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Casting Call


ISM II, conceived and directed by Michelle Banks

Theatre Lab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center (Washington, DC)

November 29th - December 17th, 2023


ISM II - New VOCA Ensemble of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (HoH) BIPOC individuals share their true stories and experiences in American Sign Language (ASL) when exposed to societal “isms”, discriminatory practices, and oppression. As a result of social change, they express hope and freedom through Deaf Hip Hop culture: music, dance, poetry, multimedia, and storytelling.  


Ready to tell your “ism” story and dance your way?


Casting: Seeking 5 or 6 Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing BIPOC individuals/actors/performers/dancers 


  • Must be able to share stories about societal isms such as racism, ableism, audism, etc.  

in American Sign Language (ASL) or other sign languages.

  • Must be able to move (dance)

Self-Tape Audition Instructions:

  • Prepare two stories about your personal “ism” experiences.  Each 1-2 minutes.

  • Prepare a dance piece to dance to your favorite song/music (Hip-Hop).  2 minutes.


You can use your iphone or Android phone to video your audition - Vertical Only!


For your video slate:  Please sign your name, height, and location/place of residence.

Send your self-tape audition and your resume/headshot to


*Callback (in person): Saturday, September 9th.  We will email you for a callback with details if you are considered for the show.

For more information about the Casting Call instructions:

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