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Actor and Dancer Auditions Scheduled for On Q’s Upcoming Production of TWILIGHT

Los Angeles, 1992 By Anna Deavere Smith, Directed by Dr. Corlis Hayes

Aug. 22, 2012 - PRLog -- Charlotte (NC)—August 21, 2012— On Q Performing Arts, Inc. is seeking talented actors and dancers for the upcoming production of Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith.  Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Spirit Square (345 N. College Street) in Uptown Charlotte.

On Q is seeking ethnically diverse actors of all ages and types, for an ensemble cast of six to eight. Actors should be prepared to perform two (1-2 minutes) contrasting monologues, and should bring hard copies of resumes and headshots. Actors must be willing to work with a dialect coach on some weekends. There will be compensation for actors only.  

On Q is also auditioning for dancers in the following genres:  Contemporary, Street, Modern, Hip Hop, and Jazz.  Dancers should be versed in musical theater, tumbling/acrobatics, with a great deal of flexibility. All applicants will be taught a movement routine. Prepare a one minute dance routine for this audition. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Dancers must have exceptional stage presence and dynamic performance ability. Bring a current resume. Be warmed-up and ready to begin at the listed time.

About the production: Anna Deavere Smith’s dynamic work of "documentary theater", Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992, catalogues the violent aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial and verdict and LA riots that followed the acquittal of four white Los Angeles police officers in the beating of Rodney King, an African-American. Presented verbatim from the mouths of participants, victims, antagonists, and bystanders of the events, the story not only explores the disturbing trauma of the riots, but also the underlying racial and class tensions within America.

Rehearsals begin September 20, and performance dates are November 23 through December 8. Please bring all potential schedule conflicts. On Q is not an Equity House.

To learn more about On Q Performing Arts, Inc., visit www.YouAreNowOnQ.com and follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/YouAreNowOnQ.

About On Q Performing Arts, Inc.
On Q Performing Arts, Inc. began in 2006 with a mission to produce classic, contemporary, and original performance works that reflect the black experience, especially that of the African American. For additional information about On Q, or its programming, please visit www.YouAreNowOnQ.com, www.facebook.com/YouAreNowOnQ , www.twitter.com/YouAreNowOnQ .

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