During last season's Oscars, A4D member NaTonia Monét became inspired to create a comedy web series called THE GREAT BLACK WAY after #oscarssowhite trended. Her series gave humorous insights to what actors of color experience in the industry. It struck a nerve in the theater community and got NaTonia’s creative juices flowing. Nikko Kimzin joined her efforts contributing writing, directing, and editing skills.
Yearning for more opportunities to appear on camera, NaTonia and Nikko collaborated on their next series, #UNBOOKED. “Instead of being about black experiences, we decided to make it about the unemployed actor/artist and the funny things we all go through.”
There's also no shortage of Broadway talent for the episodes. Collectively, they've appeared in Hamilton, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, After Midnight, An American in Paris, Matilda, A Bronx Tale, and more!
NaTonia feels, “It’s important to create art when time allows. Especially when you're not "#booked" so to speak; you're not distracted by being unemployed and you're always working on something. You're also adding another skill under your belt. In my case, this has added writer, actor, producer, and editor credits!”
NaTonia's creativity shows dancers everywhere that taking control of your career comes in many forms. And she's having a blast at the same time! Want a good laugh? Check out #UNBOOKED on Facebook.
Presidents' Day is here and we're celebrating the holiday with 51 new dance opportunities added to the Audition Calendar! NYC has 14, followed by States with 14, International has 8, LA has 7, plus there are 2 Agency auditions. Dance Companies offer 6 posts. Members have access to all these auditions along with complete details, while non-members have 2 free postings available on A4D's Free Auditions page at www.answers4dancers.com.
PREMIUM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EAST
Waitress seeking m/f dancers or strong movers with excellent pop/rock voices in style of Sara Bareilles and excellent comedic timing, all ethnicities, for ensemble in the upcoming SETA Tour, arrive warmed up and ready to move/dance with comfortable shoes, choreography by Lorin Lotarro, Contract: Short Engagement Touring, Category 1 or Category 2 (Category is TBD), $992/wk (Category 1) or $859/wk.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Summer 2017 Productions seeking dynamic performers for principal roles and for ensemble with a strong background in stunts and theatrical combat, season includes All For One, The Three Musketeers, swordplay, parkour, gymnastics, aerial skills, and tumbling a plus, all ethnicities, actors with callbacks will be provided sides to read and may be asked to participate in improv exercises, must be at least 18 years to audition, competitive salary starting at $700/wk, housing included.
Moulin Rouge staged reading seeking dancers and singers for various principal roles, prepare a short pop/rock song in the style of show, Contract: Equity Staged Reading, $500 stipend.
PREMIUM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WEST
Tokyo Disney and Disney Creative Entertainment seeking female dancers and female aerialists, must be willing to relocate to Tokyo for term of contract, arrive ready to dance, wear appropriate dance shoes, no bare feet, no street shoes, 6-12 month contracts, must be 18, Contract: $800 USD/wk, per diem, round trip travel, private housing.
Beauty and the Beast seeking m/f dancers who sing very well for various principal roles and ensemble, prepare a brief song in the style of the show, dancers should wear appropriate dance attire and shoes, Contract: Equity LOA-WCLO, $683/wk min.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN USA & ABROAD
Marvel Universe Live! Tours auditioning in Evanston, IL, seeking dancers with stunts skills to portray famed Marvel superheroes and supervillians, aerialists, gymnasts, acrobats, stunt training and motorcyclists a plus, demo reels acceptable for tricks/stunts, wear form fitting attire, men should arrive clean-shaven, all must have hair securely pulled back away from the face, $1,000/wk, plus benefits and travel.
Imagination Stage 2017-18 Season auditioning in Bethesda, MD, seeking actors who are strong singers and dancers for 2017-18 season, must be 18 years or older, actor/musicians (piano, guitar, harmonica, etc.) and puppeteers highly encouraged to audition, season includes The Smartest Girl in the World, Charlotte's Web, The Princess and the Pauper: A Bollywood Tale, Robin Hood, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, submit online for appointment, prepare two-minute monologue, Contract: Equity TYA Tier 1, $475/wk.
The Famous Pineapple Cheerleaders are auditioning in London, UK for their prestigious 2017 team, clients include Dubai Duty Free, Ascot, Silverstone, Disney, Chelsea FC, The X Factor, Wembley, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, seeking cheerleaders, pom dancers, and cheerleaders/gymnasts, must have strong dance skills, must have huge smiles, must be 18 or older, submit online in advance.
For complete details on all these auditions and access to plenty more opportunities, visit the Member Audition Pages at www.answers4dancers.com.
Looking for nearby audition opportunities? Our list for next week offers 16 different locations:
In addition to New York City and Los Angeles, our list includes auditions in Mainz, GR; Antwerp, BE; St. Gallen, SW; Calgary, AB; Washington, DC; London, UK; Pittsburgh, PA; Evanston, IL; Chicago, IL; Scarborough, ON; Radebeul, GR; Heidelberg, GR; Bordeaux, FR; and Hong King, SAR. Check back often. New opportunities are added all week long!
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL LONDON CALLS SINGERS & DANCERS - February 20th-24th
Pineapple Dance Studios 7 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London
February 20 - 9:00am, Open Principal Singers February 21 - 9:00am, Singer Callbacks February 22 - 9:00am, Open Dancer Ensemble February 23 - 9:00am, Dancer Callbacks February 24 - 9:00am, All Callbacks
CINCINNATI OPEN CALLS AUDITIONS - FEBRUARY 23 Planet Dance Cincinnati 2230 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206
DANCERS WHO SING 10:00am | Sign-In 9:30am SINGERS WHO DANCE 1:00pm | Sign-In 12:30pm Click here for more details. To prepare for call, click here for details.
RWS Entertainment Group 2017 Audition Tour
The RWS Casting Team will be touring the USA and internationally auditioning singers, dancers, actors, musicians, stunt performers and specialty artists.
UPCOMING AUDITION CITIES FEB 23 TORONTO, ON • MARCH 2-4 LEXINGTON, KY • MARCH 7-8 NEW YORK CITY MARCH 11-13 NATICK, MA • MARCH 15 LOS ANGELES • MARCH 17-19 NEW YORK CITY MARCH 18 LAS VEGAS • MARCH 22 NEW YORK CITY
Please visit www.rwsnyc.com for more details on where you can audition to be part of RWS' exciting shows and live events.