Auditions/ Open Call for CARBON BLACK

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...this also serves as an open call for future productions...

EVENT
As an Equity HAT-A Theater, Native Voices is offering an Open Call for actors wishing to try out for the main roles in Comanche playwright Terry Gomez's incredible new play, Carbon Black. If we've worked together in the past but we haven't seen you in a while, please plan on joining us, as we'd like to see how you've continued to grow professionally.

Please note that we are reading both Native and non-Native actors as part of this audition. Read on for a character breakdown of the main characters in the play. Actors of Native heritage are encouraged to try out for as many of the roles (Native and non-Native characters) as they feel right for.

* Please note that we will also be looking for talent for our First Look staged reading series, including Tombs of the Vanishing Indian, by Marie Clements (Metis) on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30pm, and other future productions!

AUDITION DATE AND TIME
Saturday, August 22nd - Sunday, August 23rd
10a - 12p and 1p - 5p

AUDITION LOCATION
Autry National Center Education Wing (directly beneath the tower)
4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027
In Griffith Park, across from the LA Zoo

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please contact Rich Deely, Production Manager
Email nativevoices@autrynationalcenter.org
Call 323.667.2000, x299

DESCRIPTION OF AVAILABLE ROLES

INKY, male, Native or non-Native, early teens. A smart, lonely young teenager who spends much of his time out of school tending to his agoraphobic mother. He is quick, funny, and very sarcastic. He tends to be unkempt and messy. He is also unable to sleep, and afraid that he has witnessed a terrible crime from the fire escape of his apartment building, something that his mother denies.

SYLVIE, female, Native or non-Native, mid-to-late 40s. A middle-aged woman and Inky's mother. An agoraphobic, she has not left her apartment in over four years, and is constantly made more afraid by the deluge of sensationalized crime and violence reported on the local television news. She has frequent mood swings, rarely changes out of her moo-moos, and is unwilling to accept Inky's stories about the crime he may have witnessed. She lives in constant fear of something happening to her or to Inky.

LISA, female, Native, late 20s or early 30s. She is kind, compassionate, and perhaps a bit naïve about the students in her care at the local middle school, where she works as a guidance counselor. She tries to be professional in her appearance, and is careful in reaching out to Inky and Sylvie, who initially rebuff her. She is a parent of a mentally disabled young girl.

TUCKER, male, Native or non-Native, late 40s. He is a disciplinarian, and is often in physical pain, which makes him dark, sardonic, and bitter. He is the Vice-Principal of the school that Inky attends. He has a back injury that causes him to lean over. He is angry at Inky's trunancy, and determined to punish him. He views Lisa's methods as 'soft' and is openly dismissive of her.

FOR THIS AUDITION
- Please prepare a 2-min contemporary monologue
- Bring a headshot and resume

EVENT INFORMATION
Rehearsal will begin in San Diego on October 15, 2009. Previews will be held at the Autry National Center in LA on November 4th, 5th, and 7th. Show opens on November 7th and runs until November 22, 2009.

PAY RATE
$325/ wk

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