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Mosaic Players is Seeking Actors for Traveling Production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992


Anna Deveare Smith in Marc Levin’s film adaptation of Twilight: Los Angeles which originally aired on PBS in 2001. Antioch, IL - Mosaic Players will be holding non-equity auditions for their traveling production of Anna Deveare Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 on March 19th and 20th starting at 1:00 pm. Performances will take place throughout Lake County, IL during the summer and fall of 2022.

If you are interested in being considered for the production, please sign up for an audition time slot. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out audition paperwork and be prepared to list any date conflicts for rehearsals and performances. Bring a headshot and resume, if available. Masks are encouraged and proof of vaccination is required. Auditions will start at 1:00 pm at the Antioch Township Center located at 1625 Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa, IL. Walk-ins will be able to audition, but signing up for an appointment time is strongly recommended. Artistic Director Rebecca Zellar is seeking to cast 2-4 Latinx, Black, Asian, and White actors, all genders, ages 13 and up. All actors will be required to be fully vaccinated and updated with boosters. The show will be facilitated by Zellar and will be ensemble led. The director is looking for movement-oriented actors with the ability and empathy to play multiple characters and encourages actors to be familiar with the play and the theatre's mission before auditioning.

All actors must be willing to help with the set up and break down of each production. Actors will receive payment. Rehearsals will begin in April and performances will commence in June. Performances will be scheduled around the actor availability and locations will be announced at a later time. Actors will need to share their availability and conflicts for the summer/fall tour. Renee Johnson and Gary Luz are also in the actor ensemble.

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was originally performed and conceived by Anna Deveare Smith as a one-woman show. The play is about the 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the four police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King. It is told through a series of monologues by real people who were connected directly and indirectly to the riots.

Mosaic Players, based in Antioch, Illinois, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 traveling ensemble that creates and performs theatre focused on social justice, human rights, and anti-racist issues while promoting dignity, equity, inclusion, understanding, and respect. Our first traveling production of On the Verge reached audiences in Antioch, Lake Villa, and Lindenhurst. We look forward to expanding our travels with Twilight: Los Angeles 1992. Please visit us online at mosaicplayers.org for show announcements, news, and more about our company. We are also on facebook. If you are interested in bringing Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 to your community, please contact Rebecca Zellar - rebecca.zellar@mosaicplayers.org.

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