Chain Reaction Theatre Project is seeking actors for our production of White Privilege, written by Malaina Moore, directed by Justin Cervantes and produced by Artistic Director, Shelley Smith.
The play, White Privilege, is a series of vignettes performed by/scripted for both white and black actors. It explores a wide range of different issues, such as micro-aggressions, cultural appropriation, the education system, police brutality and history. The show, which is performed in two acts with one intermission, engages and informs the audience with genuine passion and compassion. It helps the audience to understand that white privilege exists: this is not a commentary that is ‘anti-white,’ but rather a commentary on how people perceive each other.
Rehearsals, held at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. S., Bloomington; will begin on 3/23, and will typically be held four weeknights per week, with three Saturdays TBD. Required tech rehearsals will run 5/24-5/30, with the exact schedule to be determined prior to auditions.
Performances will be held at eight (potentially ten locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area on 5/1, 5/2 (TBD), 5/3, 5/7, 5/8 (TBD), 5/9, 5/14, 5/15, 5/16 and 5/17.
We are seeking 10 non-union actors, any age, all genders; and although the play is scripted for both white and Black actors, all ethnicities are welcome to audition. A stipend will be paid.
Auditions will also be held at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, on Saturday, January 18th, 9 am-12:30 pm; and Sunday, January 19th, 1:30-5:30 pm; with Callbacks on Monday, January 19th, 7-9 pm. Auditions will consist of two prepared monologues of your choice, one dramatic and one satirical, both two minutes in length. (If you have trouble finding a satirical monologue, you may perform two, 2-minute dramatic monologues.) You will also be asked to: 1) talk about why you are interested in this production; 2) give a quick self-reflection on where you see yourself in society; and 3) talk about what you have noticed about white privilege.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your audition. If for any reason you need to cancel or change your audition time slot, please let us know, or you can do this through links that you will be sent in a confirmation email.