“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.
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SEEKING PERFORMERS for the world premier of salty water in collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse:
Written by: Shellina Hefner & Lilia Porter
Music by: Morgan Hollingsworth
Directed by: Shellina Hefner & Jaeonnie Davis-Crawford
salty water was created by Blindspot Collective in collaboration with the La Jolla Playhouse for 2023's Without Walls Festival at the Rady Shell. This piece weaves music, movement, as well as spoken testimony and poetry (including contributions from local community members) to explore our community's history and connection to the sea. salty water mixes the fantastical elements of the sea with stories of San Diego family members in the Navy, Kumeyaay creation stories, and exploration of our sweat and tears.
Rehearsals are anticipated to begin on April 14th. The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal based on performer availability.
The production runs April 29th - April 30th, with two performances each day.
All performers are guaranteed a $200 stipend. Note that this is strictly a non-union production.
Submissions will be accepted through February 28th. To be considered, please submit this form:
https://forms.gle/jPoBm2QaQQTVtehbA. The audition form collects your personal information — including any known conflicts with the rehearsal dates. Only the director and members of the creative team will have access to your submission materials.
If you have any questions not answered in this announcement please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for cast members that feel comfortable creating an environment of movement. Cast members will orchestrate large scale puppets and move through the field in front of the Rady Shell downtown. Although this performance is mainly movement based, all submissions will be considered. When filling out the form, please indicate any accomodations we can make for you.
SEEKING PERFORMERS for the world premier of Underground in collaboration with Coronado Playhouse:
Music & Lyrics by Ben Folds
Directed by Amy Cordileone
Musical Direction by Rachel Tuggle Whorton
Based entirely on the discography of Ben Folds, this immersive, world premiere musical blends flashbacks, dance, and complex harmonies to illuminate the histories and inner lives of the regulars down at your local pub. Audiences will be transported to their favorite dive bar, where former bandmates reunite, exes collide, and pasts become present, revealing the hope and heartbreak of the strangers sitting next to us. Part theatre, part concert, and part drinking game, this modern parable is a celebration of community and resilience as we all “learn to live with what we are.”
Rehearsals are anticipated to begin on Tuesday, May 30th. The rehearsal schedule will be provided in advance of the first rehearsal based on performer availability.
The production runs July 7th-30th, with performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. No conflicts with performance dates will be permitted. Please note that performers are asked to also be available August 3rd-6th should any performances be canceled due to COVID or ticket sales prompt additional performances.
All performers are guaranteed a $100 honorarium to cover the costs of transportation for rehearsals plus an honorarium per performance. Note that this is strictly a non-union production.
Auditions via video submission will be accepted until February 19. Please prepare a brief recording of an indie pop or indie rock song that showcases your storytelling abilities. If desired, you are welcome to submit a song by Ben Folds or Ben Folds Five but it is not necessary. The song must be accompanied by a track or pianist. Please do not sing acapella. If you don’t have a song prepared, instrumental tracks for multiple songs by Ben Folds can be found on YouTube. When recording yourself, please sing in a well-lit space and remember to use the horizontal format.
To be considered, please submit this form: https://form.jotform.com/230178747085160. The audition form collects your personal information — including any known conflicts with the rehearsal dates — and also allows you to provide a link to a video. We recommend uploading your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive and ensuring no additional permissions are required for viewing. Please do not provide a link to a file that must be downloaded (e.g. WeTransfer). Only the director and members of the creative team will have access to your submission materials.
Details regarding callbacks will be provided by approximately February 19.
If you have any questions not answered in this announcement please email email@example.com.
Because alcohol will be served as part of the performance, only adults over the age of 21 will be considered. All roles will require very strong singers and some dancing/movement with physical contact with others (e.g. hugging, holding hands, and other forms of casual affection). The majority of roles require strong comedic instincts. Please note that at the time of casting, the script does not explicitly define the race or ethnicity of any character, and the gender identity or presentation (including vocal range) of select characters is wholly flexible. While the character breakdown notes “male” or “female” 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. Because this is a new work, roles may be adapted or modified to meet the specific skills of individual performers.
5 Male Roles; 20s-30s; strong baritones or tenors
1 Male Role; 40s-50s; strong baritone or tenor
4 Female Roles; 20s-30s; strong altos or mezzo sopranos
1 Female Role, 40s-50s, strong mezzo soprano
2 Roles, 20s-30s; any gender or vocal range with strong musicianship
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.