Rap Unzel
by Vortex Repertory Theatre

Aug. 22

Rap Unzel presents a journey of Black Boy Joy, self-care, and hair. Reginald “RAP” Unzel is a young man with big hair and bigger dreams of musical stardom. . . IF only he can get out of his room. This celebration of identity, awareness, and empowerment features hip hop music and dance. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.


Rap Unzel by Jeremy Rashad Brown received 2 productions in 2019, debuting at Scottish Rite Theatre with another production in New Orleans by the Radical Buffoons. One of the most significant cultural and social contributions of current American theatre is to center voices and images of people of color. Jeremy Rashad Brown creates a contemporary view for Black Boys and young men with fresh characters for new audiences. This significant representation for young people provides new pathways for social change and reframing identity. The VORTEX proudly presents this new production.

👉Sunday, August 22, 2021
12-4 pm In Person Audition.
Open Call by appointment. Vaccination required.
👉The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage @ The VORTEX
2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
Seeking adventurous and enthusiastic performers for the following roles: (all roles will be played by adults):
🟡REGINALD/REGGIE “RAP” UNZEL III (Male, Black, Age: 9-12)
🟡MAJI UNZEL (Woman, Black, Age: Mid 30’s - Early 40’s)
🟡SAM (Nonbinary, white or Latinx, Age: 11-12)
🟡JESSIE (open gender, open race, Age: 10-11)
🟡DEE DEE (open gender, open race, Age: 10-11)
Performer compensation: $700 stipend.
➡️Please prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue or a faery tale of your choice, told with a sense of humor or a twist.
➡️Bring 2 Resumés.
➡️Recommended/Optional: One-minute of rap or song. Headshot.
To schedule an audition slot, please contact vortex@vortexrep.org.
Callbacks Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
Rehearsals September 2021.
Production @ The VORTEX October 2021.