We Are Proud To Present... .. Atlanta GA EPA
Call Type: EPA
Director: Jiréh Breon Holder
Casting Coordinator: Robert Schultz
In attendance at the auditions will be: For PROUD:
Jiréh Breon Holder, director
Rosalind Staib, managing director
First Rehearsal- Sept. 18, 2018.
Performances- Oct. 25, 26, 30, 31 and Nov. 10, 11.
This play is part of three productions (with separate casts) performing in rotating repertory in October/November.
Callbacks, if needed, will be held on May 21.
Note: Theater Emory casts mainly from the Atlanta / North Georgia area.
Local Atlanta-area performers strongly encouraged to audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity actors for 3 available roles. **a sense of musicality and ability to improv is necessary for all roles. There are 2 to 3 AEA contracts to be cast among the available roles.
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury follows a group of actors struggling to adequately tell the story of the Herero people. Though the play covers a serious topic, it does so through the lens of humor and explores the revelations the characters have about history, race, and theatre during their rehearsals. Ultimately the play takes a dark turn as the American wounds and the historical tragedy overlap within this ensemble’s own process. Music, comedy, violence, and politics all blend in this metatheatrical masterpiece.
These are the roles to be played by professionals. The company will include student actors to be cast at later auditions.
Actor Track 6:
A Black woman in her 20’s, the unofficial leader of a student theater troupe, generous and kind but still authoritative, sharp and “sassy”
Actor Track 1:
A White man in his 20’s, educated well-meaning though casually inflicts microaggressions, charming and “all American”, at the end a darkness/violence bubbles up from his improv game which scares himself and everyone else
Actor Track 2:
A Black man in his 20’s, a Hotep-type student more interested in the history of the show than the actual acting, masculine and confident but not lacking a sense of humor
**a sense of musicality and ability to improv is necessary for all roles
Send email to email@example.com. If no email access, call Meghan Truhett at 404- 727-5323. Email preferred. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.
Theater Emory Administrative Offices Emory University
Rich Memorial Building
1602 Fishburne Dr
Atlanta, GA 30322
Second floor, room 210. Parking in Fishburne Parking Deck.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
Actors will read from sides to be provided at the audition and available at the theater and online in advance. Actors may also be asked to do a short physical and/or musical improvisation. This play contains both a generous sense of humor and explicit moments of violence. Please read the first scene and the last scene prior to auditioning (available with the sides). You may be asked about your interpretations of these scenes. Please bring a picture and a resume, stapled together.