The History of SoulKiss
Since 2007, Hip Hop artist Miki Vale has curated spaces for queer Black womxn in San Diego, with collaboration from producing partner DJ Niomiesoulfly, videographer Eb of Course, and many more powerful artists. These events, which took place over the course of more than 8 years, were known across Southern California as SOULKISS, a magical event series unlike anything else for Black womxn who love womxn in the region.
Since entering the world of theatre, and becoming a commissioned playwright, sound designer, Teaching Artist and more for The Old Globe, Miki Vale is now an integral contributor to the San Diego theatre community. Through writing plays, she further developed her voice, and felt a newfound freedom of expression through the art form.
To create more pathways to platforms for Black womxn’s voices and stories, and to cultivate more spaces for community, celebration, and healing, Miki Vale founded SoulKiss Theater in July 2020.
SoulKiss Theater offers arts education aimed at empowering queer Black womxn to channel their collective voice and share their experiences through meaningful storytelling, as well as career development in arts and culture.
pictured above: imahni king and andrea agosto at powers new voices festival / Photo: Rich Soublet Photography
REQUEST FOR VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS
SoulKiss Theater is seeking actors for the upcoming Fall presentation of AND WE DANCED by Miki Vale and GAME NIGHT by Queen Kandi Cole, co-produced by The Old Globe’s Arts Engagement coLAB Project in San Diego.
Roles we are currently looking to fill:
For GAME NIGHT:
Kelani – 32. Black queer woman.
Lisa/L.J. – 33. Black gender non-conforming.
Braylen – 34 Black man.
For AND WE DANCED:
RUTH ELLIS - Black, masculine presenting lesbian, in her 90s
CHANEL- Black woman 30s
RENE - Black woman 30s
CECILINE “BABE” FRANKLIN - Black woman, soft, kind, timeless
MIKI - Black woman 30s/early 40s. Loves antiques and music
WAYNE (ALSO PLAYS WESLEY) - Black male 30s, Miki’s roommate. Animated. Airy, care-free, irresponsible. Well-versed in sarcasm. A little snotty at times, self-centered all the time. Does care though has a unique way of showing it.
The Real RUTH: In 2021 she’s fun and playful (40s-50s)
The Real BABE: A firecracker. Madam-type attitude. Carries herself with an untouchable swagger. Will curse someone out in a second. Hairpin trigger temper.
WANDA MORGAN - Black woman late 20s/ early 30s. Soft, loving, caring. Dripping with sex appeal, knows it, shows it but doesn’t depend on it.
Please feel free to indicate which show you are interested in auditioning for in your submission. You may audition for both using one side.
Rehearsal Dates: September 6th – October 6th. Please note: since these are one-act plays, the rehearsal schedule will be no more than 5-days a week during nights and weekends. We will be able to have some flexibility with sporadic conflicts, please submit if you can work with the majority of this time window.
Performance Dates: October 7th – October 23rd, Thursday – Sunday. These dates are non-negotiable.
Pay: This project will provide all actors a $600 stipend for their participation in this project.
To audition: Please pick ONE of the attached sides below and film yourself performing the piece. Cell phone videos are ok as long as we can see and hear you. To be considered for this production, please submit your videoed audition no later than 11:59pm August 29th, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Break a leg, and thank you for your interest!
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