The African American Theatrical Ensemble (AATE )is will be accepting video taped auditions for their adaptation of Charles Fuller's A Soldier’s Play. Set in a dystopian future, the work is a murder mystery that explores the complicated feelings of anger and resentment that some Black Americans have toward one another, and the ways in which many have absorbed attitudes held by White racists.
Important Dates & Guidelines:
1st Round of Submissions- Sept. 13 to Sept. 23
CHOOSE SIDE of character you wish to be considered for.
GET COMFORTABLE in a simple setting with no distractions and a plain backdrop.
BREAK-A-LEG and record your audition.
FORWARD video submissions to: email@example.com.
THE SUBJECT line: FULL NAME- CHARACTER
INCLUDE in body: pdf of your resume
9 Black females, 22-50/3 Caucasian females, 27-50
DAVENPORT- Black F, 27-35- Determined lawyer seeking the truth.
WATERS- Black F, 35-50- Serpentine dictator, bent on destroying anyone in the way of progress.
WILKIE- Black F, 30’s- Easily led underling, grasping for power.
COBBS- Black F, 20’s- Afro-Latina lover.
SMALLS- Black F, 20’s- Diminutive, seemingly innocent mastermind.
C.J.- Black F, 20’s- Powerful mystic, with the power of song.
ELLIS- Black F, 20’s- Funny lady adept at physical comedy- think Lucille Ball
PETERSON- Black F, 20’s- Militant activist tired of the system’s version of justice.
HENSEN- Black F, 20’s- Alcoholic mother, separated from her family.
TAYLOR- White F 40’s- “Differently-abled” Veteran, unsure what to make of a changing society.
BYRD- White F, 30’s- Naive doctor, helpless to cure the dis-ease around her.
WILCOX- White F, 20’s- Abusive cop, frustrated with political correctness.
You will receive an email with complete instructions if you are invited to audition with Producers and Director.
Audition sides for AATE's adaptation of A Soldier's Play- MONOLOGUES