Members of Actors' Equity Association (only) Auditions for:
Sweat, directed by Ron Himes: First Rehearsal 8/17/21; Opening 9/8/21; Closing 9/26/21
Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, directed by Ron Himes: First Rehearsal 12/21/21; Opening 1/12/22; Closing 1/30/22
Fireflies, directed by TBA: First Rehearsal 1/18/22; Opening 2/9/22; Closing 03/6/22
Behind the Sheet, directed by Ron Himes: First Rehearsal 2/22/22; Opening 3/16/22; Closing 4/3/22
Jitney, directed by Ron Himes: First Rehearsal 4/19/22; Opening 5/11/22; Closing 5/29/22
For any role(s) in Sweat,Dontrell, Fireflies and/or Behind the Sheet, please prepare two contrasting monologues (one serious, one comic) between 1-2 minutes each.
For any role in Jitney, please prepare a 1-2 minute August Wilson monologue.
Please begin your video by stating your name and which role(s) you select on the web form that you wish to be considered for.
Seeking AEA Actors for Leading Roles:
Evan – (40s, M, African American) Calm, focused, and professional.
Jason – (21-29, M, White American of German descent) Enjoys life but has buried resentments.
Chris – (21-29, M, African American) Open, generous, and has aspirations.
Oscar – (22-30, M Colombian-American) Hard worker, looking for better things.
Stan – (50’s, M White American of German descent) Has a limp. Peacemaker. Wise anchor of the community.
Tracey – (45-53, F, White American of German descent) Likes a good time with her friends. “A laugher,” but fierce when she feels betrayed.
Cynthia – (45-53, F, African American) Loves her friends, but feels her age, and wants something better for herself and her family.
Jessie – (40s. F. Italian-American.) A loyal friend. Has unexpressed longings. Frequently drunk.
Brucie – (40s, M, African American) A union man out on a long strike, trying hard to fend off despair.
Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea:
DONTRELL JONES III (M, 18, Black) Heir to a haunting and powerful legacy.
ERIKA - (W, 21, White) A lifeguard and Dontrell's soul mate.
DAD (Dontrell Jones Jr.) - (M, 40s, Black) Dontrell's father.
MOM (Sophia Jones) - (W, 40s, Black) Dontrell's mother.
DANIELLE – (W, 17, Black) Dontrell’s little sister.
SHEA - (W, 30s, Black) Dontrell's cousin on his father's side.
ROBBY- (M, 19, Black) Dontrell's best friend and an honorary member of the family.
Behind the Sheet:
PHILOMENA – black, mid to late 20s, female. Slave and doctor’s assistant, later medical patient. Nurturing, smart, aware of everything. Feel great depths but has to swallow everything.
GEORGE – white, 30s, male. From Alabama. Doctor and plantation owner. Charming. Driven. Intellectually curious.
JOSEPHINE – white, mid to late 20s, female. From Alabama. Wife of plantation owner, but really runs everything. Strong, but wounded.
DINAH – black, early to mid-30s, female. Slave and medical patient. Strong-willed, standoffish, but warm on the inside.
SALLY – black, late teens-late 20s, female. Slave and medical patient. Stubborn, witty, and tells it like it is.
MARY – black, late teens-late 20s, female. Slave and medical patient. Optimistic and nurturing.
BETTY – black, early 20s, female. Slave. One of the youngest. Haughty, standoffish.
BENJAMIN/LEWIS – black, late 20s to early 30s, male. Slave. Charismatic, driven, loves deeply.
SAMUEL/EDWARD—white, mid 20s to mid-30s, male. Doctor-in-training and plantation owner. Inquisitive, confident, and eager.
Olivia: F, Black, early 30’s, she’s weary, it’s as if she’s carrying the weight of this fiery world, she writes a lot, she smokes a lot, she stares off a lot,
she hears bombs a lot.
Charles: M, Black, early 30’s, he’s a preacher. Though he drinks a lot, it’s something about him that we like, that makes us feel like he’s the type
of man that can lead people through the smoke and into the Promised Land.
Becker – 60’s, A well-respected man who runs the jitney station
Doub – 40-70, A longtime jitney driver and Korean War veteran.
Rena – 18-30, Youngblood’s girlfriend and mother of their young son.
Turnbo – 18-60, A jitney driver who is always interested in the business of others.
Booster – Early 40’s, Becker’s son, recently released from prison.
Shealy – 18-40, A numbers taker who often uses the jitney station as his base.
Youngblood – Mid-late 20’s, A jitney driver and Vietnam veteran.
Fielding – 20-60, A driver, notorious for being a gossip.
Philmore – 18-60, a local hotel doorman and a frequent jitney passenger.