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CRACK THE DOOR FOR SOME AIRDue by June 4
Big Noise Theatre is seeking actors for an upcoming virtual workshop of a new work, written by activist and playwright Dr. Mary E. Weems.
CRACK THE DOOR FOR SOME AIR explores the unjust reality of police brutality against Black women in America right now and how it affects families and communities, mirroring a real-life incident after a neighbor calls the non-emergency number after noticing the front door cracked open at his neighbor’s home. This play was created in protest of the murder of Atatiana Jefferson and the deaths of all Black women killed by police, including Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. The play is a combination of fact and the imagination of the playwright.
The virtual workshop will consist of two virtual rehearsals, followed by one in person rehearsal with proper social distancing and sanitizing protocols per the CDC Covid-19 guidelines. There will be one in person “performance” that is filmed and will be published over the summer in a virtual premiere. Donations collected from the virtual premiere will be donated to a local organization focusing on work against police brutality against the Black community.
Tamara 28-year-old, Black woman. Middle Class background.
Mumia 15-year-old, Black male. Tamara’s nephew.
Jeff 29-year-old, Black male. Tamara’s long-time best friend and fiancé.
Mama.Ms. Johnson Early to mid-60s Black woman, Tamara’s mother. Also Voiceover.
Kayla 15-year-old, Black female. Mumia’s girlfriend.
B-Roll 50s, Black male. Kayla’s uncle. One of the leaders of the D-Dogs gang.
Brother 50s, Black male. First member of HABO.
Sylvester Black male neighbor who called non-emergency police # (Voiceover only).
Directed by Tuesdai B. Perry Assistant Directed & Produced by Travis Monroe Neese
Time Commitment: Rehearsals and performance filming will be made based on actor availability. Rehearsals will take place in June, with filming occurring at the end of June and a projected premiere in July.
Material to Prepare: If you are interested in auditioning, please prepare and film a one to two minute contemporary monologue and upload it to an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo page.
Audition submissions are due no later than Friday, June 4. If callbacks are needed, they will be held virtually and scheduled per actor availability.
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