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AAPG & MPH Playwright's Festival Winner 2021
Directed by Elizabeth Flax
Written by Coolidge Harris II
Auditions July 24 & 25th
3:30pm-7:00pm Saturday July 24th
3:30-5:00pm Sunday July 25th
Callbacks 5:00-7:00pm Sunday July 25th
All auditions conducted virtually via Zoom
Please submit an audition form AND sign up for an audition slot using these links.
You will need to complete BOTH parts below in order to audition.
Note: You will have the opportunity to attach an optional resume and/or headshot with the audition form.
We are not accepting any physical form submissions, only forms submitted through the website.
Please note that some of the roles have already been cast—we are looking to fill additional roles and are specifically looking for adult, African-American actors.
A small stipend will be provided for those who are cast.
Auditions will take place via Zoom and will consist of readings and monologues from the script.
Actors should prepare a monologue provided on the this webpage and be familiar with the other sides listed.
Actors should be ready to read with both auditioning actors and actors who have already been cast in their role.
Callbacks will also take place virtually via Zoom.
About the Show
Winner of the African American Playwrights Group 2021 Playwright's Festival (a collaboration with Matthews Playhouse). This historical drama, set in Tulsa, OK, starts on the day of May 30th, 1921; the day leading up to the Black Wall Street massacre. Lucile and Red-Manning, owners of a boarding house located in the heart of the Greenwood district, come to realize they are two degrees separated from a guest who has come to establish roots there. Lucile and Red-Manning have a special union which is threatened by this mysterious traveler. The boarding home occupants, like most citizens of Greenwood live a normal life, proud of the community they have built, but navigating the undercurrent of racial inequities is a constant in their lives. The play is a love story that orbits the most violent day in Black American history.
Performances September 17 & 18, 2021
Friday September 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday September 18th at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Talkback Immediately Following the Sep. 18th 2:00pm Performance
Performed in The Fullwood Theatre at the Matthews Community Center