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IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE
103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442

2024 Season – Alabama Story Auditions

EPA auditions by appointment in NY City
Ivoryton Playhouse – Ivoryton, CT
SPT 6 – Minimum Salary – $650

Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard
Director/Associate Artistic Director: Todd Underwood
Executive Producer: Ben Hope

First Rehearsal: September 17, 2024
First Performance: October 3, 2024
Close: October 20, 2024

Performance schedule: Wednesdays 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Thursdays 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm, and Sundays 2 pm

NYC auditions:
Monday, May 20, 2024
10-6 pm (Break 1 pm – 2 pm)
Location: Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10019
Holding Room: 411
Audition Studio: 410

In attendance:
Jacqueline Hubbard, Todd Underwood

Scheduling an appointment:
All interested performers must sign up for an appointment online at www.actorsequity.org

*Please do not email appointment requests; sign up online through the AEA website.

**Please bring a picture and resume stapled together

Questions may be directed by email to ben@ivorytonplayhouse.org

Sides are available here:

Character Breakdown:

GARTH WILLIAMS and OTHERS—50ish or older, a white writer and illustrator from the East Coast. Frisky, sardonic, dry, funny, deadly serious, and omnipresent when practical. He also assumes the roles of aged, sickly Alabama State Representative BOBBY CRONE; sincere Montgomery newspaper reporter HERSCHEL WEBB; fiery segregationist columnist HENRY BRANCH; a folky RADIO ANNOUNCER; and two silent WHITE PASSERSBY. Requires a charismatic chameleon actor with range and gravitas.

LILY WHITFIELD—32, a white woman from small-town Alabama privilege. Genteel Alabama accent. Politically unversed, she is the product of (and enjoys the benefits of) a racist system and has not questioned it. Sheltered, ashamed, loyal, religious, garrulous, charming, unhappily married, sentimental, all façade, ready to blossom.

JOSHUA MOORE—32, an upwardly mobile middle-class African American man who left Alabama years ago, settling in the north after serving in the Army. Purposely subtle and suppressed Alabama accent, which becomes pronounced when agitated. He is politically active, aspirational, loyal, kind, worldly, happily married, slow to boil, susceptible to nostalgia without getting lost in it, a disciple of Dr. King.

SENATOR E.W. HIGGINS—50ish or more, a white Alabama State Senator. Pronounced Alabama accent. He is an active racist, a charmer, a bully, a bull, a poisoner, and a politician. Most of what he says is rhetorical or performative. He’s not as smart as he thinks he is, but he’s influential. He is never sorry—an extrovert.

EMILY WHEELOCK REED— 50ish or more, a white female librarian, the State Librarian of Alabama, born in North Carolina and raised in Indiana. No Southern accent. She has no sense of humor, she does not suffer fools, and she is all business. When cornered, fallible. When her vulnerability is accessed and her heart unlocked, a person of good character is revealed—an introvert. THIS ROLE IS CAST

THOMAS FRANKLIN—28, a white male reference librarian, Emily’s assistant. Pronounced Alabama accent. Buttoned-up, genteel, educated, officious, efficient, slightly uncomfortable in his own skin. Neutral and objective when conveying information. The kind of man you want as your colleague or your son.

**Ivoryton Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Ivoryton Playhouse’s goal is to ensure that our productions and production teams reflect a multi-racial society that includes actors and stage managers with disabilities. Our casting process includes a flexible and imaginative casting policy for the purpose of increasing employment for actors and stage managers of color, women, seniors, and actors and stage managers with disabilities.

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