Casting Call for ‘Fat Ham’

May 14, 2020

Local Call!

Hello Philadelphia! The Wilma Theater is holding an open casting call for the role of Juicy in our upcoming production of Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Morgan Green. At this time, we are seeking actors local to Philadelphia only.


JUICY is fat. 20-21, Black. He’s beautiful. He is lonely. He is smart.

PLAY DESCRIPTION: The ghost of Juicy’s dad haunts him and asks for revenge – on Juicy’s uncle, who has now married his widowed mom. Sound familiar? Yes, but … This contemporary adaption of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set on a pig farm in the American South, explores big issues (like toxic masculinity and cycles of violence) with a light touch.


First rehearsal – January 19, 2021
First Preview – February 16, 2021
Opening – February 20, 2021
Closing – March 7, 2021

Schedule may be subject to change, but the production will be a part of our 2020-2021 season.

If you’d like to be considered, please submit a headshot, resume, and video audition to the following link by May 29th:

Please contact to acquire audition sides.