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Calling Filipino American, Asian American, and African American actors/community members for our upcoming full-length drama scheduled for production in May 2023 in Chicago.
Circa Pintig’s Spring 2023 Production
Daryo’s All-American Diner by Conrad A. Panganiban
Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay Rate: $50 per show (6-8 performances)
Time Commitment: Rehearsals and Staged Reading in March 2023 continuing with rehearsals through the end of April 2023
Tech Week: April 30 – May 3
Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Run: May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 (potential matinee performance on 5/13)
Description: CIRCA Pintig, a Chicago-based community theater company is looking for actors for a world premiere of a full-length drama called DARYO’S ALL-AMERICAN DINER by playwrights Conrad A. Panganiban.
Daryo’s All-American Diner is about its struggling 40-something Asian-American co-owner, May Daryo, whose life is transformed after a violent attack on her family during the height of the
pandemic. This Full-Length Drama set in the fictional midwestern city of Lakeside, IL., explores how something positive and hopeful can come out of a traumatic act of violence.
May Daryo: 42, female, Filipina American. She’s struggling to use her business acumen to navigate through the hardships stemming from the COVID-19 Pandemic as one of the co-owners of her family’s diner, Daryo’s All-American Diner.
April Daryo: 62, female, Filipina American. May’s Mom. Running the front of the house for the family diner she co-owns with her kids, April always manages to find the bright side of life with her smile, attitude, and quick sense of humor.
Augusto “Jun” Daryo: 35, male, gay Filipino American. Jun’s the cook of the diner he co-owns with his sister and mom. He spends his time outside of the diner as a community organizer and
explorer of other cuisines he can introduce the diner to.
Derek Kim: 42, male, Korean American. May’s ex-high school boyfriend who has returned from Berkeley, CA where he works as a lawyer to taking care of his father.
Alberta Travenia: 64, female, Black American. Has been April’s best friend since she and her late husband and son Michael have been coming to the diner since it opened.
Michael Travenia: 35, male Black American. Alberta’s son and one of Jun’s childhood best friends until he started working as an engineer at the I.L.I. Auto-chip Manufacturing Plant where
his colleagues radically changed his thinking.
Auditions will be held virtually through zoom (time slots vary): Sat & Sun Jan 28 & 29 / Feb 4 & 5 with in-person callbacks
Material To Prepare: a short monologue (1-2 minutes, comedic or dramatic) and cold reading from the script
Contact Info: Call/Text Ginger Leopoldo (312-956-9489) and/or send an email with headshot/resume or message of interest to


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