By Amiri Baraka
Directed by Sherrick Robinson
Wed. October 8 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Thurs. October 9 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm
SIGN UP FOR A 5 MINUTE SLOT HERE:
Walk ups are welcome – but it is highly encouraged to sign up ahead of time.
Auditions held at:
The Underground Collaborative
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Lower Level
Rehearsals: Mid/Late October – Early Dec. 2014
Production: Fri. Dec 5th – Sat. Dec. 13th, 2014
Amiri Baraka’s, THE DUTCHMAN, takes place in the 1960s – is a highly charged political and social play that looks at ongoing intolerance and struggles in our so-called post-racial society.
THE DUTCHMAN is an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story, wherein a naive bourgeois black man is murdered by an insane and calculating white seductress, who is coldly preparing for her next victim as the curtain comes down. The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay (the black Adam) and Lula (a white Eve) spirals irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself over and over again. Jones/Baraka's play is one of mythical proportions, a ritual drama that has a sociological purpose: to galvanize his audience into revolutionary action.
NOTE: Script deals with strong language and content.
AUDITION INFORMATION / MATERIAL:
CLAY – 20s-30s African American Male
LULA – 20s-30s Caucasian Female
ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities and ages. The ensemble acts as a movement chorus that sets the tone of the 1960s subway car. We are also specifically looking for a train conductor (African American 30s-60s) and a Young Man (African American; 20s-30s).
*Note: The ensemble / movement chorus will have very minimal rehearsals until tech week.
-Please bring a headshot and resume.
-Please prepare a contemporary monologue (not more than 1min30sec in length).
-You may be asked to read from the script.
-Please be prepared to list potential conflicts for Late October – Early December.
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled audition to sign in and fill out information.
If interested in auditioning and cannot make dates - please contact:
Artistic Director – Gretchen Mahkorn
With questions or for specific inquires regarding the script, please contact:
Sherrick Robinson - Director