“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra
to play it. ”
- H.E. Luccock
Blindspot Collective is an organization that believes in teamwork at the intersection of kindness, creativity, and mentorship. We are seeking talented and passionate individuals. See below for active positions and casting calls, and check back in regularly for open opportunities.
Questions? Reach out to us at email@example.com
We are always seeking Teaching Artists to join us in our many different educational programs. If you are interested in being considered as a teaching artist for our programming, please fill out the following form.
SEEKING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND PERFORMERS:
Little Amal is a 12 foot puppet of a Syrian refugee child that will be joining us in San Diego over the weekend of November 3rd - 5th after crossing the United States. Little Amal has become an international symbol of compassion and of human rights. She carries a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families. Blindspot Collective and partners are fortunate enough to conduct the final activation, which we need many performers for. Blindspot Collective is seeking:
- Movers: performers will be responsible for holding a large scale bird puppet and traveling in stylized movement (choreographed by Leo Rubio) across sand. If you are interested in joining us as a mover, click here.
- Choirs: as many as 10 choirs needed for a large scale vocal performance accompanying Amal's journey. If you are interested in joining us as a choir, click here.
- Young actors: youth ages 8 and over are invited to join us. Youth with strong improvisation abilities will be welcome, however previous theatre experience is not required. If you are interested in signing up your child, student, or school, click here.
Please be advised that the time commitment for performers with us will consist of a rehearsal on Saturday, November 4th and a performance on Sunday November 5th in the morning, and participation for this project is unpaid.
If you have not yet heard of Little Amal and her journey, visit https://walkwithamal.org/ to learn more about her!
Blindspot Collective seeks performers for Kagitingan, a new documentary play that braids together music, movement, visual art, and the exact words of Filipino World War II Veterans.
SEEKING: Professional performers over 18 who are comfortable with movement. As many as 6 speaking roles and 6 dancers will be cast. Kagitingan includes mature content including strong language and violence of war.
Performers will receive a stipend of $250 for rehearsal, and $50 a show for a minimum of 8 shows. Although limited conflicts are permitted during rehearsal, no conflicts will be permitted during performances.
SUBMISSION INFO: Submissions will be accepted until 5pm PST September 11th.
To be considered, please submit this form: https://forms.gle/sbbbNpKyXHQTCfWU8. The audition form collects your personal information — including any known conflicts with the rehearsal dates.
CASTING NOTES: Sides will be provided for a video submission callback. Please be aware that you are not required to memorize. Due to the nature of the project, its creators are interested in receiving submissions from performers who are members of the Filipino, Asian, Polynesian, or Latinx communities (or some combination thereof). In consideration of the complex nature of identity and the history of colonialism, we encourage anyone who is interested to submit. Tagalog/Ilocano/Pangasinan speakers are strongly encouraged. Because this is a world premiere, flexibility is requested as our script may shift to meet new needs or opportunities. While the character breakdown notes “man” or “woman” for many roles, all trans or non-binary performers are encouraged to submit for any role they find compelling and that they feel aligns with their gender presentation.
EVANGELINE: A graduate student conducting interviews of Filipino WWII veterans; a woman in their 20s/30s who can speak a little/some Tagalog and Pangasinan
ROSAMIE/BELLA: Rosamie is a daughter of a veteran who is outgoing and has a wonderful relationship with her father and Bella is an extroverted council member who translates for graduate student; a woman in their late 30s/40s/50s who can speak Pangasinan
TEOFILO: A veteran in Los Angeles who is in a wheelchair but is still bubbly and strong and has jokes; a man in their late 40s/50s/60s
HERMOGENES: A veteran in the Philippines who is fluent in Pangasinan and is a willing storyteller; a man in their late 40s-70s
DOMINGO: A veteran in Hawaii who can speak a little/some Ilocano and is very tender/gentle/patient; a man in their late 40s-70s
FRANCO: Another veteran in Hawaii who can speak a little/some Ilocano and is very good at teasing friends; a man in their late 40s-70s
GREGORIO: A veteran in San Francisco who can speak a little Tagalog and is extra gregarious but can also be somber; bonus if they can sing; male in their late 40s-70s
DANCERS: 4-6 strong dancers or movers to portray veterans.
Blindspot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusivity and equal and authentic representation. All are encouraged to submit, especially members of communities who have been historically excluded or marginalized. These communities include but are not limited to: people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Please reach out if you have any questions.