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BLKS - MCC Theater Auditions

Posted: October 2, 2018

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BLKS - NYC EPA
MCC Theater

AUDITION DATE

Fri, Oct 12, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

CONTRACT

Off Broadway $715 weekly minimum

SEEKING

Equity actors for roles in BLKS (see breakdown).

PREPARATION

Actors will read from sides, which will be provided at the auditions. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

Co-Artistic Directors: Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler
Executive Director: Blake West
Artistic Producer: Jessica Chase
Manager of Artistic Development: Kailee Ayyar (WILL BE HOLDING AUDITIONS)
Artistic Assistant: Agatha Ventura (WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE)
Playwright: Aziza Barnes
Director: Robert O’Hara
Casting: Telsey + Company

OTHER DATES

1st Rehearsal: 3/19/2019
Runs: 4/18/2019 to 5/26/2019 (possible extension to June 23, 2019 at the MCC Newman Mills Theater)

OTHER

EPA 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

[SEEKING]
All characters must have humor, energy, and be able to drive language.
[OCTAVIA]
Early 20's. Female. Queer/Femme/Androgynous. Black,Mixed Black, or 1/2 Black. A short story writer. Dates Ry. No filter. Speaks thoughts as they exist in her head because the world is her head. Her adoration of Star Trek is astounding and she can quote Blaxploitation movies off hand. She’s beautiful and makeup confuses her. Her uniform is sweatpants paired with large heels or boots, for her love of comfort and hatred of being short.

[IMANI]
Early 20's Female. Very Haitian/American. A budding alcoholic by American standards. Does a first-rate impression of Eddie Murphy from his “RAW” standup/movie & is always striving to perfect it. Single. Constantly gets fired from the same job at Nuyorican Poets Cafe on E. 3rd Street between Avenue A and B for jumping on the mic in the middle of her bar tending shift & doing her Eddie Murphy impression. Intense.
[JUNE]
Early 20's Female. Light skin black girl.She comes from bougie black folks who have had money in the family for 2 generations. Did Jack & Jill, LINKS, the whole 9. Dates a dude named Jamal has dated a dude named Jamal for 5 years, since she & Octavia were in high school. Plays a lot of “Call of Duty.” Is most at home in front of a screen. She is studying to be an accountant. She sells weed & is very professional about it. Hair always straight & long without weave. She is very proud of this.
[RY]
Mid 20's Female, somewhat masculine presenting. Puerto Rican from The Bronx. An employee at Blink Fitness. Wears ugly Christmas sweaters ironically. From Oakland. Says, “breh,” at the end of most thoughts &/or sentences. A part time film student trying to land an internship with Terence Nance for 2 years. Goes to Pride every year. A fantastic chess player. Whole family Catholic. Only queer woman in her family. Over-watches Aaron McGruder’s THE BOONDOCKS until the April 21st 2014 hijacking of the show from Aaron McGruder, which broke her heart completely.

[JUSTIN (Also plays SOSA, PEDRO, and DOMINICAN DUDE)]
Mid/late 20's Male. Black. Parents are from Trinidad & Tobago. Watched Shakespeare in Love too often as a child & thru his parents’ divorce. Says things like, “I want to make love to you,” & “I want to rub your feet” & means them. Charming; you’d think he’d get all the ladies. He doesn’t. Plays upright base in a jazz band & acoustic guitar in his apartment. Over-calling, overtexting, etc., let’s call him an obsessive. Passionate. He talks to his mom on the phone every morning. He works at Sunshine Cinema & sees a lot of couples on dates.

[THAT BITCH ON THE COUCH (Also plays DRUNK WHITE WOMAN)]
Early 20's Female. She is the only white person in this play. She’s from Westchester, New York. Incredibly wealthy, like old money white folk WASP and all that. Incredibly white. High Femme. Went to Exeter Academy for high school type shit. Did cotillion and founded her boarding school’s Black Student Union. It was confusing.


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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