AUD: self-tape (by invitation only)
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: (preferred)
All performers must be comfortable with Same Sex Intimacy. Whether it is being part of it, or being around it. The theater will provide an intimacy coordinator.
All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, with a first booster (if eligible) by first rehearsal as a condition of employment. Vaccination requirements are subject to change according to CDC guidance.
It’s time for the annual Hot Wang Festival down in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield is determined to take this year’s hot chicken crown. Supported by his beau Dwayne, and their culinary clique the New Wing Order which includes friends Isom and Big Charles, Cordell is marinating, and firing up the frying pan in a bid to claim the hot wing king crown. But when a family incident forces Dwayne to take in his nephew Everett, the weekend gets side-tracked, as the newly legitimized couple comes to terms with a new definition of family.
CORDELL - he/him, 40s to early 50s, Black. In charge and drill sergeant-y. The head chef of the clique. Recently emerged from the closet to cohabitate with Dwayne. In a not so former life, had a wife and two kids. NOTE: Performer must be comfortable with Same Sex Intimacy.
DWAYNE - he/him, 40s to early 50’s, Black. Comes across as slick and debonair. Statuesque. Straight-passing for those who aren’t part of the Community. Might not be the head chef, but is the head of the household. Holds Cordell and everyone down. Has been a mentor to his struggling nephew for years. Holds resentment towards Cordell for taking so long to legitimize their relationship. NOTE: Performer must be comfortable with Same Sex Intimacy.
ISOM - he/him, 30s, Black. Vibrant. Great sense of humor. Transmits feminine energy. Messy Mya-esque. Playlists include gospel and trap and that’s exactly how he talks. New friend. Met Cordell and Dwayne at church. NOTE: If the actor can play the piano, that’s a plus.
EVERETT ""EJ"" - he/him, 18+ to play 16, Black. Witty. High energy. Good sense of humor. In need of guidance and a new home. Dwayne’s nephew.
TJ - he/him, mid 30’s to early 40’s, Black. A long-time dealer who is “about that life”. Everett’s father. Struggles with teaching his son how to be a man, but unsure if Cordell and Dwayne can be good father figures to his son."