AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Ensemble Season Actors for Pa’lante Theater Company


Description:  Pa’lante Theater Company (A program of the Afro Caribbean Cultural Center of Greater Waterbury) announces ensemble auditions for its inaugural season slate of shows – the first show is a full length play and world premiere of CALLING PUERTO RICO by Juan Ramirez Jr., second is a Musical Theater Review celebrating Latinx Contributions to Theater titled “Viva Teatro Waterbury! (Long Live Theater in Waterbury).

Director: Nelson Rafael Roman








Venue: Auditions, and rehearsals will be held at Afro Caribbean Cultural Center @ Heart & Sole Dance Studios (130 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06705).


Performances are presented and will be staged at 7 Angels Theater (1 Plank Road, Historic Hamilton Park Pavilion, Waterbury, CT 06705)


Payment: All actors will receive a stipend for the productions of CALLING PUERTO RICO & VIVA TEATRO WATERBURY/MADE IN AMERICA.     


Casting: 10 Actors


Pa’lante Theater Company is committed to producing theatre that reflects the reality of our vibrant and diverse community; casting is open to all without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age or veteran status.





JOEL – 20s – 30s Newyorican Male identifying

DEBRA – 20s-30s Female identifying

ANIBAL – 60s – 80s Living in Puerto Rico - Male identifying

ROLAN – 40s – 60s Living in Puerto Rico – Male identifying  

MELOSA – 20s New Yorker (Latina/Afro Latina) female identifying


FEMALE SINGER – 20s AFRO LATINA – Vivo Teatro Lead

FEMALE SINGER – 20s – Vivo Teatro Lead

FEMALE SINGER/ACTRESS – Black, 20s Vivo Teatro Lead

MALE SINGER – 20s – 30s – Black/Latino

MALE SINGER – 20s – 30s – Black/Latino

Auditions will take place on

Tuesday July 26th and Thursday, July 28th, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


((Call Backs will be the following week on Thursday August 4th, 2022 at 7:00 pm) 

We will see actors every 10 minutes. 

To sign up for an audition time, click here.  



All Actors must bring current Headshot with Acting Resume (Note Headshot and Resume will not be returned).


For Calling Puerto Rico

In-person auditions; 2 contrasting contemporary monologues (1-2 min each); Monologues should showcase the actor’s emotional agility.  Must email resume and headshot and bring a physical copy of your resume and headshot to audition.  


For Viva Teatro

In-person auditions; 1 musical piece that will be played with Bluetooth accompaniment, no pianist or accompanist will be provided/available.   Song must be from a Black/Latinx Musical Theater production (Broadway or off-Broadway) email song to


Managing auditions: Stage Manager Zelest Caraballo


In the room: Director Nelson Rafael Roman, Stage Manager Zelest Caraballo, Playwright Juan Ramirez Jr., Jill Marie Medina, Choreographer for Viva Teatro


Callbacks: by invitation on July 9th starting at 1 pm; reading from the script for American Made & Calling Puerto Rico. Dance routine and song choice by team for Viva Teatro.  


Rehearsals: Begin week of August 1st. Rehearsals Sunday afternoons, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings until tech week.


TECH WEEK is Saturday-Thursday, Dates TBA (February or March of 2023), 6-10 p.m at 7 Angels Theater



Friday – Sunday,  February or March 2023 – Calling Puerto Rico (2 Weekend Run)

Thursday – Sunday – September 2023 - Viva Teatro

All performances are at 7:00 p.m. except Sundays which are at 3 pm.

Questions: email Rafael Feliciano Roman

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