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ALABAMA STORY **New Date** - Florida Studio Theatre Auditions

Posted: December 22, 2015

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ALABAMA STORY - FL EPA by Appointment

Florida Studio Theatre | Sarasota, FL

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal


Equity Principal Auditions by
NEW DATE: Now Tuesday January
5, 2016
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1 to 2

LORT Non-Rep
D; $637/week AEA min

Florida Studio Theatre
1241 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Equity actors for various roles.

See breakdown for more info.

Auditionees should prepare the side that can be obtained when scheduling an appointment (also available at the audition). All should bring an updated photo & resume to the audition

Other Dates

Rehearsals begin – March 15, 2016
Show opens – April 8, 2016
Show closes – May 28, 2016

James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator will conduct these auditions.

Director: Richard Hopkins
by Kenneth Jones
· A monitor will

not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

AEA members call Dana Ernest, Artistic Assistant at 941-366-9017, ext. 347 to schedule an audition time.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones
In 1959 Montgomery, Alabama, the civil rights movement is flowering. A children’s book with a hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense state librarian. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story puts political foes, childhood friends, and one feisty author at opposite ends of clashing perceptions.


Garth Williams
(50ish) A white writer and illustrator from the East Coast, who also assumes the roles of OTHERS: including Alabama State Rep Bobby Crone, reporter Herschel Webb, segregationist columnist Henry Balch, a Radio Announcer and Passersby

Lily Whitfield
(early 30’s) A white woman from small town Alabama privilege

Joshua Moore
(early 30’s) A middle-class African American man, who left Alabama more than a decade ago

Senator E. W. Higgins
(50s) A white Alabama state senator in favor of segregation and censorship

Emily Wheelock Reed
(40’s-50) A white librarian, the State Librarian of Alabama, born in North Carolina, raised in Indiana

Thomas Franklin
(late 20’s) A white reference librarian, Emily’s assistant, Alabama native

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