Pay Rate: No Pay
Audition Date and Time: Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22; 1:00 - 4:00 pm; No appointment necessary.
Audition Location: Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln, Skokie, Il., 60077; Rooms P103 - 104
Contact Person Email: dcunning@oakton.edu
Contact Person Name: Daniel Cunningham

Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress ~ Directed by Dan Wirth

Trouble in Mind by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, is the first play by a black woman to win an Obie Award (1956) for best original off-Broadway production. The drama explores what happens when black actors performing in a play about lynching and Southern racism must deal with the condescending attitude of their white male director. The play’s female lead, Wiletta Mayer, stands up to him, revealing his racist attitudes, but faces severe consequences as a result.

Material to Prepare:

Please prepare a 1- 2 minute monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals are in the evening and some weekend afternoons. Performances are Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 pm.

Character Type/Restrictions:

~ Open Call Auditions.  Seeking:

Two African American females, 30 – 40s

One African American male, 60 – 80s

One African American male, 20 - 30s

One white female, 20 - 30s

Three white males, 20 - 50s

One white male, 70 - 80s

To apply for this job email your details to backstageright@gmail.com