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AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES - Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College Non Equity Auditions

Posted: June 8, 2021
Audition Location: Submission,

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The Milburn Stone Theatre Looking to cast the following roles in August Wilson's Fences running September 17-19 

Please note: the roles of Troy, Rose and Jim have been cast from a previous round of auditions

Please send a 30 sec monologue in the style of the show to alliyahthorpe@gmail.com

Cory (Supporting) Male 14-18
Troy and Rose Masons’ son; a senior in high school; an ambitious young man who has the talent and determination to realize his dreams, Cory comes of age during the course of the play when he challenges and confronts Troy and leaves home.

Lyons (Supporting) Male 30-40
Troy's son from a previous relationship; Lyons is an ambitious and talented jazz musician; he grew up without Troy for much of his childhood because Troy was in prison; Lyons, like most musicians, has a hard time making a living; some knowledge on piano and/or guitar, but not required.

Gabriel (Supporting) Male, 40-55
Troy's younger brother; Gabriel was a soldier in the Second World War, during which he received a head injury that required a metal plate to be surgically implanted into his head; Gabriel wanders around the Maxson family's neighborhood carrying a basket and singing; he often thinks he is not a person, but the angel Gabriel who opens the gates of heaven with his trumpet for Saint Peter on Judgment Day; Gabriel exudes a child-like exuberance and a need to please; some singing.

Raynell (Supporting) Female, 7-10
The daughter of Troy. Rose takes her in as her own and raised her. Some singing.

Questions? Please email alliyahthorpe@gmail.com or send a message to boxoffice@cecil.edu

About Fences: Troy Maxson’s yard is his refuge. A sanctuary where, at long last, the grass is finally green. But it can always be greener, right? Troy’s story is both unique and universal — a portrait of the unsteady bridge between fathers and sons, and the wives and mothers who stand cheering for both sides while hanging their own dreams out to dry. A story strong enough to bear the weight of injustice and yearning and love, at its best and its most destructive. And it’s bigger — it’s more — than all of that. Fences is a modern classic, a book that deals with the impossibly difficult themes of race in America, set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. A lyrical, heartbreaking love song sung in August Wilson’s unparalleled poetry, about people whose hearts beat vast and deep. 

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