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Auditions

Fetch Clay, Make Man
by Will Power, directed by Nataki Garrett

The Story of Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit

 

Date: July 25, 2018

Time: 2pm-7pm

Location: Kalita Humphreys Theater,  Frank's Place)

Please email me with the subject line “Fetch Clay” stating your preferred audition time/availability. I will respond with your appointment time. I will aim to keep it as close to your preferred time as possible. (You can also email me to inquire about video/NY auditions.)

Tiffany.Greene@DallasTheaterCenter.org

Fetch Clay, Make Man

His name was Cassius Clay, but you know him as Muhammad Ali. His name was Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, but you know him as Stepin Fetchit. Loosely inspired by the pair’s real-life friendship, DTC Playwright-in-Residence Will Power has crafted a daring script that brings these two iconic figures together to shape their legacies against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. A powerful exploration of what it is to be a black man in America. 

Roles

Muhammad Ali: African American 20s-30s Professional boxer at the height of his career, preparing to defend his heavyweight title against Sonny Liston. Ali is at the dawn of the greatest fight in his life. He his also at the dawn of all that winning that fight will bring while deepening his connection to Islam.

Stepin Fetchit: African American, mid 50s to 60 Stage name of American film whose real name is Lincoln Perry. He is at the end of fame and stardom. The work that he built his fame on is no longer accepted by society. Trying to keep some sense of the power and dignity that once came with his popularity and fame.

Sonji Clay: African American, 20s to 30s, Wife of Muhammad Ali, She’s an “around the way” girl who is struggling to conform to the traditions and customs she is expected to follow as the wife of Muhammad Ali. She finds herself living a life she did not expect and never fully agreed to.

William Fox: Caucasian, 40s to 60s Archetypal studio mogul, brash and tough. All about the bottom line.

Brother Rashid:  African American 30s to 40s Former hustler now an officer in the Brotherhood of Islam. He is strict and traditional. He adheres to the rules and traditions of Islam. Believes his duty is to protect Ali.

 

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Dallas Theater Center maintains a resident acting company. When casting productions, DTC looks first to the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company to fill roles. DTC also maintains a relationship with Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As part of this relationship DTC often casts students from these programs in mainstage productions. Additionally, DTC casts actors from the region and nationally for a variety of roles. Auditions for these roles occur on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Dallas Theater Center works under the League of Regional Theatres (LORT) contract with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers. The union determines the number of Equity and non-Equity actors cast in each production.  Local equity and non-equity auditions are scheduled once per year. These usually take place in the late spring.  Information about local generals will be posted on our website and on the Actors' Equity website as well as through our local media prior to auditions.

Dallas auditions are announced on our website and through the local media.  General auditions are held every Spring for the following season.

Additional auditions are held in New York, in conjunction with New York-based casting directors. These auditions are generally by agent submission only.

Local children’s auditions are held in the early fall and on a show-by-show basis. Information about local generals will be posted on our site as well as through our local media prior to auditions.

Physical headshots and résumés should always:

  • include the current email and phone number you wish DTC to use, should we need to contact you (agent information on the resume means we will contact your agent);
  • include union status (AEA, EMC, Non-union);
  • be stapled back-to-back; and
  • be 8 x 10 inches (both the headshot and resume).

Digital files of headshots and résumés should always:

  • be sent as one file;
  • be titled Firstname_Lastname OR Firstname_Middlename_Lastname;
  • include the current email and phone number you wish DTC to use, should we need to contact you (agent information on the resume means we will contact your agent); and
  • include union status (AEA, EMC, Non-union).

Actors should submit updated headshots and résumés to:

Regional Casting
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

or as one file to

tiffany.greene@dallastheatercenter.org

We regret that we are unable to keep or return unsolicited headshots and resumes of actors that we have not seen in audition or performance.

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