Auditions for an extra show for Stage West's 2021-22 Season
**NOTE: Due to continuing AEA sanctions on theatrical procedures and processes because of the pandemic, AEA members are advised that Initial AEA Auditions will be via video submission, due September 8; please send video submissions to garretstorms [at] stagewest.org. Callbacks will be in person using the guidelines of AEA. Those called back will receive specific instructions at that time as to what procedures must be followed to comply with the AEA regulations. Non-AEA should call our box office to schedule an appointment for an initial audition.
WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by Aleshea Harris
Director: Akin Babatunde
Unlike anything you’ve seen before, this play-pageant-ritual-homegoing-celebration blurs the lines between actors and audience. In a series of vignettes it builds to a moment in which performance and reality collide, a unifying theatrical response to the physical and spiritual loss of Black lives. This singular experience creates a space for catharsis, reflection, and healing, offering a way for us to move forward with greater compassion and care for one another.
Sides: For audition purposes, actors should not think of these sides as role specific. Actors should choose ONE of these, whichever they feel most connected to, for their audition.
Roles are open to both Equity and Non-Equity. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.
Seeking African-American and Black actors/actresses who can authentically articulate the often tragic, triumphant, transformative experiences rooted in the African-American and Black diaspora. These unique artists should demonstrate a comfortable embrace of music, movement, and a unique expression of dialogue with the ability to utilize the theatrical medium in a myriad of forms: absurdity, commedia, epic with realism as the foundation. Able to portray a range of characters.
One/Made - W
Two - any
Three - any
Four - any
Five/Man/Driver - M
Six/Miss - M
Seven - any
Eight - any
Initials - Friday, September 10, 2021, 7:00PM - 10:00PM and - Saturday, September 11, 2021, 11:00AM - 2:00PM (AEA must submit initial audition via video - please see above note)
Callbacks - Sunday, September 12, 2021, 6:00PM
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00PM. Auditions will involve readings from the script. Scripts are available at the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 823 W Vickery.
Advance perusal of the sides is requested. Note: Local Hire only.
Please choose one of the above sides for your audition; actors may be asked to sing a short song selection acapella in the style of gospel, soul, or a hymn.
AEA members are required to send in video submission for initial auditions. Non-AEA members are also welcome to submit videos for initial auditions, although attending in person is preferred for Non-AEA
Callbacks will be in person at Stage West for both AEA and Non-AEA.
Masks will be required at all times, except when actively in auditions.
Actors are welcome and encouraged to notate COVID-19 vaccination status on their resume.
Video Submission deadline is Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Please send video submissions to garretstorms [at] stagewest.org
Begin Monday, March 21, 2022. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
(Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM. Times are subject to change.)
Thursday, April 14, 2022 through Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
(There is the possibility of a 2-week extension in which a bare-bones version of the show would travel to a few community centers.)
[Note: performances will be Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 8:00PM, and Sundays at 3:00PM].