2014-2015 Season General Audition Announcements
Equity Principal Auditions:
10AM–6PM (Lunch from 1:00 – 2:00) Wednesday August 20, 2014 and Thursday August 21, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331.
Prepare a contemporary monologue, no more than two minutes.
**Musical audition will be held at a later date but if you would like to sing something prepare a few bars of some up tempo blues, ballad or spiritual.
Bring 2 pictures and 2 resumes, stapled together.
For Audition Appointment call Lisa Watson at 404-532-1901 x 202 or send email to TCTCproductions@gmail.com with “Audition” in the subject line. Request 3 choices of date and time and make sure you leave a phone number. We will get back to you with a scheduled time. DO NOT CALL THE ARTS CENTER.
AEA members without an appointment will be seen as time permits.
** Please note that at this time True Colors can not provide local housing.
TRUE COLORS 214-2015 SEASON
(sans “How I Learned What I Learned”)
Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Kamilah Forbes
1st Rehearsal – January 13, 2015
Open – February 13, 2015
Close – March 8, 2014
It’s 1967 in Detroit and Motown music is getting the party started. Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning the basement of their late parents’ house into a cool after hours club. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings begin to clash over more than the family business. As their pent-up feeling erupt, so does the city around them, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots in America’s Motor City.
Chelle (Michelle) Black Woman, late 30’s, strong, steadfast, firm and not easily impressed. A widow, mother and sister. A loving heart beneath her pride
Lank (Langston) Black man, early 30’s, cool, loving and charismatic. A dreamer. Has a special affect on women—but not a womanizer. Chelle’ younger brother
Bunny (Bonita) Black woman, mid-late 30’s, fun, spunky¸sexy and joyful. A friend and sometimes a lover… Never lets nothin’ get her down
Sly (Sylvester) Black man„ late 30’s, hip, slick and sweet-talking. An honest hustler and numbers man. Fiercely loyal. Lank’s best buddy
Caroline White woman, late 20’s/early 30’s, beautiful, quiet strength, trouble, solf, and mysterious. There is a world of danger behind her eyes.
Chasin’ Dem Blues
Written By Kevin Ramsey
Directed and Choreographed by Kevin Ramsey
Musical Director Jeremy Cohen
1st Rehearsal – April 12
Open – May 13
Close – June 19
Chasin’ Dem Blues: The Untold Story of Paramount Records, is a foot-stomping, roof-raising, multi-media musical celebration. It thrills audiences with storytellers’ accounts of how a small Midwest town changed the landscapes of American music, and ushered in the sound of the early 20th century, a sound that still reverberates today. Paramount Records was located in Grafton, Wisconsin, during the time of the Great Depression, and was a small recording studio in an old chair factory. Louis Armstrong, Alberta Hunter, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Son House, Ma Rainey, and even Jimmie O’Bryant’s Famous Original Washboard Band recorded for Paramount Records. This exuberant musical celebration of the popular music of the time is sure to enchant and entertain.
BLUE (Male 35-55) Charismatic MC and lead of the band with music and dance in his blood. He is the bearer of history and speaks with elegance and grace. His is a great storyteller with a soulful and powerful singing voice.
QUEEN (Female Ages 35 – 55, African American) She is a powerhouse gospel and blues singer/ actress with a great voice and a lot of presence who moves well.
HARP (35-55) is a master of the slide and electric guitar with a powerful soulful singing voice. Must play the electric guitar, the slide National steel guitar, the banjo, and the harmonica very well.
PROFESSOR (White Male age 25 – 50) A versatile pianist, vocalist, and actor with a great voice and a lot of presence . IN addition to the sides, actor should prepare two contrasting blues compositions that show range and versatility. ***This role has been cast. He is also Musical Director
Drummer/Percussionist (25-55) Must possess great timing, rhythm and understanding varies styles of the blues. (Non-speaking)