B3 Theater Inc

Playwright or Screenwriter: Stephen Floyd
Director: Dayna Renee Donovan
Compensation: No Pay
Rehearsals Begin: TBD
Run/Shoot: July 30, 2021 – August 8, 2021
Ages: Adult
Nudity? No
Fees? No

Show Synopsis

Eleno is a fascinating historical play put together from the trials of the Spanish Inquisition about an individual who was born a female slave in Spain, but who expelled male organs when giving birth at 15.  They lived as both a woman and a man, taught themselves to read, and passed the test to become a physician without any schooling.  When brought before the Inquisition, they defended their state by referencing Plato and Augustine as proof that intersex people have always existed.

Character Breakdown

This is a representative sampling of characters.  Approx. 10 actors will be cast.

ELENA/O DE CESPEDES  – age range: 25-40  Biracial transgender without facial hair. Has a brand on both cheeks to indicate birth to a slave.

CATALINA – age range: 20-30  Castilian maid in a neighboring household

MARIA DEL CAÑO – age range: 20-30  Fiancée, then wife of Eleno

MIGUEL – age range: 30-60  Tailor in Toledo

DON VIRGILIO BEGOÑA – age range: 30-60 Secretary to the Vicar of Madrid

MSGR. LOPE DE MENDOZA – age range: 30-60 Inquisitor for the Tribunal of Toledo

XIMENA – age range: 25-40  Catalina’s companion, also a maid

ANA DE ALBANCHEZ – age range: 25-40 Linen Merchant’s wife in San Lúcar

MENCIA – age range: 25-40  Tavern Wench #1

FRUMENCIO – age range: 30-60  Craftsman in Hernando’s linen shop

DON EMILIO TORCIDO            30-60 y.o. Notary for the Vicar of Madrid and Inquisition

What To Prepare

Please rehearse 1-2 monologues running not over 3 minutes. Auditions will also consist of discussion. Callbacks will have reading from the script.

Additional Info

This show deals frankly with sexuality and gender, as well as the judgment which has historically surrounded them. Please take this as a trigger warning.

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Auditions By Appointment

Audition Contact

Ilana Lydia

Audition Dates/Times

By appointment
June, 12 @ 12PM-3PM
June, 13 @ 10AM-1PM

Callback Dates/Times

June, 13 @ 2-4PM

Call For Crew

All design positions open for this virtual production.

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