Please use this form to submit your audition including your headshot, resume and a video of you performing the sides of the role you are auditioning for, as well as singing the first verse of "Precious Lord."
-Label your headshot file with “your name-headshot.” Example: SandyWilder-headshot.jpg
-Label your resume file with “your name-resume.” Example: SandyWilder-resume.jpg
-Label your audition video with “your name-roles” you are auditioning for. Example: SandyWilder-Frieda.mov
-Your audition video should include your chosen sides as well as your vocals to “Precious Lord.” Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and copy the link and paste the link into Auditions Manager.
NOTE: Make sure your video link is not password protected so that anyone with the link can view it.
ROLES Claudia: Female (18+) black, teenage girl. Precocious, sensitive girl. She must be able to move gracefully between the innocence of youth and the wisdom of the narrator who has lived through it all; dexterity with direct address a must. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Freida/Darlene: Female (18+) black, teenage girl. Claudia’s older sister; somewhat more practical than Claudia. Confident in her understanding of the world. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Pecola: Female (18+) black, teenage girl. A shy, quiet, resigned and somewhat pained presence; she should be completely innocent; it is imperative that she have very dark brown skin. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Mrs. Breedlove: Female (40-49) woman, black, 40s. An older version of Pecola, also has a dark brown complexion; painfully shy and insecure, and still very adept at addressing the audience. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Cholly: Male (40-49) man, black, 40s. The shell of a man who may have been physically impressive at one time, dark brown complexion. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Maureen Pearl: Female (18+) black, teenage girl. Very pretty; more complicated than merely “snotty” light-skinned African-American. Will also play track of White Girl. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Mama: Female woman, black, 40s. She possesses an impressive presence. She loves her children and this should be evident despite her stern manner. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
Soaphead Church: Male man, black, 40s. Charismatic, odd, charming, and mature. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
All characters need to sing the opening line of “Precious Lord” – you can sing it acapella or accompany yourself. “Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, help me stand I am tired, I am weak, I am worn Through the storm, through the night Lead me on to the light Take my hand, precious Lord Lead me home”
At Mad Cow Theatre, we recognize that there have been blindspots in live theatre. We aim to rectify the mistakes of the past. We vow to work every day to make this theatre a place of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We understand that representation matters and we want Mad Cow Theatre to be a place that includes all people.
Towards that end, “traditional” casting will be a thing of the past here at Mad Cow Theatre. We urge actors of all ethnic backgrounds, all genders, and all ages, as well as actors with disabilities, to attend our auditions. We will practice casting that is gender diverse and color conscious. We know that we will not be perfect moving forward, so we ask to be held accountable to our community. We make this commitment to you in hopes that you will join us on our journey.
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