Theater Auditions in Chapel Hill, NC for “Count”

COUNT auditions

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Type: Theater

Professional and non-professional auditions for PlayMakers COUNT by Lynden Harris and directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. COUNT is the first production in PlayMakers’ PRC2 season.

Who: Equity and non-equity male actors
What: Paid contracts
Where: Center for Dramatic Art, UNC-Chapel Hill Room 101
When: Friday, June 16 3:00pm-8:00pm
How: Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue

First rehearsal: 8/1/17
Opening: 8/23/17
Closing: 8/27/17

Housing available for actors outside the Triangle area.
Contact playmakersauditions@gmail.com to schedule an audition.

ABOUT COUNT:
Over the course of a single day on death row, six men unpack their personal inheritances of violence, racism, mental illness, poverty, and surprising love. Based on years of conversation and writing with men sentenced to death, COUNT invites us into a stark florescent otherworld where the condemned struggle to revision what it means to live fully in the face of scheduled death. As we listen to the men grapple with the realities of innocence, justice, and compassion, we begin to wonder who is disposable, who counts, and what justice means when the scales are broken and the blindfold is our own.

ROLES AVAILABLE (all men)

Richmond: 40m Biracial. B/W. Muslim.
Home: Grew up in the projects in Richmond. Family: History of drugs and incarceration. Mother abandoned him at birth but later reclaimed and raised him. A large man, Richmond spends time working out and playing basketball.

Brownsville: 40s. African American. Not religious.
Home: Grew up in urban settings in Brooklyn, NYC. Family: History of drugs, incarceration, violence, child abuse. Fit, edgy, smart, intense. Brownsville spends time studying chess moves.

Whitehouse: Late 20s. Tri-racial, First Peoples.
Home: Grew up in rural and small town trailer parks. Family: Father locked up for killing a cop. Loves to sing country music and rap. Spends time studying about Native practices. Whitehouse spends time unraveling socks for the thread to make dreamcatchers.

Long Beach: Late 50s-60s. African American. Buddhist.
Home: Grew up from east to west coast–NY, Illinois, California. Trim, neat, self-educated, introvert. Had son at 13. Now has a granddaughter. Long Beach spends time listening to NPR and reading, but his eyesight is failing.

Kansas City: 30. Biracial. Latino/Black.
Home: Grew up in the projects in the Midwest. He is small, sweet, artistic. Has a 13-year-old son. Kansas City spends his time drawing.

More information about PlayMakers can be found at www.playmakersrep.org

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Chapel Hill, NC
Please submit to: playmakersauditions@gmail.com

This casting notice was posted by: Jeri Lynn Schulke, PlayMakers Repertory Company

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