Upcoming Auditions

Black Nativity
by Langston Hughes
Directed by Jiles King
Musical Direction by Steven Taylor
Choreography by Zebretta Johnson

Audition Date: October 7, 2017, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Callbacks: October 8, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Rehearsals begin the week of November 6, 2017.  There will be time off for Thanksgiving once cast and scheduling have been confirmed.

Show Dates:
Runs December 1 – 17. (Fridays and Sundays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm)

Synopsis:  Black Nativity is a retelling of the Nativity story. Traditional Christmas carols are sung in gospel style. Black Nativity is a holiday staple for Bishop Arts Theatre Center and a family-friendly event.  Done it two acts, the first act is a retelling of the Nativity story and the second act is set in modern times in a church setting.

The Details:

  • Bring (1) headshot and resume
  • Prepare (1) 32 bar cut of a gospel, contemporary, or gospel style song. Please bring sheet music in appropriate key for the accompanist.
  • Prepare (1) 1-minute contemporary monologue
  • Seeking a multicultural cast of all ages.
  • If called back, please be prepared to move
  • Rehearsals will begin Saturday, November 1 running Mon – Fri 6 PM – 10 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 6 PM
  • All actors are compensated.

Down for #TheCount
A One Act Play Festival

Audition Date: TBA
Callbacks: TBA

Rehearsals: TBA

Show Dates:
Runs April 5-15

Synopsis:  Three years and counting, BATC’s Down for #TheCount is one-act play festival featuring six dynamic female playwrights who are diverse in ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds as they are in their writing from around the country. This staged event breathes life into their compelling, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories. True to BATC’s mission, Down for #The Count is a vital platform for the perpetuation of innovative theatrical productions where a variety of female voices may be heard.g.

The Details:

  • Bring (1) headshot and resume
  • Prepare (2) 1-minute contemporary monologue
  • Seeking a multicultural cast of all ages.