Auditions for Teens in Newark / New York Area for CITY KID

06/27/2022

Audition for CITY KID, New Theater Piece Directed By Savion Glover

Location: New York City/Newark

Type: Theater

We are seeking talented actors, dancers and singers ages 15-18 to join this exciting project CITY KID: Through high-voltage music and dance, CITY KID brings to life the passions of today’s teens. From the naïve arrogance of youth, through the pain and disillusionment of bad choices and fatal errors, CITY KID tells the story of kids trying to navigate life as they struggle to understand what it really means to be a CITY KID.

Grab a 30-minute audition slot here: njpac.org/savionauditions

Auditions are required. Please email: Danielle Vauters, DVauters@gmail.com for audition questions.

Production title: CITY KID
Production location: Newark, NJ
Director: Savion Glover
Audition Location: 24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ 07102; Black Box – Center for Arts Education
Email: dvauters@njpac.org
Compensation: NON-EQUITY READING, NO PAYMENT
Auditions: June 28 and 29 10am-6pm
Call-Backs: Same Day!
Rehearsal Starts: August 8th 10am-6pm (Mon-Fri)
Rehearsal Ends: September 2nd 10am-6pm (September rehearsals held afterschool)

Covid Policy: Students auditioning must show proof of vaccination in accordance with City of Newark Guidelines

character description
Principals

Jimmy: 15-16 – Innocent, optimistic; Goal- to become a ‘city kid’
Anna: 15-16 – Pretty popular, discontent; Goal- looking to find something meaningful in her life
Slick: 18 – the ‘man’ among the boys so he’s their leader; Cynical, charismatic, ambitious; Goal is to expand his territory and influence.
Danny: 17 – Cool, appealing, Intuitive, conflicted; Goal- to maintain his status with Slick in spite of Mr. Doe’s wisdom which he tries to ignore.
Lena: 18 – The lead ‘female’ in charge of the girls (except Anna who’s ambivalent); She’s powerful, cynical, charismatic, transactional; She sees Slick as her partner; Goal- to expand her power, wealth
Baddboy: 18 – A brute, King of Jefferson St; Goal – to take down Slick

ensemble
Boys
Stomp: 16 – Strong, Slick’s lieutenant; Goal- to follow Slick
Fever: 16 – Sensitive, maybe slightly effeminate; Goal- to follow Slick
Jock: 16 – Athletic, punky; Goal- to follow Slick
Mikey: 15 – Younger than the others; Goal- to keep up with the boys

Girls
Monica: 16 – Attitude, ambition; Goal – to follow Lena
Crystal: 16 – Party girl; Goal- to follow Lena
Niki: 16 – Anna’s closest friend; Goal- to follow Lena
Rose: 15 – The most naïve; Goal- to keep up with the girls

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: New York City/Newark
Please submit to: dvauters@njpac.org by
You must be a student age 15 to 18. Candidates should prepare an audition piece of three minutes or less and should prepare to read sides from the script. Singers should have experience and comfort singing while performing movement and should prepare eight bars of a song of their choosing for the audition.

This casting notice was posted by: NJPAC



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