Casting Call

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Theater Audition Notice

FADE By OPEN DOORS Reality Poets and Joel Francois
Director: Shawn Williams

Please submit headshot and either a resume or brief bio to: Fadeauditions2019@gmail.com

Compensation: $500 stipend

AUDITION DATE/TIME & LOCATION:

Saturday, April 20, 2019…from 12:00pm – 5:00pm *(All actors invited will be given specific times).
Main Street Theatre – 548 Main Street. Roosevelt Island, NY 1004

ABOUT THE SHOW

FADE takes you into The Barbershop, where humor and courage turn violence and injustice into a redemptive force. Based on the real-life stories of men who use wheelchairs because of gun violence, FADE delivers realness, resilience and healing with a hip-hop beat

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DATES:

Rehearsals will begin on May 28, 2019 **(Most rehearsals will occur in the evening)
Performances will take place on Saturday, June 29th h at 7pm & Sunday, June 30th at 3pm.
All rehearsals and performances will be held at Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance on Roosevelt Island.

SEEKING NON-EQUITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

Var: (African-American, Mid-Late 30’s) Big, burly and bearded. Ex neighborhood bully who never saw a fight he didn’t want or couldn’t win. The day he fought his way to his first stab wound was the day he stopped fighting and started carrying. Note: Actor must be comfortable maneuvering a standard manual wheelchair.

Vince: (African-American, Late 20’s) The youngest of the group. He made the most money selling and kept the least. He’s never shot anyone in his entire life. The first time he stabbed a man he ran two blocks and threw up…just didn’t feel right. He hasn’t accepted what’s happened to him, and refuses to let anyone help or feel sorry for him. Note: Actor must be comfortable maneuvering a standard manual wheelchair.

Micah: (African-American, Early-Mid 30’s) The careful smart one that no one saw this happening to. When he was out running the streets, he still went to church and managed to stay far away from all the drama. He never saw the face of the man who shot him and that haunts him. Note: Actor must be comfortable maneuvering a standard manual wheelchair.

Saluk: (African-American, Late 30’s-Early 40’s) The good guy, never sold drugs a day in his life, yeah he smokes a little weed, but the street life was never for him. Not that he wasn’t built for it he just always wanted a bit more for himself. Note: Actor must be comfortable maneuvering a standard manual wheelchair.

Tito: (Latino, Late 30’s-Early 40’s) The most connected and most respected. Very religious. Family is everything to him, and all good friends become family. He’s almost loyal to a flaw. Note: Actor must be comfortable maneuvering a standard manual wheelchair.