Anna in the Tropics
by Ground Floor Theatre

Oct. 24 - Nov. 14 (2021)

Pulitzer-Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz is a poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove a volatile combination.

Ground Floor Theatre

Announces auditions for

Anna in the Tropics

by Nilo Cruz

Directed by Carl Gonzales

 GFT is seeking Lantinx Actors (AEA ok). Artists will be asked to submit video submissions by November 14th, 2021. Callbacks will be on November 20th from 2 pm – 6 pm in person at Ground Floor Theatre.  Please submit a 1-minute modern monologue of your choice to Callbacks will consist of cold reads from the script.

 All positions are paid an honorarium.

 Ground Floor Theatre is committed to inclusivity and as such unless specifically called for in the script, we cast without consideration to ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape. Auditioners should bring a resume and headshot with them.

 Casting Latinx actors for all Characters 

  • Santiago, owner of a cigar factory, late 50s
  • Cheché, his half-brother, half-Cuban, half-American, early 40s
  • Ofelia, Santiago's wife, 50s
  • Marela, Ofelia and Santiago's daughter, 22
  • Conchita, her sister, 32
  • Palomo, her husband, 41
  • Juan Julián, the lector, 38
  • Elíades, local gamester, runs cockfights, 40s


Performances February 17th-March 5th, 2022, with rehearsals beginning in January.