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Actors Needed for "All of Them Riding on Horses" Staged Reading

Durham, NC, United StatesID: 197016Exp: 10/1/2022

The company is holding auditions for "All of Them Riding on Horses" and looking for actors, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: Two teenagers—a descendant of American enslavers and a recent immigrant from Kingston, Jamaica—find their way in Trump-era Richmond, Virginia. A story of friendship, kinship, and the healing power of activism and art, the play highlights the protagonists' refusal to whitewash the past. The play asks the fundamental question: how do we move forward when the past contains trauma? All of Them Riding on Horses suggests that denial is never the answer—not within a family trying to help a child heal from sexual trauma or within a city or a nation trying to redress past and continuing injustice. Rate: All actors will receive a stipend following the final performance for their work. When apply please send resume and a head-shot, Optional - Video audition upload.

8 roles

MARY FITZHUGH TYLERMale18-22 y.o.All ethnicities

A teenage white Richmonder. Fierce, impassioned. Becoming an activist.

DEVON SHAWMale18-22 y.o.African-American

A teenage painter, totally committed to art, astute about the world. Immigrated to Richmond from Kingston, Jamaica at age 14.

ANN MASON TYLERFemale43-47 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary Fitzhugh’s widowed mother. Old white Richmond, on the board of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

KIERA SHAWMale20-24 y.o.African-American

Devon’s older sister. Determined. A medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University.

MONA SHAWFemale40-44 y.o.African-American

Devon’s mother. A woman, originally from Moore Town, Jamaica, who owns a lucrative import/export company in Richmond.

JOHN RANDOLPH (a.k.a. TIGER) TYLERMale20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary Fitzhugh’s older brother. A white UVA grad. Alcoholic. Lives in Charlottesville.// DIETRICH NEUMANN, a white Tufts sophomore from Germany. Philosophy major. (one actor plays both)

GRANNY IDA FITZHUGH RANDALLFemale70-79 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary Fitzhugh’s maternal grandmother. Originally from Keysville, Virginia. Lives in a retirement community in Richmond.

HENRY TYLMale18-45 y.o.All ethnicities

Mary Fitzhugh’s deceased father. Old white Richmond. Money manager. Died of a heart attack at age 45.