St Louis Black Repertory
Saint Louis, MO
Call Type: EPA
5 $425 PER WEEK
Producing Director-Ron Himes,
Musical Director-Charles Creath,
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope Directed by Ron Himes
First Rehearsal Aug 13, Performs September 4-22
Two Trains Running Directed by Ed Smith
First Rehearsal December 17, Performs Jan 8- 26
First Rehearsal Jan 28, Performs Feb 19-March 8
Marie & Rosetta Directed by Ron Himes
First Rehearsal April 14, Performs May 6-24
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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 attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Actors for the upcoming 2019-20 Season All roles open for all productions
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
Six Women: African American Women, 20s-60's. Powerful, versatile singers with strong, dynamic
personalities to sing a variety of music.
Six-Men: African American Women, 20s-60's. Powerful, versatile singers with strong, dynamic personalities to sing a variety of music.
Two Trains Running
Memphis-40s-60s; self-made businessman who has seen his share of injustice and discrimination and has managed a small piece of success
Wolf-late 20s-late 30s; a slick number's runner whose relationships with women are complicated and may be fabricated; he's popular in the community and always "keeps money in his pocket & a decent pair of shoes on his feet'
Risa-late 20s-late 30s; a young woman who works for Memphis in his restaurant and deftly, if not quietly, navigates all the men who frequent the diner; she has a quiet control of herself, her body, and her womanhood.
Holloway-65; an older man who has a deep understanding of the world in both its natural and supernatural spheres; while one may say he borders on superstitious, his ability to lean on a particular brand of spirituality is the cornerstone of his upright personality.
Sterling-late 20s-late 30s; recently released from prison for a bank robbery, Sterling is a complex man whose difficult and poverty stricken upbringing has created in him a dark sense of entitlement.
Hambone-late 40s; a man whose encounter with the injustices of the world has rendered his mind into a deteriorated state; despite this, he takes care of himself, as he has no known family.
West-early 60s; a complicated, wealthy funeral director who has gained his wealth, one could argue, at the expense of others; the people in the community both respect him and are critical of his choices
dahlia-a young singer and dancer
bettina-dahlia's fellow chorus dancer
lily-an out-of-work actress working in the bar
natalie-an unsuccessful performer
ross-a guitar player and singer
Marie & Rosetta
Sister Rosetta Tharpe-30-54; Vivacious with an irrepressible spirit. A mean guitar player with a bluesy/gospel voice. Plays spirituals that swing.
Marie Knight-20-24; In her early 20's but looks younger. A more traditional alto gospel singer who plays staid piano. One of the most famous in rock and roll history.
Contact Brian McKinley, 314-534-3807 ext 1,
M-F 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
St Louis Black Repertory
6662 Olive Blvd
University City, MO 63130
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Two contrasting monologues OR a monologue and a song not to exceed three minutes. Please prepare a short song in a style appropriate to a show in the season. Bring your book. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a current headshot with resume stapled together.