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BLUE - Apollo Theater Auditions

Posted: January 28, 2020

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BLUE - NYC EPA

Everything's Divine LLC

AUDITION DATES

Mon, Feb 17, 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

Wed, Feb 19, 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

Special Agreement Contract/Salary pending (guaranteed NOT to be less than 85% of Production Contract Minimum)

SEEKING

Equity actors for various roles and understudies. See breakdown.

SM position had been filled.

PREPARATION

Please prepare one contemporary 1-2 minute monologue. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
3rd floor. rooms 303, 304


PERSONNEL

by Charles Randolph Wright
Director: Phylicia Rashad
Casting: James Calleri and Erica Jensen
General Management: KGM Theatrical / Margaret Skoglund, Daniel Kuney, Rob Cassie
Producers: Brian Moreland, John Legend, Ron Simons, Mike Jackson, Eric Falkenstein
Musical Director: Joseph Joubert
Music by: Nona Hendryx
Lyrics by: Nona Hendryx & Charles Randolph-Wright

One or more of the following Casting Directors are expected to be in attendance: James Calleri, Erica Jenson, Paul Davis


OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: March 30, 2020
First preview: April 27, 2020
Opening: May 10, 2020
Closing: August 16, 2020
Venue: Apollo Theater, Harlem


OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for 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

Description:

Using music as an integral part of the storytelling, Blue spans nearly twenty years in the life of the affluent African American Clark family in rural South Carolina. This humorous family portrait abounds with tenderness, acceptance and the search for unconditional love.
SEEKING:
YOUNG REUBEN: African-American, Male, 12 years old. Bright, intelligent, musical. Possibly plays an instrument like the trumpet.
UNDERSTUDY 1: African-American Female, 50’s – 60’s. Covers both PEGGY and TILLIE.
UNDERSTUDY 2: African-American Female. Adult Actor 18+ to play teens – early 30’s. Covers LATONYA.
UNDERSTUDY 3: African- American Male, 30’s – 50’s. Covers SAMUEL, JR. and BLUE
UNDERSTUDY 4: African-American Male. Adult Actor 18+ to play teens – early 30’s. Covers SAMUEL III, and REUBEN.
UNDERSTUDY 5: African-American Male, 12 years old. Covers YOUNG REUBEN.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST:
TILLIE CLARK: African-American Female, 60’s +. Samuel’s mother. Irascible, caustic.
PEGGY CLARK: African-American Female, late 30’s – mid 40’s. Ambitious, intelligent, stunning, absolutely nothing will get in her way.
BLUE WILLIAMS: African-American Male, 30’s – 50’s. Charismatic jazz singer. Actor must be able to sing.
SAMUEL CLARK, JR.: African- American Male, late 30’s – mid 40’s. Peggy’s husband. Elite soft-spoken businessman.
SAMUEL CLARK III: African-American Male. Adult Actor 18+ to play teens through early 30’s. Peggy and Samuel’s son. Rebellious and in a constant battle with his mother. Goes from adolescence to manhood.
LATONYA DINKINS: African-American Female. Adult actors 18+ to play teens through early 30’s. Sam’s girlfriend from the “other side of the tracks”. Has a thick South Carolina accent. Supple and subtle. Starts “country”, but goes “pseudo sophisticated”. Has ambition.
REUBEN: African-American Male, 27. Peggy and Samuel’s son; Bright, intelligent, musical. Older version of Young Reuben.
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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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