Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

Character Breakdown

Allison

A Black nurse, late 20s, who went into medicine after watching her mom die of cancer. Hides her fears and feelings behind bad decisions and alcohol, but is at heart a fixer, peacemaker – her brother Devon and father Shawn are usually at odds. Attends a wedding in Mexico City just as the world shuts down.

Gender: female
Age: 25 to 29
Jerry

A Mexican-American architect, late 20s, (former college roommate to Max). Living in Mexico City. When Alison winds up in his bed – even though she has COVID – it is likely the best thing to ever happen to him.

Gender: male
Age: 25 to 29
Max

A gay actor, mid 20s, who is vivacious, sweet, charming – and can play any role needed to get through a given situation. He is really only himself with his boyfriend, Theo.

Gender: male
Age: 24 to 29
Theo

A financial analyst, mid 20s, expected to be at the beck and call of his boss Kate. Workaholic, buttoned-up, doubting how someone like Max could ever really fit into his long-term life.

Gender: male
Age: 24 to 29
Kate

Late 30s, high-powered Wall Street exec married to Adam, mom of three kids whom she has never had to actively parent. Convinced her job is more important than her husband’s. Does not know how to do the simplest of tasks, like making breakfast.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 39
Adam

Late 30s, high-powered divorce lawyer, married to Kate, dad of three kids whom he has never had to actively parent. Convinced his job is more important than his wife’s. Does not know how to do the simplest of tasks, like surviving kindergarten.

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 39
Devon

18, young Black man who is actively protesting systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. He makes money by delivering Uber Eats (once, to Kate & Adam’s apartment). He wants to take a gap year instead of going to college next year; he’d rather work as a grassroots organizer. His sister is Allison; she often brokers the peace between him and their father.

Gender: male
Age: 18 to 20
Shawn

50, Black police officer who is father to Allison and Devon. His wife died years ago from cancer. He is trapped between his responsibilities in law enforcement and his experience as a Black man. After many years of being careful NOT to raise his voice, he is having trouble finding it now.

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 55
Bill

White cop who works with Shawn

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 59
Vivian

Older white woman whose husband has just died. She is bitter after years of a very broken marriage – including his infidelity.

Gender: female
Age: 70 to 79
Charles

Older white man who manifest as a ghost to Vivian, and tries to work through the unfinished circumstances of their marriage, ostensibly so that he can go onto the afterlife.  

Gender: male
Age: 70 to 79