Express Children’s Theatre is seeking an African-American performer – Female or Male – for our upcoming touring production of Freedom Train: A Celebration of Black History. THIS IS A PAID GIG. Auditions/Rehearsals at STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE. Houston tour includes 2 performances at MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE.
Rehearsals and performances occur mostly during the day, during the week.
Auditions Thursday, January 18th, 2018, 10am to 12pm at Stages, 3201 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019. If you have a conflict this day, let us know and we will try to work you in at another time. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script and an acapella rendition of a spiritual hymn of your choosing.
Rehearsals Weekdays, January 22 – February 2, 2018.
Performances Tours to Houston schools February 5 – March 25, mostly daytimes M-F, plus two shows at MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE – one in April and one in July, 2018.
Freedom Train Synopsis
An enslaved mother and child escape a Texas plantation along the Underground Railroad to Mexico in 1844. Based on actual events. Features period and contemporary music.
Character An adult Male or Female Actor to play an adolescent child who makes the tough journey with their mother. The play is a coming-of-age story for this character who faces their fears and discovers their strength along the way. Must have a good singing voice.
To set up an audition time, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a headshot and resume. We hope to see you there!