Audition For A Part

True Colors Theatre Company is a professional company that hires both Equity and non-Equity actors. True Colors performs under a LOA Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association with reference to Lort D. Equity Principal Auditions are held in the Spring. True Colors also participates in the annual Unified Auditions, hosted by C4, held in March each year. Auditions, when available, are posted on this page of our website.

2019-20 Equity Principle Auditions for True Colors Theatre Company and Theatrical Outfit

Actor’ Equity Principal Auditions for True Colors, in conjunction with Theatrical Outfit, will be held on April 15 and 16, 2019 at Theatrical Outfit. For an appointment, AEA members, please log in the AEA site and visit the Casting Call (Atlanta) section for details and instructions. Appointments will be set at 5 min intervals. AEA members without an appointment will be seen as time permits. Per our contract with AEA, no appointments slots may be given to non-AEA actors.

2019-20 Non-Equity Auditions for True Colors Theatre Company and Theatrical Outfit

We will see non-AEA and EMC actors from 3:00 – 5:30 pm on a walk-in, first come first seen basis and only when no AEA actor is scheduled and present. Do not try to make an appointment, auditions are on a walk-up basis only. Actors who are not a member of the union will not be seen during any other part of the audition window on both days. We will do our best to see you, but we cannot predict the number of actors attending, your wait time, nor guarantee an audition. Please see what to prepare below.

What to Prepare

For all auditions please prepare two contrasting monologues no more than three minutes combined. If you are a musical theatre actor, please prepare one monologue and one song no more than 3 minutes combined. There will be an accompanist on April 15th only.

Please bring two copies of your professional headshots and resumes, attached.

Location

Theatrical Outfit
84 Luckie Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Suggested paid parking: LAZ garage at 100 Luckie Street, NW

Paradise Blue
by Dominique Morisseau

Director: Jamil Jude
First Rehearsal: August 27, 2019
Opens: September 27, 2019
Closes: October 20, 2019

Blue, a gifted trumpeter, contemplates selling his once vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood to shake free the demons of his past and better his life. But where does that leave his devoted Pumpkin, who has dreams of her own? And what does it mean for the club’s resident bebop band? When a mysterious woman with a walk that drives men mad comes to town with her own plans, everyone’s world is turned upside down. The dynamic and musically-infused drama shines light on the challenges of building a better future on the foundation of what our predecessors have left us.

ROLES

Pumpkin – Black woman. Late 20’s/early 30’s. Pretty in a plain way. Simple. Sweet. Waitress, cook, and caretaker. A loving thing with a soft touch. Adores poetry.

Blue – Black man. Mid- late 30’s to early 40’s. Handsome. Mysterious. Sexy. Quiet danger. Aloof. A hard shell and a hard interior. Battling many demons. A gifted trumpeter.

Corn – (aka Cornelius) Black man. Late 40’s to early 50’s. Slightly chubby. Easygoing and thoughtful. A real sweetheart with a weakness for love. The pianoman.

P-Sam – (aka Percussion Sam). Black man. Mid/late 30’s. Busybody. Sweet-talker. Hustler. Always eager for his next gig. The percussionist.

Silver – Black woman. Late 30’s to early 40’s. Mysterious. Sexy. Charming. Spicy woman. Gritty and raw in a way that men find irresistible. Has a meeeeaaannn walk.

School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play
by Jocelyn Bioh

Director: Tinashe Kajese-Bolden
First rehearsal: January 14, 2020
Open: February 14, 2020
Close: March 8, 2020

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant.  But the mid-year arrival of Erika, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter – and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be Queen Bee?

ROLES

*Note – All characters are of West African descent

 Paulina Sarpong– 18 years old; most popular girl in school and knows it. She is beautiful, talented, vindictive yet somehow loveable

 Ama – 18 years old; the sensible, smart one of Paulina’s pack and has the honor of being her best friend. Her loyalty to Paulina is starting to fray and she has to work up towards being the girl who is not afraid to say it like she means it.

Nana – 16 years old; the quiet, simple and sensitive one of Paulina’s pack. She never means any harm and strives to do the right thing. She struggles with her love of food and snacks.

Mercy – 16 years old; the witty sidekick to Gifty and will do and say anything to stay a member of Paulina’s pack.

Gifty – 16 years old; the ‘Frick’ to ‘Frack’; loves being part of Paulina’s pack and will do anything tobe considered cool.

Headmistress Francis – 40’s; the Headmistress of Aburi Girls Boarding School; loves her students and will do whatever she can to both uplift and protect them

Eloise Amponsah – 40’s; Extremely poised and well-mannered former Miss Ghana 1976. She now is a recruiter for the Miss Ghana Pageant. She speaks with a slightly affected British accent and prides herself in always being a lady.

Marie and Rosetta
by George Brant

Director: TBD
First rehearsal: May 19, 2020
Open: June 19, 2020
Close: July 12, 2020

Marie and Rosetta tells the captivating life stories of gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her young protégé Marie Knight. Set in Mississippi in 1946, the play with music chronicles the singers, first rehearsal before setting out on tour. Sister Rosetta was already on her way to becoming a legend for her trademark fusion of traditional gospel with secular rhythm and blues. Knight brought a “high church” sound reminiscent of classic spirituals. Their signature collaboration reflects the evolution of African American gospel music, from its roots in spirituals to the rock and roll we know today

ROLES

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – an African-American woman in her early 30’s. Pretty, vivacious, an irrepressible spirit. A mean guitar player with a bluesy voice. Sings spirituals that swing.

Marie Knight – an African-American woman in her early 20’s, but looks younger. A more traditional alto gospel singer, plays staid piano at first. Gorgeous, on her way to being a spiritual star.

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