NON-UNION CASTING CALL:
The Black Theatre Troupe Of Upstate New York is holding auditions for our production of SKELETON CREW by Dominique Morisseau. Directed by Hettie Barnhill. Performances: October 19-29, 2023.
OPEN CALL, IN PERSON:
Wednesday, August 2nd, 6 – 9 pm
Location: First Congregational Church of Albany 405 Quail Street Albany NY 12208
What To Bring / Prepare / Expect:- If possible, please bring a picture and resume stapled together. (Not required.)- Prepared monologues are encouraged and appreciated, but not required. If you are doing a monologue, monologues should be in the style of the play. Monologues can be from the play itself, but do not have to be. Monologues should not exceed one minute in length.- Everyone will be provided with sides from the play to read during the audition. – Please be prepared to share your availability for rehearsals (August 19th-October 18th: evenings, weekends).
VIDEO SUBMISSION: For actors who are unable to come to the open call, please email the following by Wednesday, August 2nd at 9 pm (deadline).- A picture and resume (if possible) and video with an introduction and an audition monologue.- All introductions should include your name, union status, location and the role you are auditioning for. Please also let us know if you have any experience with movement/singing. (For example: Hello, my name is Jane Brown, I am Non-Union and located in Clifton Park, and I am auditioning for the role of Faye. I am comfortable singing and dancing, but I don’t have any formal training.)- Please follow the introduction with a monologue of your choice.Monologues should be in the style of the play. Monologues can be from the play itself, but do not have to be. Monologues should not exceed one minute in length. – Please be sure we can see and hear you clearly in the video.- Please submit audition to BTTUNY E-mail: BTTUNY518@gmail.com
CALLBACKS (IN-PERSON ONLY) – Actors will be provided with sides from the play by the creative team to read during the audition. – Callbacks will be held in person only.
FAYE – black, mid to late fifties, working-class woman. Tough, a lifetime of dirt beneath her nails. Somewhere, deep compassion. Female-presenting.
DEZ – black, mid to late twenties, working-class man. Young hustler, playful, street-savvy, flirtatious. Somewhere, deeply sensitive. Male-presenting.
SHANITA – black, mid to late twenties, working-class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hardworking, by-the-book. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer. Female-presenting.
REGGIE – black, late thirties, white-collar man. The foreman. Studious, dedicated, compassionate. Somewhere, a fire brims. Male-presenting.
PERFORMER – BIPOC, dance experience a plus! All ages, any gender. This role/s embodies the space, emotions and machinery that centers in the world of this work.Understudy roles available. All are welcome. No experience necessary – just an open mind and availability for rehearsals/performances.