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Plowshares Announces 2010 auditions!



Plowshares Announces 2010 auditions!
Plowshares Theatre Company will hold auditions for its 20th Anniversary Season during the 2nd week of December. The lineup includes Alice Childress’ bittersweet love story Wedding Band, Order My Steps by Tracey Scott Wilson and Jazz: Birth of the Cool. “For the 2010 season, the award-winning Plowshares Theatre Company offers the revival of one of America’s greatest playwrights – Alice Childress, present a new musical exploration of the development of Jazz, and great dramas and passionate stories as we conclude the celebration of our present the 20thAnniversary Season with an incredible season of plays, programs and forums.” – Gary Anderson,Producing Artistic Director.

This season’s theme has been chosen to fit the celebratory nature of the year: Pride in Our Past, Faith in Our Future. Midwest Eligible Performer Regional Audition Notice Date & Hours of Auditions: Monday, December 14. Audition times will be assigned Location of Auditions: Equity and Non-Equity auditions for the plays will be held at 743 Beaubien Street (in Greektown above Niki’s Pizza). Callbacks will be held at the discretion of the director. Appointments: Actors may request a specific appointment time by calling 313.506.2858. Preference will be given to Actors’ Equity members in good standing.

Auditions for a role in WEDDING BAND will be conducted from 3 pm – 4 pm. Preparation: Actors should familiarize themselves with the plays being presented.

Those persons auditioning for JAZZ: BIRTH OF THE COOL must prepare two Jazz standards. All should bring a headshot and resume. Person with Casting Authority: Gary Anderson, Producing Artistic Director Personnel Present: Sean Rodriguez Sharpe, Artistic Associate Gary Anderson, Producing Artistic DirectorContract: SPT Tier 4; Non-equity talent is paid a flat fee of $12.50 an hour for rehearsal, performance week salary is based on level of experience. Seeking: Actors for the 2010 Season of Plays which includes: Show 1: Wedding Band DramaWritten by Alice ChildressDirected by Gary Anderson 1st Rehearsal: January 19, 2010Performance Dates: February 11 – March 14, 2010
CHARACTERS:Julia Augustine: 35 year-old Black woman;
Fanny Johnson: 30+ year-old Black woman;
Mattie: 23 year-old Black man;
Lula Green: 22 year-old Black woman;
Herman: 40’s-50’s year-old, White man
Herman’s Mother: 50s year-old white woman, holds airs
Annabelle: 19 year-old white woman;
Nelson Green: 19 year-old Black man;
Teeta: 10 – 13-aged year-old Black girl;
Princess: 10 – 13-aged year-old white girl;
The Bell Man: 25-35-aged year-old white man
The production will preview Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12, 2010. Press opening will be Saturday, February 13 and the play will run for five weeks through to March 14, 2010.

Show 2: Order My Steps Comedy/DramaWritten by Tracy Scott WilsonDirected by Gary Anderson 1st Rehearsal: March 23, 2010Performance Dates: April 15 – May 16, 2010
CHARACTERS:
Selena:
Malik:
Reverend Howard:
Doc Kelly:
Lynne:Karen:
Frank:Antwon:
Jackson
Charlotte
Bertha
Mrs. Armstrong
Jenette
George
Alicia
Momma
Maurice
Gangster
Celine
Sadeeka
Gay Sidekick
Pastor Howie
PhysicianDr. Cruz
Deacon Franklin
Selena’s Mother
Paul
Waitress
Nalik
Other Dates: The production will preview Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16, 2010. Press opening will be Saturday, April 17 and the play will run for five weeks through to May 16, 2010.

Show 3: Jazz: Birth of the Cool Musical RevueConceived and developed by Gary AndersonDirected by Gary AndersonMusical Direction by Marvin Thompson, Jr. 1st Rehearsal: May 18, 2010Performance Dates: June 10 – 27, 2010
CHARACTERS:The Man: Tenor, 25-40 year-old
Black womanThe Woman: Soprano, 25-40 year-old Black woman;
The Other Woman: Alto, a woman of unspecified age or race.
Other Dates: The production will preview Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11, 2010. Press opening will be Saturday, June12 and the play will run for three weeks through to June 27, 2010. For more information: Regarding the auditionsEmail: casting@plowshares.org

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