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BLACK PEARL SINGS - Portland Center Stage Auditions

Posted: February 7, 2012

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- Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments

Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR)LORT D; $566/week minimum (theatre pays above min)

Artistic Director: Chris Coleman

Director: Bill Fennelly

Writer: Frank Higgins

Casting: Harriet Bass

1strehearsal: 3/27/12. Runs: 4/27/12 - 6/17/12 (with possible extension 7/1/12)

NYC auditions will be held on February 24, 2012, by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from

Actors' Equity Members onlyfor these auditions.

For consideration, mail picture and resume to:

Harriet Bass Casting

648 Broadway #912

New York, NY 10012



Alberta ‘Pearl’ Johnson:

African-American female. Late 30s-early 40s. She is a survivor. A woman of great strength and dignity who is not afraid to speak her truth. She is a granddaughter, a daughter, a wife, a mother and a lover. She is sharp and feisty. Must be able to sing a cappella with real soul and musicality. Capable of understanding tremendous tragedy she must also possess a strong dry comic timing. Seeking a strong and fearless actress who has a good singing voice. Must be comfortable dealing with difficult matters of race.

Susannah Mullally:

Caucasian female. Late 30s-early 40s. She is a song collector for the Library of Congress. A strong woman determinedto be successful in a male dominated world. She is on the one hand entitled and from privilege but on the other she is a progressive outsider who refuses to accept any second-class designation or her role as a traditional woman of the times. Seeking a strong, fearless actress with range, who can sing a cappella. She must be able to or willing to learn how to play the Autoharp. Must be comfortable dealing with difficult matters of race.

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