Monday, August 31, 2015

Shades of Truth Theatre is now holding Auditions for "A Whistle in Mississippi:The Lynching of Emmett Till"

Shades of Truth Theatre is now holding Auditions for its 2015-2016 season.
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 A Whistle in Mississippi:The Lynching of Emmett Till by Michael Green & Daniel Carlton  
According to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. This play explores the impact of the untimely death of Emmett Till and the powerful ripples of change that transformed America but also introduces a young boy whose vibrant personality, and charismatic disposition always left a wrinkle in the forehead and smile on your face and that is what will be forever missed.
We are looking for strong Non-Equity performers who are available for weekend and daytime shows during the week. All shows are with pay and travel stipend.  Equity Actors are encouraged to audition as some shows are being considered for Equity Showcase.


Character Breakdown:
Mose Wright 60 -70’s: Uncle to Emmett Till. Preacher / Farmer - He is somber and dignified.
Mamie Till Mobley 30’s – 40’S: Emmett’s Mother. Well spoken and articulate. She is Passionate as well as defiant.
 Emmett Till: (Physical Actor in early 20’s to play 14 year old) He is a Charismatic, Charmer who is also a born leader.  Emmett has a great sense of humor.
 Roy Bryant (White 25 – 30) He is a poor southern owner of a Grocery Store in Money Mississippi. He is accused of and later admits to kidnapping and murdering Emmett Till.
Carolyn Bryant (white 20 - 25) She is a former beauty queen and wife of Roy Bryant. A brief encounter with Emmett Till in the Grocery store owned by her jealous husband has dreadful consequences.

Audition Information: Please prepare a 2-3 minute monologue
(sides will also be provided)
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