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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:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] 2019-2020 Script Submission
- 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
- 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 email@example.com , or send hardcopy to:
North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
PO Box 95
Winston Salem, NC 27102
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep)
will hold seasonal auditions for its Living Room Theatre Reading Series, a cycle of monthly play readings presented from October to May throughout Winston-
Salem, and their main stage production of Plenty of Time by John Shévin Foster.
Date: September 22, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Winston-Salem Journal Offices – Rehearsal Hall, 418 N. Marshall St, Winston-Salem, NC
To schedule an appointment, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/foVXsMw. Actors will receive a stipend for all readings, and weekly pay for rehearsals/performances of
Plenty of Time.
Please prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue relative to your prospective role. Additionally, bring hard
copy headshot/resume, stapled together.
The Living Room Theatre Reading Series includes:
FREEDOM SUMMER by Cynthia G. Robinson
Reading Date: October 7, 2018 at 3 p.m.
August 4, 1964. Two estranged sisters must deal with mounting family conflicts while questioning the price of civil rights and Black identity.
Nora Heeley/Yula Carrington – Mid-late 20s; African-American female who can pass for white; refined; slight southern accent.
Carrie Carrington – Early 20s; African-American female; Nora’s sister; southern accent.
BLACK SUPERHERO MAGIC MAMA by Inda Craig-Galván
Reading Date: November 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.
After the death of her son by a White cop, Sabrina Jackson retreats inward, living out a comic book fantasy. Will Sabrina stay in this dream world or return to reality and mourn her loss?
Sabrina Jackson aka Maasai Angel – 35, a single Black mother.
Tramarion Jackson – 14, a Black son.
Connie Wright aka Kitty Kincaide – 35, an Asian news anchor. Morphs from CNN to FOX News.
Tom Blackman aka Randy Roughguy – 40, a field reporter. Ethnicity open, but when he says “Mama,” you have to believe him.
Lena Evers – 32, Sabrina’s sister; Tramarion’s aunt. Black.
Coach Corey Brackett aka The Teacher – 40, a part-time coach; full-time history teacher. A Black man.
Flat Joe/Joseph A. Hughes aka Kid Danger – 14, someone else’s Black son; the boy who lived.
Dave Lester aka Death Tap – 40, a White cop.
BERTA, BERTA by Angelica Cheri
Reading Date: December 2018 (Exact Date TBD)
Former lovers Leroy and Berta’s final reunion swells from a quarrelsome conjuring of the past to an impassioned plot to escape the fate that awaits them.
Leroy – Early-Mid Twenties, African-American male. Troubled.
Berta – Early-Mid Twenties, African-American female. Troubled.
SILENT TRUTH by Magaly Colimon-Christopher
Reading Date: January 2019 (Dates TBD)
On her 30th birthday, Adina Jamison must decide her destiny.
Lowanda Jamison – 11 years old, African-American female, Adina’s eldest daughter. Serious, thoughtful.
Adina Jamison – 30 years old, African-American female. Extremely secretive. Pretends to have control of her life.
Tanya Phillips – 24 years old, African-American female, Adina’s younger sister. Outspoken, open-minded.
Helen Matson – Mid-late 60s, African-American female, Adina’s aunt and Phebe’s sister. Free spirit.
Lilian Matson – 20-something, Biracial female, Adina’s cousin and Helen’s daughter. Ambitious, outspoken, self-confident, self-reliant.
Phebe Phillips – Late 60s-70s, African-American female, Adina’s mother. Edgy, judgmental, perfectionist.
Jamie Jamison – 30s, any ethnicity male, Adina’s husband. Achiever, people pleaser.
RUN NO MORE by Harold Ellis Clark
Reading Date: February 2019 (Exact Date TBD)
During the Vietnam War, a black American solider and a Vietnamese mother hiding in a farmhouse struggle to form
a bond which could possibly help both of them remain alive.
Lance – 20 years old, African-American male, U.S. Army, volunteer with the Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon, 4th Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade.
Tuyen – 21 years old, Vietnamese female.
KISSING CHE by Augusto Amador
Reading Date: March 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Miami, Florida, 1984. Reina, one of Cuba’s last famous drag queens, and Tamika, an African-American nurse, strike
up a friendship that will change their lives forever.
Reina – late 50s-60s, Cuban male, drag queen. Feminine, flamboyant.
Tamika – 45 years old, African-American female. Compassionate.
Derek/Cuban Officer – 50s, African-American male, Tamika’s husband, content with his ritualistic marriage; 50s, Cuban male, dangerous.
Mirabella/Che Guevara – 20s, Cuban male, drag queen, feminine, naïve, haunting; 20s, Cuban male.
Cuban Showgirl/Head Nurse – 21 years old, Cuban female; late 20s, Latino female, sharp wit, no nonsense.
TEEN DAD by Adrienne Dawes
Reading Date: April 2019 (Exact Date TBD)
When Abby invites for her biological father Thom to join her and her newly engaged mother on a weekend vacation in a gated community, they all must heal the wounds of the past, let go and grow up.
Tanya – 34, African-American female. A survivor in recovery.
John – 40s, African-American male, Tanya’s fiancé. Social worker with a particular zen yogi flavor.
Abby – 16 years old, biracial female, daughter ofTanya and Thom. Cheerful goth.
Thom – 30 years old, White male,Abby’s biological father. Baby-faced punk rocker.
Alisha – 20 years old, biracial female, Thom’s girlfriend. Very clean-cut and preppy.
SWIMMING UPTOWN by Cheryl L. Davis
Reading Date: May 2019 (Exact Date TBD)
Samantha Alexander is forced to reconnect with her family and herself when she must take custody of her rambunctious niece after her sister Niki is arrested.
Samantha – Mid-late 30s, African-American female. Intellectual, composed, haunted.
Tiya – Early teens, African-American female. Bouncing back and forth between jaded adolescence and uncertain childhood.
Niki – Early 30s, African-American female. Smart, impulsive, loving, but still an adolescent in many ways.
Dad – Late 50s – Early 60s, African-American male. Retired blue collar worker. Strong and stern.
Helen – Mid-late 30s, Asian-American female. Sam’s sassy best friend.
DJ – Early 30s, African-American male. “Street” but unexpectedly charming.
PLENTY OF TIME by John Shévin Foster
Production Dates: March 22-24, 2019
Oaks Bluff, 1968. After a night of unbridled passion, a spoiled debutant from an elite black family and a member of the Black Panther Party decide to continue their affair over the next forty years.
Christina – 17 years old to early 60s*, African-American female. A spoiled debutant from an elite black family. Seeking an Actress in her late 30s.
Corey – 22 years old to mid 60s*, African-American male. A member of the Black Panther Party. Seeking Actor in his early-mid 40s. *Actors age 40 years over the course of the play
Play a role…become a NC Black Rep Volunteer!
Volunteers provide an invaluable service with their time, enthusiasm, and love of theatre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “VOLUNTEER” in the subject line to become a part of the NC Black Rep team.
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 email@example.com 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
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
- 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.
- Articulate 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