AUDITION FOR STREB EXTREME ACTION COMPANY
STREB is looking for performers for full and part time, paid positions for rehearsal and performance in New York, the US and abroad. For audition questions, please call (718) 384-6491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no prior registration.
WHEN: Auditions take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 17th, 18th and 19th 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Please arrive no later than 11:30 AM to register and warm up. Attendees MUST be prepared to attend all 3 days of the audition in order to be considered for a position.
WHERE: STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM): 51 NORTH 1st Street (between Kent & Wythe Avenues) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (L train to Bedford Ave. stop).
WHO: We are interested in seeing people with professional-level training in any form of ACTION including dancers, acrobats, athletes, gymnasts, martial artists, etc. You must be comfortable with physical heights, impact, falls, and extreme aerobic activity. Strong Modern/ Ballet technique is encouraged. Tumbling experience is a plus, but not a requirement.
- Clothes that you find comfortable and easy to move in;
- Dance shoes or gymnastics shoes (basically shoes you can run/ jump/ dance in) if you have them;
- A performance resume AND a general resume reflecting any other kind of professional work you have done or skills you may possess;
- A recent photo or headshot.
Since its inception in 1985, STREB has traveled, artistically as well as geographically, from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting-edge of popular entertainment. In 2013, STREB performed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park as part of New York City Center's Fall for Dance Festival, at TEDxMet in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and on the facade of Bergdorf Goodman in New York. STREB was commissioned by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Mayor of London to participate in the London 2012 Festival. On One Extraordinary Day (July 15, 2012), from dawn to midnight, STREB dancers performed 7 action events across major London landmarks including the Millennium Bridge, Trafalgar Square and ending with HUMAN EYE, where 32 daring STREB Action Heroes performed a spoke-dance on the towering, iconic landmark of The London Eye.
In 2011, STREB performed sold-out shows at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Whitney Museum of American Art's downtown groundbreaking, and at the River to River Festival. The company has performed in theaters large and small and served as Artists-in-Residence at the world's top art museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles MOCA, the Wexner Center in Columbus, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. STREB Extreme Action has also appeared in numerous free public performances in New York City.
STREB's company members have accrued endless art-world awards. The action-engineers of STREB are top-notch performers, with years of training in ballet, modern dance, martial arts, acrobatics and the circus arts. When not touring the world, STREB company's home is SLAM, the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At SLAM, we rehearse, hold classes for children and adults, and perform works-in-progress for the community. SLAM is open to the public and everyone and anyone is encouraged to observe rehearsals.