Oct 17-19 | Black Nativity Auditions at Anacostia Playhouse


Anacostia Playhouse NON-UNION Auditions October 17-19, 2019

directed by Stephawn Stevens

Black Nativity is the Afro-centric retelling of the birth of Christ through exuberant Gospel music and Modern dance. Singers should be familiar with traditional and contemporary styles of Gospel Music.

Anacostia Playhouse seeks an ensemble of singers that move well and have acting experience. We are looking for performers that can blend and harmonize with others plus hold their own as a soloist. The piece is very ensemble in nature.

Also seeking dancers with technique in classical ballet and modern dance.

You should also be able to sing.

If you would like to be seen please submit your preferred audition time and date, as well as your headshot and resume in pdf format to natasha.anacostiaplayhouse@gmail.com. In the subject line please put BLACK NATIVITY – SUBMISSION.

Anacostia Playhouse compensates all employees with a stipend for the rehearsal and run.


Auditions will be:

October 17th from 5pm-9pm Dancers/Singers call

October 18th from 5pm-9pm Dancers/Singers call

October 19th from 10am-2pm Singers only

Call backs October 25-26

Location of auditions/callbacks TBD

Singers prepare:

A one-minute contemporary monologue.

An Up-tempo Gospel selection.

A standard Gospel selection.

There will be a pianist to accompany.

Dancers prepare:

A combination highlighting your skill set in ballet and modern no longer than 3 minutes. Music should be prerecorded. You will be asked to sing 32 measures of a Gospel song.

A CD player will be available.

First Rehearsal: November 4, 2019

First Preview: December 11, 2019

Opening: December 14, 2019

Closing: January 5, 2020