at 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin, 78752 United States
Austin’s premier African American Theatre Company.
The Spectrum Theatre Company was born out of a need to create art that impacts the social and cultural norms facing the diverse populations in Austin, Texas. In the summer of 2013, four of Austin’s leading Black actors met to begin exploratory conversation about how the unique stories from the African American perspective could be interwoven into the fabric of the Austin Theatre scene. This group of veteran thespians included Jacqui Cross, Janis Stinson, Carla Nickerson, and Billy Harden. This powerful representation of African American theatre experience quickly began to open up endless possibilities of thought as to how the Black experience could be magnified throughout the community. After a successful journey to the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival during the fall of 2013, the group returned to home and found an artistic director in the person of Reginald C. Brown, a recent Austin transplant who, aside from having a long and illustrious career as an actor and director, had been Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed, Ensemble Theatre Company of Newark, NJ. Later the company expanded its membership by including other local actors to include Felicia Dinwiddie, Judy Arnold, Matrex Kilgore, Te’ Juana Johnson, Billy Brooks, Timeca Serreti, Justin Waller, Feliz McDonald, Tim Curry and Robert Pellette. The mission of the Spectrum Theatre Company is to create professional productions that promote artistic excellence through thought provoking stories of the human condition as seen through the spectrum of the African American experience. The Company is approaching this venture with a collective impact strategy that seeks collaboration and full support from many community stakeholders. We are excited about the working to build a theatre company whose success will belong to the community at-large.
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REVISION TO EARLIER POST: Spectrum Theatre Company of Austin is looking for an African-American actor to appear in their production of the musical, Once On This Island. The role needed is for that of Daniel's father. Once On This Island is a contemporary, Caribbean-flavored musical by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based upon the book "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy, set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The show also includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story, as well as the fairytale of "The Little Mermaid." The story concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. Spectrum Theatre Company is also looking for a Set Designer for this production! Message me if you're interested.
Spectrum Theatre Company of Austin is looking for 2 African-American actors to appear in their production of the musical, Once On This Island. The roles needed are those of Daniel's father, and that of a Storyteller. Once On This Island is a contemporary, Caribbean-flavored musical by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based upon the book "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy, set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The show also includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story, as well as the fairytale of "The Little Mermaid." The story concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes. Message me if you're interested.
TWO MORE CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR OOTI INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN: Thanks Joy and Thanks Lynn Johnson WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!!
Once On This Island Indiegogo campaign contributor in the Spectrum Glimmer category: Eni Balant (previously known as "Ed Byrd") Thank you!!!! You rock!!!!
Once On This Island Indiegogo campaign Spectrum Contributors: Robert Stevens and The Ground Floor Theatre (of Austin). Thank you!!!! You rock!!!
Much thanks to the following for your gracious and generous support of our Once On This Island fundraising campaign: crstevens & lisa12485 !!!!!!!
We still have spots available for auditions TOMORROW!! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !!!!!!!!
Auditions are today! Right now! For ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!!!!
Please email us at email@example.com to setup an audition appointment for this SATURDAY, August 16. Slots are filling up!
Roles that we are casting for: Little Ti Moune (Lead): Female, 6-12, Ti Moune as a child; also "The Little Girl. Ti Moune (Lead): Female, 18-64, a dark-skin peasant girl; earnest and romantic. Daniel Beauxhomme (Lead): Male, 18-64, a grand homme; Ti Moune's love interest; light-skin. Note: "Beauxhomme" means "beautiful man." Armand (Lead): Male, 18-64, Daniel's stern father; also Armand the ancestor. Madame Armand (Lead): Female, 18-64, Daniel's mother; also Andrea, Daniel's promised wife. Papa Ge (Lead): Male, 18-64, sly demon of death, the main antagonist of the show; tricks Ti Moune into giving her life for another; is seen as a skeleton and is very sneaky; the people on the island fear him because of what he represents. Asaka (Lead): Female, 18-64, mother of the Earth; very nurturing. Agwe (Lead): Male, 18-64, God of water; strong, clever, compassionate. Storytellers (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-64, will play peasants, gossipers, and guests at the ball.
WHAT TO PREPARE BEFORE THE AUDITION: One 1-minute monologue that best represents your acting ability, 16 bars or approximately 30 seconds of music (must provide sheet music in your key). A professional piano accompanist will be provided. 1 standard 8"x10" headshot and resume. All resumes must be affixed to headshots (either stapled, taped, glued, or printed directly on the back of the headshot - NO PAPER CLIPS). Resumes must include your telephone number & email address. A movement component will be applied during the call-backs.
VOLUNTEERS, TECHNICAL THEATRE ENTHUSIASTS AND INTERESTED PARTIES: We know that there are many of you who would love to get involved in ways that don’t include acting and we’d love to hear from you. There exists opportunities to be a part of, not only this momentous occasion, but to be aligned with a company whose mission and goals are geared towards the creative empowerment of our community. Whether you’re interested in ushering, costumes, sound, lights, or working on the sets as stagehands, contact us and let us know what some of your interests are, and find out how you can be a part of the Spectrum Theatre Company vision.
We hope to see you all at 3pm at The Carver for our stage reading of The Colored Museum. Parking is available on the street or in the parking lot.