AUDITION NOTICE

EMERSON THEATER COLLABORATIVE SEEKING LOCAL ACTORS FOR AN UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF ALABAMA STORY

General Information

Production Title The Alabama Story by Ken Jones
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Regional Theater Production
Project length: 3 weeks
Posted on: Tuesday, September 26, 2018
Production Locations: Sedona AZ
Production Company: Emerson Theater Collaborative
Company website: emersontheatercollaborative.org
Director: Breinne Reeder
Producer: Camilla Ross
Casting Directors: Camilla Ross and Breinne Reeder
Audition Location: Sedona, AZ and SKYPE or ZOOM by appointment
Email: camillaross@me.com and breinne.reeder@gmail.com
Compensation: A Stipend will be offered

KEY DATES: Auditions: by Appointment only (Please note all auditions will be given a specific appointment.)
Please email headshot and resume to the above email addresses.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Rehearsals: February 4th – 8th, 2019 6pm to 10pm, February 11th – 15th, 2019 6pm to 10pm.
Tech week: February 18th - February 21, 2019
Performances: February 22, 2019 @ 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., February 23, 2019 @ 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., February 24, 2019 @ 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Rehearsals and Performances will take place at the Sedona United Methodist Church 110 Indian Cliff Drive, Sedona AZ. 86336. Not all actors will be at every rehearsal.

Synopsis: In 1959 Alabama, segregationist Senator E.W. Higgins wants a controversial children's picture book — about a white rabbit who marries a black rabbit — purged from the state library, but librarian Emily Wheelock Reed refuses, putting both of their worlds at risk in a time of extraordinary social change. Time: 1959 Place: Montgomery, Alabama; The Deep South; and Beyond.

White Male, 50ish - GARTH WILLIAMS, 50ish or older, a white writer and illustrator from the East Coast, who also assumes the roles of OTHERS, including aged, sickly Alabama State Representative BOBBY CRONE, Montgomery newspaper reporter HERSCHEL WEBB, segregationist columnist HENRY BALCH, a RADIO ANNOUNCER and WHITE PASSERSBY. GARTH should be watchful and omnipresent, when practical.

White Male, 50ish - SENATOR E.W. HIGGINS, 50ish or more, a white Alabama State Senator; pronounced Alabama accent. He is a charmer, a bully, a poisoner, a politician, a victim of the world be grew up in.

White Female, 50ish - EMILY WHEELOCK REED, 50ish or more, a white librarian, the State Librarian of Alabama, born in North Carolina and raised in Indiana; no Southern accent. She has no sense of humor, she does not suffer fools, she is all-business.

ALSO SEEKING: COSTUME DESIGNER

Questions

Have questions? E-mail us at casting@emersontheatercollaborative.org.

 

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