The Pulp Collective seeks actors for its upcoming production of The Numbers Game as part of The Storefront Arts Initiatives' 2016/17 season, and strongly encourages submissions from individuals of all ethnicity and cultural backgrounds.
In addition to the roles below we seek to fill four additional ensemble roles for both men and women. Members of the ensemble will be cast in an individual larger recurring role and smaller character parts in each episode. Leads may be required to play small character parts as well.
Queenie St. Clair - (African American, female, 30s-50s) Self-made woman who made a fortune running a numbers racket in 1930s Harlem. Originally from Martinique, she came to New York from France and places great pride on being European (accent and all). Known for her fiery temper and steely resolve.
Dutch Schultz - (Caucasian, male, 20s to early 30s) After climbing his way up through the mafia ranks Dutch set himself up as the Beer Baron during prohibition. Quick to anger, terrifying when he's silent, Dutch runs his empire with a steel fist and brooks no dissent.
Bumpy Johnson - (African American, male, 20s-30s) Grew up in Harlem during the 20s, after a proposition to join Dutch's team he turns them down in favour of Queenie. Bumpy is the voice of reason, his counsel is essential and invaluable.
Abbadabba Bergman - (Caucasian, male, 20s-40s) A genius with numbers but nervous around people. Abbadabba discovers a genius plan to make the numbers racket work in the favour of the owner, which brings him to Dutch's attention and into his inner circle.
The above characters are based on real individuals, we encourage those auditioning to find out more about them.
Audition dates: Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.
Rehearsals begin September 13, The Numbers Game opens September 29 and closes November 6.
Please email a resume and headshot to Ella Batten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for an audition will be contacted.