Auditions for Gibson Kente’s musical How Long?
The Playhouse Company is holding auditions for celebrated playwright, Gibson Kente’s How Long? on Thursday the 14th of December 2017. Callbacks will be on Friday the 15th of December 2017.
Training and vast experience in musical theatre will be a great advantage. Casting will expressly focus on experienced actors who can sing and dance.
AFRICA TWALA (singing, dancing, acting role)
Young energetic teenager between the ages of 18-20. He is the Soweto student type, loud, fast, hyper and full of fun. He is humourous and has a tendency to brush away problems. An eternal optimist who is spunky and always on the move.
MAGWAZA (singing acting role)
A foreman between the ages of 35-45. He is a leader of the men working as garbage collectors. He is also a mashonisa. Loud, bodacious and boisterous.
Strong singers who can also dance. Strong dancers who can also sing. Between the ages of 20 and 28.
All auditionees are expected to:
- Prepare two three-minute monologues for the audition: one that is similar to the character for which he is auditioning and one that contrasts with the character being auditioned.
- Prepare one of the following songs:
Females: Paradise Road (Joy) Noma Kanjani (Brenda Fassie) Amazulu (Amanda Black) Nizalwa Ngobani (Thandiswa Mazwai)
Males: Sondela (Ringo Madlingozi), Nomvula (Nathi), Tigi (Sands) and Memeza (Vusi Nova)
All auditionees are required to learn and memorize audition songs. No one will be auditioned if they do not know at least one of the prescribed songs.
Each auditionee needs to bring a CV with them to the audition as well as a head and shoulders picture.