"Gun and Powder" Virtual Open Call

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Calling all talented black performers: Gun and Powder virtual open call in USA.

Are you a talented Black performer passionate about soulful music and powerful storytelling? Then this is your chance to shine! The highly anticipated musical, "Gun and Powder," is holding a virtual open call for Black talent, and you don't want to miss this opportunity to showcase your skills. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey that explores race, family, and identity, inspired by the extraordinary true story of Mary and Martha Clarke, twin sisters who defied societal norms and embarked on an epic adventure in 1893 Texas. Read on to learn more about this exciting casting call and how you can be a part of this groundbreaking production.

"Gun and Powder" is a new musical written by Angelica Chéri, featuring music by Ross Baum and directed by the talented Stevie Walker-Webb. The story revolves around the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, who are trying to settle their mother's sharecropper debt and save her home. In a daring move, the sisters pass as white and set off on an incredible wild west adventure that sees them transform from farm girls to outlaws to legends. The musical delves into race, family, and identity themes, offering a unique and thought-provoking exploration of these complex subjects.

The production team behind "Gun and Powder" is searching for outstanding Black performers to join the cast. Specifically, they are looking for talented individuals to portray the KINFOLK, Mary, and Martha's family members across generations, who also narrate this gripping tale. If you have a knack for soul and gospel music and possess a powerful vocal ability, this could be the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and be a part of a groundbreaking musical production.

To be considered for a role in "Gun and Powder," interested performers are required to submit a 32-bar cut of a soul/gospel song that best showcases their vocal ability. Choose a song that highlights your unique style and allows you to shine. Make sure to put your heart and soul into your performance to captivate the casting team truly. The deadline to submit your audition is Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, so be sure to prepare and submit your material promptly.

The health and safety of all participants are of utmost importance. As part of the casting call guidelines, all applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement ensures a safe and secure environment for everyone involved in the production.

Suppose you're a Black performer with a passion for soulful music and a desire to be part of a groundbreaking theatrical experience. In that case, the virtual open call for "Gun and Powder" is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Inspired by the true story of the Clarke sisters, this musical will take you on a thrilling journey through race, family, and identity. Take your chance to showcase your talent and participate in this incredible production. Submit your audition before the deadline, and get ready to make history. Good luck!

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"Gun and Powder" Virtual Open Call


Gun And Powder

Book & Lyrics By: Angelica Chéri

Music By: Ross Baum

Directed By: Stevie Walker-webb

Nyc Workshop - Fall 2023

Paper Mill Playhouse Production - Spring 2024

Seeking great and gospel performers

KINFOLK - Mary and Martha's family members across generations. They are our narrators.

What to prepare: 32 bar cut of an / soul / gospel song that best shows your vocal ability 

Deadline To Submit: Wednesday. June 14th. 2023

Covid vaccination required


Gun & powder is a new musical inspired by the true story of mary and martha clarke, african american twin sisters who take extraordinary measures to settle their mother's sharecropper debt and save her home.

In 1893 texas, the sisters clarke—passing as white—embark on a remarkable wild west adventure that examines race, family, and identity with two electrifying women who transformed from farm girls to outlaws to legends.

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