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Actors Required For Stage Play "Jitney"

Albuquerque, NM, United States
ID: 252073Exp: 12/2/2023

"Jitney" play in need of actors. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. See the details below. About the project: Synopsis: Get set to be mesmerized by August Wilson's "Jitney." This Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, known for masterpieces like "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and "Fences," takes us on a ride through 1970s Pittsburgh. Directed by the talented Angela Littleton, this play unearths the compelling tale of a group of itinerant Black drivers providing vital taxi services to their communities. It's a story brimming with family conflict, the shadow of Vietnam, battles against addiction, and confronting the ever-present specter of racism in this terrific ensemble piece. Additional info: Cold readings from the script. Show dates: March 8-24, 2024. If you are interested, please apply.

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9 roles

JIM BECKERMale60-69 y.o.African-American

The well-respected manager of the jitney station.

DOUBMale25-69 y.o.African-American

A driver, cautious and slow going, a Korean War veteran.

FIELDINGMale25-69 y.o.African-American

A driver, an alcoholic, formerly a tailor who clothed Billy Eckstine and Count Basie.

TURNBOMale25-69 y.o.African-American

A driver, notorious for being a gossip.

YOUNGBLOOD (Darnell Williams)Male26-29 y.o.African-American

A driver. Recently returned from Vietnam, working several jobs to provide for his family.

RENAFemale23-27 y.o.African-American

Youngblood's girlfriend and the mother of his young son, Jesse.

SHEALYMale25-69 y.o.African-American Latino / Hispanic Other Asian Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander Indian/South Asian

A flamboyant bookie who uses the jitney station as the basis of his operations. (may be POC, not African American).

PHILMOREMale25-69 y.o.African-American

A local hotel doorman and a frequent jitney passenger.

BOOSTER (Clarence Becker)Male36-39 y.o.African-American

Becker's son, who has just completed a 20-year prison sentence for murder.