BLACK NATIVITY - Black Arts MKE Non Equity Auditions

Posted: August 9, 2019
Audition Location: Milwaukee, WI

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5TH ANNUAL Black Nativity by Langston Hughes


Black Arts MKE is seeking performers for its 5th annual holiday musical production of BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES - a testament to the timeless work of Langston Hughes, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of Bible scripture, poetry, dance and song from the African-American perspective. Directed by Malkia Stampley, BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES will be mounted at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall December 5-15, 2019.  Experienced African-American equity and non-equity adult singers, dancers and actors who sing and move, and can play multiple roles are encouraged to apply. There are also roles available for young performers, ages 8-17.

BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES auditions will be held FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd  2019, from 4:00PM TO 9:00PM AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th from 11:00AM TO 4:00PM at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, Rehearsal Hall A on the Fourth Floor (123 East State, use entrance next to loading dock.)  Please submit a headshot or photo and artistic resume to INFO@BLACKARTSMKE.ORG by AUGUST 16TH, 2019. Only those who submit will receive a link via email to reserve an audition date and time along with other important information.  Everyone will need an appointment in order to audition. Rehearsals for BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES will begin early November, held evenings and weekends. This is a paid opportunity.

Please note that callbacks are tentatively scheduled to be held on FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2019, from 12:00PM TO 3:00PM.


BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES is also in need of production interns (stage management, costume, lighting, etc.), ages 16 and older. Please submit a cover letter and resume toINFO@BLACKARTSMKE.ORG to be considered.



Black Arts MKE’s mission is to increase the availability and quality of African American arts.  Each year, we collaborate with over 100 local artists and arts organizations to bring renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians, composers, vocalists, and dancers to our community.  Our arts education and community outreach programs serve over 15,000 at-risk youth and their families including our new Youth Performing Arts Summer Camp.  Black Arts MKE’s annual signature performance event – Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a new holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee featuring an all local cast.  Black Arts MKE is a proud Affiliate Member of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and Resident Group at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.




Established in 1969, the Marcus Performing Arts Center is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 50th year, it continues to build bridges between diverse members of our community through high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Associated Bank, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website  The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.


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