Seeking Performers for New Musical | Playbill

Seeking Performers for New Musical

CATEGORY: Performer

Theater for the New City
New York, NY

Job Details


Looking for performers for the world premiere production of “Apocalypse Truck” a new musical that will be premiering as part of Theater for the New City’s “Dream Up” Festival. This is a great opportunity to originate a new role!

Performances: 4-5 performances as part of the festival, anywhere from August 25 – September 15th (dates will be determined by beginning of July).

Rehearsals will run from mid-late July through August.

SYNOPSIS: The musical is a satire of the movie “Armageddon.” In a near-future, conservative fever dream, a liberal President has banned gas-powered vehicles to promote the use of electric cars. One Florida Man has surreptitiously hidden away his F150 truck, and when a hacker disables all electric vehicles in the country, the President calls on this truck driver to drive to the one remaining oil refinery and connect the country to oil once again.

Character List:

JACOB, a lower-middle class rural man from Florida who is slowly realizing that the world has passed him by. He is bitter, resentful, and isolated, and uses items like his truck to define his personality so he does not have to expose his true character (or lack thereof) to the world.

JACOB Jr., his idealistic son, just graduated from college. Very self-serious and earnest, very “into” spirituality.

CARL, Jacob’s best friend, somewhat similar to Jacob but more of a clown and a complete Florida man.

Please email us with a reel, or cut of a song (MT or not) that is aimed at one of the characters. Any race, ethnicity, or gender is encouraged to apply for any role. Please include your desired role in the subject line. Videos due by July 2nd. Please include your headshot and resume as well. Please send materials to [email protected].

Duration: July 15, 2024 – September 15, 2024

A $300 stipend, plus a split of the box office, will be provided.


Jul 15, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024


$75.00 – $100.00 per show



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