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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


    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


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Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Hello! Frank Boyd (The Holler Sessions) and Libby King (RoosevElvis) are creating a new theatre piece called "Patti & The Kid" that will premier in Seattle at On the Boards this April 12-15.

THE ROLE: We are seeking a young African American woman to play the role of Tammy. Tammy is 12 years-old (*performers who are age 10-16 and feel like they can play 12 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. *Performer will also have the opportunity to be a contributing writer on the piece - however this is not required*
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! The audition will primarily be just a casual conversation. No need to prepare anything in advance. We will talk through the show and the role of Tammy and then possibly ask performers to read from the current script and/or do some very basic physical choreography.

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 PROCESS: "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 performer cast as Tammy will have the opportunity to collaborate in the creation of the piece. This is not required - but if it does happen, the performer will also be credited as a contributing writer.

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:
we just want to have a casual conversation with interested performers - and we may or may not ask performers to read from the current script and/or do some very simple physical choreography

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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