Audition Information

UNC CHARLOTTE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT


DETROIT ’67

By Dominique Morisseau

Show runs September 27, 28, 29 and October 1, 2 and 3 (Total of six performances)

Directed by Chris Berry
 

“In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.”

AUDITION INFORMATION

When:

April 9:  6-10 pm in Rowe Arts 163

April 10: 6-10 pm in Rowe Arts 163

Callbacks:

April 11: 6-10 pm in Rowe Arts 163

How to Sign Up:

  • Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Robinson Call Board (Robinson Hall, 1st floor, opposite Room 128).

  • Actors will be asked to stay for the entire audition period of 6 - 9 PM

How To Prepare:

  • Please read the play. Sides and Scripts will be available in the Theatre Office by March 1. You can prepare a monologue of your choice or select one monologue from the play. Please have the text memorized for the auditions, but for the callbacks you may carry a printed-out version of the sides with you during your callback and use it as needed.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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’s 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, troubled, soft, and mysterious. There is a world of danger behind her eyes.

If your have any questions regarding this process, please email professor Chris Berry at cberry18@uncc.edu.

 


EVERBODY

By Brandon Jacob Jenkins

Show runs October 31st thru November 3rd
Black Box Theater | Robinson Hall
 
Directed by Jay Morong
 

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon

AUDITION INFORMATION

We will be casting 10 to 15 actors. Most actors will be asked to play multiple roles.

When: Thursday, April 11th, 6 - 9 PM, Rowe Recital Hall, Rowe Arts Building

           Friday, April 12th, 6 - 9 PM, Belk Theater, Robinson Hall

Callbacks: TBD, if necessary

How to Sign Up:

  • Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Robinson Call Board (Robinson Hall, 1st floor, opposite Room 128).

  • Actors will be asked to stay for the entire audition period of 6 - 9 PM

Character Breakdown

Usher/God/Understanding

Everybody

Death

Girl/Time

Love

Somebodies

How to prepare: 

  • Please read the play. Scripts will be available in the Theatre Office.  

  • If you wish to audition for the role of Everybody, you must select one monologue from the Everybody sides posted on the call board and prepare that for your audition. Ideally you will have this text memorized, but you may carry a printed-out version of the script with you during your audition and use it as needed. You will also be asked to cold read from the sides.

  • If you wish to audition for the role of Death or Usher/God/Understanding, you must select one monologue from the Death or Usher/God/Understanding sides posted on the call board and prepare that for your audition. Ideally you will have this text memorized, but you may carry a printed-out version of the script with you during your audition and use it as needed. You will also be asked to read from the sides.

  • If you wish to audition for any other role, you will be given cold reading scenes to work on and present at the audtion.

If you have questions about the process, the production or the play, please do not hesitate to email the director, Jay Morong (jmorong@uncc.edu