Sprint: Call for Stage Actors / by Nana Duffuor

Announcing auditions for “Sprint.” (Stage Production, Non-AEA)


Friday, May 18th, 6:30 - 9:00pm: Oakland Auditions

Sunday, May 20th, 1:00 - 4:00pm: Oakland Auditions

May 24, 6:00 - 9:00pm: First Company Reading

May 29 - June 15: Rehearsals

June 16, 6:30-9:30pm: Dress Rehearsal at Flight Deck Theater

June 17, 2:00pm & 7:00pm: Performances at Flight Deck Theater

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REQUEST AN AUDITION TIME, please email sprintmovement@gmail.com  


- Cassie, 20’s-30’s, All ethnicities. Nana’s mature and nurturing romantic partner, 20’s-30’s, masculine-of-center queer person of color. Must have some dancing ability.

-Jamie, 20’s, White male. The faculty liaison for the Duke College Student Diversity Retreat. An out white gay male dedicated to creating safe spaces for marginalized youth on college campuses.

-Judy, 30’s-40’s, Black female. A woman with a big smile and personality, and an outspoken leader in the recovery community.

-Mr. Carlin, 40’s-50’s, White male. A seasoned junior high school geometry teacher with a love for reggae and gin rummy, an adult Nana can trust and confide in.

-Mr. Hahn, 30’s, White male. A high-minded, haughty junior high school social studies teacher and Nana’s nemesis.

-Racquel, 18-20, Black female. A confident yet conflicted college student, involved in Black Greek life, who attends the Duke College Student Diversity Retreat.

-Sharon, 30’s-40’s, White female. Born and raised in North Carolina, Duke University’s feisty sexual assault support counselor.

-Tatiana, 30’s, All ethnicities, female. Nana’s self-assured, out, queer co-worker who introduces Nana to queer community in Oakland.

-Venessa, 16-17, Latina female. Outspoken, incredibly blunt,  life-of-the-party, and a close friend of Nana and Cici’s in high school. Must have some dancing ability.



Presented by Nana Duffuor and Indigo Mateo, Sprint is a multidisciplinary stage performance blending film, theater, poetry, music, and dance to tell the coming of age story of Nana D., a queer black child of Ghanaian immigrants, discovering herself (and her dignity) in White America.

In the era of #BlackGirlMagic, Sprint begs the critical question: “What happens when a magical black girl breaks?”

Based off an original screenplay and collection of written works by Nana Duffuor, Sprint explores the writer’s experiences of anti-blackness and self-denial, sexual violence and self-destruction, healing and resistance. From Nana’s first act of resistance (urinating on the classroom floor of her detested sixth-grade teacher) to the powerful letter she sends to her rapists via Linkedin ten years after the event, Sprint draws upon Nana’s most hilarious and at times horrifying life lessons to inspire community healing.  

Sprint will debut as part of the National Queer Arts Festival at the Flight Deck on June 17, 2018.

To learn more, visit www.sprintmovement.com.