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THE WHIPPING MAN - Arkansas Repertory Auditions

Posted: August 18, 2014

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THE WHIPPING MAN - Submit for NY Appointment
Arkansas Repertory | Little Rock, AR


Send To

Email
pmensky@therep.org

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
$600/week

Seeking
NYC auditions will be held 9/8-9/9 by appointment only.
Seeking submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.

The AEA member must submit him/herself directly in order to be considered via this posting.

see breakdown.

Other Dates
First rehearsal is December 30, 2014, opening is January 23, 2015, and closing is February 8.

Personnel
Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate
directed by Gilbert McCauley
written by Matthew Lopez

Other
housing and transportation provided.

Indicate in subject line: THE WHIPPING MAN NY AUDITION REQUEST / AEA SUBMISSION


Breakdown

Seeking:

CALEB:
Twenties. White. The only child of the De Leon family. A defected Confederate captain. John’s half brother.

JOHN:
Twenties. Biracial. The son of Mr. De Leon and one of his slaves. A former slave in the De Leon household. Caleb’s half brother.

SIMON:
Fifties. African American. A former slave in the De Leon household. Simon is the elder of the family and has a wife and daughter who also worked in the De Leon household serving the white family.


About the play: On Passover, 1865, the Civil War has just ended and the annual celebration of freedom from bondage is being observed in Jewish homes across the country. One of these homes sits in ruins. As Jewish confederate officer Caleb DeLeon returns from the war, badly wounded, to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining, Simon and John, the two men are forced to care for him.


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