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BOURBON AT THE BORDER and THE AMEN CORNER - Penumbra Theatre Co. Auditions

Posted: May 5, 2011

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BOURBON AT THE BORDER and THE AMEN CORNER
Penumbra Theatre Co.
St. Paul, MN


Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition
5/23/2011

Location
Penumbra Theatre Co.
270 N Kent Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Club Room B



Time(s)
Monday, May 23rd
Tuesday, May 24th
10 AM - 5 PM each day

Appointments
will be taken by the Producer. Contact Allen Weeks at allen.weeks@penumbratheatre.org or call 651-288-7785. E-mail is preferred.

> EPA Rules are in effect.
> A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Other Dates
BOURBON: 1st rehearsal 2/20/12; runs 3/27-4/22
AMEN CORNER: 1st rehearsal 4/2/12; runs 5/5-6/17


Breakdown

BOURBON AT THE BORDERby Pearl Cleage
Directed by Lou Bellamy
No matter how far they travel or how much time passes, Charlie and May cannot escape the ghosts of their past. Outlaws in an unlawful society, they run for the border. Bourbon at the Border is a riveting drama that unveils the psychological effects of racial violence and terrorism upon those who were on the frontlines of the American Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Join us for the gripping story of their last fight for freedom.

MAY THOMPSON- an African-American woman, late 40s
ROSA ST. JOHN- an African-American woman, late 40s
CHARLES THOMPSON- an African-American man, late 40s
TYRONE WASHINGTON- an African-American man, late 40s


THE AMEN CORNERby James Baldwin (to be performed on the Wurtele Thrust at the Guthrie Theater)
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Sister Margaret Alexander, pastor of her church, has devoted her life to serving the Lord, but when her son unexpectedly reunites her with her estranged husband, she finds herself torn. Featuring live gospel music by the renowned Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, The Amen Corner illuminates the power of love and the price of salvation.

MARGARET ALEXANDER - Pastor of the church, 40s
ODESSA- Margaret’s older sister, 50s
IDA JACKSON- A young woman, 30s
SISTER MOORE- Elder of the church, 40s-60s
SISTER BOXER- Elder of the church, 40s-60s
BROTHER BOXER- Elder of the church, 40s-60s
DAVID- Margaret’s 18-year-old son, 20s-early 30s
LUKE- Margaret’s husband, 40s-50s
SISTER SALLY- Member of the congregation
SISTER DOUGLAS - Member of the congregation
SISTER RICE- Member of the congregation
BROTHER DAVIS- Member of the congregation
BROTHER WASHINGTON- Member of the congregation

Contract
SPT
Tier 9; Actor min. $498/wk

Seeking
Male and Female ACtors, 20+, all ethnicities, for BOURBON AT THE BORDER and THE AMEN CORNER; see breakdown.

Breakdown
A breakdown has been added for this notice. See below.

Preparation
Please prepare 1 monologue by a contemporary American playwright, not to exceed 2 minutes. A song (to be sunga cappellais optional. Bring headshot and resume.

Other

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.




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