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SEEKING a diverse cast of experienced actors who can “play” middle schoolers, and skillful with handling poetic language. People of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition
WHAT: BABS’LAB invites you to AUDITION for a unique opportunity. Be part of the CHALK cast and perform at the Florida Theatre for 1500 students as well as work with radio host AL LETSON, the playwright of CHALK, for a recording of the play for his podcast ERRTHING.
WHEN: Sunday, October 28 1pm - 5 pm and Monday, Oct. 29 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: BABS’LAB, 603 King St. IMPORTANT: Enter on Phyllis St at rear of building.
~ Please prepare a 2 to 3 minute true story about an event from the past that changed your life.
~ Dress like a middle/high schooler. Wear comfortable clothes.
~ Be prepared to improvise, and read from the script.
~ Bring Resume/Photo, schedule of conflicts through Feb 5, 2019.
REHEARSAL PERIOD: November through Feb 5th. Two week holiday break Dec 18 - Jan 3.
PERFORMANCE: Feb. 5, 2019 at Florida Theatre, 10 AM
AUDIO PLAY RECORDING SESSION with Al Letson TBD but will be close to performance date of Feb 5th.
CHALK, a powerful play written by award-winning writer, and radio host AL LETSON, brings awareness to, and promotes discussion of bullying among middle and high school students. CHALK centers around a group of girls making the transition from elementary to middle school, as “relational aggression” manifests, and begins to change the lives of the students. The play features twelve to fourteen actors in an ensemble piece that incorporates movement, rhythm, poetic monologues, and utilizes a Greek chorus to intensify the drama.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Angie: Struggling with the shift from Elementary to Middle School.
Lisa: The girl on the outside struggling to be accepted. Laura: Queen Bee of the Middle School.
GREEK CHORUS CLIQUE: Laura’s followers.
Joyce: Laura’s second in command.
Cathy: Struggling to get noticed.
Cherie: Hangs on Laura’s every word.
Alma: Struggling to breakout of the confines of the Chorus, but at the same time maintain her status.
Jason: New guy in school struggling to fit in.
Todd: Young Caucasian with distorted view of black culture.
Tries to act cool by posturing.
Kareem: Self-assured, somewhat leader of the group.
Joey: In love with Laura, Joey is the nice guy that’s insecure, and never gets the girl.
Barbara: Laura’s mother. She thinks her daughter is perfect.
Tammy and Bill: Angie’s parents. Struggling to get by. The tension between them blinds them to Angie’s problems.
Jillian: Lisa’s hardworking blue-collar mother. She’s not as well off as the parents of the other children.
Ms. Nani: Young, dedicated teacher.
Mr Hill: Principal. Somewhat cynical administrator.
BABS’LAB in partnership with the Florida Theatre will present CHALK, at the Florida Theatre on the morning of Feb 5, 2019 as a field trip for middle and high school students. Through a PNC ARTS ALIVE GRANT we will be able to offer free tickets and bus transportation to Title One schools and discounted tickets to nearby schools. In addition to the performance, an audio play will be produced by Al Letson to air on his podcast Errrthang.
The PNC grant funds 50% of our project so we will be fundraising for an additional 15k through a non-profit platform, directlyto.org.
Chalk Audition Sides