THE BLACK HISORY MUSEUM…ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - HERE Arts Center Auditions

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THE BLACK HISORY MUSEUM…ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - NYC EPA

HERE Arts Center

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LOA contract/salary pending

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.

All Stage Management positions have been filled.

PREPARATION
Actors will be asked to read a monologue, which will be provided at the EPA.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center1
65 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Zoey Martinson, Director / Creator (expected to be in attendance at EPA, and has authority to hire SMs)

Kareem Lucas, Poet / Performer
Jonathan Braylock, Sketch Writer / Performer

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: October 7, 2019
First Preview: November 1, 2019
Opening Date: November 5, 2019
Closing Date: November 24, 2019

This is a durational theatrical experience. Some performances may last for 2 hours and others for 5 hours, adhering to all Equity rules for breaks.

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
THE GUIDE: Black/African American male or female, any age. Strong improvisational skills are needed. The guide is the actual guide to the museum and leads the audience from room to room. They should have a strong personality and loves to interact with the museum guests.

THE DESCENDANT: Black/African American male or female, any age. Poet. Speaks to the experience of the audience. The Descendant is trapped in the cycle of America's commodification of Black bodies. Every show The Descendant is trying to escape the cycle.
JOHN ADAMS/ PREACHER / DJ: Black/African American male or female, any age. Firmly believes in owning Slaves. This role will take on many different characters from history. The actor must be comfortable with poetry and have strong improvisation and movement skills.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN/ WHITE EMPLOYEE 2: Black/African American male or female, any age. Jovial and older. This role will take on many different characters from history. The actor must be comfortable with poetry and have strong improvisation and movement skills.
THOMAS JEFFERSON/ WHITE EMPLOYEE 1: Black/African American male or female, any age. A bit lost but going with the Flow. This role will take on many different characters from history. The actor must be comfortable with poetry and have strong improvisation and movement skills.
JOHN HANCOCK/ HUMAN RESOURCES REP: Black/African American male or female, any age. Pragmatic and trying to solve problems. This role will take on many different characters from history. The actor must be comfortable with poetry and have strong improvisation and movement skills.
RICHARD HENRY LEE/ POLICE OFFICER: Black/African American male or female, any age. Strongly believes in White Supremacy. This role will take on many different characters from history. The actor must be comfortable with poetry and have strong improvisation and movement skills.
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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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