LONG WAY DOWN – OLNEY THEATRE CENTER (Role of Buck) COST Tier 1, $900/week; travel, housing and local transportation covered for out-of-town talent; no per diem

LONG WAY DOWN – OLNEY THEATRE CENTER (Role of Buck) COST Tier 1, $900/week; travel, housing and local transportation covered for out-of-town talent; no per diem

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  • Part Time
  • Olney, MD
  • COST Tier 1, $900/week; travel, housing and local transportation covered for out-of-town talent; no per diem USD

Audition: Via Tape
Callback: TBD
Rehearsal: June 23, 2024
Preview: July 22, 2024
Opening: July 25, 2024
Closing: August 23, 2024
Extension: August 30, 2024

IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT ACTOR’S ONLINE DEMO CLIPS ALONG WITH EACH ACTOR SUBMISSION.

[ BUCK ]
character portrayed is Mid 20’s, Black, transgender, gender nonconforming, masculine, or butch presenting cis gendered female. Shawn’s friend/mentor figure. An older sibling type, Buck is young, but still has a maturity and ability to take up and hold space in a room. Must be a strong rapper and singer. Dances like Stomp the Yard. Powerful, but controlled and graceful. Music: Tenor, Rap Reference: Notorious B.I.G. (Flow not tone)

Storyline: Growing up, Will’s big brother taught him three iron-clad rules of how to behave when gun violence claims someone close: Don’t cry. Don’t snitch. Get revenge. So when his brother is himself gunned down, Will is determined to follow the code and gets in the elevator on the top floor of his apartment building, armed and ready to hit the streets in search of vengeance. What happens on the way down is an emotional hip-hop journey through the cycles of violence that have plagued Will’s family and too many others.

This Rolling World Premiere musical is based on the Newberry Medal Honor-winning Young Adult novel by DMV native Jason Reynolds. This powerful story is being developed in partnership with The Apollo through their New Works Program, and will be presented in Apollo’s new Victoria space after its limited Olney Theatre engagement.

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