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new play seeks young African American woman
Frank Boyd & Libby King

  • new play seeks young African American woman
  • Frank Boyd & Libby King
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Nov 15, 2017
  • Project Ends: Apr 15, 2017


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  • Contact Person: Frank Boyd
  • Primary Phone: 6462856923
  • Email
  • Mailing Address:

    835 NW 54th Street
    Seattle, WA 98107


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    On the Boards
    100 W Roy St
    Seattle, WA 98119

"Patti & The Kid", a new theatre piece created by Frank Boyd (The Holler Sessions) and Libby King (RoosevElvis) that will premier this April at On the Boards in Seattle

 

Other details:
If you have any questions please don't hesitate email us at frankboyd4@gmail.com
Thanks for your time!

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
THE ROLE: We are seeking a young African American woman to not only perform the role of Tammy, but to collaborate with us in the creation of this character's narrative. Performer will also be credited as a contributing writer.
Tammy is about 12 years-old (*performers who are age 10-18 and feel like they can play 12ish onstage are welcome to apply). Tammy is stoic, discerning and tough. She projects a wisdom and intelligence far beyond that of most kids her age and even many adults. Again, we are looking for a young artist to not only perform the role of Tammy, but to help us create Tammy's narrative as well.

AUDITIONS: through October and November, we will be meeting interested performers at On the Boards (by appointment only). Parents and guardians are of course welcome to attend!
Please prepare a short bit of material of your choice - could be from a published work, it could be something you write yourself, or you can sing your favorite song! This doesn't have to be polished or theatrical but the material should be meaningful to you in some way.
And then we will just have a casual conversation about the project and take it from there.

SCHEDULE: Performer will be required to attend some rehearsals the weeks of: November 16-20, February 5-18, and April 2-11. Specific schedule TBD and will be based partially on performers' availability. **Performances will be at On the Boards April 12-15. Performer must be available for all performances**

THE SHOW: "Patti & The Kid" takes place in a post-digital dystopian North American desert and examines the haunted mythology of the American dream. It's funny and sparse and strange and sad.
The script is still in development. The artist cast as Tammy will get to be an integral part of the creation of the show between now and April.

WHO WE ARE:
FRANK BOYD (co-creator) is a Seattle-based writer and performer. His last show, "The Holler Sessions", premiered at On the Boards in 2015 and has since toured to NYC, Detroit, Minneapolis, Seattle again, upstate NY, the Netherlands and will be in Portland this March.

LIBBY KING (co-creator) is a performer, writer, and mom currently living in San Francisco. She has been a member of the Brooklyn-based theatre company the TEAM for over a decade. With the TEAM she has helped create and internationally tour four award-winning published plays: RoosevElvis, Mission Drift, Architecting, and Particularly in the Heartland.

JENNY KOONS (collaborator) is a NYC based director. Jenny was curator of New York City Center's 2017 Encores! Off-Center Lobby Project, co-curator of the 2016 Toronto ThisGen Conference, and co-founder of Artists 4 Change NYC (National Black Theatre).

Audition/Interview Dates:
through Oct & Nov, email for appointment

Audition Requirements:
please prepare a short bit of material of your choice - could be from a published piece, could be something you write or you can sing your favorite song! This doesn't have to be polished or theatrical but the material should be meaningful to you in some way

Sides/Script download:
no sides

Monetary compensation:
$15 per hour for rehearsal
$100 per performance (of which there are 4, April 12-15)

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