Announcing Auditions for Second Thought Theatre’s 2022 Production of
PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu
Directed by Sasha Maya Ada
Video Auditions are to be submitted with headshot and resume by Monday May 16th at 6pm to firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential in person callbacks to be scheduled individually for May 23rd.
Sides are available at http://secondthoughttheatre.com/about/work-with-us/
All rehearsals and performances to take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus
06/13/22 – 07/08/22 (First week of rehearsal potentially virtual)
Monday through Friday
6:30pm – 10:30pm
07/13/22 – 07/30/22
Performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday
Second Thought Theatre is currently planning to present this production in person live to a reduced audience capacity of 75%. Actors and production staff will not be allowed to come in contact with the audience outside of the performance room. Audience will be seated at a minimum of 6’ away and masks will be required for all patrons.
In PASS OVER, Antoinette Nwandu’s “surreal,” “existential,” and “morbidly funny” (Marilyn Stasio, Variety) play, Moses and Kitch talk smack, pass the time, and hope that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and disrupts their plans. Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy, PASS OVER — the first full play to open on Broadway in 2021 after the pandemic-necessitated lockdown — crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young, black men looking for a way out. A sobering reinterpretation of Waiting for Godot, nuanced with elements of the biblical Exodus story, Nwandu’s play is politically charged and necessarily critical in its social reflection.
MOSES: Black. Early to late 20’s. A young man from the ghetto. Brokenhearted. Courageous. Angry. Sad. But also a slave driver. But also the prophesied leader of God’s chosen people.
KITCH: Black. Early to late 20’s. A young man and MOSES’s best friend. Jovial. Kind. Naïve. A lovely friend to have. But also a plantation owner. But also pharaoh’s son.
MISTER/OSSIFER: White. Late 20’s to late 30’s. MISTER is out of his element. Wholesome. Terrified. Also a plantation owner. But also pharaoh’s son. OSSIFER is an enforcer of the law. Not from around here, but always around. Pragmatic. Intimidating. A patroller. A soldier in pharaoh’s army.
Contracts available (LOCAL HIRE ONLY):
Two AEA contract – (SPT-1) $271/week plus health and pension
One non-union contract – $1,050 stipend
NOTE: All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.
PLEASE NOTE: This play features potentially disturbing language and stage violence. The production staff will include an accredited Violence/Intimacy Director and all concerns from the cast will be absolutely considered in the staging of this production. All potential cast members will have ample opportunity to review the script and address any questions/concerns with the director and STT staff before accepting any roles and beginning rehearsals.
Performers of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to submit
Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Second Thought Theatre embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically challenged actors where possible. Second Thought Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.