Monday, January 28, 2019

OPEN CALL: "Primer for a Failed Superpower" - Portland


SING. RISE. RESIST.
AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE, GATHER, AUDITION
Join Boom Arts, Ben Landsverk, and The TEAM to be part of a one-of-a-kind community choir/resistance/joy/activism/theatre project, taking place in Portland in Spring 2019
Multi-Generational – All Singing Abilities Welcome
NEW: Audition February 26– Rehearsals eves/weekends March 18-May 9 – Performances May 10 + 11

What is the project?    Primer for a Failed Superpower is a performance project created by The TEAM, an award-winning theatre ensemble from NYC, and brought to you in Portland by Boom Arts with collaborator Ben Landsverk. Join a multi-generational ensemble to prepare & perform new arrangements of iconic protest songs: songs that have celebrated and questioned what it means to be an American throughout our country’s past and present. Performances at The Old Church will also spotlight local & national social justice efforts.

                                       Learn more & fall in love by watching this amazing 15-minute documentary on the project.

Who are we seeking?  Volunteer participants of diverse ages, backgrounds, and abilities who love to sing and are ready to embark on a singular adventure of music, theatre, & resistance, guided by some extraordinary local & national artistic collaborators.

Time commitment?     Rehearsals will take place 2-3 evenings + 1 weekend afternoon/week from March 18-May 9 (off for Spring Break). Performances May 10 & 11. 80% rehearsal attendance + 100% performance attendance required.

Activity locations?      Most rehearsals will take place at Sunnyside Community House on Yamhill & SE 35th in Portland & concerts are at The Old Church downtown. If transportation is a barrier for you, please inquire- we’re happy to work out a solution.

How do I sign up?        1. SUBMIT YOUR INQUIRY/STATEMENT OF INTEREST.
Option 2: Email us at primerportland@gmail.com or call us at 503-567-1644 to request the form via email or snail mail. We’ll send it right over and you can mail it to us or drop it off at our office at Sunnyside Community House.

2. AUDITION FOR THE PROJECT.
Option 1: You can upload your video audition to Vimeo, Youtube, or Dropbox and email us a link to primerportland@gmail.com. Please tell us your name, age, & pronouns; tell us about your favorite social justice song and what it means to you; sing a social justice song that showcases your passion and your voice; and, if you play an instrument, showcase your ability. 
Option 2: On the inquiry/statement of interest, let us know you’d like to participate in an in-person group audition on FEBRUARY 26 at Sunnyside Community House (+ additional date/location TBD). We'll get right back to you regarding specifics.

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