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A Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation - Juneteenth 2021

What is Juneteenth?

NJCAC explains in this video from 2020.


The New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative (NJCAC), a non-profit New Jersey Arts organization, is looking for singers, dancers, poets, bands, and musicians of color for a 90- minute program filled with creative expressions of courage, hope and resilience.  The show is a collaboration between the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, NJCAC, and Pleasant Valley Productions.  The one-night-only performance will be held live on Thursday, July 29 at 7:30 pm at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange. We are looking for performers who have an artistic piece(s) which speaks to these messages. Rehearsals will be limited and individually arranged, so we are looking for performers who can rehearse on their own.  A tech rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, July 28th for all performers.
NOTE:  We will also have a covered canopy for visual artists to display their works, exhibits and mental health resources and support.

About the show: The performance is being designed to celebrate and send a message of vibrancy, resiliency and hopefulness for life and moving forward, through the unique lens of people of color.  Artists may audition with any piece that they wish to perform which demonstrates any, or all, of these characteristics.
About the auditions: Artists are asked to submit a tape or link to view a performance or to sign up to audition via Zoom.  Please include a performance resume and headshot.  Submissions/requests must be submitted by June 28, 2021.  Please email all submissions and questions to [email protected]  Non-union, no pay.