B; $812/week AEA minimum
NY auditions will be held July 24, 2014, by appointment only.
Seeking AEA members only for these appointments.
The AEA member must submit him/herself directly in order to be considered via this posting.
See breakdown for info.
1st Rehearsal: Sept 19, 2014
1st Preview: Oct 18, 2014
Opening: Oct 23, 2014
Closing: Nov 15, 2014
Director: Timothy Douglas
Artistic Director: Blake Robison
Playwright: Keith Josef Adkins
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting
Indicate in subject line: SAFE HOUSE / NY APPT / AEA SUBMISSION
Email picture/resume ASAP
The Pedigrews are free people of color, a unique position in their antebellum Kentucky community of 1843. While one brother strives to open a shoe business and create a successful life for his family, the other risks it all to help slaves escape. When a fugitive comes knocking, the brothers' freedom, loyalty and dreams for the future are given the ultimate test. Inspired by the playwright's ancestors, this moving and surprising world premiere tells one family's fascinating story within the history of our region's role in the Underground Railroad.
(male, 30s, African American) A shoemaker. ambitious, handsome, controlling. A visionary beyond his confining environment. Though circumstances force him to make hard choices, they are always deeply considered – limited only by the harsh realities of limiting circumstances.
(male, 20s, African American) Addison’s brother. A free-spirit, virile, insubordinate and rebellious. He is also innately smart and fiercely committed to being his own man.
(female, 50s, African American) Addison and Frank’s aunt. industrious, quiet intensity; a free-spirit with a developed intuition, and a big heart.
(female, 20s, African American) A friend and neighbor. Though she’s partial to Frank, both brothers consider her to be their love interest. She is playful yet obedient and plays within the boundaries. Slightly jaded.
(male, 50s, Caucasian) the local patroller. kind-hearted, yet also trapped by circumstances of a pre-Civil War South. He grew up with Dorcas with whom he has genuine connection – as well as her nephews, but he must balance his regard for them with his responsibilities as the local Sheriff’s ‘eyes and ears’ (the equivalent of these ‘free-blacks overseer’).
(female, 20s, African American) The stranger. Mysterious, fearless, curious…a runaway slave with little to lose. Not afraid to speak her mind.