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How do we transcend the pain of horrendous circumstance? It's 1928 and the heart-stung, yet joyful power of the blues tints this stark drama with pure life. It is the epic story of two sisters: Chelsea, the wild child and Oleta, the church girl; born in a bordello in Silverton, Colorado. Desperately, they seek to exact their future; to force happiness to be. Thus, it eludes them, haunts them, and tantalizes them in decisions rooted in alleviating pain. Sometimes we can lead life, but sometimes we must just follow.
The original play was a 2002 finalist for The Playwrights' Center Emerging Writers Jerome Fellowship.
Auditions held at
Su Teatro @ the Denver Civic
721 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Auditions are by appointment only.
The production is scheduled to run October 20 through November 5. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm
Please prepare a one minute, contemporary, dramatic monologue. You may also be asked to read from the script. (Sides will be available for your review at the audition.)
For additional information or to schedule an audition, contact us at 720-857-8000, or respond by e-mail at email@example.com.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Chelsea Sweetwater||Female||African American||31-40||Older sister, wild-child. An entertainer like Josephine Baker. PRE-CAST|
|Oleta Sweetwater||Female||African American||25-30||Younger sister, church girl. A singer like Billie Holiday.|
|\"Mama\" Laurel Sweetwater||Female||African American||25-30||A ghost? A memory? A madam of a brothel in Silverton, CO.|
|Irvin Greenwood||Male||African American||25-30||Wild young man with a good heart.|
|Sidney \"Sunshine\" Darden||Male||African American||31-40||Master tap dancer. Haunted by his demons.|
|Hopkins||Male||African American||41-50||Trumpet player and whiskey joint owner from down south.|
|The Cut||Male||African American||31-40||A hood & killer from Denver.|
|Dancer 1||Female||African American||18-24||“Peanut-Butter Babies” & “Dream Wraiths”.|
|Dancer 2||Female||Black Caribbean||18-24||“Peanut-Butter Babies” & “Dream Wraiths”.|
|Dancer 3||Female||Other Black Background||18-24||“Peanut-Butter Babies” & “Dream Wraiths”.|
|Dancer 4||Female||African American||18-24||“Peanut-Butter Babies” & “Dream Wraiths”.|