Fifth annual ‘Black Nativity by Langston Hughes’ seeks actors

August 15, 2019

Black Arts MKE is seeking performers for its 5th annual holiday musical production of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes – a testament to the timeless work of Langston Hughes, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of Bible scripture, poetry, dance and song from the African American perspective. Directed by Malkia Stampley, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes will be staged at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall December 5-15, 2019. Experienced African American equity and non-equity adult singers, dancers and actors who sing and move, and can play multiple roles are encouraged to apply. There are also roles available for young performers, ages 8-17.

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes auditions will be held Friday, August 23 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, Rehearsal Hall A on the Fourth Floor (123 East State, use entrance next to loading dock.) Please submit a headshot or photo and artistic resume to INFO@BLACKARTSMKE.ORG by August 16, 2019. Only those who submit will receive a link via email to reserve an audition date and time along with other important information. Everyone will need an appointment in order to audition. Rehearsals for Black Nativity by Langston Hughes will begin early November, held evenings and weekends. This is a paid opportunity.

Please note that callbacks are tentatively scheduled to be held on Friday, August 30, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is also in need of production interns (stage management, costume, lighting, etc.), ages 16 and older. Please submit a cover letter and resume to INFO@BLACKARTSMKE.ORG to be considered.