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THE MOUNTAINTOP - Conejo Players Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 5, 2021
Audition Location: Submission,

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The Mountaintop
Written by Katori Hall
Produced by Special Arrangement with: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Directed by Sahai Lara
Co-Producers: Denice Stradling and Jennifer Roe

Audition Dates: January 12th and January 13 at 7:30 PM 

Performance Dates: Friday, March 12th, Saturday, March 13th at 8pm, & Sunday, March 14th at 2pm 

Rehearsal Info: Mon-Fri. - 7:30pm  - 10pm from January 18th until opening, March 12th. Auditions and some rehearsals will be online through Zoom.  Additionally, many rehearsals and ALL PERFORMANCES will be held at the Conejo Players Theatre with the cast and crew. The Conejo Players address is 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

(The performances will be filmed in the Conejo Players Theatre and will be live streamed to the audience. We are expected to meet together within the safety guidelines established by the State of California and the County of Ventura. Masks will be worn during all rehearsals until a later date. The show calls for the performers to be in brief but close contact with each other. Please take this into consideration before you audition. The Conejo Players Theatre will take every step to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone involved).

For more information and/or to sign up to audition: Sahai Lara (Director): (914)482-8751 OR sahai_lara@aol.com. Devery Holmes (Production Advisor): (818)439-1420 OR devery@sparkam.com

Character Breakdown:

   Martin Luther King Jr. – Male – Black/African Descent, MLK at the time was 39 (actor should be able to play 35-50) Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a bruting intelligence and almost hidden vulnerability. He can sometimes present as older than his true age. A brilliant orator, impassioned preacher, and a fearless leader. MLK, though a revered leader of the civil rights movement, was still a human who was driven by his unquenchable lust for life in all of its extremes. 

   Camae – Female – Black/African Descent, (actor should be able to play 20-30)A young maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a very beautiful, fun-spirited, and confident. As a young woman, she claims the power that she holds within her body as well as the power that she holds within her mind. Camae’s personality is a delicate mix of sass and sensuality. She is both very human, but also very special.

Plot Summary:  The Mountaintop is a two-person drama about the last day of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire play is set in the Lorraine hotel room, the evening before his assassination. King is alone, trying to create yet another powerful speech. When he orders a cup of coffee from room service, a mysterious woman arrives, bringing much more than a late-night beverage. What follows is a reflective, often funny, often touching conversation in which Dr. King examines his achievements, his failures, and his unfinished dreams.

 

 

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