Call for Collaborators

 

Now accepting resume & photo submissions for two upcoming auditions:

  • September 18 – BABEL
  • September 20 – PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE

Both auditions are by invitation only and will be workshop-style auditions. No memorized material will be required for either.  Sides will be included for PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE.

For consideration, please send an email with

  • a brief cover letter with an introduction to you and your work
  • resume (link or PDF)
  • photo (link or JPEG/PNG)
  • Subject: “BABEL” or “PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE” or “BABEL & PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE” (to be considered for both)

 Submission Deadline: Monday September 16

About BABEL

WT McRae and Jeremy Williams are co-leading this experiment in bodies, choreography, and storytelling.  They are joined by an incredible ensemble of physical performers and creators who have been working collaboratively to develop BABEL.  The team started in the fall of 2013 with the generous support of Flushing Town Hall, which offered a space grant that created the first residency period.  The months of February – May featured regular sessions through two residencies.  The first took place at TheaterLab as a part of HOTEL NEW WORK: Revealing Dances, where the company was joined by an audience to experience the creative process.  Gibney Dance Center generously gifted space for a short residency and, shortly after, joined TheaterLab as a home for BABEL.

 

2014-15 Plans

This fall BABEL returns to Flushing Town Hall for a short residency (September 22-30).  There will be additional residency periods in Manhattan (TBD) with public showings/performances to be scheduled at Flushing Town Hall.

 

 

About PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE  

Court Dorsey is the playwright behind PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE - a new play and an art-activist community.  The play explores the assassinations of four of our country’s greatest leaders: John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy.  The play has received over 40 staged readings in the past year.  Endorsers include Martin Sheen, Cynthia McKinney, Eve Ensler, Abdullah Abdur-Razzaq, and many other artists, political figures, activists, and community members.

In the fall of 2013, Stephen Wangh, contributing artist, introduced Court to Jeremy Wiliams and Liz Stanton of Convergences Theatre Collective (CTC).  CTC produced a reading of the current draft with a group of 14 wonderful actors for journalist Margot Adler.  Margot’s piece ran on NPR (you can learn more here).  This event lead to a larger collaboration between Court, Jeremy, and Liz.  This fall, CTC will be hosting a Development Lab which will invite 6 actors, designers, directors, dramaturgs, and the playwright into a process to explore and finalize the theatrical framework of the story.

February 21st is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.  As part of the celebration of his life and work, CTC will be producing a staged reading and a fundraiser which will include special guest actors, political figures, and professional actors.

Currently the script calls for 14 actors, each playing multiple roles.  Most of the roles are based on historical figures.  There are four fictional characters who tell the story.  These characters will be under development this fall.