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Brannon Bowers

Audition for Dancers & Singers | Get Out Alive by Nikki Lynette

AUDITION: Monday, November 18th | 6:00 – 10:00pm

The creative team is looking for two vibrant, inventive, and collaborative performers to complete this four-person cast. The music mixes influence from punk, hip hop, alternative rock, and trip hop, so performers should be confident singing and dancing in these different styles. Both performers need to be excellent dancers and singers who are comfortable with improvisation. Both characters are female-identifying, however performers of all gender expressions are welcome.

Roles Available:
Echo #1: Has a rebellious rocker edge. A bold instigator with a fierce confidence in her own power. Excellent singer and dancer. Any voice type/range.
Echo #2: Has an openness and innocence. Punk edge with a sense of mischief. Excellent singer and dancer. Any voice type/range.

About the Audition:
GET OUT ALIVE will audition for non-Equity dancers and singers at the Athenaeum Theatre studios located at 2936 N Southport Ave in Chicago on Monday, November 18th between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. There will be three one-hour dance calls, followed by a vocal callback. You won’t be needed the entire time.

What to Prepare:
– Please come warmed up and ready to dance.
– You may be asked to improvise movement to a song from the show.­
– A 30-90 second cutting of a pop-rock song that you love to sing and shows your personality.
– Be prepared to learn vocal harmonies by ear.

How to Submit:
If you are interested in auditioning for GET OUT ALIVE, please submit a headshot and resume as one PDF to Indicate your first, second, and third choice preference for the dance calls: 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm. Some appointments will be given out but the audition will run as an open call. All dancers should be prepared to stay or return at 9:00pm for the vocal callback. The callback will not go past 11:00pm, and if you have any time restraints please indicate them in your submission email.

Rehearsal & Performance Commitment:
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 13th and continue through Sunday, January 26th, 6:00 – 10:00pm on weekdays and 10:00am – 6:00pm on the weekends, with Monday as the day off. All rehearsals will take place at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208. Technical rehearsals are on Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th at Steppenwolf, 1700 N Halsted. Performances run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:30pm. Fee is $400/week.

GET OUT ALIVE | Written by Nikki Lynette | Directed by Roger Ellis
for Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series January 30 – February 2, 2020

Get Out Alive is a new autobiographical musical by independent artist Nikki Lynette. Using storytelling, song, movement, visual media, and a live DJ, Nikki’s offbeat approach to sharing her personal mental health journey shows that even when life leads us to a bad place, we can always make it out alive. Recounting her personal journey marked by abuse, grief, sexual assault, and suicide, Lynette raises awareness around mental health all through the lens of a punk/hip hop concert. A creative powerhouse, Lynette’s music has been featured in popular shows on MTV, Fox, Hulu and Netflix. Since her return to the public eye, she has written articles about mental health, depression, and suicide for prominent black publications, and is currently working on a mental health documentary Happy Songs About Unhappy Things.

Contact Info:
Brannon Bowers
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago