What is Black Theater United Auditions?

The African American Arts Alliance is proud to present the Black Theater United Auditions–a series of online events providing an opportunity to audition for Chicago's prominent casting community.

"Joe Turner's Come and Gone" (2007) Congo Square Theatre
 
Pictured: Daniel Bryant (Ensemble Member) and Allen Gilmore (Ensemble Member)

What are the Details?

October 12

BLACK THEATRES FOCUS ON YOU  

(Workshop + Panel)

This pre-audition event includes panel discussions and a workshop designed to give artists access to industry professionals and to prepare to put their best foot forward at the upcoming auditions and tips to further their careers.

 

Session 1

10a – 11a 

 

Panel: Audition Preparedness 

 

Details: This panel discussion with local directors, casting directors, and artistic directors, will explore what they are looking for in new talent. Panelists will share how actors can prepare themselves to make a big impact in their audition and stand out from the crowd.

 

Panelists: Luther Goins, Runako Jahi, Ron OJ Parsons & Ilesa Duncan

11a – 12:30p Master the Art of Self-Tape with Tracey N. Bonner (Congo Square Theatre Ensemble Member)

 

12:30p-1p – Lunch Break

Session 2

1p – 2p 

Panel: Making A Star

Info: This panel discussion tackles what it takes to take your career to the next level. Our panelists include world-renowned agents, producers, and managers who will be sharing about their experience with some of the biggest names in the industry and how artists can position themselves to push their careers to new heights.

Panelists: Charlton Blackburne, Reuben Cannon, Pemon Rami

Register Here for Black Theaters Focus on You

October 19 + 26

AUDITIONS 

DAY 1 - OCTOBER 19

10a - 12p - Audition Session 1 

1p-3p - Audition Session 2

DAY 2 - OCTOBER 26

10a - 12p - Audition Session 1 

1p-3p - Audition Session 2

"The Other Cinderella" (2019) Black Ensemble Theater
 
Pictured: Robin DaSilva and Jayla Williams-Craig

Register Here for United Auditions

Which Theaters are Participating?

Black Ensemble Theater

Congo Square Theatre

eta Creative Arts Foundation

Pegasus Theatre

Lifeline Theatre

Perceptions Theatre 

Definition Theatre

Where is it?

The event will be held via Zoom. All participants must register for both events. Participants will receive Zoom credentials at least 72 hours prior to the event. 

Who are the Instructors + Panelists?

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Some of our Proud Members

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Supported in part by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

 

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