Ceiling/Sky Casting Notice

CASTING NOTICE

 

Production Title: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky
Music/Poetry: John Adams and June Jordan

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Theater (live)
Compensation: Yes - Weekly Contract

 

Producing Company: Theater Alliance & IN Series

Production location: Anacostia Playhouse: Washington, DC
Company website: https://theateralliance.com
Director: Raymond O. Caldwell

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

 

What to Prepare: A video submission containing the following:

  1. Two arias: preferably one in English, preferably one in a popular/musical theatre style

          OR 

          A selection from Ceiling/Sky (please contact corinne@inseries.org for sheet music excerpts)

  1. Tell us a 90 second story (it can be personal, or one that you were told)
  2. A recent picture & performance resume 

 

Audition Location: DIGITAL

Send Materials to: submissions@theateralliance.com

 

KEY DATES


Audition Video Submissions: July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021


Call-Back Auditions in Washington, DC:


Vocal/Acting: August 12, 13, or 19, 2021

Auditionees will be scheduled for specific times & sides within this window 


Movement: August 20, 2021

Auditionees will be informed if they should attend 

 

First Rehearsal: January 11, 2022

First Preview: February 22, 2022

Opening: February 25, 2022

Closing: March 13, 2022

Possible extension through March 20.


Synopsis:

Ceiling/Sky is a powerful musical play that explores the aftermath of the 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles. Young people in their twenties navigate racial conflict, relations with the police, the criminal justice system, the persecution of immigrants, and sexual identity. The Northridge quake, a natural catastrophic event forces inner transformations in the lives of each character in profound ways.

 

CHARACTERS


DEWAIN

GENDER: MALE

RACE: BLACK

AGE: 20’s

VOCAL PART: BARITONE 

 

DAVID

GENDER: MALE

RACE: BLACK

AGE: 20’s

VOCAL PART: TENOR 

 

LEILA

GENDER: FEMALE

RACE: BLACK

AGE: 20’s

VOCAL PART: MEZZO-SOPRANO  

 

CONSUELO

GENDER: FEMALE

RACE: LATINX

AGE: 20’s

VOCAL PART: SOPRANO/MEZZO-SOPRANO  

 

MIKE

GENDER: MALE

RACE: WHITE

AGE: 20’s

VOCAL PART: BARITONE 

 

TIFFANY

GENDER: FEMALE

RACE: WHITE

AGE: 20's

VOCAL PART: MEZZO-SOPRANO

 

RICK

GENDER: MALE

RACE: ASIAN

AGE: 20’s

VOCAL PART: TENOR/BARITONE

 

ENSEMBLE #1

GENDER: MALE

RACE: BLACK

AGE: 20’s

 

ENSEMBLE #2

GENDER: FEMALE

RACE: BLACK

AGE: 20’s

 

ENSEMBLE #3

GENDER: MALE

RACE:  WHITE

AGE: 20’s

 

ENSEMBLE #4

GENDER: ALL

RACE: LATINX

AGE: 20’s

 

ENSEMBLE #5

GENDER: ALL

RACE: WHITE

AGE: 20’s


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