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Script Submissions

NC Black Rep is now accepting script submissions for our 2019-2020 Mainstage Season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series.

To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

  1. Email submissions@ncblackrep.org with the subject line:

[Title of Your Play] 2019-2020 Script Submission

  1. In the body of the email, include the following:
    • Play Title
    • Playwright Name
    • Playwright Bio
    • Contact Info
    • Character Breakdown
    • Set Description
    • Production History
    • Short Synopsis
  1. Attach the first 10 pages of the script in PDF format.

To ensure your submission is reviewed, please strictly adhere to the above guidelines. If interested, the full script will be requested. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot respond to individual emails.

Agents may email full scripts with production history and a playwright biography to submissions@ncblackrep.org , or send hardcopy to:

North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
PO Box 95
Winston Salem, NC 27102


Auditions

Twelfth Night Auditions

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep) announces auditions for Twelfth Night, directed by television and stage veteran Ted Lange. The show will be a mainstage production at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival.Seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors. There is pay for all roles.

WHEN: Saturday April 13, 2019, 10am-3pm; auditions by appointment only.

WHERE: Winston Salem, NC; exact locationTBA

REHEARSALS:  Saturday July 13 through Monday July 29, 2019

PERFORMS:  July 30 through August 3, 2019 at the National Black Theatre Festival

AUDITION GUIDELINES:  To schedule an audition, please email casting@ncblackrep.org with a recent picture and résumé and the name of the role you are auditioning for; we will email you back with an audition time/location and preparation guidelines.All ethnicities encouraged to audition.

ROLES*:

·Viola– a shipwrecked young woman who disguises herself as “Cesario”; early-mid 20’s

·Sebastian– Viola’s twin brother; early-mid 20’s

·Duke Orsino– Duke of Illyria; 30’s-early 40’s

·Olivia– a wealthy countess; mid-30’s

·Malvolio– steward in Olivia’s household; 20’s-30’s

·Maria– Olivia’s gentlewoman; 20’s-30’s

·Sir Toby Belch– Olivia’s uncle; fifties

·Sir Andrew Aguecheek– friend of Sir Toby; fifties

·Feste– Olivia’s servant, a jester; 20’s-30’s

·Fabian– a servant in Olivia’s household; 20’s-30’s

·Antonio– a sea captain and friend to Sebastian; 20’s-30’s

·ValentineandCurio– gentlemen attending on the Duke; 20’s-30’s

·A Servant of Olivia; 20’s-30’s

·A Sea Captain– friend to Viola; 20’s-30’s

*No roles will be understudied.

Jelly’s Last Jam Auditions – By appointment only.

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep) is accepting submissions for the musical Jelly’s Last Jamdirected by Jackie Alexander. Book by George C. Wolfe; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson. This production will be the Opening Night Performance at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.

Auditions will be held by appointment only on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Please email headshot and resume to casting@ncblackrep.org and indicate the role(s) you are interested in. Please include “Jelly’s Last Jam Auditions” in the subject line.  If selected to audition, you will receive a confirmation with the time, location and other details. Deadline for submissions is April 25, 2019.

There is pay for all roles.   

REHEARSALS:  July 1 – July 28, 2019

PERFORMANCES:  July 29 – August 3, 2019 at the UNCSA Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

AUDITION GUIDELINES:

Performers selected to audition should prepare 16 or 32 bars in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Dancers should prepare 8 counts of contemporary or jazz movements. If you tap, please prepare a 30 second tap combination. All should bring dance shoes and come dressed to move. Bring hard copy of picture and resume stapled.

Seeking the following roles:

JELLY ROLL MORTON: (African American Male, 30-40) The son of racially mixed Creole parents, this pioneer jazz composer, pianist and bandleader exudes charm. Must be able to sing, dance (extremely strong tap), and/or strong jazz piano skills.

CHIMNEY MAN: (African American Male, 35-60) Our lean chief jurist: a mysterious, raffish agent of the supernatural. Very physical and a strong actor/singer.

YOUNG JELLY: (African American Male, early teens) Exudes as much charm as his older self.  Strong dance/tap skills a must.

ANITA: (African American Female, 25-35) The daughter of racially mixed Creole parents, she is Jelly’s sultry girlfriend with strong movement, singing and acting capabilities.

GRAN MIMI: (Female, 50-70) A religious Creole woman and matriarch to Jelly; very strong singer.

JACK THE BEAR: (African American Male 25-35) Full of dignified and warm hearted southern charm, he is an easy going man and a strong acting singer.

BUDDY BOLDEN: (African American Male, 25-35)  An impassioned man known as “the Father of Jazz” who feeds into his/others addictions. Must play cornet and be a strong acting singer.

MELROSE BROTHERS: (White Males, mid 20’s-30’s) Agents and Gangsters. Strong singers and good comedic timing.

ENSEMBLE: All ensemble characters are African-American. An ensemble of 10-12 comprised of strong male and female acting singers and dancers, playing a variety of characters.

Please do not submit if you have a conflict with the performance dates.


Volunteers

Play a role…become a NC Black Rep Volunteer!

Volunteers provide an invaluable service with their time, enthusiasm, and love of theatre.  Email info@ncblackrep.org with “VOLUNTEER” in the subject line to become a part of the NC Black Rep team.

Also, if you are interested in becoming a 2019 NBTF volunteer, the application will be available April 15, 2019.


Internships

North Carolina Black Repertory Company is Seeking Interns for 2018-2019 Programming

Interns receive a Stipend/Class Credit.  A NC Black Rep internship is perfect for a student in his/her thesis year.

Internship opportunities are listed below.  If you are interested in applying, please submit résumé to info@ncblackrep.org with “INTERN” in the subject line.

Stage Management Intern

We are seeking a stage management intern for our 2018-2019 season. This is an exciting opportunity to not only work closely with the cast and production crew of each show, but also the Artistic Director of NC Black Rep.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain contact sheet for cast and crew
  • Gather conflicts of all cast and creating rehearsal schedule with director and production manager
  • Relay all important information regarding production to the cast and crew via email
  • Collect head-shots and bios from all cast and crew
  • Sit in on all rehearsals and generating rehearsal reports and line notes to be submitted every evening
  • Attend all production meetings
  • Check/set props and costumes pre and post show
  • Oversee load-in and load-out with production manager
  • Give actors their calls for each performance

Office Intern

We are seeking an office intern who can work closely with the NC Black Rep staff and assist with general office, HR, IT, Accounting and Marketing activities as determined and directed by the Office Manager (OM). The Office Intern will be responsible for assisting the staff with general office duties including, but not limited to, research, data entry, filing and general coordination.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing the flow of paperwork
  • Assist and facilitate staff as necessary-whenever and however needed
  • Assist with company development matters including preparation of marketing materials

Qualifications:

  • High degree of organizational skill and problem-solving ability; the ability to work as a self-starter
  • Respect for details; ability to execute accurately at a high level without excess supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize/execute to achieve desired company and project goals with prudence and sense of urgency.
  • Good communication skills-verbal, pictorial, and numerical
  • Excellent telephone etiquette, communication and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • General computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • A willingness and flexibility to do whatever it takes to foster the growth and success of the company
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