AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS FOR CLAYTON STATE THEATRE’S SPRING PRODUCTION
“JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE”
BY AUGUST WILSON
DIRECTED BY SHONTELLE THRASH
WHEN: NOV. 18, 2014
WHERE: A&S BLDG. RM. 221
TIME: 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Production Dates: Apr. 17, Apr. 18, Apr. 23, Apr. 24, Apr. 25, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Apr. 18 and Apr. 25 @ 2:30 pm.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. We’re casting the following roles:
SETH HOLLY: In his early fifties, Seth is owner of the boardinghouse and works as a craftsman.
BERTHA HOLLY: Seth's wife of 25 years and five years his junior, Bertha runs the boardinghouse.
BYNUM WALKER: A "conjure" man staying with the Holly's at the boardinghouse, Bynum is in his sixties and is a freed slave from the south.
RUTHERFORD SELIG: The only white character in the play, Selig is a peddler who sells Seth's goods. Known as the "People Finder."
JEREMY FURLOW: Another resident of the boardinghouse, Jeremy is a guitar-playing 25-year-old. He came to the North looking for a job and a way in life.
HERALD LOOMIS: An odd man who dons an overcoat and hat in mid-August, Loomis is 32 and a displaced slave searching for his wife.
ZONIA LOOMIS: Herald's daughter, Zonia is described as a tall and skinny 11-year-old.
MATTIE CAMPBELL: Mattie is a 25-year-old girl who is disappointed with her position in life and is looking for love.
REUBEN MERCER: Rueben is the Holly's next door neighbor and about Zonia's age.
MOLLY CUNNINGHAM: Molly is a good-looking young woman of 26 who is strong and independent.
MARTHA PENTECOST: Loomis' wife, Martha is about 28 and very religious and a member of the Evangelical church. She left the South and her daughter behind.
If you didn’t attend the general auditions last spring or have never auditioned for the one-and-only Shontelle Thrash, then you will need to perform a monologue before moving on to cold readings.
Sides for the audition will be available on our theatre website Wednesday, Nov. 12. If you’re unable to make it and are still interested in auditioning, send Thrash an email. Website address:http://www.clayton.edu/vpa/theatre
Keep in mind that this play is part of our THEA 1990/2990/3991 Play Development class. If you accept a role in the production, you will have to take this class, which meets Tues/Thurs. 2:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.