Kelsay + Morales Company is currently accepting video submissions for LENOX AVE, produced by Renaissance Theatre Company.
SEEKING: SINGERS, DANCERS, and MUSICIANS for a brand new immersive theatre experience.
Strong singers, experience singing jazz and in tight harmonies a plus; versatile Dancers, experience in jazz, tap, and/or modern a plus; and skilled Musicians, experience playing Jazz a plus. Intentionally seeking Black performers for ALL roles. All ages and body types are encouraged to submit. Performers must be local to Orlando, FL and/or Central Florida Area.
Video Submissions due by Friday, June 24th.
Producer: Renaissance Theatre Company
Created by: Brandon Martin & Donald Rupe
Written By: Brandon Martin
Choreographed: Adonus Mabry
Casting: Kelsay + Morales Company, Joshian Morales & Kayla Kelsay Morales
Rehearsal Pay: $15/hour
Show Pay: $75/show
Rehearsals to begin July 5th and will primarily be evenings and daytimes during the weekends, though we are willing to work around scheduling needs.
Opens July 22nd, 2022. Closes August 14th, 2022.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
And the center of the world is Harlem-town.
And the center of Harlem is Lenox Ave!
It's the 1920s in Harlem and a Renaissance is upon us. Music, dance, fashion, literature, and the extraordinary Black artists who create them fill Harlem's nightclubs. In 1925, Langston Hughes publishes The Weary Blues, a poetic masterpiece. In Lenox Ave, Orlando-based writer Brandon Martin has set the poetry of Langston Hughes to music. Upon purchasing tickets, you'll be given an exclusive password to spend an evening in a fantastic nightclub during the Harlem Renaissance, where singers and dancers join incredible musicians to give you a night out like no other. Dressed to the nines, guests can purchase signature cocktails, rub elbows with other illustrious patrons, and even venture onto the dance floor.
Written by Brandon Martin
Created by Brandon Martin and Donald Rupe
Choreography by Adonus Mabry
Only at Renaissance Theatre Company.
SINGERS: Seeking 4 singers (plus 1-2 understudies). Looking for strong singers, ability to sing jazz and tight harmonies a plus. May act Emcees at times and/or have spoken dialogue. Intentionally seeking Black performers for these roles, all ages and body types encouraged to submit.
DANCERS: Seeking 6-8 dancers proficient in various styles, ability and familiarity in tap, jazz, and/or modern a plus. (Note: Dancers may occasionally be in character as cocktail servers, but that will develop in rehearsals.) Intentionally seeking Black performers for these roles, all ages and body types encouraged to submit.
MUSICIANS: Seeking instrumentalists for the house jazz band. Open to instrumentations. Primarily seeking Black musicians of all ages and body types.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
We are seeking a company that is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
SINGERS: Please submit a headshot and resume as well as a submission video showcasing vocal ability (16-32 bars of a jazz song preferred) or a Vocal Reel. (YouTube or Vimeo link preferred.)
DANCERS: Please submit a headshot and resume, as well as a Dance Reel or a video showcasing technique, style (especially jazz, tap, and modern), and performance ability.
MUSICIANS: Please submit a headshot and resume if available, as well as a performance reel or video showcasing proficiency in one or multiple instruments.
SINGERS & DANCERS may submit their video submissions by visiting clicking the button below. (Preferred method.) If unable to use the provided link, performers may submit by emailing the link to their submission video (YouTube or Vimeo link) and a PDF headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSICIANS may submit by emailing a link to their reel or performance video (YouTube or Vimeo link) and a PDF headshot and resume to email@example.com.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, June 24th.