A Town Divided: A Play of Shakespeare, Race, and Our City
in partnership with Tallahassee Community College, Leon County Schools and Goodwood Museum & Gardens
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 production and we are seeking strong actors who are equally thrilled by this extraordinary opportunity.
Auditions will be held Thursday, September 13th at 6:30pm at Tallahassee Community College in room FPAC 104.
We encourage you to prepare for your auditions with sides (for your character) found here:
Female, 35-50, Elle, Juelle’s mother, a reserved but strong woman who raised her two children with her faith in G-d 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, 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.
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 October through November. Click here for the current rehearsal schedule
There will be daytime performances Wednesday-Friday, November 28-30, 2018 at Goodwood Museum & Gardens; and evening (public) performances Nov 29 & 30th 7pm at Goodwood Museum & Gardens.
For more information, contact Laura Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org