Casting for Tupac Shakur's Musical "Holler If You Hear Me" An American Musical

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Inspired by and featuring the music of Tupac Amaru Shakur

Directed by Kenny Leon

A new musical based on the music of Tupac Shakur is moving forward with production now that producers have secured the blessing of one key supporter: Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur.

According to TMZ , producers of the musical, currently titled "Holler If You Hear Me," presented Afeni Shakur with a rough preview of the show hoping that it would meet her approval. Much to their delight, Pac's mom, who has been an indefatigable guardian of the late rap legend's legacy, loved what she saw and is reportedly "ecstatic" after the screening.

From director Kenny Leon, an African-American veteran who has previously helmed Driving Miss Daisy and 2004's A Raisin in the Sun revival starring Sean Combs, Holler If You Hear Me is not based on Tupac's life. Instead, it uses the late icon's music as the backdrop of a story about two childhood friends growing up in an industrial Midwestern city.

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Casting Info

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When: Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12-6pm , sign in wi begin at 11am
(We suggest you email first to confirm that there are no date changes)

*Actors must be available for workshop dates: 4/23 – 5/11

WHERE: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 17th Floor, New York City

SEEKING: African-American Male and Female rappers ages 18-35.

Strong legit singing voices a plus for all, but not required.


A rap of choice under 2 minutes. We will supply a boom box if needed. Singers should prepare 16-32 bars of an uptempo song to sing accapella.

You may bring your own accompaniment if you want.

You can also email pictures/resumes to hollercasting@gmail.com

Name/Age/Permanent State of Residence/Union affiliation (if any, not required)/Theater experience (if any, not required).