Casting Notice for ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People!

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Casting Notice for
¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People!
Directed by Alex Torra
Produced by Team Sunshine Performance Corporation
Philadelphia, PA

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*SEARCHING FOR CUBAN-AMERICAN PERFORMERS IN THE BOSTON-D.C. CORRIDOR*

Auditions: Monday, November 14th, 11-2pm, Philadelphia, PA; Callbacks 3-6pm, same day.

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SEEKING: Two (2) Performer-Creators of Cuban-American heritage, any gender identification, age: 20’s – 50’s, for a Spanish-language, devised theater process and production in Philadelphia that explores contemporary Cuban-American identity, Cuban history, and US-Cuba relations.
• Performers should be fluent in both Spanish and English (performances will be in Spanish with English supertitles, creation process will be in Spanish and English).
• Those cast will be invited into a long-term devising process, and will collaborate as an ensemble to create and ultimately perform the piece. The process will include a significant amount of improvisation. Experience with devised processes is preferred but not required.
• Equity and non-equity performers will be considered. This is a paid position.
• Rehearsals and performances will take place in Philadelphia (Performers do not need to based in Philadelphia). Travel and Housing can be provided.
• Small travel stipend for auditions may be available for those not based in Philadelphia.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Development Workshop #1 — January 3 – 15, 2017
Development Workshop #2 — July 10-30, 2017
Final Development and Rehearsals begin February 19, 2018
Opening Performance — April 11th, 2018
Closing Performance — April 22nd, 2018

Please email headshot and resume to captains@teamsunshineperformance.com to book your audition.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS! OR WELCOME WHITE PEOPLE! is a Spanish-language, ensemble-devised performance work that examines “whiteness”, American privilege, and the complexities of cultural identity. The piece will be led by Cuban-American director Alex Torra and created by an international ensemble of Cuban, Cuban American, and Caucasian American performers. The process will use the tools of physical theatre, performance art, and Team Sunshine’s signature devising approach for creating humorous, personal, and surprising new works for the theatre. Together, the ensemble will endeavor to create a piece that explores the complexities of U.S.-Cuba relations and the impact of history, culture, and economics on Americans of Cuban descent.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Founded in 2010, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation is a Philadelphia-based company of performance-creators who strive to make audacious, original works of ensemble theatre. Ranging from theatrical duets to massive, outdoor spectacles, the company’s eclectic body of work blends the social with the artistic, creating opportunities for people to come together and revel in the pleasures and difficulties of our collective contemporary experience.

More info at www.teamsunshineperformance.com

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR/LEAD ARTIST

Alex Torra is a Philadelphia-based theater director, performer, and producer., As the Co-Founder and Resident Director of Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, he has directed all of the company’s major works, including the 24-year performance experiment The Sincerity Project and the company’s Henry IV: Your Prince and Mine, an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s play that featured a 100-person battle scene and coronation. Alex is also an Associate Artist with Pig Iron Theatre Company, where he has collaborated to create and/or produce most of the company’s original works over the last decade, including I Promised Myself to Live Faster, Twelfth Night, Zero Cost House, and Come to My Awesome Fiesta, it’s Going to be Awesome, Okay? A graduate of Brown University’s MFA Program in Directing, he has received fellowships from the Princess Grace Foundation, the Drama League, the Independence Foundation, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and in 2013 was a finalist for Philadelphia’s F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist.