New York City Theater Auditions for Experienced Actors in “Searching For Willie Lynch”

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Searching For Willie Lynch

Location: New York, New York

Type: Theater

Conflicts: Rehearsals begin September 22nd – mornings in Midtown 10am – 2pm. Monday though Thursday.

The Play will perform October 24th and 25th in New York at the Actors Temple Theatre with a possible extension through November. The show will also perform October 29th in Cheyney, Pennsylvania at the Marian Anderson Performing Arts Center.

Seeking actors with strong theatre experience. Not a play for beginners.

In the colony of Virginia in 1712, a slave owner named Willie Lynch allegedly read a letter to teach his methods to slave owners on how to keep black people divided for 300 years. The play centers around three families in 2008, 1961 and 1878 that have lived in the same house over the years and how a door could be a portal to the past and a celebration to the future.

All characters are from Central Louisiana.

[CHARLENE] 20s – to early 30’s, African American, Female – Sweet yet direct, pregnant. Tries to find the good in everything, married to Basil. (1960s family) Good singer.

[BASIL] 30s African American Male – Great voice, stubborn, commands the stage, set in his ways. (1960s family)

[PHIBE] 20s African American, Latin, Bi Racial Female – Light skin could pass for white, freed slave, gentle, mother figure, a protector. (1878 family) Good singer.

[RAHMAN] Late 20s – African American Male, Dark complexion, freed slave. His grandfather was a Prince in Africa before being forced into slavery, determined, passionate, married to Phibe, wants to make a better life for his wife. (1878 family)

Searching For Willie Lynch, NYC theater auditions

Casting Director: Karrie Moore
Interview Date(s): September 11th
Callback Date(s): September 13
Shoot/Start Date: October 24th
Location: Cheyney PA, and Manhattan New York
Pay Rate: $50 a performance

Additional Personnel and Production Info:
Produced by Layon Gray American Theatre Company.
Written by Layon Gray

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: New York, New York
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This casting notice was posted by: Layon Gray American Theatre Company

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