Theater Auditions in Cincinnati, Ohio

01/11/2021

BITCHCRAFT: BLACK UNICORNS, WHITE TEARS, RAINBOWS & OTHER UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS FOR UPTIGHT WYPIPO

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Theater

BITCHCRAFT: BLACK UNICORNS, WHITE TEARS, RAINBOWS & OTHER UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS FOR UPTIGHT WYPIPO
By Jennie Wright

Project Description:
I am pleased to announce that “Bitchcraft” was awarded an Artswave FY 2021 Truth & Reconciliation Grant for Brown and Black People. As a Theatre Maker, I have a passion for devised and scripted theatre-making processes that involve working with womxn and subject matter on the margins. Especially those relating to concepts of identity, role expectation and justice.
In that tradition “Bitchcraft” seeks to amplify marginalized voices. It is about hearing, valuing and believing the lived experiences of people that may not look nor live like one another. “Bitchcraft” hopes to convey the realization that as humans on this planet our destinies are inextricably linked. Honoring the experiences, needs and challenges of the ‘least’ of us enriches the lives of all of us and provides a framework for collaboration and healing.
“Bitchcraft” is an immersive work using spoken word poetry, original music, popular music and dance to reveal what happens when marchers from several unrelated and even opposing protests are forced to take shelter from a heavy- handed police attempt to shut-down a night of protests in Cincinnati, OH.
As a result, BLM protestors, tiki torch touting Patriots, Women’s Rights advocates, Climate Change and LGBTQIA activists stumble upon squatters experiencing homelessness and shelter in place against a barrage of tear gas and rubber bullets volleyed at them by a rogue police unit.
Through the course of a perilous night each group of protestors share their respective views in the form of spoken word monologues delivered by representatives from their groups. Fear and forced unity against a common foe result in a night of sharing views, spirited debate, song, dance and an elevation of consciousness for all.

Character Breakdowns:
MAMA IRIS: 60-70 Years old, African American woman. She is a spiritually grounded seasoned, freedom fighter. She is a compassionate, yet fiery earth mother who exudes wisdom.

STAR: young, Caucasian, anarchist, ‘masqueraging’ as a Black Lives Matter ally. Her tactics are questionable at best and her motives are unclear.

DONALD: 20-30 years old, Caucasian male and march Marshall for the Tiki Torch Boys. Outwardly he is angry, disrespectful, arrogant and entitled. At his core he is inept, frightened and disappointed with his lot in life.

KAREN: Middle-aged, Caucasian, Women’s Rights Marshall. She is a bored housewife with myopic ideals about freedom and equality.

ANN: 18 to 25 years old , Caucasian, women’s rights protestor. A true ally for the disenfranchised intent on leveraging her privilege for the greater good.

DHARMA: Middle-aged, hippie, climate change Marshall.

DR. PAUL: Well educated and emotionally intelligent, middle-aged Caucasian male experiencing homelessness.

JEMMA: Non, age nor race specific female squatter.

Also seeking two Caucasian male dancers 18-40 years old for non-speaking roles.

Also seeking to non age nor race nor gender specific persons for non-speaking roles as LGBTQIA protestors.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Cincinnati, OH
Please submit to: societystongueproductions@gmail.com by 2021-01-22
To audition, please email a video file of any one to three minute monologue (your original work is preferred) before Friday, January 22. Please introduce yourself and your monologue in your recording. In your email, please provide your name and contact information, along with any questions you have or anything you’d like me to know. Indicate which role(s) you are auditioning for and whether you’d accept a different role. I may reach out to you with questions or for a zoom callback after you submit your audition.

This casting notice was posted by: Jennie Wright, CIO, Society’s Tongue Productions



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