Casting Call

Ping Chong and Company is seeking two non-union performers, 18+ (able to play 16), for Generation Rise, performed at the New Victory Theater from November 5-14th, 2021. Rehearsals will be mixed virtual and in-person and will be from October 9-November 4th.

Generation Rise is a work in Ping Chong and Company’s Undesirable Elements series, and reflects the real-life experiences of NYC teenagers, ages 16-19, before, during, and after the transformative year of 2020-2021. Originally created as a virtual theater production during Spring 2020, Generation Rise is now being transformed into a live production. Actors will be performing alongside teenage storytellers, representing two original teen cast members who are unable to perform in person. This is an interview-based theatrical storytelling project, written and directed by Sara Zatz and Kirya Traber.

Performer 1
Sanaa, a 16 year old Black girl from East New York, Brooklyn. Performer must be able to credibly play a teenager.

Performer 2
Nathaniel, a 17 year old light-skinned, white presenting, Latinx boy from the Bronx. Must have strong spoken word performance experience. Performer must be able to credibly play a teenager.

Experience with documentary theater, community engaged projects, and/or youth engagement is a plus.

Fee: $2000

How to Apply
Please send headshot, resume, and relevant work samples to [email protected] by Saturday, September 25 at 5pm, for self-tape instructions.

Call backs will be held in-person, by appointment, on the afternoon of September 28th at 47 Great Jones Studios.

Click here to view the full rehearsal schedule.

All performers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The Producer and Presenter will follow all City, State, and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 public health protocols.