11 Days in the Life of Dr. King
Tacoma Arts Live
About the project and the company
- A one-minute poem or monologue
- A verse and chorus from a song of your choosing (sung a capella)
- A dance portion of your choosing – 32 counts of music
- A reading of one of the sides attached below
December 12 – 16 from 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
December 19 – 22 from 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
January 4 – 6 & 9 – 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(rehearsal schedule is flexible based on performers’ availability)
Performers are hired as part-time employees of Tacoma Arts Live. Tacoma Arts Live shall pay each performer a guaranteed amount of $2,500. Payment shall be made by payroll check at the rate of $16/hr on the regular bi-weekly payroll schedule, for an estimated 180 hours for rehearsals and the initial touring window of Jan 11 – Jan 31. The difference between the guaranteed amount and gross wages for hours worked will be paid on the final paycheck. Should the tour extend through Feb 8, additional working hours will be paid to the performers beyond the guarantee. Performers must study on their own time and come to rehearsals and performances prepared. Performers are paid for time spent in rehearsal, traveling to performance sites, loading in and setting up at each location, performing at the site, and loading out at each site. Depending on schedule, there may be long breaks within a given performance day, where the performers will be off the clock until their second performance.
Location of Audition
Virtual - Google Forms
Please do not hesitate to contact Production Manager Monique Otter-Johnson with any questions (Contact information listed.)
Please include: A one-minute poem or monologue A verse and chorus from a song of your choosing (sung a capella) A dance portion of your choosing - 32 counts of music A reading of one of the sides attached below Seeking Actors/Performers ages 18 or older for a four-person ensemble to perform 11 Days in the Life of Dr. King. The show is comprised of 11 poems performed as spoken word and underscored by music, dance, pantomime, and shadow work. This production tours to K-12 schools, museums, and community centers in the South Sound and potentially state-wide. The primary audience is students, teachers, and families. The production is 35 minutes long, with a scripted 10-minute audience reflection led by the actors following each performance. Desired skills include: Acting/spoken word, vocal training, ability to work well with children; Dance background in Contemporary/Modern, Creative Movement, and/or West African a plus.
Preferred method of submission
Submit you audition video via a YouTube link within the Google Form linked above.
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