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ALL THE WAY - Cleveland Play House Auditions

Posted: May 20, 2016

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ALL THE WAY - NYC APPOINTMENT

Cleveland Play House|Cleveland, OH





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ATTN: All The Way, Role of _____
ELISSA MYERS CASTING
250 W. 54TH ST, 10TH FL
NEW YORK NY10019

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
B; $861/week

Seeking
NYC auditions to be held 6/7 - 6/9 by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from AEA members only via this posting.
AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered (no agent submissions).

See breakdown.

Other Dates
1st reh: 8/23/16. 1st Preview: 9/17. Opens: 9/23. Closes: 10/9

For consideration, Mail or Messenger picture and resume. Submissions received after May 30 will not be considered.

Personnel
Playwright: Robert Shenkkan
Director: Giovanna Sardelli
Artistic Director: Laura Kepley
Casting Office: Elissa Myers Casting
Casting Director: Paul Fouquet
Casting Associate: Karie Koppel


Breakdown

SEEKING:

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
African-American man, mid 30’s. The great Civil Rights leader and conscience of the nation. Has a brilliant mind and a powerful presence. He’s charismatic, insightful, and resilient, but no plaster saint: MLK is also funny, passionate, and a very shrewd political operator in his own right. He’s trying to keep the Movement alive through impossible tradeoffs and maneuverings, each of which weighs heavily upon him.

J. EDGAR HOOVER/AS CAST
Caucasian man, late 60’s. The infamous FBI Director, whose paranoia and desire for power leads him to sanction massive corruption and illegal surveillance. His extensive files on everyone in Washington make him dangerous, but he’s terrified of losing his position and influence. Hoover is vain and fussy, but a formidable opponent.

GOVENOR GEORGE WALLACE/MICHAEL SCHWERNER/KING OF NORWAY/AS CAST
WALLACE: Caucasian male, mid 40’s. The racist Governor of Alabama, an outspoken, brash, colorful political opportunist and thorn in LBJ’s side. Wallace is a rising political star, savvy, humorous and self-aware.
SCHWERNER: Caucasian male, mid 20’s. CORE field worker.

REVEREND RALPH ABERNATHY/AS CAST
African-American male, late 30’s. Reverend and civil rights leader. MLK’s closest friend and advisor. Funny, compassionate, and devoted.

WALTER JENKINS/AS CAST
Caucasian male, mid 40s. LBJ’s loyal, long-suffering and indispensable Chief of Staff. Has been with LBJ since the beginning and is a kind of surrogate son. A closeted homosexual.

SENATOR HUBERT HUMPHREY/STROM THURMOND/AS CAST
HUMPHREY: Caucasian male, mid 40’s. A Democrat from MN. Liberal leader in the Senate and a long-time champion of civil rights. A Charismatic speaker, well-liked and decent. Harbors White House aspirations.

THURMOND
Caucasian male, early 60’s. Democrat from SC. Key member of the Southern Caucus. Known for his vitriolic racist language and extreme views on segregation.

STOKELY CARMICHAEL/JAMES HARRISON/AS CAST
CARMICHAEL: African-American male, early 20s. Brilliant and fiery SNCC field organizer. Bold and unimpressed by authority. A strong advocate for the increasingly more militant approach to the civil rights movement.
HARRISON: African-American male, 30’s. SCLC accountant.

SENATOR RICHARD RUSSELL/AS CAST
Caucasian male, mid 60’s. Democrat from GA. Courtly but canny leader of the Dixiecrats. Unalterably opposed to integration. LBJ’s political mentor.

ROY WILKINS/AS CAST
African-American male, early 60’s. Head of the NAACP. Dapper, urbane, superior. Favors a conservative approach to the civil rights advancement.

ROBERT MCNAMARA/SEN. JAMES EASTLAND/REP. WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH/GOV. PAUL B. JOHNSON JR./ AS CAST
MCNAMARA: Caucasian male, mid 40’s. Secretary of Defense. Known for rigorous intelligence, brilliant managerial skills and acerbic manner. Chief architect of US policy in Vietnam.
EASTLAND: Caucasian male, late 50’s. Democrat from MS. Plantation owner and virulent racist. Head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and leader of the “official” Mississippi delegation to the Democratic Convention.
MCCULLOCH: Caucasian male, early 60’s. Republican from OH. Conservative supporter or civil rights.
JOHNSON JR.: Caucasian male, mid 40’s. Democrat from MS. Opposed to integration. Outspoken opponent of the Mississippi Freedom Summer.

STANLEY LEVINSON/REP JOHN MCCORMACK/ REV. EDWIN KING/AS CAST
LEVINSON: Caucasian Male, early 40’s. White, Jewish businessman and former communist from NY. Chief advisor to MLK. A plainspoken realist.
MCCORMACK: Caucasian Male, early 70’s. Democrat from MA. Liberal Speaker of the house. Even-handed and impartial.
KING: Caucasian male, late 20’s. White civil rights supporter once hand-picked by Bob Moses to run for Lt. Governor of Mississippi. Now helping the cause as an organizer for the MFDP.

SENATOR EVERETT DIRKSEN/REP. HOWARD SMITH/GOV. CARL SANDERS/AS CAST
DIRKSEN: Caucasian male, late 60’s. Republican from IL. State Minority leader. Old colleague of LBJ and noted orator.
SMITH: Caucasian male, early 80’s. Democrat from VA. Staunch segregationist and Chair of the House Rules Committee. Particularly canny and creative with his obstructionist tactics.
SANDERS: Caucasian male, late 30’s. Democrat from GA. Leader of the GA delegation to the Democratic National Convention.

LADY BIRD JOHNSON/GRAHAM/ST. GEORGE/AS CAST
LADY BIRD: Caucasian female, early 50’s. An ideal political wife. Committed above all to her husband’s schedule and needs. Tougher than she looks.
GRAHAM: Caucasian female, mid 40’s. High-powered publisher of the Washington Post. Allegedly had an affair with LBJ.
ST. GEORGE: Caucasian female, late 60’s. Republican form NY. Liberal supporter of civil rights.

CORETTA SCOTT KING/FANNIE LOUHAMER/AS CAST
CORETTA: African-American female, mid 30’s. Committed to the cause and her husband, but troubled by the dangers he faces and his suspected infidelity.
HAMER: African-American female, mid 40’s. Sharecropper turned civil rights activist. Co-leader of the MFDP. Uneducated, irrepressible, and inspiring.


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