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Broadway for Racial Justice Launches Casting Training Program Led by BIPOC Casting Professionals

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The deadline to apply for the 9-week program is September 21.

Broadway for Racial Justice Launches Casting Training Program Led by BIPOC Casting Professionals

Broadway for Racial Justice has launched a nine-week training program led by BIPOC casting professionals, giving applicants information of how the world of casting works, and helping to pinpoint the areas where change is needed within the profession for further BIPOC representation.

The program will not only compensate the trainers, but provide a stipend to the applicants that are accepted into the program.

How does it work?

The trainees would submit an application. Those applications will be
reviewed by a selection committee of 7 theatre industry professionals who
would choose 10 applicants to participate in the training program.

The chosen applicants would work through modules with different casting
directors so that upon completion of the training, they could begin work as
an entry level casting assistant, either working freelance or with casting
offices.

As well as taking in knowledge from BIPOC casting professionals, the
applicants would also betrained in different types of submission software
within the field, ie. Breakdown Express, Cast It, Backstage, etc.

Applicant Requirements:

  • College experience taken into consideration, but not required
  • Familiarity with IMDB Pro
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel, iWork, etc.
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, Attention to detail, and initiative
  • A desire to create deep systemic change pertaining to racial inequities within the casting profession
  • Willingness to listen, learn, and unlearn practices that are rooted in a white supremacy.

The deadline to apply is September 21.

TRAINING SCHEDULE

WEEK 1 - 2 hour training with X Casting on casting philosophy

WEEK 2 - Two days of 2 hour trainings on "Breakdown Express" with BIPOC casting professionals

WEEK 3 - Two days of 2 hour trainings on "Breakdown Express" with BIPOC casting professionals

WEEK 4 - Two days of 2 hour trainings on "Breakdown Express" with BIPOC casting professionals

WEEK 5 - 2 hour training with BIPOC Casting professional on casting philosophy WEEK 6 - 2 hour training with "Backstage" and BIPOC casting professionals on "Backstage" and "Cast It"

WEEK 7 + 8 - Panel Discussions on casting procedures and practices WEEK 9 - 2 hour wrap up session with Trainees and BIPOC professionals

Trainers:

F. Binta Berry, Erica Hart, Christine McKenna, Xavier Rubiano, Gama Valle,

F. BINTA BERRY ERICA HART CHRISTINE MCKENNA XAVIER RUBIANO GAMA VALLE X Casting: Victor Vsquez, DAnica Rodriguez, Andrea Zee.

APPLY HERE!


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