Profile Theatre General Auditions!

Seeking actors for roles in our 2022/23 season which includes The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz, King of the Yees by Lauren Yee, Welcome to Arroyo’s by Kristoffer Diaz, and How to Make an American Son by christopher oscar peña.

To Submit: Please prepare a video recording of two contrasting contemporary monologues no longer than 3 minutes and upload it to either YouTube or Vimeo. Please email your headshot and resume along with a link to your audition video to with the subject title 2022-23 EPA submission by FRIDAY, July 1st, 2022 at 11:59pm PT. Scroll down to see more production and show information, and Covid-19 policy. Break a leg!

SEEKING: Actors for roles in our 2022-23 season

CONTRACT: Small Professional Theatre / $510 weekly (SPT 5)


PlaywrightChad Deity: Kristoffer Diaz; King of the Yees: Lauren Yee; Welcome to Arroyo’s: Kristoffer Diaz; How to Make an American Son: christopher oscar peña

Artistic Director: Josh Hecht

Line Producer: Jamie Rea

Stage DirectorThe Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity: Josh Hecht; King of the Yees: Lava Alapai; Welcome to Arroyo’s: TBD; How to Make an American Son: TBD

Company Manager: Lauren McGuffee

Casting Associate (Reviewing the Submissions): Chidube Egbo

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Production Dates

Rehearsals: September 6th – October 7th

First Preview: October 4th

Opening Night: October 8th

Performance Run: Wednesday-Sunday 7:30pm, Sun 2pm

Closing Night: October 23rd


In the wild world of professional wrestling, bruh, there are rules to follow and sacrifices to make! But how far will you go, and what will you give up to live your dream? Mace – a good wrestler, but not the champion- struggles with how racial identities are manipulated, distorted, and stereotyped for the sake of entertainment in an industry he loves. In this side-splitting look at a “great American pastime,” glory (and hilarity) can be found in the ring, kiddo, but here there are winners and losers in more ways than you can imagine.


Macedonio “THE MACE” Guerra – 20s/30s Latino – a professional wrestler from the Bronx. He has loved wrestling since he was a child even though he doesn’t love the realities of the industry. He is opinionated, smart, snarky, team player, and likable. Though he is often in the shadows, he is good enough to be center stage but never gets the acclaim. Instead he is utilized to make the other look better. Undersized, our hero.

Everett “EKO” K. Olson – 40s/50s White – owner of THE Wrestling and Macedonio’s boss. He sees wrestling as a business not a passion, and is willing to take any opportunity, no matter how offensive to make a buck. He is a Hollywood agent type. Brash, smarmy, confident, ostensibly our villain.

Chad Deity – late 20s/30s Black – Champion of THE Wrestling. All American, charismatic, confident bordering on arrogance, handsome, not a very good wrestler. However, he is smarter than most would think and has a clear understanding of the larger game which he is a player in. He is seen as the hero of THE

Vigneshwar “VP” Paduar – 20s/30s Indian-American. From Brooklyn, he is charismatic, smooth, and appears effortless in all he does. He is a master at code-switch and dropping slang. Usually can be found on the basketball court or trying to pick up a lady. He would love to be a lady’s man. Very smart and has a great way with words

The Bad Guy – 20s/30s any race – Able to create physically distinct characters and vocally distinct characters. Plays multiple non-speaking roles including Billy Heartland and Old Glory.

King of the Yees

Production Dates

Rehearsals: October 3rd through November 4th

First Preview: November 3rd

Opening Night: November 5th

Performance Run: Wednesday through Sunday, W-S 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

Closing Night: November 20th


As a major player in the Yee Family Association (a men’s club formed during the Gold Rush) for nearly two decades, Larry Yee is a charming leader in San Francisco’s Chinese community. His daughter Lauren (the playwright) is eager to move away from the trappings of her childhood neighborhood, and on to new opportunities in her life. But when scandal erupts and her father goes missing, Lauren must navigate the myths and magic of Chinatown, uncover the past, and embrace her heritage in order to find her father. This funny, surreal, touching tale explores the importance of culture, race, nationality, and the joys and pains of truly getting to know family.


