CASTING CALL

Production Title: "PRUDENCE"by Stefan Lanfer
Union / Non-Union:Non-Union
Production Type: Staged Reading
Project length: 2 Hours
Posted on: Monday, January 30, 2017
Production Locations: Norwichand Mystic, CT
Production Company:Emerson Theater Collaborative
Company website: emersontheatercollaborative.org
Director: Theresa Broach
Producer: Lisa Giordano
Casting Directors: Lisa Giordano and Theresa Broach
Audition Location: Mystic Area, CT and SKYPE by appointment
Email:theresabroach@mac.com
Compensation: NONE

KEY DATES
Auditions:
February 6 and 8, 2017 from 5:00 –8:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Mystic, CT 06355
February 13 and 15, 2017 from 5:00 –8:00 p.m. via SKYPE
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific appointmentwithin this window)
Rehearsals: April 3 & 5, the Community Room at the Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT06360
Performances: April 8 from 12:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Otis Library in Norwich and in June (date TBD) in Mysticat the First United Methodist Church.

Synopsis: In the1830s, two-dozen black girls traveled to rural Connecticut seeking an education. They met insults, violence, and threats of whippings. Theirwhite teacher, Prudence Crandall, was jailed, andthe ensuing trials nearly forced the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether nonwhites were citizens. Prudence traces this story through the eyes of Julia Williams, a young black woman, who visits the Prudence Crandall Museum. Initially, Julia is angered by what she sees as yet another "white savior" story, butas she, a friend, and her mother assume the roles of their 1830s counterparts, they find their place in this still unresolved narrative –then and now.

Characters: (There are 10 characters but through doubling they will be performed by 7 actors.)
Julia Williams……………………… Student, late teens, African American
Sarah Harris………………………... Student, late teens, African American
Hope Williams…………………….. Julia's Mother, 40s, African American
Mary Denison……………………….Museum Tour Guide, 60s, White
Prudence Crandall…………………. School Principal, 30s, White
William Lloyd Garrison…………..... Abolitionist, Newspaper Editor, late 20s, White
Andrew T. Judson………………….. Attorney, Legislator, 40s, White (same actor playing William Lloyd Garrison)
Joyce Peters………………………… Episcopal Minister's Wife, 60s, White (same actor playing Mary Denison)
Ann Eliza Hammond………………..Student, late teens, African American
William Wolcott Ellsworth………… Attorney, 40s, White (same actor playing Mary Denison)

Send resume and headshot to theresabroach@mac.com and cross@emersontheater.org. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

General Information

Casting

ETC casts primarily from the New England Tri-State Region.

Photo and résumé submissions

Please send your headshot photo and resume to us at any time throughout the year:

Theresa Broach, Artistic Director
Emerson Theater Collaborative
P.O. Box 633
Mystic, CT 06355

Questions

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

 

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