Seeking Actors/Performers ages 18+, to perform 11 Days in the Life of Dr. King
Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Broadway Center’s Studio 1 (enter at the big blue doors)
Tacoma, WA 98402
Auditionees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to the audition and plan to stay for the full two hours. Auditionees may be released early as necessary.
Please bring a head shot and resume and come prepared with a 1 minute poem or monologue as well as a verse and/or chorus from a song of your choosing to be sung a capella. There will also be a dance portion to the audition, so dress in clothing that is comfortable for movement. No particular dance footwear is needed. Actors may also be asked to read from the script during auditions.
Seeking Dancers/Actors/Performers ages 18 or older for a four-person ensemble to perform 11 Days in the Life of Dr King. The show is comprised of 11 poems performed as spoken word and underscored by music, dance, pantomime and shadow work. This production tours to K-12 schools, museums and community centers in the South Sound and potentially state-wide. The primary audience is students, teachers and families. The production is 35 minutes long, with a scripted 10-minute audience reflection led by the actors following each performance.
Desired skills include: Acting/spoken word, vocal training, ability to work well with children; Dance background in Contemporary/Modern, Creative Movement and/or West African a plus.
Tentative Rehearsal Schedule:
December 11 – 15 from 5:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
December 18– 22 from 5:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
December 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
January 2 and 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(rehearsal schedule is flexible based on performers’ availability; daytime rehearsals are also possible)
Pierce County Tour Leg: January 4 – February 2, 2018.
Actors must be available from 5 a.m.– 6 p.m. during the performance window to allow for travel time to and from the performance sites. Most performances will be Monday - Friday. However, this tour is currently being booked, and there will be a possible performance on the MLK holiday and a possible Saturday performance in the run. On performance days, Company Members will travel in Broadway Center vehicle(s) from Broadway Center to the performance sites and back to Broadway Center.
Statewide Tour Leg: February 5 – 9, 2018.
Actors must be available during this calendar window. The potential statewide tour leg will include consecutive days on the road. During “on the road” days, per diem and lodging will be provided and Company Members will travel in Broadway Center vehicle(s) to the performance sites.
Actors will receive a stipend of $3,000 for the project.
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts: The non-profit Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is a leading regional performing arts center located in downtown Tacoma, WA. The Broadway Center consists of three performing arts theaters, three studios, the Tacoma Armory, and Jones office building; it anchors the Broadway Theater District, a neighborhood which includes other artistic activities and enterprises. Programs at the Broadway Center include musicals, theater, dance, opera, concerts, film, lectures, children's shows and other arts events performed by touring and community organizations. Attendance at the Broadway Center is over 300,000 per year derived from over 1,100 event days.