MONDO TRAGIC - National Black Theatre Auditions

Posted: January 8, 2019

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MONDO TRAGIC - NYC EPA
National Black Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
LOA-NYC 540.00/ weekly

SEEKING
Equity actors for 4 roles: 3 male, 1 female.

Also seeking an ASM (see separate notice on Casting Call for submission info)

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
National Black Theatre
2031 5th Ave
New York, NY 10035-1503

PERSONNEL
Eric Micha Holmes - Playwright (at EPA)
Miranda Haymon - Director (at EPA)
Jonathan McCrory - Producer
Belynda Hardin - Program Coordinator (at EPA)

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals begin - February 11 - 23, 2019
TECH - February 24 -26, 2019
Performances - February 27 - March 3, 2019 ( TOTAL 6 Performances)

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
SYNOPSIS:
"Mondo Tragic" is a live audio-drama that investigates how shockumentaries (or "mondo" films) from the 60' and 70's shaped a bi-racial man's racial journey. When the lead character becomes captivated by the prospect of documenting the life of a public figure, he is forced to reckon with memory and fantasy, film and documentary, Blackness and Africaness. "Mondo Tragic" is a genre-bending, multi-media, socially conscious, an experimental piece exploring form to find the truth.
seeking
Eric 1:
A biracial man who passes—speaks from a table with a microphone(NARRATOR SIDES)

Eric 2
A biracial man who passes—Eric 1 in scene.
Actor 1 to play Deidre and Dyer:
Black women, mid- 30’s
Deidre: Nkechi/Rachel Dolezal’s Assistant
Dyer: Detective

Actor 2 to play Sloan and Adam Poe:
White men, mid 30’s-early 40's
Sloan: Detective
Adam Poe: Videographer


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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