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WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN - Playwright's Horizons Auditions

Posted: May 4, 2021

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WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Playwrights Horizons Inc.

CONTRACT
Off Broadway $656 weekly minimum (Category AA)

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in “What to Send Up When It Goes Down” by Aleshea Harris.

"What to Send Up When It Goes Down," a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration meant to disrupt, honor, and reclaim. Production states: "An attempt to honor those lost to racist violence in America, the piece uses language, song, and movement as a means of reflecting in order to cleanse and uplift. The goal is cleansing/catharsis through the exercise of viewing and participating in the piece, while also making space for collective emotions following tragedy."

INSTRUCTIONS
A short monologue, a cappella song or poem with physical movement incorporated that supports the spoken text. A personal introduction would be appreciated but not required. Total video not to exceed 5 minutes. Please submit tapes to PHCastingSubmissions@phnyc.org in Vimeo or unlisted YouTube along with head shot and resume preferably PDF.
Deadline: Fri, May 14, 2021 (EDT)

SUBMIT TO
PHCastingSubmissions@phnyc.org

PERSONNEL
Director: Whitney White
Tapes will be reviewed by:
Alaine Alldaffer: Casting Director
And/or Lisa Donadio: Associate Casting Director

OTHER DATES
BAM:
First Rehearsal: Monday, May 24, 2021
Tech: Tuesday, June 8- Thursday, June 10, 2021
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Performances: Monday, June 14- Thursday, July 8, 2021- Performances are Monday- Thursday at 8pm
Opening: TBA
Performance and rehearsal Location: A venue within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Playwrights Horizons
Dates: Fall 2021 specific dates TBA
Location: Playwrights Horizons; 416 W. 42nd Street

OTHER
All singing in the show is unaccompanied.
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 submit.

BREAKDOWN
AVAILABLE ROLE
TRACK FOUR - AGE 25 to 35. This Character is Gender fluid. A Strong speaking voice, strength of presence, strong sense of humor, good mover, can play heightened absurdity, good facility with language. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).

POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS AND COVERS
TRACK ONE/MADE - Age 25 to 35. This character's pronouns are She/Her/Hers
Strong, can embody seething anger, tender, strong command of language, fortitude, good mover, organic in her expressions. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).
TRACK TWO/FACILITATOR Age 25 to 35. This Character is Gender Fluid. Can communicate directly to an audience with clarity and simplicity, quiet confidence. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).
TRACK THREE - Age 25 to 35. This Character is Gender Fluid. Can handle challenging language, can access honesty, vocal variety and has great depth of emotional accessibility. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).
TRACK FIVE/MAN/DRIVER - AGE 25 TO 35. This characters pronouns are He/Him/His
Can embody stereotype consciously, can slip between realistic characterizations and heightened performance rapidly and believably, sense of humor, sense of rhythm with language, comfortable in body. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).
TRACK SIX/MISS/FACILITATOR - AGE 25 TO 35. This characters pronouns are He/Him/His. Can communicate directly to an audience with clarity and simplicity, quiet confidence, tremendous vocal variety, strong sense of rhythm in language, understanding of parody and absurdity, can access humor. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).
TRACK SEVEN - AGE 25 TO 35. This character is gender fluid. A Sense of humor, command of poetic language, great in their body, can embody fear and a sense of urgency. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).
TRACK EIGHT - AGE 25 to 35. This Character is gender fluid. Tremendous singing voice, strong sense of humor, strong mover, understands absurdity, good facility with language, vocal power, good singer. Extraordinary sense of rhythm, can use song to really tell story, good vocal technique and health. This Character self-identifies as part of the Black experience, including individuals from the entire African diaspora (black, African American, African, Afro Latinx, Afro Caribbean, etc).


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 submit.


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