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CHOIR BOY - Manhattan Theatre Club Auditions

Posted: December 7, 2012

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CHOIR BOY– Equity Principal Auditions
Manhattan Theatre Club (NYC)LORT D; $566/week minimum
Writer: Tarell Alvin McCraney
Director: Trip Cullman
Casting: Nancy Piccione
1st Rehearsal: 5/23/13. Runs: 6/18/13 - 7/14/13 at City Center/Stage 2

Equity Principal Auditions:
Thursday, December 20, 2012at the Actors' Equity Audition Center
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
Lunch from 1 - 2.New York, NY

Prepare a brief contemporary monologue and prepare 16 bars of a traditional hymn to be sung a cappella. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Synopsis: The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school's legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

Casting Director Statement: “For all teenage characters we are interested in see both actual teenagers and young-looking men 18+. If you think you’re in the ballpark at all, please come audition!”

SEEKING:

PHARUS JONATHAN YOUNG:
17. African-American. (Lead role.) Extremely smart. Effeminate. Senior student and Lead of the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys Choir. Opinionated, outspoken, charismatic, sly sense of humor. Must be comfortable singing gospel hymns.

ANTHONY JUSTIN JAMES:
18. African-American. Senior student, baseball player, choir member Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. Athletic. Kind, level-headed, easy to like. Pharus’ roommate. Must be comfortable singing gospel hymns.

BOBBY MARROW:
16. African-American. Junior student, choir member, nephew to the headmaster. Arrogant, confrontational, entitled. An alpha male. Must be comfortable singing gospel hymns.

DAVID HEARD:
17. African-American. Senior student, choir member. Religious – planning to be minister. A peace-maker, usually a boy of few words. Must be comfortable singing gospel hymns.

JUNIOR BLAKE:
16. African-American. Junior student, choir member. The most innocent of the boys. Bobby’s milder sidekick. Must be comfortable singing gospel hymns.

HEADMASTER MARROW:
Early 40s to late 50s. African-American. The youngest and latest Headmaster at The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. Dedicated to maintaining the high standards and mission of his school. Devoted, committed, impassioned. A man with heart who leads with tough love. BOBBY MARROW’S uncle.

MR. PENDLETON:
Late 60s to early 70s. White male. Returning professor at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. Teaches African American History. Avuncular in nature with life experience to share. Humble and down-to-earth. Challenges his students to think beyond their immediate perceptions of the world they live in.

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