[PAST EVENT] Fall 2020 Auditions: Hands Up

September 8, 2020
6pm - 9pm
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W&M Theatre is seeking Black male-identifying actors for the Fall 2020 season! The auditions, rehearsals, and performances will all be held using COVID-19 safety precautions, including using Zoom, distanced rehearsals, and virtual delivery of the final performances. Auditions are open to all levels of experience, within and beyond W&M. 

1. Prepare for your audition and learn about the show and casting with materials here.

2. Pre-Register for your audition here.

3. Sign up for an audition time.

Walk-ins also welcome.

The New Black Fest's Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

Auditions: 8 September 6-9pm

Streaming October 29-November 1

Directed by Amanda L. Andrei, S. Lewis Feemster, Omiyemi (Artisia) Green, Keaton Hillman, Claire Pamment, and Elizabeth Wiley

THE STORY: In light of the police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, among others, The New Black Fest commissioned seven emerging Black playwrights to write 10-15 minute monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of Black people in a culture of systemic racism. Raw, passionate, and deeply personal; these reflections examine the civic discord around equity and civil rights that continues in today’s global protests incited by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many more.