Theater: Plays

'Yellowman'

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Company

Aziz Theatre Ensemble
Khalid Long, Artistic Director

Production Description

Casting Dael Orlandersmith's "Yellowman." A finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it's the story of Alma and Eugene, lifelong friends who find themselves falling in love, but the different shades of their skin raise obstacles that may be insurmountable. Alma struggles to free herself from poverty, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being “yellow”— lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father. Two actors bring to life these characters, their schoolmates and families, and their entire South Carolina world, in this story of overcoming the past and learning to look deeper than the skin.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals will be held evenings, June-July. Performances run late July in Philadelphia, PA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Stipend provided.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: Philadelphia, PA Sign up or Log In to apply.

Aziz Theatre Ensemble Mission Statemen

The mission of “Aziz Theatre Ensemble” is to produce significant plays– from classics to new works –that provide a reflective discourse of the traditions and experiences of people of African-American descent and from the African Diaspora. We also strive to sustain an active and vibrant African American performing arts community in Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas.

We are very much invested in developing productions that are both traditional and experimental, conceding to the fluidity of theatre and performance. We are dedicated to nurturing the talents of our company members through professional level productions. Our aim is to provide professional artists with an opportunity to learn, grow, and nurture their gifts.

We seek to achieve a high level of excellence in all aspects of our company. We aim to present productions that are inclusive, that echo a common interest of both the company and the audience, and that reflect the current nature of our social, political, and cultural climate.