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303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
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At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942




Village Theatre Casting Notice

Village Theatre is holding auditions for dancers and actors with a strong background in hip hop, breakdancing and/or popping for How to Break – our winter Beta Series production!


Open Call Auditions:
Women’s Call: Saturday, October 28th from 12-2pm
Men’s Call: Saturday, October 28th from 3-5pm

Where: Village Theatre – Rehearsal Room A
303 Front St N. Issaquah, WA 98027

Callbacks will be on Sunday, October 29th between 11am-2pm at the same location.

How to Break Production Dates:
First Day of Rehearsal: December 18th, 2017
First Preview: January 5th, 2018
Closing: January 14th, 2018

How to Break Artistic Team:
Director: Ameenah Kaplan
Choreographer: Kwikstep
Music Director: Orlando Morales
Book and Lyrics by Aaron Jafferis
Songs Composed by Rebecca Hart
Beatbox Score by Yako 440
Originally conceived by the Mixing Texts Collective

What is How to Break about?
Ignited by an electric collision of theatre, breakdancing, and lyrical flow, this musical follows two young inner city dancers, Ana & Joel as they battle for control of bodies wracked by illness. Tensions rise as small gaps in race, class, and language between the patients and their treatment team create life-threatening rifts. As the nurse mixes patients’ breath and IV beeps into beatboxed hospital soundscapes and the doctor and therapist wrestle over the health benefits of art versus painkillers, the teens attempt to break through their diagnoses in search of a gut understanding of what it means to be ill.

We are casting for the roles of Ana & Joel!
Ana: female, POC, strong hip hop dancer, popping skills a plus. Competitive, cynical, quick-witted, tough exterior, sensitive underneath. Role requires the dancer to act and rap, can learn in rehearsals. Though not required, singing is a plus.

Joel: male, POC, strong hip hop dancer, breakdancing skills a plus. Open-hearted, optimistic, goofball, flirt, wise beyond his years. Role requires the dancer to act and rap, can learn in rehearsals.


Who should audition?
We are looking for hybrid performers with a passion for dynamic art! A breaker who is interested in acting, an actor who has a background and interest in physical storytelling. Performers who like to try new things and have fun! There is no prescribed level of proficiency for any of these skills – we are looking for collaborators!


How do I request an audition spot?
To request an spot at auditions email Jessica Spencer at jspencer@villagetheatre.org with the following information: name, email address, phone number, preferred audition time (Women 12-2pm OR Men 3-5pm), how you heard about the auditions and a brief description of your dance/acting experience OR attach a digital headshot & resume, either will work!


What should I prepare for the audition?
We will start with a group dance call, led by Kwikstep, followed by sides from the show. These sides will be sent in advance once you have requested an audition spot in order to help you prepare for the audition.


I’d love to audition but I’m not sure yet? I’ve never rapped before where do I start?
Join Music Director, Orlando Morales and Casting Director Jessica Spencer on Friday, October 20th from 5-6:30pm at Westlake Dance Center for a FREE Workshop! Join Orlando for a group coaching session on how to learn and approach rap/audition sides for the first time to help you prep and feel confident for the upcoming auditions. Jessica will also be available to answer all of your questions regarding the audition process, Village Theatre, How to Break, and the Beta Series!



Jessica Spencer
Casting Director
jspencer@villagetheatre.org
425-392-1942 X123

Audition Questions:
(425) 392-1942 X134
auditions@villagetheatre.org


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