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Casting Call for Monkman Performance

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with an internationally acclaimed artist? Are you an actor, model, make-up artist, or otherwise highly motivated performer? Artist Kent Monkman is looking for skilled individuals to participate in his upcoming performance Casualties of Modernity premiering at the Denver Art Museum October 18, 2013. See the position descriptions below.

Romantic Sculpture:

Looking for athletic male interested in modeling for a large-scale performance at the Denver Art Museum on October 18th. The model will be fully painted to look like a marble sculpture, no acting required, must be available for one dress rehearsal in the week leading up to the performance. Honorarium/fee to be negotiated. 

Performance Artist:

Looking for a female actor to play a satirical “performance artist” in a large-scale performance at the Denver Art Museum on October 18th. The role calls for someone with lots of energy and good voice projection. You must be available for one dress rehearsal in the week leading up to the performance. Honorarium/fee to be negotiated. 

Doctor of Fine Arts:

Looking for a male actor to play a doctor in a large-scale performance at the Denver Art Museum on October 18th. The role requires someone with strong energy and a good comedic timing. The character will be holding a clipboard so memorizing lines is not a necessity. Must be available for a dress rehearsal in the week leading up to the performance. Honorarium/fee to be negotiated.

To be considered for any of the on-stage roles please send photos and CV to monkmanstudio@gmail.com.

Make-up Artist

Skilled make-up artist sought to airbrush/paint one performer to appear like a marble romantic period sculpture. See description for Romantic Sculpture above. Must be comfortable body-painting a performer and available for one dress rehearsal in the week leading up to the performance. Honorarium/fee to be negotiated.  

To be considered for this backstage role please send CV and photos of your work to monkmanstudio@gmail.com.

If you have stage fright or none of the roles are right for you, you can still join in the excitement. Tickets are now on sale for the performance; we'd love to see you there.

 

Eric Berkemeyer is the curatorial assistant in the Denver Art Museum's native arts department. Eric has been at the DAM since 2011. He recommends that visitors don’t miss the exhibition Sovereign: Independent Voices on the third floor of the Hamilton building.