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Casting Performers for "Alabama Story" Show

Chicago, IL, United States
ID: 264384Exp: 7/12/2024

The company is holding auditions for "Alabama Story" Show and looking for performers, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: Alabama Story is based on the true story in the 1950s about an Alabama state librarian facing an effort to ban a children's book about a white bunny and a black bunny who get married. This is a timely and moving story that weaves together historical occurrences with fictional characters to drive home the real-world implications of censorship and book-banning that we still face today. Rate: Main cast: $300 stipend for production. Understudies: $150 stipend + $25/show performed. Additional info: Callbacks: July 20: 1-4 p.m. Location will be provided as needed. Time Commitment: Rehearsals will be 3-4 times/week on weeknight evenings and/or weekend days in September 2024. A table read and/or table work may be scheduled for a few dates in August. Final dates will be confirmed after review of cast conflicts. Cast members and understudies MUST be available the following dates: Tech week: Sunday, September 22 in the afternoon and Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26 in the evenings. Performances: show will run Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon matinees from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 20, 2024. Please note that that characters Joshua and Lilly have one brief scripted kiss. An intimacy choreographer will be available to stage this scene. When applying, please include your headshot and resume.

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6 roles

Emily Wheelock ReedFemale50-59 y.o.White / Caucasian

State Librarian of Alabama, born in North Carolina, raised in Indiana

Thomas FranklinMale26-30 y.o.White / Caucasian

Reference librarian, Emily's assistant, from Montgomery, Alabama

Senator E.W. HigginsMale50-59 y.o.White / Caucasian

Alabama state senator

Joshua MooreMale30-34 y.o.African-American

Upwardly mobile middle class African American man who left Alabama years ago*

Lilly WhitfieldFemale30-34 y.o.White / Caucasian

A woman from small-town Alabama privilege*

Garth Williams/OthersMale50-59 y.o.All ethnicities

A white writer and illustrator from the East Coast. This role will act as narrator, as well as embodying multiple other roles including aged state representative Bobby Crone, segregationist columnist Henry Branch, radio announcer, and passersby.