Casting Call ~ Seeking Latino Queer Male, 20s-early 40s
TITLE: VOZ ALTA: Ahí Vamos! TYPE: Full-production theatrical staged reading (live)
SYNOPSIS: VOZ ALTA, is a theatrical staged reading that features the life stories of Latino community members, performed through poetic narratives and music by actors and musicians. Ahí Vamos! showcases the story of a Latino gay man from Eastern Oregon who forges identity through family relationships, community engagement, and celebrating Latino and Gay culture. VOZ ALTA: Ahí Vamos! is presented by Joaquin Lopez, Creative Laureate for the City of Portland, through the Creative Laureate Program.
REHEARSAL DATES: Early May one-on-one meetings TBD, locations TBD
Tuesday, May 9, 6 pm – 9 pm Rehearsal/Read through
Thursday, May 11, 6 pm – 9 pm, Rehearsal
Saturday, May 13, 1 pm – 5 pm, Rehearsal
Thursday, May 18, 6 pm – 10 pm, Rehearsal
Friday, May 19, 6 pm – 10 pm Final Dress, Multnomah Arts Center
Saturday, May 20, 1 pm – 4 pm (Show at 2 pm), Multnomah Arts Center
Sunday, May 21, 1 pm – 4 pm (Show at 2 pm), Multnomah Arts Center
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21 at 2 pm at the Multnomah Arts Center
CREATIVE TEAM: Producer/writer: Joaquin Lopez; director/producer: Michael Cavazos; music director: Gerardo Calderon; musician: Gisela Rodriguez; actor 2: Nurys Herrera
RATE OF PAY: Non-union project. $600.00
ACTOR REQUIREMENTS: Language: Bilingual (Spanish/English); age range: mid-20s to late 40s, identities: Latino, Gay, Queer, Latinx (The story is about a Latino queer man and the creative team would like to have a Latino queer actor.)
ROLE/CHARACTER: The performance is a true story about the formative experiences of a Latino gay man who grew up in a farmworker community in Eastern Oregon. His accomplishments include graduating high school, attending private university, working in higher education, and being active in the Latino and Gay communities in Portland, Oregon. The story features formative experiences from childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood with family, friends, and social environment. The role includes storytelling and dialogue with other actors interwoven with live music and song. No memorization is required. Scripts are used on stage.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ability to provide their own transportation to rehearsals and performances.
Please send your resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (503) 997-2275 for more information. Live auditions will be on Sundays March 19 and 26 between 11 am - 3 pm
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