The Women of Plums - Casting Call & Audition

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D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities

200 I Street Southeast

Multi-Purpose Room

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The Women of Plums
Casting Call & Audition

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is casting the second installment of the theatrical adaptation of "The Women of Plums," the award-winning book by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick, featuring poems written in the voices of slave women who relate lives of appalling deprivation in lyrical monologues.

DATE & LOCATION
Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

200 I (Eye) Street, SE
Multi-Purpose Room
Washington, DC 20003

Photo ID is required to enter the building
Those interested in auditioning are asked to register.
Please bring a headshot/photo to the audition, and theatrical resume, if available.

ROLES (click on the names to view the audition poem for that character):

Peggy: African American Female or Male, Age 18-25
A fearless female or male that has been captured by slave traders and is making the voyage from Africa.

Lula: African American Female, Age 13-15
Teenage female slave full of personality who masks her emotions in her green scarf.

Harriet: African American Female, Age 24-35
Courageous female who is ready to runaway but must make the ultimate sacrifice to leave her husband behind.

Hattie: African American Female, Age 25-30
A protective mother who is being auctioned and fears that she will be sold apart from her daughter.

Sophie: African American Female, 14-18
A sassy young female with a secret that she must keep from Massa and Missus

Please note that these characters are for audition purposes only. Production characters are subject to change.

REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATE AND LOCATION
Rehearsals begin January 2017, production date Feb. 16, 2017 at Lincoln Theatre

COMPENSATION & NON-UNION CONTRACT DETAILS
$600 honorarium

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be 18 or over.
Must be a resident of the District of Columbia or surrounding metropolitan area.
Selected actors will be expected to attend and participate in up to four (4)-five (5) performance rehearsals to include a tech rehearsal prior to event.

CONTACT: Ebony C. Brown, Events Manager, ebony.brown@dc.gov or JaKenna Martin, Events Associate jakenna.martin@dc.gov (202) 724-5613.

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D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities

200 I Street Southeast

Multi-Purpose Room

Washington, DC 20003

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