L!VE POET!C Productions
An intimate theatrical reading with live band in honor of the one-year anniversary of the passing of poet/playwright Ntozake Shange.
Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls... is a groundbreaking "choreopoem" offering a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free-verse narrative for a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry celebrating sisterhood and coming of age.
Inspired the events of Shange's own life, it became the second play by a Black woman to reach Broadway. The 1976 production was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. It has been adapted as a book, a 1982 television film and a 2010 theatrical film.
Produced in association with The Nash, Marche-Pfister Productions (JAZZmeetsPOETRY Series); and Black Horizons Festival. Directed by Chanel Bragg Choreography by TBA Music by TBA
We are using a paperless audition process. Please complete a Cast98 profile and fill out the audition form, along with upload a headshot and resume (or you may fill out the designated fields). You can later add your bio. Be prepared to note your conflicts.
NOTE: This production will be a theatrical reading with a live band in an intimate setting. Cast members will not be required to memorize the script (books will be in hand), but it will be necessary to be extremely familiar with the script. The show will include blocking and movement. There will be limited rehearsals.
AUDITIONS will be 4-9pm Monday, Sept. 17. Sides will be provided (most likely prior to the audition). But you also may prepare a brief monologue and an acappella song. You may be asked to do movement. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Auditions will last between 5 and 10 minutes.
Written by a Black poet/playwright, the full-length choreopoem features an ensemble of Black, African American, Afro-Latin women. All women of color are encouraged to audition and a range of adult ages.
AUDITION LOCATION: Eastlake Park Community Center Community Classroom, 1549 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix 85034
CALLBACKS will be Saturday, Sept. 21. Note: it is possible callbacks will follow auditions 7-9pm Tuesday, Sept. 17 with a read-thru then being Sept. 21.
REHEARSALS will be Mondays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (10am-12:30pm), beginning Monday, Sept. 30.
The location for auditions/rehearsals will be announced, but you may begin reserving your audition slot now.
If you have questions or need additional information, please email livepoetic365(at)gmail.com.
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