Auditions

A Town Divided

A Town Divided

Auditions will be held at Tallahassee Community College in conjunction with Theatre TCC’s Fall Auditions August 27 & 28 at 7pm:

This original production, crafted from the stories of Tallahassee residents, uses William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as a framework to examine racial divides in our city. This is a unique and exciting one-act play/production and we are seeking strong actors who are equally thrilled by this extraordinary opportunity.

Seeking SIX (6) Actors:

Female, 18-25 for the role of Juelle Wright – an intelligent, feisty, open-minded, and caring African-American woman who is a senior at Rickards High School.

African American Female, 35-50, Elle, Juelle’s mother, a reserved but strong woman who raised her two children with her faith in God and Dr. Martin Luther King.

Male 18-25, Caucasian for the role of Rob – a bright, reserved, Shakespeare-lover who is a senior at Chiles High School.

Female, Caucasian, 35-50, Sarah, Rob’s mother, a stay-at-home Mom who has devoted her life to raising her children, observant but ambivalent about sharing her political views.

African American Male,18-25, Tyrone, Juelle’s protective older brother, college student, has experienced racial discrimination and hopes to shield his sister from the same.

Male, Caucasian, 25-50, Sheriff Joe, local law enforcement officer, still recovering from the death of his partner, his premature return to work creates the play’s tragedy.

 

Availability: Rehearsals run December 2019 through February 2020. There will be evening performances Wednesday & Thursday, February 12 & 13; and one daytime performance Friday, February 14.

For more information, email Laura Johnson at laura@southernshakes.org

 


A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

An abridged version of William Shakespeare’s story of a complex love triangle, where Hermia is in love with Lysander but her father wants her to marry Demetrius, who Helen loves. Into the woods we follow them, where we also meet an amateur acting troupe rehearsing a play, the King and Queen of the Fairies, and the mischievous Puck.

Character list

Hermia (female, 20-30) Her father is forcing her into marriage to a man she doesn’t love, flees with her true love

Lysander (male, 20-30) Loves Hermia and is willing to elope with her

Helena (female, 20-30) Friend of Hermia, in love with Demetrius

Demetrius (male, 20-30) Also in love with Hermia

Oberon (male, 30-60) King of the Fairies

Titania (female, 30-60) Queen of the Fairies

Puck (male or female, 20-40) Spirit, Oberon’s mischievous sidekick

Peter Quince (male or female, 20-60) Director of the local amateur acting troupe

Bottom (male, 20-60) Lead actor of the troupe, who has an ass’s head attached by Puck

Flute (male, 20-60) Actor, usually cast in female roles

Snug (male or female, 20-60) Timid actor, cast as a lion

Peaseblossom (male or female, 20-30) Fairy/Elf, part of Titania’s attendants

Mustardseed (male or female, 20-30) Fairy/Elf, part of Titania’s attendants

Cobweb (male or female, 20-30) Fairy/Elf, part of Titania’s attendants

 

Availability: Rehearsals run February through April 2020. Performances (including daytime shows) are April 15 – 18
with others TBA.

For more information, email Laura Johnson at laura@southernshakes.org