LIL & LOUIS (a play with music); African-American actor for LOUIS ARMSTRONG.
Location: TAMPA, FL
SEEKING African-American actor to play LOUIS ARMSTRONG. Paid, non-union role for this new play with music by Jo Morello. Director: Chuck Smith of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.
Location: Sarasota, FL
Rehearsals: begin December 16
Performances: Jan. 21-25 (5 performances)
LOUIS ARMSTRONG… (Aug. 4, 1901–July 6, 1971.)
Age range 21 -70. Preferred actor age about 30-45. Second husband of Lil Hardin. Short, stocky (actually 5’6”; weight fluctuated from 170-230). Looking for an actor on the lighter end of the weight scale. Dark-skinned. Brilliant musician with no business sense, an outwardly humble manner, and a deeply inferior sense of self-worth that leads him to take advice from others—except when it comes to music. New Orleans accent (similar to Brooklyn). No need to play trumpet. MUST SING, move well, and convincingly portray Louis. Ability to scat a plus. Helpful links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TGSYmYVYdg
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: https://jomoll.weebly.com/casting-call.html
City or Location of call: TAMPA, FL
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2019-08-25
This casting notice was posted by: Jo Morello