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A scene from WBTT’s 2017 production of Broadway in Black. An encore presentation of the show is scheduled for the 2021-2022 Season. Photo by Wendy Dewhurst

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will be accepting video submissions for our 2021-2022 season auditions throughout the season, or until all roles are cast.

Please submit the following in one e-mail:

Actors: Two contrasting monologues, i.e., one comedic and another serious.

Dancers: Submit your dance reel, or recent choreography in your favorite style or in a style based on the shows listed below.

Singers: One song that showcases your range or choose a song in the style from one of the shows we are presenting. Also, submit one monologue.

Notes:

  • All video submissions from everyone (actors, dancers, and singers) must be 3 minutes maximum.
  • Make sure you have clear lighting, a simple background and excellent sound.
  • Clearly state your first and last name, the title of your monologue and the title of the song, take a beat, then present your pieces.
  • Upload your videos to YouTube, Vimeo, etc. and then place the link(s) in the body of the e-mail that you are sending to us.
  • DO NOT try to upload the entire video to the e-mail, this will not work.
  • DO NOT send any links where we must download your submission, these never work. 
  • Make sure your headshot and resume are attached in the same e-mail that your audition links are within. DO NOT send two separate e-mails. 
  • Housing and transportation: We do provide housing and access to a shared company vehicle for out-of-town guest artists. Please note that a clear driving record must be proven to drive a company vehicle.

All video submissions should be e-mailed by Thursday, June 3, 2021 before 4 PM Eastern Time to Travis Ray, Associate Managing Director atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. DO NOT submit late. 

Eubie!
Rehearsals: Tuesday, Sept. 7 to Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 (4 weeks)
Production Run: Wednesday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 (7 weeks)
Total performances: 47

[Woman #1]
A sweet ingenue type. Music selections include "I'm Just Wild about Harry."
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

[Woman #2]
A wonderfully skilled dancer. Music selections include "Weary."
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

[Woman #3]
A sexy, slinky type that is also wide-eyed and innocent. Music selections include "Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home" and "I'm Craving for That Kind of Love."
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

[Woman #4]
A classical beauty and legit singer. Music selections include "Cradle of Love" and "Memories of You."

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

[Woman #5]
An earthy siren with a strong character belt. Music selections include "If You've Never Been Vamped By a Brownskin, You've Never Been Vamped at All."
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

[Woman #6]
A gospel singer with a big, soulful belt. Music selections include "My Handy Man Ain't Handy Anymore" and "Roll Jordan."

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

[Man #1]
A smooth dancer with lots of style. Music selections include "Honeysuckle Time."
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

[Man #2]
A flashy dancer with supreme tap skills. Music selections include "You've Got to Get the Gittin'."
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

[Man #3]
A clean-cut, wholesome type. Music selections include "Dixie Moon."
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

[Man #4]
A Blues singer and character dancer with great tap skills. Music selections include "Low Down Blues" and "Hot Feet."
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2

[Man #5]
n overweight but loveable man with a character voice. Despite his ample size, he has great tap skills. Music selections include "Great Big Baby" and "Oriental Blues."
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Singers: Should submit songs from the 20’s, 30’s, or music of during this time period that showcases your voice and range.

Dancers: Any race, age 18+ very proficient in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap or modern dance

 

Joyful, Joyful (Holiday Production)
Rehearsals: Tuesday, Nov. 2 to Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 (4 weeks)
Production Run: Wednesday, Dec. 1 to Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 (4 weeks)
*No performances on December 24th or 25th
Total performances: 26

[Man 1]---Tenor, African American, 20’s+

[Man 2]---Tenor/Soloist, African American, 20’s+

[Man 3]---Baratone/Soloist---African American, 20’s+

[Man4]---Baritone/Soloist----African American, 20’s+

[Man 5]---Bass---African American, 20’s+

[Woman 1]---High Soprano/Soloist---African American, 20’s+

[Woman 2]---Low Soprano/Soloist----African American, 20’s+, deep resonating voice

[Woman 3]---Alto/Soloist----African American, 20’s+

[Woman 4]---Alto/Soloist---African American, 20’s+

[Woman 5]---Contralto---African American, 20’s+

Ensemble: Ages 12+ who can act, sing, or dance.

Dancers: Any race, age 18+ very proficient in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap or modern dance

 

RUBY (World Premiere Musical)
Rehearsals: Tuesday, Dec. 7 to Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 (5 Weeks)
Production Run: Wednesday, Jan. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022 (7 weeks)
Total performances: 47
Ruby McCollum: African American, strong mezzo soprano, 30’s+, strong, convincing
Zora Neal Hurston: African American, strong alto, 40’s+
Ensemble: 5 Caucasians and 5 African American, strong singers, actors who move well.

 

Broadway in Black
Rehearsals: Tuesday, Feb. 8 to Tuesday, March 8, 2022 (4 Weeks)
Production Run: Wednesday, March 9 to Sunday, April 24, 2022 (7 weeks)
Total performances: 47

[Man 1]---Tenor, African American, 18+

[Man 2]---Tenor/Soloist, African American, 18+

[Man 3]---Baratone/Soloist---African American, 18+

[Man4]---Baritone/Soloist----African American, 18+

[Man 5]---Bass---African American, 18+

[Woman 1]---Soprano/Soloist---African American, 18+

[Woman 2]---Soprano/Soloist----African American, 18+

[Woman 3]---Alto/Soloist----African American, 18+

[Woman 4]---Alto/Soloist---African American, 18+

[Woman 5]---Contralto---African American, 18+

Dancers: Any race, age 18+ very proficient in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap or modern dance. 

 

One-Person-Show World Premiere New Playwright Series
From Birmingham to Broadway and Float Like A Butterfly
Rehearsals: Tuesday, April 5 to Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (4 weeks)
Production Run: Wednesday, May 4 to Sunday, May 29, 2022 (4 weeks)
*Possible 2-week extension*
Total performances: 26
AEA roles for one-person shows have been cast.

All video submissions should be emailed to Associate Managing Director Travis Ray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!