by Gale Theatre Company

May. 27 - May. 28 (2017)

Set to the music of Kanye West, TWENTY-EIGHT is the story of six Black people separated from their homes in search of outer space. As they work to build their space craft, they live in constant fear of the sirens and what comes after the sirens are gone. TWENTY-EIGHT is inspired by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement research that concluded in 2012 a Black person was murdered in the United States of America every 28 hours by a police officer or vigilante. TWENTY-EIGHT is an Afro-futuristic look at police brutality and racial violence.

Creative Team:
Written by Tyler English-Beckwith
Directed by Tyler English-Beckwith & Matrex Kilgore
Production Management by Brianna Smith
Lighting Design by Rachel Atkinson
Scenic Design by Ann-Marie Gordon
Technical Direction by Zac Crofford
Produced by Gale Theatre Co ( & The VORTEX

Audition for TWENTY-EIGHT, performing this August at The VORTEX! Seeking Black artists, actors, and dancers! See below:

Gale Theatre Company is seeking Black artists, actors and dancers to join our ensemble for TWENTY-EIGHT by Tyler English-Beckwith. 

Straight from an NYC development, TWENTY-EIGHT will premiere at The VORTEX on August 4. 
Rehearsals begin the week of June 12. This is a PAID gig. 

Saturday, May 27, 12 pm - 3 pm
Sunday, May 28, 1 pm - 4 pm
CALL BACKS, Monday, May 29, 6:30 pm - 10 pm

TO SUBMIT FOR AN AUDITION, SEND YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME TO INFO@GALETHEATRE.ORG. Auditions will be held by appointment only. Please indicate your preferred day. 

Gale Theatre is dedicated to training actors, presenting new works and community collaboration. We strive to make performance that is aesthetically arresting, physically daring, emotionally compelling and ensemble driven. Gale Theatre has been making new ensemble driven work in Austin since 2013. To learn more, go to or


Najee (25, Black): A warrior of preservation. She fights vehemently for what she loves the most: her baby brother. She believes in only what her body can create, only what her mind can conceive, and her strength can protect. Her Kanye psalm: Blood On The Leaves

Isaiah (30, Black): The son of Sweet Willy. He is the hardest working person on the settlement. He takes pride in the construction of the space shuttle, proud of what he could create from nothing. He won’t stand for the disrespect of the craft, or the disrespect of his father. His Kanye psalm: Power

Levi (17, Black): Najee’s brother. Small for his age, but very strong willed. He is a believer, even in things he cannot see. His Kanye psalm: Bring Me Down

Ruth (30, Black): Forced to mother her sister at a young age, she takes on the role of matriarch reluctantly. She is committed to thorough work. Her Kanye psalm: Everything I Am

James (35, Black): The oldest man on the settlement, and a strong believer in elders eat first. He knew Sweet Willy when he was still on earth, and Isaiah when he was only a boy. His Kanye psalm: Otis

Micah (16, Black): Ruth’s sister. She’s not smart for her age she’s just plain smart. She loves dancing, and singing, and playing. Desperately holding on to her youth. Her Kanye Psalm: The Glory