Having Our Say-The Delany Sisters First 100 Years
Location: Chicago Il.
Sadie Delany103 years old – retired teacher
Bessie Delany101 years old- retired dentist
HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANEY SISTER’S FIRST 100 YEARS
Script by Emily Mann, Annie Elizabeth Delany and Sarah Louise Delany, based on the book of the same name.
Performed at Bluff City Theater 212 Broadway
February 9-18 Wednesday-Saturday
Having Our Say, based on the New York Times bestseller is the story of two African-American sisters who were outspoken pioneers of their generation, having witnessed history from shortly after the Reconstruction, through the Jim Crow years in the South, the Great Migration, Harlem’s Golden Years and the civil-rights battles of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
The Delany sisters were pioneers, quietly breaking down barriers as a teacher in the New York City public schools and as a female, black dentist. Never having married, they supported each other spiritually and lived together for more than 100 years, drawing strength from one another. This play is a heart-warming and inspirational story of how two average women helped change the face of America.
Having Our Say will kick off our 2017 Season. Presented during Black History Month, the show will be offered in conjunction with exhibits and presentations at Jim’s Journey: The African-American Freedom Museum in Hannibal MO.
Bluff City Theater is an SPT-2 Equity Theater committed to presenting exceptional performances drawn from literature- from literature, about authors or characters from literature.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.
Tuesday, November 29th
Actors Equity Office
557 W. Randolph
City or Location of call: Chicago Il.
Please submit to: [email protected] by 2016-11-29
This casting notice was posted by: Bluff City Theater