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BEYOND THE STRATOSPHERE by La’Charles Purvey

Directed by Callison Coburn

Auditions November 6, 2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Callbacks November 7, 2016

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Civic Center Music Hall

in the CitySpace theatre

Rehearsals start:  TBD

Performance dates:  December 15-17 at 8:00 pm

December 18 at 2:00 pm

December 29 & 30 at 8:00 pm

Please bring a resume and headshot (or email to callison.4okctc@gmail.com by 5:00 pm November 5, 2016)

Reading selections will be provided; prepared pieces are encouraged but not required.  Please be ready and prepared to move.

(ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION:  All races and genders; anyone new to the OKC area)

This play, from Oklahoma City playwright La’Charles Purvey, is a gritty snapshot of the effects of HIV and AIDS on a group where the topic of “the disease” is still considered taboo. The story introduces five black men from different walks of life who embody different aspects of a traditionally marginalized people trying to find meaning before they are consumed. Their Christmas party, and ours, celebrates courage, generosity, grace, survival, and hope.  (Contains mild language, violence, and adult themes)

Characters

*Denotes mild combat

Female:

January Watson*: (early 30s, black) serves as narrator to the show. Hardened, yet sensual. Will need to be able to take command of a room. Prostitute, and mother to Rakeem. HIV +

Penny De Luca: (mid 20s-mid 30s) antithesis to January. Successful, well adjusted. Young DHS case worker, and Scotty Young’s long term girlfriend.

Male:

Demetrius Little*: (20s-30s, black) Budding gospel comedian. Immense faith, and in denial about the disease. HIV +

Scotty Young: (20s-mid 30s, black) Young Ph.D. candidate trying to make the most out of the years he has left. Runs a support group for HIV+ black men. Penny De Luca’s long term boyfriend. HIV +

Rakeem “Mixtape Boy” Watson*: (16-early 20s, black) A young boy who hustles mixtapes on the street to make ends meet. Son to January. Is usually caught staring at the sky. HIV+

Reggie “Sunday” Mourning *: (18-20s) Local drag queen, and always willing to lay down some truth. HIV+

Duncan “Dunk” Pollard*: (20s-30s) Hardened, Brutish. Hustles on the street to make ends meet. Has been in and out of jail. HIV+

CREW AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
-Designers: lighting, costume, sound
-Crew: props, build crew, run crew, costumes, front of house
-Admin: marketing, photography, assistant to the stage manager, assistant to the director

For more information or to apply, please email callison.4okctc@gmail.com

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