Larry – 60 Asian male – Turning 60 today! Sweet, charming, goofy, and caring, but can be bold and outspoken. Larry is proudly Chinese. He takes pride in the Yee name and in building community with other Chinese people. He cares for the people around him no matter how recently they met. He would take the shirt off his back for someone in need. Unfortunately, he and his daughter are not always on the same page. They struggle with tradition and culture among other things. However, he loves her very much

Lauren – 30s Asian American female – Playwright and Larry’s daughter. She lives in New York City and is just visiting San Francisco for her father’s birthday. Despite her love for her father, she is not as tied to tradition and culture as he is. She is distanced physically, emotionally, and culturally from her family. She struggles to take the time to witness the small things, does not like failure, and would rather not try than to fail. She likes plans and a sense of order. She is intelligent, more serious than her father, and willing to go against the grain. However there are still things which she struggles to be upfront about in the face of her father such as changing her last name, moving, and the contents of her play. However, she is trying her best

Actor 1 – 30s-50s Asian American male – An actor. Plays Larry in Lauren’s play. He is more seasoned than Actor 2. LA based actor. Has a good sense of humor but has a cynical view of the industry. However, he does not let that affect his energy in the room and generally he is able to not take things too deep. Comedic. Also plays Someone, the Erhu player, Parke skelton, Shrimp boy, a Lum Elder, Sichuan Face Changer

Actor 2 – 20s-40s Asian American female – Actor. She plays Lauren in Lauren’s play, but she is actually Korean not Chinese. Also she is adopted. She is funny. She wants to do well and is not afraid to take things seriously, but is able to have fun too. She has strong ideas of the life she wants. Comedic. Also plays Jenny Pang, the first lion dance, Betty Yee, the FBI agent, a lum elder, the whiskey seller

Actor 3 – 20s/30s Asian American male – Plays Danny Ma, Leland Yee, the chiropractor, a lum elder, the second lion dance, the model ancestor

Welcome to Arroyo’s

Production Dates

Rehearsals: January 16th through February 10th

First Preview: February 9th

Opening Night: February 11th

Performance Run: Wednesday through Sunday, W-S 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm 

Closing Night: February 26th. Possible extension to March 5th


After the sudden loss of their mother, Alejandro and his troubled sister Molly must find a way to get by. The bodega their mother ran is closed, the bar (ahem, “lounge”) that Alejandro opened in its place isn’t the success it needs to be, and Molly can’t seem to keep her graffiti off the city’s walls. But, after a friend from the past returns with a strange theory — an urban legend about the origins of hip-hop — things will never be the same. A tale of love, family, hip-hop, street art, and loss unfolds at Arroyo’s Lounge.


Alejandro Arroyo – Male/24/Nuyorican. Owner of and bartender at Arroyo’s Lounge. He is dependable, passionate, stubborn, hardworking, funny, caring, and good with people. He opened Arroyo’s Lounge after the passing of his mother. Even though Arroyo’s is struggling, he gives it his all, always on time and never leaves early. When he is not at Arroyo’s, he is upstairs in his apartment. Outside of those two places he does not have much of a life. He struggles to try new things, usually holding on to things because they always worked in the past or because he has predetermined how they will turn out. He also struggles with his sister but mostly because he is too busy to really pay attention to her.

Amalia (Molly) Arroyo – Female/18/Nuyorican. Graffiti artist. Angry graffiti artist. Alejandro’s younger sister. She wants to be rebellious and act out but it does not always come naturally. However, she is unafraid of violence and will punch you if you annoy her. She is bold, charismatic, a powerhouse and a smartass. Also a hothead. Beneath all of that is a vulnerable heart and desire to really be seen by those who she cares for. Even though her mother has passed, she still talks to her when she does something wrong or something she wouldn’t have done if her mother was still around. She wants to make an impact.

Trip Goldstein – Male/24/Jewish. DJ/rapper at Arroyo’s. Comedic, bold, and outspoken, Trip and his rap partner Nelson narrate our story adding in their own flair and commentary. They also have a rap group named “Tripnel” which they aspire to have perform at Arroyo’s. Think Beastie Boys. Plays additional bar patrons .

