LOVE & SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT - Black Arts MKE Non Equity Auditions

Posted: February 5, 2020
Audition Location: Milwaukee, WI

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Black Arts MKE in association with Patton Daye Slater Productions presents LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT by Monica L. Patton and Bobby Daye.   We’re seeking strong local actors, dancers and singers – especially seeking mature character actors for the featured roles.  Performers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates.  LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT will be mounted at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, May 6-10, 2020.


Featuring Tony Award Nominee Felicia P. Fields from The Color Purple, LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT  blends the lush backdrop of rural Louisiana with unbridled jealousy, joy, and paid as it weaves a gripping tale about an old-money family torn apart by money, addiction and the revelation of a long buried family secret.



LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT auditions will be held SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020, 1:00PM TO 5:00PM, AND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020, 5:00PM TO 9:00PM at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, Studio 4A, (123 East State, use entrance next to loading dock, Fourth Floor.)  Please submit a head-shot or photo and artistic resume to INFO@BLACKARTSMKE.ORG by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020. Only those who submit will receive an audition appointment along with other important information.  Everyone will need an appointment in order to audition. Rehearsals for LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT will begin early April, held evenings and weekends. This is a paid opportunity.


Audition candidates should prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo and ballad.  You may not be asked to sing both.  Bring sheet music in correct key.  An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose (a cappella is not encouraged.)



Please note that callbacks are invite only and will be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020, from 5:00PM TO 9:00PM.  If called back, bring appropriate shoes and attire.



Seeking:  () indicates highest note

Milla - Soprano (D)

20s, African-American, Female, Beautiful, Prodigal Daughter of Wilhelmina. Witty and Worldly.

Wilhelmina- Alto (B)

40s, African-American, Female, Southern Socialite, Addict, Mother to Milla. Tragic Beauty.

Leland - Tenor (A)

20s, African-American, Male, Boyishly Charming, Louisa’s Grand-Nephew and Milla’s Childhood Friend.   

Tommy - Baritone/string falsetto (A) 

30s-40s, Caucasian, Street Hustler, Crude, Manipulative, Wilhelmina’s boyfriend.

Arnaud - Baritone (G)           

40s-50s, Caucasian, Married French Diplomat, Milla’s Lover.

Mr. Fitzpatrick - Baritone 

40s-50s, Caucasian, Family Lawyer

Violet (C)

20s, Any Ethnicity, Household help, Mischievous, Lazy.


Female ensemble - High Gospel Belt.  Male ensemble - Tenor/Baritone.



Black Arts MKE’s mission is to increase the availability and quality of African American arts.  Each year, we collaborate with over 100 local artists and arts organizations to bring renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians, composers, vocalists, and dancers to our community.  Our arts education and community outreach programs serve over 15,000 at-risk youth and their families including our new Youth Performing Arts Summer Camp.  Black Arts MKE’s annual signature performance event – Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a new holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee featuring an all local cast.  Black Arts MKE is a proud Affiliate Member of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and Resident Group at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.



Patton Daye Slater Productions LLC was founded by Monica Patton, Robert ‘Bobby’ Daye and Adam Slater.  PDSP is dedicated to the development of diverse commercial theatre.  Monica and Bobby are Broadway/National Tour veterans.  Monica is currently in her seventh year touring The Book of Mormon. Her Broadway credits include Finian’s Rainbow, Abby’s Song, and Ragtime. Her National Tour Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion King and Annie 30th Anniversary tour.  Bobby is currently touring with Disney’s Aladdin.  His Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Café, Dreamgirls, The Wiz, and The Book of Mormon.  To learn more visit


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