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Date:
June 16, 2019
Time:
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Hampton History Museum
Address:
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
ADA:
No
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Auditions for Burning of Hampton presentation

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Hampton History Museum seeks actors for a multimedia, live outdoor performance scheduled to take place in two presentations on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Downtown Hampton. Experienced actors, especially with experience in improv, historical interpretation, and working in large outdoor venues, are especially desired. Hampton History Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

SYNOPSIS/DESCRIPTION
A multi-media event to portray the Burning of Hampton, VA, August 7, 1861, one of the first major events of the Civil War. Confederates abandoned the town, then torched it to prevent former enslaved people from settling on their property.  The Burning of Hampton allowed freedom-seeking slaves, called Contrabands, to build a new free community on the ruins of the old town. Beginning at sunset in downtown Hampton, the audience will experience an immersive, multi-media presentation using live action, sound, lighting effects, and projection. The audience will process down King Street engaged by live action vignettes along their journey. The experience will culminate in the acknowledgment of the poignant legacy that remains today of Hampton’s Contraband Community.


REHEARSALS: Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Sept. 29 and Oct. 4
PERFORMANCE (run twice): Oct. 5, 2019 in Downtown Hampton
Non-Union. All performers paid.

Experienced actors sought, especially with experience in improv, historical interpretation, working in large outdoor venues.

Hampton History Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

WHAT TO PREPARE
  1. A 60-90 second monologue based in southern culture. May be contemporary or of a historical nature (first person).
  2. Bring in a personal artifact that you can show and tell a story about. One minute in length, speaking directly with and relating to audition staff.
TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
Please email: cruschau@cwf.org 
Include BURNING OF HAMPTON – Audition Request in the subject line.
In body of email, include your full name, and telephone number. Attach  headshot and resume. Incomplete audition requests will NOT be processed
NOTE: Once your audition request has been processed, you will receive a Confirmation Email that contains further details regarding your audition, including your audition appointment time.