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Theater Emory announces professional auditions for We Are Proud to Present…

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915 -- by Jackie Sibblies Drury -- follows a group of actors struggling to adequately tell the story of the Herero people. Though the play covers a serious topic, it does so through the lens of humor and explores the revelations the characters have about history, race, and theatre during their rehearsals. Ultimately the play takes a dark turn as the American wounds and the historical tragedy overlap within this ensemble’s own process. Music, comedy, violence, and politics all blend in this metatheatrical masterpiece. (Directed by Eric J. Little)

• Non-Equity auditions by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00PM – 6:00PM.
• Equity auditions by appointment on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00PM – 6:00PM.
• Callbacks, if needed, on Monday evening, Aug. 6.
• Rehearsals start on Sept. 18, 2018 and the production runs Oct. 25 – Nov. 11, 2018.
• This play is part of three productions (with separate casts) performing in rotating repertory in October/November.

• Actors will read sides from the script to be provided at the audition and available at the theater and online in advance.
• Actors may also be asked to do a short physical and/or musical improvisation.
• This play contains both a generous sense of humor and explicit moments of violence.
• Please bring a picture and a resume, stapled together.

• Auditions are in room 210 on the second floor of the Rich Building, at 1602 Fishburne Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322 – Emory University. Parking available in the Fishburne Parking deck.
• To schedule an appointment send email to If no email access, call Meghan Truhett at 404-727-5323. Email preferred.

• Theater Emory casts almost entirely from the Atlanta/North Georgia area. Housing is generally not available to out-of-area performers.
• Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
• Actors are paid for rehearsal and performance.
• Theater Emory operates under a SPT contract with Actors Equity Association.
• Audition notices for this production are also posted in “Casting Call” on the AEA website and locally on the website (Also referenced on Theater Emory’s social media accounts.)

Character Breakdown/Description:
These are the roles to be played by professionals. The company will include student actors to be cast at later auditions.

- Actor 6 / Black Woman – a Black woman in her 20’s, the unofficial leader of a student theater troupe, generous and kind but still authoritative, sharp and “sassy”

- Actor 1 / White Man – a White man in his 20’s, educated well-meaning though casually inflicts microaggressions, charming and “all American”, at the end a darkness/violence bubbles up from his improv game which scares himself and everyone else.

- Actor 2 / Black Man – a Black man in his 20’s, a Hotep-type student more interested in the history of the show than the actual acting, masculine and confident but not lacking a sense of humor

**a sense of musicality and ability to improv is necessary for all roles
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