Saturday, May 29, 2010

[Wadabo_updates] "Ti Jean and His Brothers" Audition Notice

Audition Notice that may be of interest to folks on this list. . .

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Megan Sandberg-Zakian <>
Date: Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM
Subject: "Ti Jean and His Brothers" Audition Notice
To: Megan Sandberg-Zakian <>

Hi friends,

I'm forwarding the official audition call for "Ti Jean and His Brothers"
at Central Square Theatre. Please reply to this email if you plan to
attend the audition (even if you have already expressed an interest),
and include any time constraints so I can schedule you between 2:30 and
6:30 p.m. on June 9th. Copies of the script are available; I'll email
one to you if you ask.

Also, I want to cast the net wide for this production -- so please, pass
this notice on to those who you think might be interested in taking
part. We are especially looking for musicians and dancers with
experience in Afro-Carribean forms (they should also be comfortable
with, or at least interested in, doing some acting as well). I'm still
in the process of finding a musical director, choreographer, and visual
artists to collaborate with, so if you know anyone (again, with
expertise in Afro-Caribbean, especially Haitian, dance, music, or visual
art), send them my way.

Thanks friends!


Underground Railway Theater and Boston Playwrights' Theatre announce an
additional audition date for their February 10 – March 12, 2011
co-production of "Ti-Jean and His Brothers" by Nobel Prize-winning
Caribbean playwright Derek Walcott. The play will be performed by an
ensemble portraying multiple characters including humans, animals, and
devils. We seek versatile performers comfortable with poetic language
and, ideally, familiar with Afro-Caribbean music and dance. Roles are
available for both AEA and non-Equity performers.

The script is available for perusal during office hours at StageSource
(88 Tremont St., Boston) and at Central Square Theater (450 Mass. Ave.,
Cambridge – call in advance to Alison Klejna, Manager of Artistic
Operations, at 617-576-9278 x209).

Call-back auditions are BY INVITATION and BY APPOINTMENT at Central
Square Theater (450 Mass Ave., Cambridge) on Wednesday, June 9th, from
2:30-6:30 p.m. Interested performers should email a headshot/resume and
preferred audition times to director Megan Sandberg-Zakian at You will be contacted within 48 hours.

Please prepare one monologue of up to 2 minutes (not from "Ti-Jean";
best if it is from another poetic or epic text, such as Shakespeare,
Walcott, Fornes, Lorca, Soyinka, etc.). You will also be asked to read
from the "Ti-Jean" script. An electronic copy of the script will be
available in advance. If you play an instrument, sing, or have dance
experience, please come prepared to demonstrate (and/or provide us with
a link to video/audio of a performance prior to the audition).

Underground Railway Theater Artistic Director Debra Wise, Boston
Playwrights' Theatre Artistic Director Kate Snodgrass, and director
Megan Sandberg-Zakian will attend the auditions. Underground Railway
Theater and Boston Playwrights' Theatre operate under the NEAT Agreement
with Actors' Equity Association. No housing is available.

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