Audition Information for
All American Boys
AUDITION DATES: Accepting Video Auditions Now thru January 24, 2022.
REHEARSAL DATES: March 14, 2022 - April 28, 2022 - VIEW A REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
PERFORMANCE DATES: April 29 - May 22, 2022 - VIEW A PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
For ALL AMERICAN BOYS, we are currently seeking the adult roles listed above. Youth audition information for this production will posted on our website soon. We seek a diverse cast and encourage actors of all ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic status and (dis)abilities to audition.
Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater are accepting video auditions of ADULT ACTORS for the regional premiere of All American Boys, by Jody Drezner Alperin and Vicky Finney Crouch and based on the book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
The lives of two high-school boys, one black and one white, powerfully intersect after they are thrust into the center of a violent act of racism. Unfolding through the boys alternating perspectives, the story follows their journey as they grapple with the devastating impact of racism as it reverberates through their families, school, and town.
Directed by Theo Langason
and Cody R. Braudt
Rehearsals: March14-April 28
Performances: April 29 – May 22.
All rehearsals and performances will be held at the Capri Theater, 2027 W Broadway, Minneapolis 55411
We are looking for adult actors to fill the following roles:
DAD - Rashad's father, Black, mid 30s to early 50's
MOM - Rashad's mother, Black, mid 30s to early 50's
MA - Quinn's mother, White, mid 30s to early 50's
PAUL GALLUZZO - Police officer, Guzzo's older brother, White, 20s-30s
MRS FITZGERALD - Hospital gift shop volunteer, Black, 40s or older
MRS TRACEY - High school English teacher, White, mid 20s to mid 40s. Can double as KATIE LANSING
KATIE LANSING - Woman shopping at Jerry's, White, mid 20s to mid 40s.
COACH CARNEY - High school basketball coach, Race flexible (not Black), 30s or older. Can double as CLERK
CLERK - Clerk of Jerry's corner store, Race flexible (not Black), 30s or older.
This set of auditions is for adults 18 years and above. Youth audition information for this production will posted on our website soon.
All adult auditions for this production will be conducted through filmed submissions. If auditioning via this format presents challenge for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss alternate arrangements.
To audition, you must complete two steps. You will need to complete Step 1 before Step 2.
Step 1 - The Form:
Fill out and submit the Audition Request Form (link below)
Step 2 - The Video:
After you submit your Audition Request Form, you will receive an email from us within 24-48 hours, sending you full instructions on how to film and submit your audition video. We will provide you with sides from the show to use for your filmed audition. Once your video is filmed, you will respond to the email we sent you, including a link to your video. When we receive your email with the video link, we will email you to confirm that the link works.
The last day to submit the Audition Request Form (Step 1) AND submit a video audition (Step 2) is January 24th.
“All American Boys deals directly with police violence. It is our desire as directors to ensure that actors, designers, and crew involved are able to tackle this traumatic material in a way that does not re-traumatize anyone involved. We ask that those interested in participating in All American Boys recognize and embrace the multiple generations of artists who will create this piece together.
At its core, All American Boys is a story of personal resilience and communal resilience; we will do the necessary work to create a rehearsal process that bolsters and celebrates the strength and resilience of our communities. We have no interest in depicting Black pain for the benefit of white audiences.
We mourn George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Philando Castile, and countless others who have been murdered by police. It is our hope that this production will be an opportunity for conversation and healing around the pain of police violence that continues to harm our communities locally and beyond.”
IMPORTANT: Health & Safety Statement for ALL AMERICAN BOYS
For this production, all cast members must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before attending any in-person activities (auditions, callbacks or rehearsals). During auditions and rehearsals, all performers & staff will be required to wear a face mask. At this time, we are not allowing performers to greet the audience in the lobby post performance.