Overview

Pay Rate: $2,000

Producer: PullSpark
Choreographer: Breon Arzell
Casting Director: Justin Anderson
Project Name: “Stop!”
Format: Live Stage Performance/Spoken Word/Slam Poetry/Rap
Compensation: $2,000

NON-UNION: Seeking a kick-ass lyricist/spoken word/rap artist to headline an opening number on the morning of Friday, August 6 for the Global Leadership Summit. We’re committed to centering a BIPOC artist (there will be a dance ensemble with great representation), male or female-indentifying, mid- to late-40s or older. The song is entirely spoken/rapped, not sung, anchored in the idea of wrestling with the tension of knowing change needs to happen and moving past what others will say or do; brave leadership.

Rehearsal/Performance Schedule: 
Fri, 7/16
7:00-9:30pm
Urban Theatre
2620 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Wed, 7/21
1:00-5:00pm
Willow Creek Community Church
67 Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010

Thu, 7/22
10:00am-1:00pm
Willow Creek Community Church
67 Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010

Monday, 7/26
7:30-10:00pm
Location TBD (Chicago)

Mon, 8/2 Full Dress Rehearsal
6:00-9:00pm
Willow Creek Community Church
67 Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010

Tue, 8/3 Full Dress Rehearsal
6:00-9:00pm
Willow Creek Community Church
67 Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010

Thu 8/5 – Opener #1 Show Day!
6:00 AM CALL (wrap by 10a)
Willow Creek Community Church
67 Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010

Fri 8/6 – Opener #2 Show Day!
6:00 AM CALL (wrap by 10a)
Willow Creek Community Church
67 Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010

Audition Material and Submission:
**Please submit phone video recording, nothing fancy, so we can see you as you perform (since this is a Stage Performance piece). Don’t perform for camera; make choices that would reflect an aliveness in a live space. Upload video, headshot and resume to Dropbox, Google Drive, or YouTube and send links and additional info to justin@intent-branding.com. Time is of the essence as we are pivoting with casting; initially were going younger but the client feels strongly about having an older presence inhabit the role. Please email, text or call with questions (678-852-8666).

Material to Prepare:

Here’s a rough audio sample of the full piece:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7cfn3m2id6dglws/Day%202%20Opener%20-%20v2%20scratch.mp3?dl=0
Here’s the portion of the script that we would need you to record and send to us:

There’s a war going oninside of my mind…and to change how I think,I’m gonna have to decide:
Though it’s hard, and takes more time to do…I am gonna fight for trying something new.The greatest of stories got a twist to their plot.So I am on a journey to ask, “why not?”
Why not take the leap? Why not face the fear?Why not start the movement I’ve been dreaming of for years?Why not cast the vision? Put the wonder into words.Why not train a hundred leaders everything I’ve learned?
I wanna see the world from a different point of view:A diversity of thought, of heritage and hues,traditions of old, those out of the blue.This is my mind. Today I choose: “DON’T STOP!”
Here’s the music you can play in the background, as you’re auditioning:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vjqmn7dhs0g3sp/Audition%20Sample.mp3?dl=0
…and if it’s helpful, here is just that section, with the scratch vocal includes:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/robvmo4l5hsf9yo/Audition%20Sample%20-%20with%20scratch%20vox.mp3?dl=0