Nina Simone: Four Women – NYC Appointments
Seattle Repertory Theatre
lort B; $941/week min
Producer: Seattle Repertory Theatre
Artistic Director: Braden Abraham
Director: Valerie Curtis-Newton
Writer: Christina Ham
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle, Katja Zarolinski
Casting Assistant: Nathan Francis
Rehearsal Date(s): 03/26/2019
Opening Date(s): 05/01/2019
Closing Date(s): 06/02/2019
Extension Date(s): 06/09/2019
Location: Seattle, WA
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Submissions from AEA actors for the role of SEPHRONIA. See breakdown for details
NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN is a play with music. Actors must sing.
(Female, African American, 30s-40s) – “Her skin is yellow. She is of a softer disposition because that is what her hair type and skin color warrant. She’s never been dark enough to cause offense, but she’s just light enough to offend herself at times. She’s the painful reminder that she is a child of violence. She’s not light enough to be white nor dark enough to be black leading to an inescapable purgatory. She’s joined the Civil Rights Movement hoping this will make her black enough and create an acceptance. Her mother doesn’t understand her and her father’s disowned her. Her mother holds her accountable for why she wasn’t able to find a man of her own. She’s opened her heart to many men who’ve made her empty promises. She is a D minor key, the saddest of them all.”
Story line: When “The High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in an Alabama church in 1963, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country’s agony. “Four Women” and Simone’s other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP.Deadline for receipt is 1/25
NYC Appointment Only Audition Date(s): 02/01/2019
Callback Date(s): 02/02/2019
Minors must be accompanied by an adult