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Audition For A Staged Reading Of Choir Boy


The Counter Narrative Project


Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Jamil Jude

Audition Date

January 3, 2018

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Submit resume and headshot to by Monday, January 1, 2018


Staged Reading – Non-Equity with stipend.

Production Description:

Set at an elite prep school for African-American boys, “CHOIR BOY” centers around five members of the school’s celebrated choir. The choir’s gifted, and effeminate, new leader, Pharus, is ready to take on the new school year with ambitious ideas. However, his fellow choir members have differing views on both him and his ideas. Will Pharus conform to expectations or stay true to himself and gain the respect he deserves?


• 5 Black male actor/singers, ages 16-25, to play high school students. Must be able to sing and harmonize acapella. Looking for a variety of voice types and tones: tenor, baritone, bass, etc. Dance/movement experience or training a plus, but not mandatory.

• 1 Black male actor with a ‘father figure’ quality, late 30’s and up, to play school headmaster. Must be able to sing acapella as well.

• 1 White male actor, 60’s and up, to play a school professor.


Be prepared to sing a song acapella, 16 bars, that best shows your voice and personality.

You will receive an audition in advance of your audition.

Other Dates

Table Read: January 5, 2018 – 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rehearsal: January 8, 2018 – 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rehearsal: January 9, 2018 – 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rehearsal: January 10, 2018 – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Performance: January 10, 2018 – 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Later Event: January 10
JOY: An Evening of Storytelling