Syracuse Stage seeks local actor for role in “Airborn”

(Syracuse, NY) – Syracuse Stage will host auditions for local non-Equity actors on Dec. 13, 3 – 6 p.m. for the role of a Tuskegee Airman in “Airborn,” part of its touring Backstory program. Backstory is a live, interactive and creative history lesson for upper elementary students through adults.

“Airborn” runs Feb. 26 – April 26 and will perform at schools throughout Central New York. Rehearsals begin Feb. 6. Actors must be available for performances on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. “Airborn,” taking place during World War II in a racially segregated military and Jim Crow South, tells the story of a squadron of African American pilots as they train at an overpopulated base in Tuskegee, Alabama. When they’re called to fly out on their first mission, a mix of personalities transform into a historic beginning.

Audition Information

Ace: Black male, aged 19-35. The only character in “Airborn,” is a physical embodiment of a collective voice. The actor, in return, should have strong command of voice and movement. At times he will be a soldier, a child, an old man and voices outside his own. There will be a musicality to his speech, singing, intense military physicality and language, and extensive movement in respects to the aviation theme.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Becca Grady at 315-443-4008 Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All actors must prepare two contrasting monologues (one minute each) and are required to bring a picture and resume.

By Evan A. Starling-Davis
Directed by Rodney S. Hudson
Feb. 26 – April 26, 2018


Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premier professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in over 40 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays, and bold interpretations of classics and musicals, featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves more than 15,000 students from 14 counties. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Additional support comes from the government, foundations, corporations and Syracuse University. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country.