Theatreworks

American Prom

Audition Notice


Theatreworks, located in Colorado Springs, CO, is accepting video submissions for Equity and non-Equity for American Prom, an original work by Idris Goodwin. Jimmy and Kia live in a town that holds segregated proms. The decision to hold an integrated prom tests the town, and their friendship.

All positions are paid. Theatreworks operates under an SPT 6 Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Auditions are by appointment only.

Theatreworks is committed to diversity and we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Contact: casting@theatreworkscs.org

Location

Video submissions/ self tapes are welcomed until Nov 8th. Please email them attached in email (not a link) to director: Lisa Marie Rollins lisamarierollins@gmail.com and cc Lynne Hastings lhasting@uccs.edu and Caitlin Lowans clowans@uccs.edu.

Preparation

Please prepare all character appropriate sides and scenes located on the website.

Personnel

Director: Lisa Marie Rollins
Artistic Producer: Lynne Hastings

Production Dates


Cast Breakdown

Kia B
17, (black, female)

could be femme, ambiguous or non-binary gender, knowing, smart, loves hip-hop, hates Drake. Has a catalog of black women rappers in her lexicon, from a respectable hardworking 'race family', good grades and college, black church deacons, black women teachers, the whole thing. She's expected to date the pastor’s son. Can sing a little, can rap a little, or sing/rap as popstars do.

Jimmy T. Jr
17, (white, male)

hates high school but hasn’t given up, just doesn’t see the benefit. earnest, intense, playful, inventive, dreamer, loves hip-hop and loves Drake, colorblind (maybe?), Can sing a little, can rap a little, or sing/rap as popstars do.

Black Adult Female
35-45 (Kia B’s Grandmother Pearl, Kia B’s Mother Regina, ½ of Drake, Town Voices)

race woman, church going but in the black "rise up community" way, not the holy roller way but the conservative values inform her worldview. Expects excellence, no illusions about the world, but not bitter. Sweet. Clear. Can sing a little, can rap a little, or sing/rap as popstars do.

White Adult Male
35-45, (Jimmy T’s father Jimmy Sr., ½ of Drake, Town Voices)

American, hardworking, mechanically inclined, so much that he collects things to fix, likes the order of things, colorblind, believes in bootstraps, but in a real way, Shapeshifter - also plays 1/2 of Drake and Town Voices. Can sing a little, can rap a little, or sing/rap as popstars do.