Audition for The Song of Jacob Zulu
World Stage is looking for actors who are skilled in South African dialects or quick learners
Saturday, November 13 from 2-5 and Sunday, November 14th from 3-5pm
World Stage Theatre Company
306 S. Phoenix, Tulsa, Ok 74127
Directed by Kelli McLoud-Schingen
Show Dates – January 27 – February 6, 2022
Play Synopsis:
Jacob, the son of a minister in Apartheid South Africa is slowly drawn to membership in the African National Congress. Committed at first to non-violence, he’s radicalized by the brutalization of blacks at the hands of the police and the military.  Nominated for 6 Tony Awards this searing drama deals directly and forcefully with two questions: Is violence ever justified? Can there be justice for a black man in a land entrenched in apartheid?  It is a blend of classic Greet theater, Christian ethics, and Zulu tradition, The song of Jacob Zulu is a work of fiction inspired by the actual story of a nineteen-year-old black man who in 1985 set off a bomb in a shopping center at Christmas time.
Characters available:
This is a large cast with multiple roles for men, women, and young adults – black and white.  The only person who plays only one role is Jacob.  All other roles play multiple roles.
What to prepare:
A dramatic monologue using your best South African accent/dialect (Zulu for black people and Afrikaans for white people)
OR A dramatic monologue to show your talent
OR a story of great loss using your best South African accent/dialect
Black people only – prepare to sing a brief song a capella (without music). Preferably blues, jazz, or gospel