The Theatre Centre AUDITION NOTICE
We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915
All artists will be engaged under a professional contract
Director: Ravi Jain
Playwright: Jackie Sibblies Drury
Rehearsal: October 12 – November 6, 2015
Closing: November 29, 2015
(7 week contract)
Please submit a photo and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
All artists will be considered, but only those contacted will be invited to audition.
Audition date: TBA, first two weeks of July
Synopsis: A group of actors gather to tell the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century. We Are Proud to Present… takes place largely in a rehearsal room that descends from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors – three black and three white – attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of the German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present, and what seemed a faraway place and time comes all too close to home.
The show calls for:
Six young actors, somewhere in their 20s (ish), and they should seem young, open, skilled, playful, and perhaps, at times, a little foolish.
Actor 1 – White Man
Actor 2 – Black Man
Actor 3 – Another White Man
Actor 4 – Another Black Man
Actor 5 – White Woman, Sarah
Actor 6 – Black Woman