Atlanta Georgia Auditions for Speaking Roles in “For Peace I Rise”

05/16/2021

For Peace I Rise

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Type:

C.T. VIVIAN – African-American, male. Persistent Civil Rights Movement Leader with SNCC and other influential organizations, from age 5 to his 90s
OCTAVIA VIVIAN – author, wife of C.T., from college age to her 90s

Many of the following roles will be played by the same ensemble member
Soloists
GRANDMOTHER ANNIE WOODS TINDELL – African-American female. Spiritual matriarch in C.T.’s childhood. His grandmother and Euzetta’s mother.
EUZETTA VIVIAN – African-American female. C.T.’s young single mother
CHILDHOOD PREACHER – African-American male. Baptist preacher
DIANE NASH – African-American Female Civil Rights Freedom Rider
JAMES BEVEL – African-American Male Civil Rights Freedom Rider
JOHN LEWIS – African-American Male Civil Rights Freedom Rider, leader
REV. MLK JR – African-American Male Civil Rights Movement Leader, friend of CT
STOKELY CARMICHAEL – African-American Civil Rights Freedom Rider & Organizer
REV. ANDREW YOUNG – African-American Male Civil Rights Leader
HOSEA WILLIAMS – African-American Male Civil Rights Freedom Rider
RALPH DAVID ABERNATHY – African-American Male Civil Rights Freedom Rider
MISSISSIPPI PRISONERS (4) – African-American males
JESSE JACKSON – African-American Male Civil Rights Movement Leader
JIMMY LEE JACKSON – African-American male victim of Bloody Sunday
SAMMY DAVIS, JR – African-American male. Famous vocal artist
HUEY P. NEWTON – African-American Male Black Panther Party leader
ANGELA DAVIS – African-American female. Afro-sporting Black Panther Party leader
CORETTA SCOTT KING – Dear friend of Octavia’s, wife/widow of MLK Jr
JEAN YOUNG – African-American. Wife of Andrew
JUANITA ABERNATHY – African-American. Wife of Ralph David
JACQUELINE BROWN JACKSON – African-American. Wife of Jesse

Other Noted Ensemble
JAMES LAWSON – African-American Civil Rights Freedom Rider
MARION BARRY – African-American Civil Rights Freedom Rider
BERNARD LAFAYETTE – Civil Rights Freedom Rider
HARRY BELAFONTE – Civil Rights Freedom Rider, friend of Sammy Davis, Jr
REV. MALCOLM BLACKBURN – Civil Rights movement leader
GEORGE WALLACE – Caucasian male. Segregationist Governor of Alabama
SHERIFF CLARK – Caucasian male. White Alabama sheriff
SHERIFF BULL – Caucasian male. White Alabama sheriff
LEONARD SENGALI – African-American male. Leader of a Chicago gang
BIG JOHN – African-American male. Leader of a Chicago gang
FRED BOBBY GORE – African-American male. Leader of a Chicago gang
DOROTHY – Caucasian female. Battered wife in distress, Grandmother Tindell’s neighbor
WHITE KIDS/COLLEGE STUDENTS (4) – Caucasian males & females, early 20s
COLLEGE PROFESSOR – Caucasian male.
SERVER – Caucasian female.
SHERIFF – Caucasian male.
BOB FILNER – Caucasian male. Civil Rights Freedom Rider
JAMES FARMER – African-American male. Civil Rights Freedom Rider
WINONAH MYERS – Caucasian female. Civil Rights Freedom Rider
FRANCES WILSON – African-American female. Civil Rights Freedom Rider
EDWINA – African-American female. SNCC phone operator
ATTORNEY GENERAL KATZENBACH – Attorney that assisted in integrating schools on marshal law
JFK – 35th president of the US
LBJ – 36th president of the US
BARACK H. OBAMA – 44th president of the US
GORDON H. HADLEY – Caucasian male. Cowboy who wrote condolences to Coretta
REV. MUSGRAVE – African-American male. Civil rights leader who wrote condolences to Coretta
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR – Caucasian male. Chicagoan.
MAYOR DALEY – Caucasian male. Mayor of Chicago
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR – Caucasian, any gender
DENISE VIVIAN – African-American teenage daughter of CT & Octavia
PRISON GUARD – Caucasian male
MISSISSIPPI JUDGE – Caucasian male
MAN IN SUIT – Mysterious FBI agent
NEWS ANNOUNCERS – any gender or ethnicity
KLAN LEADER – Caucasian male.
EMCEE – any gender or ethnicity
SHOWGIRLS – females of any ethnicity

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Atlanta, Georgia
Please submit to: fpirise@gmail.com by 2021-05-23
All rehearsal and performances are in Atlanta Georgia SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Record a one-minute monologue of your choice and one verse and chorus of a gospel, jazz, or R&B piece. Send .mp4 or .mov video files under two minutes Deadline: 05/23/2021 SUBMIT TO FPIRise@gmail.com First Rehearsal July 13, 2021 Performances August 27- 29, 2021

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