Notes from the Field
by Zach Theatre

Oct. 30

 

One of the most acclaimed and provocative theatre artists of our time, Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith ("Let Me Down Easy"; “Nurse Jackie”), shares her “most ambitious and powerful work to date” (Variety). Incredibly timely and moving, "Notes from the Field" depicts the personal accounts of individuals caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline as they navigate inequities in their communities. Based on interviews with more than 250 people living and working within a challenged system, "Notes" shines a light on a lost generation of American youth.

 


AUDITION NOTICE

 

ZACH Theatre announces local auditions by appointment for NOTES FROM THE FIELD on Tuesday, October 30th from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm in ZACH’s ZPACC Rehearsal Studio at 1426 Toomey Road.  Callbacks will be scheduled on Friday, November 2nd between 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the same location.

 

"Notes From The Field" created and written by Anna Deavere Smith

Music composed by Marcus Shelby

Directed by Dave Steakley 

February 27 – March 31, 2018

 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Rehearsals begin January 29, 2019.  Performances begin February 27, 2019, and closes on March 31, 2019, with shows Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2:30 pm, and some added Tuesdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm.

 

AUDITION APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ THESE CAREFULLY): 

 

Actors will be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

 

To schedule an appointment, please send an email to auditions@zachtheatre.org with the subject line that reads: 

 

“(YOUR FIRST NAME, YOUR LAST NAME) NOTES Austin Auditions”

 

Please include in the email a resume and headshot attached in PDF or Word Document format, and please indicate your preferred audition time.  All actors should bring a hard copy headshot and resume to the audition. 

 

All AEA members will be seen, and all non-union members will be seen while appointments slots are available.  If you are not able to be seen at this audition, ZACH will make all best efforts to schedule you for a later audition date.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTION:

We are seeking versatile men and women of all ethnicities and ages, particularly actors of color to play multiple roles in the production.  Actors should prepare two selections of their choosing from the script, which will be provided to actors upon scheduling an audition.  Callbacks will consist of more selections from the script.

 

ROLES TO BE CAST:
(NOTE: This is the regional premiere and the play was originally presented as a one-person show, but we may cast up to six actors per the playwright's suggestion.)
 
ACTOR 1: Female, African American, aged 30-60, to play multiple roles
ACTOR 2: Male, African American, aged 30-60, to play multiple roles
ACTOR 3: Female, Native American, aged 30-60, to play multiple roles
ACTOR 4: Male, Native American, aged 30-60, to play multiple roles
ACTOR 5: Female, Latina, aged 30-60, to play multiple roles
ACTOR 6: Male, Latino, aged 30-60, to play multiple roles