Theater: Plays

'Makandal'

Casting notice expires: May 25, 2014

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Company

Harlem Stage, James King & Brad Learmonth
Yosvany Terry, composer; Lars Jan, dir.; Manuel Valera, musical dir.; Tara Rubin Casting, casting.

Production Description

Casting "Makandal" conceived and written by Carl Hancock Rux a developmental lab production. "Makandal" is a contemporary opera employing folkloric and classical music forms as well as visual installation and animation.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Lab runs June 2-28 in NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $1000/wk. Equity Developmental Lab Agreement.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: New York, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.

Synopsis

"Makandal" is a contemporary opera employing folkloric and classical music forms as well as visual installation and animation. At first glance it tells two stories. One of Francois Makandal, an 18th century revolutionary who leads a failed slave revolt. And of a group of 21st century Haitian, Cuban and Dominican illegal immigrants embarking upon a dangerous boat ride to Puerto Rico. However, Makandal in its reach is about all people who have yet to fully realize emancipation. It is about the history of colonization, slavery and dysfunctional immigration bureaucracies; the death of men at the hands of ideologues who control both marketplace and nation states and the global denial of freedom incentives. Subjects both timely and universal.