GABRIEL - FLYER SUBMISSIONS

Actor to play 7-8 years old, 3rd generation Chinese American, growing up speaking English and very little Chinese, sensitive and more... sophisticated, outgoing and very sweet, Gabriel has feminine traits and can do basic ballet moves. He befriends 8 year old Rob, a basketball player who is on "the jock path," and the two boys become fast friends -- until Rob's judgmental father pokes his nose in and declares the friendship to be inappropriate...LEAD (1) less...

CHEN - FLYER SUBMISSIONS

Rob's father, Actor to play late 30’s-40’s 1st generation Chinese American, fluent in Chinese and can speak English, first seen in a polo more... shirt and sandals, restaurant owner, he has just transferred from Arkansas, and he's not the most sophisticated man in town, but he has a southern gentleman hospitality on the surface. Very Old School, an unaware victim of his own toxic masculinity. He disapproves of Gabriel's ballet studies, and regards him as girly. He shows up at the home of Wang and Ann, to explain (grimly) why Gabriel is an unfit companion for his son...LEAD (5) less...

WANG - FLYER SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel's father, Actor to play late 30’s-40’s 2nd generation Chinese American, fluent in English and can speak some Chinese, married to more... Ann, he is first seen wearing t-shirt and jeans, from a comfortable and laid-back background. Working in a marketing firm. Loving and nurturing, the kind, strong and intelligent father figure everyone can dream of. Considerably more cosmopolitan than Chen, he has encouraged his son to pursue whatever interests him -- and that definitely includes ballet. When Chen comes to his house to humiliate his son, an angry (but controlled) Wang defends his son with quiet vigor...LEAD (5) less...

SONG - FLYER SUBMISSIONS

Rob’s mother, Actor to play late 30’s-40’s 1st generation Chinese American, fluent in Chinese and can speak English, a delicate housewife more... and a loving mother. less...

ANN - FLYER SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel's mother, Actor to play late 30’s-40’s Chinese American, fluent in English, married to Wang, kind, sensitive and supportive just as more... Wang, she is startled (and quietly angered) when Chen denounces her son as a sissy, she takes Gabriel to the kitchen to prevent him from hearing the horrible words from Chen, doing her best to keep her son protected…2 lines, 1 scene (10) less...


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