By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by China Hudson
May 17 - June 4 2023
Possible Extension through till June 11
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PHARUS JONATHAN YOUNG, late teens, an effeminate young man of color. Begins the play a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys and the Lead of the School’s famous choir. He is roommates with AJ JAMES.
BOBBY MARROW, mid to late teens, a young man of color. BOBBY is a junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School, and member of the School’s Choir. He is also nephew to HEADMASTER MARROW
JUNIOR DAVIS, a teenage young man of color. A junior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir.
ANTHONY JUSTIN ‘AJ’ JAMES, in his late teens, athletic young man of color. A senior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir and the Schools Baseball Team. He is roommates with PHARUS YOUNG
DAVID HEARD, in his late teens, a young man of color. A senior at the Charles R Drew Prep School for Boys. He is a member of the School’s Choir.
In-Person Auditions will take place:
Wednesday March 1 from
at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre
951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106
If you would like to submit a self-taped video audition you may upload a self-tape to YouTube or another video hosting site and submit a link to it below in the submission form by 5pm February 5th.
ABOUT THE PLAY
THE STORY: The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
“The sweet harmonies of classic spirituals unite the sometimes fractious voices of the young men in CHOIR BOY…but when they raise their voices in unison, they offer a glimpse of a world in which the cruelty that can divide and destroy is dissolved in a graceful, embracing order. [An] affecting and honest portrait…of a gay youth tentatively beginning to find the courage to let the truth about himself become known.” —NYTimes.
“Believe the buzz. CHOIR BOY, the small but mighty coming-of-age play by Tarell Alvin McCraney deserves its kudos. [The play] captures the bristling tensions at a prestigious prep school for African American boys when a flamboyantly gay youth is named leader of their celebrated gospel choir.” —Variety.
“In his stirring and stylishly told drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney cannily explores race and sexuality and the graces and gravity of history.” —NY Daily News.
What to Prepare
Please prepare a short monologue (1-2 minutes) and 16 bars of a song to sing acapella. Also, be prepared to read sides from the script.
Music Rehearsals begin March 21
Show rehearsals begin April 3 - May 16 based on cast availability.
5/17 (Paid Preview) 7:30pm
5/19 (Opening Night) 7:30pm
6/4 5pm (Closing Show)
6/7 7:30pm (possible extension show)
6/9 7:30pm (possible extension show)
6/10 2pm (possible extension show)
6/11 5pm (possible extension show)
All actors will be paid a $900 ($75/show) stipend for rehearsals and performances. Extension shows if needed will pay $75/show.
Any questions can be directed to email@example.com
We recommend you read the play before auditions. You may peruse a copy of the play here.