CASTING: TREE OF FIRE - Saturday January 26, 2013

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Written and Directed by Jesse Bliss

The Roots and Wings Project is proudly going into production with TREE
OF FIRE, a play written by Jesse Bliss. TREE OF FIRE opens International
Women's Day - March 8, 2013 at Inner-City Arts' The Rosenthal
Theater in DTLA. This play has a rich, four-year history of staged
readings and excerpt performances at Lincoln Heights Jail, S.P.A.R.C. at
the Old Jail in Venice, and Theatre of Note.

Production Information

The Roots and Wings Project is holding auditions for TREE OF FIRE, a
play written by Artistic Director Jesse Bliss. We are casting for three
female actors.

Tree of Fire - Synopsis

When a Magnolia tree catches fire in an aged and ominous women's
prison, three forgotten female inmates are left to perish. As their
lives are threatened, they are jolted into memories of their past that
inform the truth of their souls and the urgent need to expose the
inhumanity of the prison to the world.

Character Breakdown

JOSEFINE (African American, 30-40 years old): Josefine is brash, funny,
soulful, and daring - a true spitfire. A former prostitute, she was
incarcerated for drug charges years ago and has kept catching cases in
prison ever since, but nothing can damper her spirit. Requires robust
acting ability.

ALMA (Latina, 30-40 years old): With a passion for knowledge and
writing, Alma survived serious illness and drug addiction to dedicate
her time in prison to exposing truth about the Prison Industrial Complex
and her own life experiences through writing. Requires robust acting

MAYA (Latina or African American, 30-40 years old): Traumatized by the
murder of her treasured son and the irrevocable choices made thereafter,
Maya, strong and spiritual, struggles to love herself and find purpose
in her existence as a denizen of the prison. While the character does
require singing ability, the casting director's primary interest for
this character is robust acting ability.

Audition Date

Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Call Back Date

Sunday, January 27, 2013

9 AM to 1 PM

Audition Location will be sent upon receipt of resume/headshot

Pay Rate: Actors will receive a stipend per show. *AEA and Non-Union; 99
Seat Plan

Performance Location and Dates

DTLA @ Inner-City Arts' The Rosenthal Theater - 720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Tech Week: March 4 – March 7

Performance Dates: March 8-March 31, 2013

Friday and Saturday 8 PM, Sundays 2 PM

Rehearsal Start Date

Saturday February 2, 2013

To audition, please email us at with
the character you wish to audition for in the subject heading. Please
come to the audition with your favorite one minute monologue, your
headshot, and resume. Please prepare to read sides from the script.
Please visit our website at\>

The Roots and Wings Project Mission Statement

The Roots and Wings Project is a politically charged, socially
transformative theatre company dedicated to giving voice to the unnamed,
unspoken and misunderstood through theatrical innovation and multi-media
collaboration. Fusing traditional theatre with hip-hop, poetry, music
and visual art, the company unites a wide range of audiences from
different communities around the world.

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