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BLACK CLOWN - American Repertory Theater Company Auditions

Posted: January 22, 2018

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BLACK CLOWN - NYC ECC / Female Dancers
American Repertory Theater Company

AUDITION DATE

Thu, Feb 01, 2018
11:00 am (EST)
Female Dancers

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep $676/week

SEEKING

All Characters are African-American. Looking for a wide array of strong physical actors, singers, dancers/movers, acrobats, circus performers, with familiarity with vaudeville style acts. Must be experienced and open to improvisation and collaborative work with text, music and movement in a range of styles, and have experience working within a group and also stand out as a soloist.

Musical styles include: musical theater, choral, gospel/church, opera.
Dance/movement styles include: vaudeville styles, mime, tap dancing, folkloric, vernacular, popular/commercial, hip-hop, swing, lindyhop, charleston, contemporary and classical.

Each chorus member inhabits a number of stylized personae throughout the show, both white and black (e.g. citizens in contemporary society, resistance workers, slaves on a plantation, vaudeville performers).

PREPARATION

Bring jazz, tap and character shoes. Also prepare 16 bars of a classic musical theater style song, upbeat tempo, in case asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor

PERSONNEL

Director - Zack Winokur
Librettists - Davone Tines and Mike Schacter
Producer - Mark Lunsford
Artisitc Associate - Sammi Cannold (in room)

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal - March 5
Last Rehearsal - March 17

This is a show in development which may be in the 2018-19 Season with performance dates TBD.

OTHER

www.americanrepertorytheater.org
ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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 attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

All characters are African-American.

MEN OF THE CHORUS:


A mime based on Bert Williams:
35-60 years old. Must have skills as a mime or physical actor, comic, clown, but will also sing and speak.

Two tap dancing brothers, a la the Nicholas Brothers
18-30 years old. Don’t actually have to be brothers but should be believe in age and look. Significant experience in tap dancing styles necessary.

Three acrobats:
A trio of acrobats with unique physical and acrobatic skills (i.e contortion, gymnastics solo and as a group).

WOMEN OF THE CHORUS:

A mother
modeled after Bessie Smith in sound, style, and look (35-60). She must be able to read as the Black Clown’s mother.

Three dancing girls
20-35, experienced in various styles: tap, jazz, vernacular, lindyhop, swing, charleston. Good in unison as a trio.

Two women with circus tricks
plate spinning, juggling, clowning, tight rope walking, magic.


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 audition.


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