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*2014 Winner of Lincoln Center's Act One Prize* Set among the swamps and canals of rural Florida, Defacing Michael Jackson follows a motley group of African-American teenagers who create their own Michael Jackson fan club in 1984. But when a Caucasian boy moves to the neighborhood and tries to join the club, all the rules of the community are challenged and changed. Defacing Michael Jackson is a satire about the do's and don'ts of Blackness, hero worship, and American identity.
Seeking the following:
(Man 1 and Man 2 play multiple characters)
Man 1: OBADIAH - light-skin teenage black boy and older adult man who narrates.
Woman 1: FRENCHY- dark-skinned black teenager
Man 2: 1. RED- mentally-challenged black twin 2. YELLOW - other black twin who stutters 3. CITY COMMISSIONER - black commissioner
Man 3: JACK - white teenage boy new to area.
Rehearsal Dates: TBD
Production Location: Stage 773
Tech Week: July 16 - 19, 2018
Production Dates July 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, Aug 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
Mar 12 10-1pm
Mar 19 Callbacks 10-1pm