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Audition Opportunities at Matrix!

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Auditions for Art Speaks: An Original Devised Performance

Directed by Amy Johnson

 

Matrix Theatre Company is seeking non-equity artists, performers, writers and creators to join us in the creation of a Matrix original devised show Art Speaks. 

 

Synopsis: 

Matrix Theatre Company is excited to announce Art Speaks, a devised show inspired by murals in Corktown, North Corktown and Hubbard Richard Neighborhoods. Detroit street art is as provocative (or poignant) as it is pretty, especially in Southwest. Matrix is spending the next 6 months focusing on what the murals around us are saying, to whom, and why. This show is made possible by the generous support of the Community Foundation and Michigan Central Church Street Fund. 

 

Who We’re Looking For: 

  • a diverse group of artists, creators and thinkers who will devise. 

  • a diverse group who collectively meet devising needs 

 

If you meet one or more of these characteristics, please audition 

  • Bilingual - Spanish, Arabic - specifically 

  • Local living now or previously 

  • BIPOC 

  • Movement / Dance 

  • Musician / Vocalist 

  • Visual Artist / Muralist 

  • Writer / Poet 

  • Devising experience 

  • Technical Theatre 

  • Mural appreciation 

Auditions:  

at Matrix Theatre Company; 2730 Bagley St. Detroit, MI 48216 

Sunday April 14th 3:00-4:00pm and 4:30-5:30pm 

Monday April 15th 6:00-7:00pm and 7:30-8:30 

Callbacks: Date & Time -TBD

 

You need no formal audition or performance training to participate. 

 

Signups here: https://shorturl.at/bHLV9 

 

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out the necessary paperwork. Headshot and resume are appreciated but not required (please audition even if you do not have these materials).  

 

Auditions are done as a group and will last 1 hour.   

Sign up for ONE of the 4 audition sessions. Be prepared to stay the entire time 

Auditions will be accessibly active; dress appropriately. 

 

Auditions will consist of creative play exercises, collaborative improvisation and performance, choreographed movement, writing prompts, nonverbal storytelling, and conversation. – in short, come ready to actively participate in a creative space.     

 

Come to auditions with a picture of a piece of Art and be able to do two things.   

1: Symbolically represent it– whatever that means to you.  

2: Be able to verbally articulate what the art piece means. 

 

We will be looking for the following traits 

  • Creativity & Creative Expression 

  • Ability to Collaborate and Cooperate with other 

  • Listening  

  • Vocalizing ideas 

  • Egoless performance; how you blend with a group and/or ensemble.  

  • Strengths in artistic practices (music, movement, performance, etc.) 

  • Kind and respectful people 

  • Diverse Perspectives  

 

Bring any known conflicts from May 2024-October 2024 

 

Rehearsals: Rehearsal schedule TBD; announced after casting. 

Tech week: September 22-26, 2024 

Performances: September 27-29, October 4-6 and October 11-13 

* Artists will receive a stipend, amount TBD; Only 18+ are eligible for contract/paid roles.

 

For more info email info@matrixtheatre.org

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