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Are you a BIPOC artist in Alberta looking to provoke thought and conversation around anti-racism? Do you wish to reclaim a racially-charged text, through poetry and movement? Share interest in breaking down systems of racism and misogyny? In Collaboration with Africa Centre of Edmonton and the Alberta Anti-Racism Grant, Mixedblood Productions is seeking up to six Black, Indigenous, & People(s) of Color to perform in a play.
Experience in poetry and dance is welcome, in auditions we may ask for a Southern United States accent but please bring your natural voice. Additionally, we are looking for a Headliner for our show. Below is our mission statement as well as a brief character description of what the script calls for. While the role calls for a tall mid-aged Black Man, with white-hair, we encourage all racially-appropriate body types and genders to apply.
The Negro — (25 to 35) A Black man who is described as “tall” and “strapping” with white hair. He is married and has children. He is on the run because he has been accused of raping Lizzie.
The Respectful Prostitute by Jean Paul-Sartre directed by Pasi Gunguwo will be staged during Black History Month, we aim to raise awareness about the historical and contemporary issues of racism, encouraging dialogue and reflection among the audience.
Promote Understanding: The Respectful Prostitute offers an opportunity to promote empathy and understanding by examining the perspectives of different characters and their roles in perpetuating or challenging racism.
Inspire Change: Through this production, we aspire to inspire individuals to take action against racism and injustice in their own lives and communities, fostering a sense of empowerment and agency.
The additional roles we would be auditioning for represent the immediate family of the Headliner, who through movement and poetry humanize and empower him through his struggle. If you have any questions or concerns, or to book an Audition, please contact Pasi Gunguwo (He/Him) at firstname.lastname@example.org, Or by phone at 780-802-2289.
We welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds, identities and ethnicities. This is a NON-EQUITY production. Please indicate if you have ANY union affiliations.
Performances of this One-Act Play will be February 21, 22, 23, 24th 2024. Each performance will be followed by a short Panel-Discussion regarding Anti-Racism.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Oct 20th, 2023. But please reach out after deadline if this project speaks to you.