Humblefolk Productions Casting Call Auditions in Detroit

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  • Post last modified:08/06/2013

Where: Detroit Michigan
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Type: Theater

Humblefolk Productions Casting Call Auditions
We are looking for hard working reliable people that are non-union status only. These are non-paid roles (at this stage of the production). Auditions will be held Saturday August 24th, 2013 from 12:00-3:00pm at Auburn Hills Community Center (1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, in the Carriage Room). If you are interested, please email us at We will send you a confirmation email with your audition time. Spots are extremely limited. Bring a headshot and resume if possible. Prepare a 1-minute monologue for this audition. You will be given sides upon your arrival. You must have an appointment to audition. Thank you.

Synopsis and Character Breakdown

This powerful stage play takes place in the 1930’s on Chicago’s South Side. This historical gem explores the life of African-Americans in the street “numbers-racket” during the gangster era and portrays how the money from this illegal entity provided wealth, businesses and economic stability for blacks during the Great Depression Era. An original work by playwright, Anetria Cole.
Character Breakdown: (13)
WILLIE- Lead role, eager, determined, number runner, male, 20’s-30’s
ROSE- humble, spiritual, pregnant, Willie’s wife, seamstress, female, 20’s-30’s
CLEVELAND-Lead role, smooth talker, number runner, Cincinnati’s nephew, male, 30’s
VESTER-Lead role, comedian, womanizer, Cleveland’s best friend, Pullman Porter, male, 30’s
LORRAINE-Lead role, sure of herself, tough, cook, Cleveland’s sister, female, 30’s
JEAN- high strung, energetic, beautiful jazz/blues vocalist, Cincinnati’s daughter, female 20’s
CINCINNATI-Lead role, no non-sense, about business, hard core, numbers kingpin, male, 50’s-60’s
VINNIE-Italian mobster, Al Capone’s nephew, male, 30-40’s
RUSSELL-Cincinnati’s (hit-man) and bodyguard, muscular, male, 30’s-50’s
SKILLET-Cincinnati’s (hit-man) and bodyguard, male, 30’s-50’s
TWO-STACKS-Fugal horn/Trumpet player, Jean’s secret love, male, 20’s-30’s
ELLA-Cincinnati’s long time love interest, female, 40’s-50’s
STAGE DIRECTIONS READER, Male or female will read all stage directions for the production

*Special note: Those auditioning for the following roles must also be able to:
The role of Jean must be able to sing
The role of Two-Stacks should be able to play the horn/trumpet (But not necessary).

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Detroit Michigan
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