The Underground is a two-part play about a group of musicians who start a music school in an attempt to revive their dying artform. In spite of constant threats to stop from government agents, they remain determined to succeed. This is a show about the potential and the value of art made by people, and the risks of living in a world that exists without it.
After a successful concert production at The Mercury Theatre's Venus Cabaret Theater last winter, we are looking for a few actors to complete our team for this next chapter of The Underground's development
Mid 20s. BIPOC role. Singing role, baritone and the performer must have a working knowledge of how to play the guitar. Hayden is a government agent assigned to a mission that involves infiltrating a group of entrepreneurial-minded musicians. As this assignment progresses, he appears to grow fond of music... Or is he just good at his job? Looking for a cerebral actor who can walk a fine line that makes the audience desperately want to know what he's thinking, what he's planning, etc, without ever getting the satisfaction of confirmation
Mid 20s. BIPOC role. Light singing. Richie is definitely the aloof, more quiet host of 'The Word Smiths'. He doesn't usually talk unless he's particularly engaged or has something to say that nobody else wants to say. Looking for an actor familiar with poetry and spoken word.
This is a non-equity project. Standard working rate on this show will be $25/hr. Hours accrued weekly from rehearsals/performances and paid out for the previous week on Fridays.
We will perform 2-3 workshop readings and brief rehearsals of The Underground to be held this winter and spring for script development, the first of which will be scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, December 12th. Rehearsals will be held in Lakeview and actors should expect between 5-10 hours of rehearsals for each reading. Any future readings will be scheduled based on actor availability.