Casting Notice – Supernumeraries for X, the Life and Times of Malcolm X

Sep 28, 2022


X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

In its Midwest premiere, Anthony Davis and Thulani Davis’s distinctly American opera X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, will be directed by Robert O’Hara, 2020 Tony Award nominee for Slave Play on Broadway. This epic new production – produced in partnership with Detroit Opera, The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Seattle Opera – will perform for Omaha audiences first before traveling to The Met in 2023. Through a series of vignettes, X outlines the life of Malcolm X from boyhood to his assassination in 1965, discovering the past, present and future vision of “a prophet in search of a Black utopia, charting a course for the future” (O’Hara). Davis’s jazz infused, contemporary score traces the path of a figure that grasps the attention of America in biography and legacy.

Seeking actors for non-speaking roles:

2 white men, in late 20’s to early 40’s
Roles of Policemen, Reporter, Muslim Pilgrims
Requires the ability to kneel or sit cross legged for 20 minutes or more

3 black women, mid-20’s to upper 40’s
Roles of Friends of Louise Little, Bostonians, Protestors
Some social dance experience helpful but not required

1 white female dancer
Roles of Lindy Hop Dancer, Reporter
Requires experience in social dance skills, such as the Lindy Hop

All positions are paid as a flat fee with the rate depending on role.

Rehearsals start October 19, 2022. Daytime availability preferred, but flexibility is possible.

Required minimum rehearsal dates:

  • October 19, 7pm – 10pm
  • October 22, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
  • October 26, 7pm – 10pm
  • October 28, 7pm – 10pm
  • October 29, 7pm – 10pm (makeup call prior to rehearsal start)
  • October 31, 7pm – 10pm (makeup call prior to rehearsal start)
  • November 2, 7pm – 10pm (makeup call prior to rehearsal start)


  • November 4, 7:30pm-10:45pm
  • November 6, 2pm – 5:15pm

To submit application, please send a headshot and photo, along with availability for the period of October 19-26 to No phone calls, please.

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