WACO Theater Center is seeking Los Angeles-based actors for the upcoming bicoastal production of Black Terror! Please see the character breakdown below and submit your headshot, resume and 2-minute monologue video audition.

Under the direction of TV, film and theater veteran Richard Lawson, WACO Theater Center in partnership with Yendor Theatre Company and Newark Symphony Hall present Black Terror by Richard Wesley. The play first premiered 50 years ago, in 1971. This presentation will be filmed remotely, and innovatively combine the best aspects of theater and film.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

Please email your headshot, resume and a 2-minute (public, not password protected URL/link) monologue to blackterror@wacotheatercenter.com


Nzingha: College Educated. Strong, well-muscled, and stern. She speaks in soft tones. Black. (Late 20s or early 30s).

Ahmed: Somewhat younger (20s). Full of fire. Could be a good leader if he would calm down and check things out. Black.

Keusi: Full name, Keusi Kifo (“Black Death”). He is in his mid-to late 20s and is a war vet. He is always a man who knows whereof he speaks. Black.

M’Balia: (mid-to late 20s): name for M’Balia Camara, a Black woman who is known in Africa as a woman whose death was one of the sparks of the Guinean drive for independence from France. The sister is strong, determined, and a devoted revolutionary. She is not unfeminine, but displays her womanness only when she feels it suits her.

Geronimo: (early to mid-30s): A fiery revolutionary. Leader of the local chapter of the American Liberation Front. Quick-tempered; a flair for the dramatic. At times he seems almost unreal. Black.

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