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Out of the Wings is seeking six English-speaking actors (any age, any gender) of Yoruba- and/or Mbundu-language heritage for an online workshop reading of the Brazilian play BLACK BRECHT: WHAT IF BRECHT WERE BLACK by Dione Carlos, translated from Portuguese by Cecilia Mattos, on Friday November 26 at 14:00GMT, ending at 17:00GMT.
Originally written for the Brazilian theatre collective Legítima Defesa, BLACK BRECHT is a multi-character play. For the purposes of the workshop, all actors will be asked to read several roles.
Two characters in the play speak a language combining both Yoruba and Mbundu. With this in mind, we are particularly interested to hear from actors who are familiar with either or both of these languages. All other roles will be read in English. No knowledge of Portuguese is required, but is very welcome.
The reading will take place on Zoom, and actors will be asked to log on 10 minutes before the reading begins.
Actors will be sent the text in advance, and advised of which roles they will be reading, but no preparation is required. The three-hour session will involve brief introductions, followed by a read-through of the play, and a closing discussion with the writer and translator about the play and the translation, during which the actors will also be asked to share their responses to the text.
For your time, Out of the Wings offers an honorarium of GBP50.
To express your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with either a short CV, Spotlight link, or link to any online portfolio. Please use this same email address to approach us with any queries.
Content note: BLACK BRECHT is a hard-hitting play confronting the legacy of colonialism and slavery for modern-day Brazil. Owing to its historical content, some scenes in the play include descriptions of the verbal, physical, psychological and sexual violence suffered by enslaved peoples under colonialism.