ACT THEATRE/5th AVENUE THEATRE: Self-tape Submissions for "CHOIR BOY"
ACT - A Contemporary Theatre/5th Avenue Theater
About the project and the company
5th Avenue Theatre and ACT join forces for a co-production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s stirring play with music, Choir Boy. Directed by Jamil Jude, the production will play in ACT’s Allen Theatre September 10, 2022 – October 23, 2022.
Set at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, which is dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men, the play centers on one talented student trying to step into his long-anticipated place as leader of the school’s famous gospel choir without losing his individual voice. It’s both a compelling coming-of-age story and a powerful examination of the conflict between personal identity and institutional traditions – here, being black and queer in a prestigious all-male prep school.
Location of Audition
In person callbacks: ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA. 98119
ALL ACTORS PLAYING THE CHOIR BOYS MUST BE STRONG A CAPPELLA SINGERS WHO CAN HOLD A SOLO AS WELL AS BLEND WELL WITH OTHER VOICES.
The roles of the student choir members require full nudity and/or simulated acts of a sexual nature in the course of the production. Note: The Allen Theatre is an arena configuration.
Proof of COVID vaccination (including booster) and compliance with all applicable COVID safety protocols is required for audition and employment at ACT and 5th Avenue Theater.
Script and sides, as well as a detailed character breakdown, are available in the Dropbox at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bhku22dvas3fzh9/AAASc7Ao7zdrzCf71YU9RvZea?dl=0 Please choose and present one side (not the one marked CALLBACK) for the character you feel most drawn to, and an a cappella song (gospel, spiritual, or R&B). Please note you may be called back for a different role than the one you choose. When your self-tape is complete, please share the YouTube or Vimeo link, along with uploads of your headshot & resume and some other information you’ll see requested, at this Airtable location: https://airtable.com/shrrXR1fQSHxNUByk
Character breakdown / Project needs
PHARUS JONATHAN YOUNG
ANTHONY JUSTIN “AJ” JAMES
Preferred method of submission
Self-tape submissions accepted through May 19; In-person Callbacks May 23-24, 2022
Contract (union or other)
• LORT C-2 Contract, $954/wk (AEA), $875/wk (non-union) • LORT C-2 Contract, $954/wk (AEA), $875/wk (non-union)
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
In-person as needed. Actors will be contacted.
Self-tape video, upload links via Airtable: https://airtable.com/shrrXR1fQSHxNUByk
Open to All
Website specific to project
Sides or script location