Boardin’ Time – The Play
Location: Baltimore, MD
The inherent cruelty of the slave trade in America has impacted countless lives throughout generations. Some lives were affected by gain and many lives were affected by loss and pain.
Cassie and her family were one of many who experienced this harsh reality. The family matriarch is a God-fearing woman with the best of intentions in her heart. However, her personal inner conflict and her painful past prevent her from being open to change and new ideas.
One fateful day a startling heartbreak occurs that threatens to dismantle the entire family. A distraught Cassie feels hopeless and her headstrong son Benjamin is more determined than ever to change their situation and the itinerary of their lives.
CASSIE: A slave woman in her mid to late 30s, early 40s, mother of BENJAMIN and OLIVIA. Possesses deep sense of righteousness, accepting, loving and kind. ALREADY CAST
PAPA JO: A male slave in his late 40s to early 50s. Seems older, walks with a cane or crutch, doesn’t speak, keen and observant. ALREADY CAST
YOUNG JO: male slave in his 30’s.
BENJAMIN: A young male slave,19–22, years old – has a great deal of frustration and angst over lot in life, idealistic, courageous.
OLIVIA: A young female slave about 12–15, years old, daughter of CASSIE and PAPA JO, innocent but feisty.
ELROY: A young male slave, 19-22 years old, nephew of CASSIE, fun-loving, idealistic and intellectual.
MASSAH PENBROOK: The slave and plantation owner. Caucasian male – can play over 40.
ROSIE: Older woman slave who works in the Penbrook household.
SLAVE CATCHERS: 2 gentlemen can be Caucasian or African American. Preferably stout and burly.
THOMAS GREENWELL: A caucasian male 30s–50s, Quaker abolitionist.
THELMA GREENWELL: A caucasian female 30s–50s, Quaker abolitionist.
SUE JOHN: A young slave woman age 19-22 years old. BENJAMIN’s girlfriend and eventually wife. – ALREADY CAST
LOUISA: A young slave woman19-22 years old. ELROY’S girlfriend and eventually wife.
GARDNER: A male slave about 25-30 years old. ELROY’S father in younger years.
Go to http://www.theangelwingproject.org/Our-Season.html
Click on audition information link, view the cast of characters and follow the instructions to submit.
Written by Angela Wilson, coming: February, 2017
Saturday Matinee – February 4, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening, February 4, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Arts Center, Studio 194
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
Anne Arundel County, MD
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Baltimore, MD
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2016-10-20 or http://www.theangelwingproject.org/Auditions.html
This casting notice was posted by: The AngelWing Project, Inc.