The Gallery Players announces auditions for its upcoming Equity showcase production (approval pending) of The Piano Lesson by August Wilson. Director, Mark Gallagher. Producer, Justine McGlaughlin. Equity/Non-equity. No Pay.
Auditions are at Gallery Players 199, 14th Street in Brooklyn on Thursday September 10th from 7-10PM. Sign up starts at 6.30PM. Take the F or G train to Fourth Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.
Rehearsals start September 19th at Gallery Players and will be in the evenings and during the day on weekends. Performances run October 24-November 8th, Thursday-Sunday.
If you are unable to attend the auditions you may submit a headshot and resume to: email@example.com. No phone calls. Indicate clearly which roles you are submitting for.
Callbacks will be held on September 13th.
Please prepare a 1 1/2-2 minute contemporary dramatic mono. If auditioning for Wining Boy, in addition to the monologue, please prepare an a cappella song (preferably in the blues or spiritual vein).
BERNIECE, resolute 35 year old African American woman, still morning her husband’s death three years prior.Mother of an 11 year old girl. Fiercely protective of her family’s legacy. Possesses a mystical link to her family’s traumatic past
BOY WILLIE, boyish, brash impulsive and very ambitious 30 year-old African American male. Committed to carving out his piece of the world at all costs
LYMON, 29 year old African American male and Boy Willie’s longtime friend. Reserved but disarmingly straightforward. Obsessed with women and fleeing the law in the south, he hopes to stay in the north and make a new life
WINING BOY, 56 year-old African American male, broke, washed up but charismatic former wandering recording star (ideally actor can sing and play piano).
DOAKER, 47 year-old African American male, a story teller and steadfast keeper of the family’s past.
AVERY, 38 year-old African American male, a driven, serious and fervent preacher. He has taken to the city like a fish to water and has found opportunities unavailable to him in the the rural south
MARETHA, 11 year-old African American male Daughter of Berniece’s and piano student
GRACE, a vibrant 20-30 year-old, urban, African American woman and recipient of both Boy Wllie’s and Lymon’s affections.