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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years
Ivoryton –EPA video submissions
Ivoryton Playhouse    Ivoryton, CT

Submissions Deadline
June 25th, 2021

Casting Personnel
Director: Todd Underwood
Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard

Other Dates:
The show runs from August 12th – September 5th, 2021. First rehearsal – July 27th, 2021.

Performance schedule:
Wed and Sun 2pm/ Wed and Thurs 7:30pm/ Fri and Sat 8pm

Contract SPT
$1,000 per week

Submissions  should be sent to and should be accompanied by a headshot and resume.

Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years
by Emily Mann, adapted from the book “Having Our Say” by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, based on the lives of Sadie and Bessie Delany

“Life is short. It’s up to you to make it sweet.” — Sadie Delany

Trailblazers, activist, and best friends, the Delany sisters — 103-year-old Sadie and Bessie, age 101 — take us on a “provocative and entertaining” (The New York Times) journey of triumphs over prejudice in times of social unrest. Celebrate the story of a century as lived by “two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom” (Chicago Tribune) in this funny and heartfelt family drama based   on the bestselling memoir.

THE STORY: HAVING OUR SAY opens as 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany welcome us into their Mount Vernon, New York, home. As they prepare a celebratory dinner in remembrance of their father’s birthday, they take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation’s history, recounting a fascinating series of events and anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals. Their story is not simply African-American history or women’s history. It is our history, told through the eyes of two unforgettable women as they look not only into the past, but also ahead into the twenty-first century.


Miss Sadie Delany: Female, 103+
103 year old African-American woman, a retired high school teacher. She has a sweet disposition but gets her point across clearly.
Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Dr. Bessie Delany: Female, 101+
101 year old African-American woman, a retired dentist. She has a bite to her personality and is more outspoken.
Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Sides are available here by clicking on the character names below:

Bessie Monologues

Sadie Monologues

Submissions  should be sent to and should be accompanied by a headshot and resume.

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