Ally Theatre Company is holding auditions for the DC Premier of Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson
Directed by Ty Hallmark
DOCTOR WILLIAMS: mid 40s-early 60s. White male. Charming, charismatic, a favorite among his patients. Loves being the boss. Hides his irritation and discomfort with Jaclyn behind a smile. Wants Jaclyn fired because he doesn't like her attitude but knows he has no legal ground to do so. Uses Ileen's adoration of him to manage and manipulate her relationship with Jaclyn.
ROSE SAUNDERS: late 60s-70s. A long-time patient of Dr. Williams. Feeble. Is offered a wheelchair but declines. Sweet and grandmotherly. There is no indication of her ethnicity in the script, but based on her dialogue she is most likely not black.
The roles of JACLYN SPAULDING and ILEEN VAN DE METER are cast.
Actors are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or age. Roles will be cast responsibly in regards to age and race.
All roles are paid.
Auditions at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Studio 4
3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, 7-9pm
First Rehearsal: January 22nd, 2019
First Preview: February 22nd, 2019
Opening Night: February 23rd, 2019
Closing Night: March 16th, 2019
Please secure your audition slot by emailing your headshot and resume to Jon Jon Johnson at the firstname.lastname@example.org email, with subject line: Rasheeda Audition. Please indicate your availability.
Upon confirmation of your audition time, you will receive sides from the show.
*If you are available for the production, and for the entire rehearsal period, but are unable to
attend auditions on these dates, please let us know.
Special Project: MAPPING RACISM
Ally, in partnership with Joe's Movement Emporium and The Hyattsville CDC, has a very exciting opportunity for a playwright and we want to extend to our supporters and followers for submission. We are on a tight timeline so the playwright should be comfortable with working quickly and fast deadlines.
Project Description and Details: A $4000 Grant has been awarded to Joe’s for the creation of a short play centered around Restricted Deed Covenants, which, while illegal, still exist on many lease agreements today. In partnership with the Hyattsville Development Corporation, Joe’s has been tasked with creating a short play that addresses the racial and racist implications of these RDCs. Joe’s has asked Ally to lead this project.
Ally's commissioned playwright will be provided research and local stories collected by Hyattsville CDC to write a 30-45 minute play that will receive a staged reading in January 2019. The play will then be performed in full in May. It will have 2 performances at Joe’s and 1 performance at another TBD location in Hyattsville. We are providing $1000 to the playwright for this work.
If interested, please submit a writing sample to email@example.com, Subject Line: MAPPING RACISM SUBMISSION. Deadline for submission is this Friday, October 19th and we will make a decision by the end of the month with a goal to have the playwright starting research and a first draft in early November.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. Hope to hear from you!!
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