Good Trouble Auditions
An audio play with music about youth activism premiering in October 2020 | produced by Blindspot Collective
Seeking submissions from actors who sing for the following:
DAE: early twenties, Afro Latinx, non-binary; speaks with high energy and depth of emotion
EDEN: late teens, white, female identifying; wiser than her years, speaks with care
MARWA: early twenties, South Asian, queer female identiying; even-temperd yet bold
NINA: late teens, Native American, female identifying; speaks with strength and grace
THEA: early twenties, Black, female identifying; brazen and passionate, forceful yet grounded
AYMEN: early twenties, South Asian Muslim American, male identifying; high energy, confident, fast-paced
GERARDO: early twenties, Mexican American, male identifying; gentle and wise, exudes confidence and warmth
SIMEON: early twenties, Black, gay male identifying; passionate, speaks with intensity and humor
Note on Casting: As Blindspot Collective is committed to inclusivity and authentic representation, ALL are encouraged to submit, especially members of communities that have historically been marginalized — including but not limited to artists of color, Native American and Indigenous artists, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities.
Please note that we are looking to cast these roles consciously with regards to ethnicity and gender identity so as to represent accurately the people and their experiences that these characters have been derived from, so we ask that you submit only for roles whose ethnicity and gender identities align with your own.
Rehearsals and recording sessions will be held between September 14-30, 2020
The exact schedule will be created based on the availability of the artists involved
There are no performance dates because this will be a pre-recorded production
About the Project: Good Trouble borrows its title from the incredible words of John Lewis and explores the youth activism that is spurring significant social and political change in our country. Using a combination of interviews with local community organizers, and material drawn from existing media sources, the script explores prominent social and protest movements of the last few years. An audio recording of that script will fuse verbatim dialogue with original music, poetry, and audience direction that allow participants to ‘stage a protest’ using theatre as a medium of expression and communal experience. Though there will be no live performers, physical events will be held in public, outdoor spaces in partnership with other local organizations so that audiences may embody protest and civil disobedience while listening to the next generation of community leaders and organizers.
A stipend of $200 will be provided to each performer. Although this will be considered a non-union production, this contract falls outside the jurisdiction of Actors’ Equity because there are no live performances. Because Blindspot Collective prioritizes equity, anyone interested is welcome to review the full budget of this production for the purposes of transparency.