On Q- Auditions for Dutchman by Amiri Baraka & Funnyhouse of A Negro by Adrienne Kennedy
Charlotte (NC)—July 15, 2012— On Q announces Auditions for Dutchman by Amiri Baraka & Funnyhouse of A Negro by Adrienne Kennedy
By: JSW Media Group
When: Sunday July 29th @ 4-6pm
Monday, July 30th @ 6-8pm
(No appointment nessecary)
Place: JCSU ArtsFactory, 1545 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Actors should bring hard copies of resumes and headshots and prepare a monolugue under 2 minutes. Actors should also be prepared for a cold reading from the script. Also be prepared to list any scheduling conflicts.
Rehearsals begin Monday, Aug. 13th | Performances-
About the show- Kiss My Black Angst- An Evening @ The Black Arts Movement
A collage of short works and one acts, all packed into one evening of Revolution dedicated to the Black Arts Movement. Directed by Quentin Talley.
Dutchman by Amiri Baraka
Dutchman is an emotionally charged and archetypal one act version of the Adam and Eve story, wherein a naive bourgeois black man, Clay (the black Adam), is tempted by an insane and calculating white seductress, Lula (a white Eve), who is coldly preparing for her next victim as the curtain comes down. This 1965 Obie Award winning work by poet/playwright Amiri Baraka is a passionately taut, intellectual verbal fencing match on race and gender, which spirals into a violent symbolic act that will repeat itself over and over again. Characters- Clay, 20 year old Negro | Lula, 30 year old white woman Rider’s of coach | Young Negro | Conductor
Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy
The play chronicles the last hours in the life of Sarah; a young Black woman amid swirling conflicts and desires becomes a victim of a nightmare world, where she is visited by the Duchess of Hapsburg, Queen Victoria, Patrice Lumumba and Jesus Christ. Troubled by race and identity issues and struggling with self-hatred and alienation, Adrienne Kennedy weaves a poetic and Avant garde look at the black psyche. Funnyhouse of a Negro, launched her career as one of the most respected playwrights of the American stage and garnered a 1964 OBIE Award for most distinguished play.
Characters- Negro-Sarah | Duchess of Hapsburg, One of herselves | Queen Victoria Regina, One of herselves | Jesus, One of herselves | Patrice Lumumba, One of herselves | Sarah’s Landylady, Funnyhouse Lady | Raymond, Funnyhouse Man | The Mother
All major roles are compensated with stipends. On Q is not an Equity House.
About On Q Productions
On Q Productions began in 2006 with a mission to produce classic, contemporary, and original performance works that reflect the minority experience, especially that of the African American. For additional information about On Q, or its programming, please visit www.YouAreNowOnQ.com, www.facebook.com/