Castings

 

APPOINTMENTS
Los Angeles Appointment dates scheduled for: LA Prescreen: 10/14/18 LA Audition w/ Creative Team: 10/15/18 LA Creative Team CB: 10/16/18 Other audition appointment locations may be scheduled tbd.
CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $696 per week plus h/p
SEEKING
Submissions from AEA members for various roles.
INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP. In subject line indicate: Witness Uganda, and indicate which city/state you are located in.
SUBMIT TO
info@bindercasting.com
PERSONNEL
Producer: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Director: Griffin Matthews
Musical Director: Matt Gould
Choreographer: Abdur-Rahim Jackson
Casting: Binder Casting/
Chad Eric Murnane, CSA
Music, Lyrics & Book by Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews
OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: 1/8/19
1st Preview: 2/5/19
Open: 2/8
Close: 2/23 with possible extension thru 3/3
OTHER
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
BREAKDOWN
ALL MUST BE EXCELLENT SINGERS AND ACTORS and MOVE WELL.
[GRIFFIN] Male, African American, 20s. Star quality. Strong comedic skill. Very likable. Slightly effeminate. When he’s kicked out of his church choir for being gay, Griffin goes on a journey to Africa to find his “community.” But his impulsive decisions land him in a complicated web of trouble in a country he doesn’t understand. Unsure of how to keep impossible promises he makes to young African teens, Griffin must make peace with his past in order to carve a path into the future. The Standby WILL perform at several performances. Tenor.
[JACOB] Male, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Mysterious, but kind. Desperate to survive. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Abandoned by his father and orphaned by his mother, Jacob is left alone. He's taken up residence with a dangerous pastor who doesn’t care about Jacob's grand aspirations of getting out. With little education and few resources, Jacob survives on street smarts, charisma, and perseverance. He's willing to do anything to survive. Tenor.
[IBRAHIM] Male, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Excellent understated comic actor. Improv skills a plus. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Aside from the fact he’s an orphan, Ibrahim is an outsider from the rest of the students because he’s Muslim in a country that is mostly Christian. He uses his “otherness” as tool to survive and thrive. Though he isn’t the best student or the sharpest tool in the shed, Ibrahim has a deep understanding of humanity that serves as his redemption. Strong Tenor with high notes who can also sing baritone.
[EDEN] Female, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Understated confidence and beauty. Emotional. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Though she can’t read and though she isn’t always the most vociferous student in the bunch, Eden feels and intuits things deeply. She’s the first to suspect Griffin's secret. And though she’s never met another gay person, she’s the first to understand that the range of humanity can be beautiful in all its colors and shapes. Her ability to imagine a better world and capture it, is what inspires Griffin and his crew to take action at a time when they could have easily run away. Strong thrilling belt/Soprano.
[GRACE] Female, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Excellent comedic actor. Improv skills a plus. MUST speak in an African Dialect. The punk, the badass, the boss (though not really) Grace survives because she doesn’t take shit from anybody. She knows her way around the village and she knows what everybody is doing at all times. Though formal education and the rigidity of school won’t necessarily come easily to her, her ability to shape shift and make anything work at any time will be her salvation. Mezzo/Soprano.
[RAIN LADY/CHURCH LADY] Female, African or African American, 30 - 40s. Excellent actress. Excellent vocalist with a huge, soulful belt. She sings in Luganda (native language of Uganda); she also sings a gospel solo in the church. She shape shifts throughout the musical. Must be a big presence. In many ways, the Rain Lady cosmically pushes the story in a direction that will give her/and Griffin the peace that they're both desperate for.
[ENSEMBLE] Male/Female, African or African, 20s – 30s with EXCELLENT voices.
Sopranos, Altos and tenors (no basses). Good vocal improv skills and strong actors. MUST be able to speak in an African Dialect. Especially seeking a traditional African singer and contemporary pop voices. Must be able to dance.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

APPOINTMENTS

Los Angeles Appointment dates scheduled for: LA Prescreen: 10/14/18 LA Audition w/ Creative Team: 10/15/18 LA Creative Team CB: 10/16/18 Other audition appointment locations may be scheduled tbd.


CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep $696 per week plus h/p


SEEKING

Submissions from AEA members for various roles.


INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP. In subject line indicate: Witness Uganda, and indicate which city/state you are located in.


SUBMIT TO

info@bindercasting.com


PERSONNEL

Producer: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Director: Griffin Matthews

Musical Director: Matt Gould

Choreographer: Abdur-Rahim Jackson

Casting: Binder Casting/

Chad Eric Murnane, CSA

Music, Lyrics & Book by Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews


OTHER DATES

1st Rehearsal: 1/8/19

1st Preview: 2/5/19

Open: 2/8

Close: 2/23 with possible extension thru 3/3



OTHER

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.


BREAKDOWN

ALL MUST BE EXCELLENT SINGERS AND ACTORS and MOVE WELL.

[GRIFFIN] Male, African American, 20s. Star quality. Strong comedic skill. Very likable. Slightly effeminate. When he’s kicked out of his church choir for being gay, Griffin goes on a journey to Africa to find his “community.” But his impulsive decisions land him in a complicated web of trouble in a country he doesn’t understand. Unsure of how to keep impossible promises he makes to young African teens, Griffin must make peace with his past in order to carve a path into the future. The Standby WILL perform at several performances. Tenor.

[JACOB] Male, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Mysterious, but kind. Desperate to survive. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Abandoned by his father and orphaned by his mother, Jacob is left alone. He's taken up residence with a dangerous pastor who doesn’t care about Jacob's grand aspirations of getting out. With little education and few resources, Jacob survives on street smarts, charisma, and perseverance. He's willing to do anything to survive. Tenor.

[IBRAHIM] Male, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Excellent understated comic actor. Improv skills a plus. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Aside from the fact he’s an orphan, Ibrahim is an outsider from the rest of the students because he’s Muslim in a country that is mostly Christian. He uses his “otherness” as tool to survive and thrive. Though he isn’t the best student or the sharpest tool in the shed, Ibrahim has a deep understanding of humanity that serves as his redemption. Strong Tenor with high notes who can also sing baritone.

[EDEN] Female, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Understated confidence and beauty. Emotional. MUST speak in an African Dialect. Though she can’t read and though she isn’t always the most vociferous student in the bunch, Eden feels and intuits things deeply. She’s the first to suspect Griffin's secret. And though she’s never met another gay person, she’s the first to understand that the range of humanity can be beautiful in all its colors and shapes. Her ability to imagine a better world and capture it, is what inspires Griffin and his crew to take action at a time when they could have easily run away. Strong thrilling belt/Soprano.

[GRACE] Female, African or African American, late teens - early 20s. Excellent comedic actor. Improv skills a plus. MUST speak in an African Dialect. The punk, the badass, the boss (though not really) Grace survives because she doesn’t take shit from anybody. She knows her way around the village and she knows what everybody is doing at all times. Though formal education and the rigidity of school won’t necessarily come easily to her, her ability to shape shift and make anything work at any time will be her salvation. Mezzo/Soprano.

[RAIN LADY/CHURCH LADY] Female, African or African American, 30 - 40s. Excellent actress. Excellent vocalist with a huge, soulful belt. She sings in Luganda (native language of Uganda); she also sings a gospel solo in the church. She shape shifts throughout the musical. Must be a big presence. In many ways, the Rain Lady cosmically pushes the story in a direction that will give her/and Griffin the peace that they're both desperate for.

[ENSEMBLE] Male/Female, African or African, 20s – 30s with EXCELLENT voices.

Sopranos, Altos and tenors (no basses). Good vocal improv skills and strong actors. MUST be able to speak in an African Dialect. Especially seeking a traditional African singer and contemporary pop voices. Must be able to dance.




Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.