Auditions: BROWN FACE by Carissa Atallah

UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production

AUDITIONS

OPEN TO ALL UCR STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF MAJOR

BROWN FACE by Carissa Atallah
Directed by Cat Priamos

Part play, part poetry slam, Brown Face follows a group of college students as they navigate their identities in the competitive world of spoken word poetry.

This play contains strong language and some tense situations.

OCTOBER 1, 2021
Friday, 5:00-9:00pm
Studio Theatre (ARTS 113)

Callbacks: OCTOBER 2, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Needed: 6 cast members

  • Actors should prepare:
    • A one-minute section of a slam poetry/spoken word piece that you resonate with.
    • A one-minute story of something that happened to you or about you.
  • The director hopes to learn something about your vocal and physical instruments. How do you usually move and speak? How might you move and speak as a character?
     
  • The poetry does not have to be memorized. The director would rather see a strong, evocative performance with a script in hand than have you hesitating over memorization.
  • Tips for the audition:
    • Read the play before auditioning. A 24-hour online perusal copy of the script may be requested here.
    • Look for a poetry piece that speaks to your interests and identities. Some good places to start your search are Button Poetry, Get Lit - Words Ignite, SlamFind, and Youth Speaks (all on YouTube).
    • Type your script in a large, clear font to make it easy to reference during the audition.
    • Practice and experiment with timing, speed, rhythm with both of your performances.
    • Please do not come in audition formals; instead, come dressed in whatever makes you feel most confident if you were going for a big night out with your friends.
    • If you get a callback, please come dressed in comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes, ready to move.
       

How to audition:

  • You must sign-up in advance for a time slot here.
  • Download and fill out the Audition Form here (in either PDF or Word format). Once this form has been filled out and you have signed up for a time slot, email your Audition Form and a headshot photo to Kat Gonzalez, Stage Manager: kgonz075@ucr.edu.
     

Please note:

  • Please review the production calendar here before signing up to audition.
  • Cast members will be enrolled in four units of TFDP 170 in the fall quarter.
     

Meet the Director:

Cat Priamos, the director, will be holding a “meet the director” session on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30-7:30pm in Zoom. This is not required, but you are welcome to come say hello and ask questions about the show. If you want to attend the meet-and-greet please email Kat Gonzalez, Stage Manager: kgonz075@ucr.edu, for the Zoom link.

 

 

CHARACTER INFORMATION

Gracia Flores: Late teens, female-identifying, Mexican, BIPOC.

Mariza Concord: (Pronounced “Merissa”), late teens, female-identifying, white.

Alex Lechuga: Goes by Lechuga, early 20’s, male-identifying, Latinx.

Xitaly Manjarrez: Early 20’s, female-identifying, Mexican, Spanish-first-language, fluent in English.

Sayda Aguilar: Early 20’s, female-identifying, Afro-latinx.

Barista / Flirt / Lupita Sanchez: Mid to late 20s, female-identifying, Latinx.

 

INFORMATION:tfdp@ucr.edu

 

Friday, October 1 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Studio Theatre ARTS 113

Event Type

Arts, Auditions

Audience

Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students

Website

https://theatre.ucr.edu/

Department
Theatre, Film, and Digital Production
Hashtag

#tfdpbrownface

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