Theater auditions “Neighbors” | Boston

08/24/2010

Boston Theater Auditions

Company One, theatre in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts, is holding auditions for their January production of “Neighbors” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

We are looking to see non-equity men and women of all races and ages.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1, with callbacks held on Tuesday, September 7 and Sunday, September 12.

The production runs January 14 through February 5, 2011.
Rehearsals will begin in early November and will continue through opening, with breaks for the Thanksgiving and December holidays.

Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle.

This wildly theatrical, explosive play on race marks the major debut of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, member of NYC’s Public Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group. NEIGHBORS may not be appropriate for children.

If you are interested in auditioning, please prepare a modern dramatic or comedic monologue of up to 2 minutes, and please email auditions@companyone.org and include the following information:
Full audition availability (are you available both Tues, Aug 31 and Wed, Sept 1? Are you available at any time either evening as of 5pm?)
Attached resume
Attached headshot

Please note, this production contains controversial subject matter regarding race and sex. All actors attending callbacks will be required to read the script prior to a second audition. THE PATTERSONS: RICHARD, 39, father, African-American; JEAN, 39, mother, Caucasian; MELODY, 15, daughter, biracial. THE CROWS- directly from the minstrel show period, these roles will be performed in blackface: MAMMY – female, 40′s – early 60′s; ZIP COON – male, 30′s – early 50′s; SAMBO – male, late teen – mid 20′s; JIM – male, mid teen – early 20′s; TOPSY – female, teen. For more info visit http://companyone.org/show_auditions.shtml or email auditions@companyone.org

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