Young Jean Lee’s play Church has been highly praised for its writing and direction, and this will be a fun and easy opportunity to perform on the Walker’s McGuire stage and be part of this acclaimed new play.
We are gathering a wonderful bunch of volunteers to sing in the choir and take part in a piece by the director and playwright Young Jean Lee. Church requires a 50-person choir to sing one song (“Ain’t Got Time to Die“) at the end of the show each night. Participants need only to be willing and able to perform on stage with a group; all ages and ability levels are welcome.
The choir director and Young Jean will need one four-hour rehearsal on Monday January 26 (7-11 pm) with the choir. The choir members should learn the song in advance based on the information sent and have it ready before the rehearsal. Dress rehearsal is on Wednesday, January 28 at 8 pm so that they can learn their entrance, blocking, and curtain call on the stage. Shows are Thursday – Saturday January 29-31 at 8 pm.
Although volunteers will be unpaid, each participant will receive a stipend for parking in the city underground heated parking ramp ($20), a comp ticket for the performance, and a free gallery admission for a day at the Walker Art Center.
Click here for a review from the New York Times.
Click for more information on the performance at Walker Art Center on January 29- 31st, 2009.