CASTING CALL: James Earl Hardy’s B-Boy Blues: The Play

B-Boy Blues by JEHBased on James Earl Hardy’s best-selling novel about a journalist and bike messenger who fall in love, the play will make its debut during the 2013 Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York City. The performance is scheduled for March 16 at 7:30 pm at the Here Arts Center in SoHo.

Auditions will be held at the Roy Arias Studios, 300 W43rd Street @ 8th Avenue, in Studio #401A on Sunday, January 13 from 5 pm – 9:30 pm.



* MITCHELL “LITTLE BIT” CRAWFORD (the middle class gent from Brooklyn) – African American/Black men, 25-35, 5′ 9″ or below, light or caramel complexion, compact tight frame, stacked in the back

* RAHEIM “POOQUIE” RIVERS (the homeboy from Harlem) – African American/Black men, 20-30, six feet+, dark brown/chocolate complexion, ripped muscular frame


* EUGENE “GENE” ROBERTS (the sarcastic, smug one) – African American/Black men, late 30s/early 40s

* BARRY “B.D.” DANIELS (the ditzy one) – African American/Black men, mid- 20s to early 30s, muscular/dancer’s frame

* COURTNEY “BABYFACE” LYONS (B.D.’s boifriend, the unassuming one) – African American/Black men, mid-20s to early 30s


* DERRICK “D.C.” CARTER (the cocky one) – African American/Black men, early-to-mid 20s, diminutive yet diesel down

* ANGEL “A.C.” CORTEZ (the cool one) – Puerto Rican/Dominican men, early-to-mid 20s, around six feet, toned to muscular physique

* MICHELLE “MICHI” SNIPES (receptionist at Your World magazine) – African American/Black/Blatino women, mid-20s to early 30s

* MRS. RIVERS (Raheim’s mother) – African American/Black women, early-to-mid 40s

* KAREEM (troublemaking homie at the party) – African American/Black/Blatino or other men of color, early-to-mid 20s, six feet or higher, muscular frame

* DAVID (Raheim’s ex) – carbon copy of Mitchell with a street edge [non-speaking role]

Please send your pic/digital portfolio, bio/resume, acting reel/vid clips to Also, indicate which character you’ll be reading for, and which half hour block (5-5:30 pm, 6:30-7 pm, etc) you will be able to attend. You will receive a confirmation as to when your audition is scheduled. You may prepare a two minute monologue or choose to read from one of the sides provided by the production team.

Actors chosen will be required to attend one table reading, one dry rehearsal, one tech rehearsal, and one dress rehearsal. Actors will receive a small stipend (ranging from $35-$75) immediately following the performance.

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