Nelson Cardenal – Male/24/Filipino. DJ/rapper at Arroyo’s. Comedic, bold, and outspoken. Narrates the story alongside Trip. Member of “Tripnel.” Plays additional bar patrons. 

Officer Derek – Male/22/African-American. Rookie New York City police officer. New to New York, grew up outside Boston. An artist at heart, but has put his passion to the side. His full name is Derek Jeter and he is embarrassed to share a name with Derek Jeter. He is green and finds himself flustered in difficult situations as a police officer, but he is compassionate and goes out of his way for the greater good. Takes his job very, very seriously. Sweet on Molly. Definitely is into her.

Lelly Santiago – Female/24/Puerto Rican. Suburban college student. Born and raised on the LES but her family moved out of the neighborhood when she was in the fourth grade. Went to schools on the Upper Westside. Disconnected from Puertican culture and from the LES but is attempting to reconnect through her research. She is passionate, driven, and smart. Sometimes she can be a bit overzealous. Sometimes she overthinks things and sometimes she forgets to think things through. Sometimes words don’t come out well for her, but she is trying her best. Another narrator of our story.

How To Make An American Son

Production Dates

Rehearsals: May 8th through June 9th

First Preview: June 8th

Opening Night: June 10th

Performance Run: Wed through Sunday, W-S 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

Closing Night: June 25th


Father and son, Mando and Orlando, are living different versions of the American Dream. Honduran-born Mando built a successful janitorial business and can pay for his son’s fancy private school. Orlando enjoys the fruits of his father’s labor, but is embarrassed by his old-fashioned ideas, his accent, and line of work. When the business faces turmoil just as Orlando is going through a crisis of his own, the two must face tough truths about their citizenship, business, love, and the importance of family, in order to keep their dreams alive in a society that won’t let them truly belong.


Mando – Male/Late 40s or early 50s/Honoduran. Owns a successful cleaning business. He is wealthy now, but built his business from the ground up. He is an immigrant, but with his acquired wealth and class is conservative and critical of other immigrants and latinos. He is a caring father, hard working, and willing to make sacrifices to survive. He can also be stern and uncompromising. Ultimately, he is doing his best to provide a better life for his son and his family.

Orlando – Male/15 going on 16/Hondouran – Mando’s son. First generation American. Gay. He is privileged, attends private school, and overspends on his father’s credit cards. He really likes nice things, but is unaware of how privileged he is and how much has been given to him. He loves pop culture, especially Madonna. He is charismatic, intelligent, tactical, flirtatious, and yet below this is a sense of insecurity surrounding his self worth.

Mercedes – Female/30s/Mexican American – Mando’s general manager. She is hardworking and compassionate. She understands the delicate balance of being an employee to Mando’s family, often sacrificing time with her own family to care for Mando’s. She’s determined to make it and be a success for herself and her family. As an employee she does not ask for much and does not complain.

Rafael – Male/Late teen/ Mexican. Mercedes cousin. Recently arrived from Mexico. Gay but closeted. He is just trying to make a life for himself after being rejected by his family. He is doing his best to keep his head down and not make too many waves. He is a hard worker. He loves pop music. He also can be blunt and serious. Ultimately he is just trying to survive.

Sean – Male/16 or 17/White. A student at Orlando’s high school. His sexuality is ambiguous but he identifies as straight. Has a flirtatious relationship with Orlando but maybe he just wants attention? . He is cocky and privileged. He is hot and knows people think he’s hot. He likes rock music and probably plays football or soccer. This is probably his peak. He’s Orlando’s crush

Dick – Male/Early 40s/White. Sean’s father, privileged. His account is fifty percent of Mando’s business. He looks down on Mando and makes assumptions about him. He is arrogant, ignorant, and abrasive. He is likely just in middle management but he uses every once of his power to prove himself even though there’s not much to show.

COVID-19 Compliance

Vaccination: Profile Theatre requires documentation of vaccination.

Testing: If you are offered a role, you must be willing to take a COVID test as documentation of a negative test result is required 72 hours prior to first rehearsal. Additional testing may be required as needed. Profile will provide and/or pay for this and any additional tests necessary to the scope of participation.