Actor/Singer-Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower-LA/Boston

Wise Reagon Arts, LLC.
Brooklyn, NY
US

CONTACT NAME

Chris De Camillis

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER’S PARABLE OF THE SOWER

Music and Lyrics by by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon

Directed by Eric Ting; Associate Director Signe Harriday

Presented by: UCLA and Arts Emerson

THE STORY

Based on the post-apocalyptic novel by the late Afro-futurist and science fiction author Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower is a genre-defying work of political theater that harnesses two hundred years of Black music. Parable chronicles the spiritual awakening of young Lauren Olamina amidst a dystopian America wracked by the violence brought on by climate change that has driven society to the brink. Exploding the form of an opera, Parable fuses science fiction, African-American spiritualism, deep insights into gender and race, and climate activism to construct a mesmerizing meditation on the future of human civilization.

 

SEEKING

Harry — 20-25, Caucasian man, tenor

Richard Moss/ Bankole — 40-50s, African-American man, tenor/baritone

Jill Gilchrist — 20s, Caucasian woman

 Mrs. Tsu/ Emery — 30-40s, Asian-American woman

AUDITIONS

Self-tape submission, followed by Callbacks with Toshi and members of company.

Each person should send a video with 3 songs to be sung unaccompanied:

2 from the Black American Song tradition, a third that demonstrates what you are most comfortable singing. This can be Folk, Blues, Soul, R and B, Spiritual, Children’s Game, Gospel, Jazz.

Please send audition video, photo and resume to: [email protected]

DATES

Rehearsal/Dates for NYC: 

Music Sessions: TBD (Early Feb 5-8)

Rehearsal: Feb 18-29 

Performance Dates: 

Los Angeles, CA: March 3-8, 2020

Boston, MA: March 23-March 29, 2020 

DURATION

February 5, 2020 – March 29, 2020

SALARY

2500.00 FEE

HOW TO APPLY

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Audition Information

WHAT TO PREPARE

AUDITIONS

Self-tape submission, followed by Callbacks with Toshi and members of company.

 

Each person should send a video with 3 songs to be sung unaccompanied:

2 from the Black American Song tradition, a third that demonstrates what you are most comfortable singing. This can be Folk, Blues, Soul, R and B, Spiritual, Children’s Game, Gospel, Jazz.

 

 

Please send audition video, photo and resume to: [email protected]