Boudin's Story Krewe gathered responses to the question "How has New Orleans music saved your soul?" on a chalkboard at the 2014 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.
The folks over at BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project
are holding auditions next Wednesday, Jan. 21 for the play
that will culminate from six months of collecting stories on the theme of New Orleans music.
Auditions are Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at NOLA SPACES (1719 Toledano St., Studio 4). Southern Rep
is seeking five actor-singers or actor-musicians to perform in the original play which will run from April 15-May 17. Rehearsals will begin March 17.
To audition, bring a headshot and a resume (if you don't have a headshot, you can take one there). You'll need to perform 16 bars a cappella of a New Orleans song if you want to sing in the show, and if you want to play an instrument expect to perform one minute of a New Orleans song. All actors will need to read from sides provided at the audition, but if you have a one-minute modern monologue that will work, too. Actors should also be prepared to share special skills or a personal story.
BOUDIN will continue to seek out stories motivated by the question: How has New Orleans music saved your soul?
until the show opens in April. The stories, which are being collected digitally, orally, in video and photography will all come together to produce a 90-minute theatrical performance under the guidance of Aimee Hayes and Sean Daniels.
To submit your written or recorded story, go here
to fill out the form. To have a member of BOUDIN's story krewe use film, audio and photography to capture your story, fill out the nomination form
. You can nominate yourself or someone else.