Priamos, the director, will be holding a “meet the director” session on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30-7:30pm in Zoom. This is not required, but you are welcome to come say hello and ask questions about the show. If you want to attend the meet-and-greet please email Kat Gonzalez, Stage Manager:, for the Zoom link.




Gracia Flores: Late teens, female-identifying, Mexican, BIPOC.

Mariza Concord: (Pronounced “Merissa”), late teens, female-identifying, white.

Alex Lechuga: Goes by Lechuga, early 20’s, male-identifying, Latinx.

Xitaly Manjarrez: Early 20’s, female-identifying, Mexican, Spanish-first-language, fluent in English.

Sayda Aguilar: Early 20’s, female-identifying, Afro-latinx.

Barista / Flirt / Lupita Sanchez: Mid to late 20s, female-identifying, Latinx.


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