Oddfellows Playhouse Teen Repertory Company announces auditions for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, by Anna Deavere Smith. Auditions are open to all young people ages 13 - 20, including actors, dancers, singers, activists, acrobats, poets and just plain folks.
Auditions will be held on Monday, March 22 and Thursday, March 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street in Middletown. Students must pre-register for one of the two audition dates at www.oddfellows.org/auditions ; masks & social distancing protocols are expected. Performers uncomfortable auditioning indoors in-person may arrange a virtual audition by contacting email@example.com.
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was created in response to the 1992 riots in Los Angeles following the acquittal of the police officers in the beating of Rodney King. It explores the events of that year from multiple perspectives, and this Teen Repertory Company production will adapt the piece, adding text, dance and music, to reflect the Black Lives Matter movement and contemporary events. The piece will be rehearsed and performed outdoors in downtown Middletown.
Rehearsals will be Mondays and Thursday, 5 - 7 pm, beginning March 29. All rehearsals will be outdoors with masks required. There will be daily rehearsals May 16 - 19, and performances May 20 - 23 and 28 - 29. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 will be directed by Oddfellows Artistic Director Dic Wheeler with local actor Diamond Wynn, and the production will include dance choreography by Middletown choreographer Felicia Goodwine.
To register for one of the two auditions, please go to www.oddfellows.org/auditions. It is free to audition, but there is a $250 tuition fee to be in the Teen Rep Company. Financial Aid is available for anyone who needs it; it is Oddfellows policy never to turn anyone away for inability to pay.
For more information, visit www.oddfellows.org, call (860) 347-6143, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.