Casting Call

Detroit's own theater festival is seeking performer submissions

Lacey Holmes
Submitted on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 15:06

The Obsidian Theatre Festival centers Black stories, through an invigorating celebration of new work by emerging Black voices. Produced by Detroiters in the city of Detroit, the Obsidian Theatre Festival illuminates the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African diaspora.

We have just completed our 3rd Annual call for submissions, and our review panel is in the process of finalizing our semi-finalists. As the plays are confirmed we will be casting from this call’s submissions. Selected content will be staged, rehearsed, produced, filmed and made available for viewing as part of a four-day festival in Detroit, from June 22 - 25, 2023. Pieces will be presented for live theatre audiences as filmed stage productions and streamed several weeks later, making the work accessible to a national and global audience.

Candidates within close proximity to the Detroit Metro area are strongly preferred.


Please complete and submit this form. In addition, below you will see instructions on where to submit your Headshot, Resume and Video submission.

Deadline: Please submit by Monday, February, 20th at 11:59pm EST.

Audition Location: Call backs will be held via Zoom beginning March 13th..

Compensation: Weekly Fee $300

The Obsidian Theatre Festival accepts applicants of every identity, and does not discriminate on the basis of identity, including but not limited to:  race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status, marital status, or economic class.

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