Seeking young BLACK male actors for a staged reading as part of b current's rock.paper.sistahz festival.
CLASS, inspired by the early 90s TV show, "A Different World" follows a group of students on their first day of school at an HBCU (historically black college). Forced to deal with the aftermath of police brutality, Class explores the resilience of black culture and people in the face of adversity.
Seeking the following roles:
CALVIN- Freshman. Young, black and gifted. Thoughtful and sweet. From a small town but has read enough James Baldwin to be woke. Dwayne Wayne meets Malcolm X.
MALIK- Freshman. Calvin's roommate. Straight up Oakwood boy with a soft spot. The class clown who you don't wanna piss off. Kendrick Lamar meets young Will Smith.
TREVOR/DEMARR (to be read by same actor.)- Trevor is a bougie, upper middle class brother from Laderra Heights. Uptight and plays by the rules. Orlando Jones meets Malfoy. Demarr is a good ole boy from the South. Mama's boy. Here for a good time not a long time. Moe from Smart Guy meets Keenan Thompson.
All interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org with headshot and resume.
For more information about rock.paper.sistahz festival, please visit bcurrent.ca.
ETHNO-CULTURAL MANDATE: Due to the specifics of the setting of the piece as well as the character backgrounds, we are seeking submissions only from those who identify as Black.
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