Auditions for a All Female Play about Baseball

04/06/2010

Auditions, theater, New York City

Seeking only actors with extensive stage experience. Must be athletic, and able to play baseball. ALL CHARACTERS ARE 5? 7 OR ABOVE. Not a show for beginners. do not DOUBLE submit. The play is written and will be directed by award winner Layon Gray. His play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” is currently a hit playing Off- Broadway. There is a stipend per performance, This show will be NON-UNION.

Project Synopsis -
Set in 1945, the coach of an All Negro female baseball team is found dead. Racism, deceit, betrayal are brought to light as this powerful drama unveils.

BETTY – Lead / Female / African American, Caucasian, East Indian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Ethnically Ambiguous, Native American, Pacific Islander / 18 – 26 years
Description: Betty is biracial, or very light skin — must look Caucasian, but play African American- very shy, timid, cant play ball as good as the rest of the girls, but tries very hard. MUST have southern accent.

CHARLEY – Lead / Female / African American / 21 – 35 years
Description: Charley is opposite Betty, Strong willed, fast base runner. Split personalities, evil at times. Flirty. MUST have a southern accent.

CONNIE – Lead / Female / African American / 21 – 35 years
Description: From Florida, Very funny, comedic timing is a must, plays catcher, very athletic. MUST have a southern accent.

SARA JANE Lead / Female / African American / 21 – 35 years
Description: Sara Jane is the investigator – reporter, Must be able to command the stage with her voice. MUST have a southern accent.

JONETTA – Lead / Female / African American / 21 – 35 years
Description: Jonetta is a very good ball player, commands the stage every time she walks on it. has a hidden secret.

MATTIE – Lead / Female / African American / 21 – 35 years
Description: Mattie is from NY, has a slight accent, very prissy, well groomed, but can knock a ball over the fence. Very athletic. Sexy, and tall.

TONI – Lead / Female / African American / 21 – 35 years
Description: Can be very commanding. Leader of the team, sings well, sweet, a good ball player, kind and generous. Strong stage appeal.

COACH HICKS – Lead / Female / African American / 45 – 55 years
Description: Very strong actress. MUST command the stage every time she enters. Great voice, must put fear in girls on the team with just a look. A powerful role. Athletic.

MR. WEST – Co-Star / Male / Caucasian / 45 – 55 years
Description: Mr West is a no- nonsense character- has comedic timing, but very dramatic, and commanding.

Play will open in June in Midtown, with rehearsals to begin in May! Please send pics/resumes via email -

Contact Email: dorothyspellman@gmail.com

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