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Auditions

Tulane Department of Theatre & Dance

Auditions for "Trouble In Mind"

Please choose one empty slot below for your audition time. Auditions are in person in the Lupin Theatre. Please prepare 1 monologue, either comedic or dramatic. Your monologue should be about 60-90 seconds in length. If you do not have a monologue prepared, you will be asked to read sides (selections) from the script, which will be provided at the audition. You should be familiar with the play prior to your audition. The script is available in its electronic format (digitally) through the Howard Tilton Library website, via the Alexander Street Press database. https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cbibliographic_details%7C3606272?account_id=14437&usage_group_id=96287

Audition Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2021. If you are unable to audition on Saturday, May 1, please email Dr. John "Ray" Proctor, III, Director to schedule an audition on Sunday. The callbacks will be Sunday, May 2, 12:00-3:00. If you are called back, sides will be provided for you to read from. The play will be presented in fall, 2021. If you are unable to sign up for an audition time because all slots have been filled, please come on Sunday, May 2nd at noon to be seen.

Location: Lupin Theatre
150 Dixon Hall Annex, New Orleans, LA 70118

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4cafaa2fa7f58-auditions2

SYNOPSIS OF "TROUBLE IN MIND" BY ALICE CHILDRESS:

Wiletta Mayer, an African American actress of a certain age, has spent her career playing stereotypes, trapped on a merry-go-round of mammies, maids, and other menials. The curtain rises on the first day of rehearsal for Chaos in Belleville, a Broadway-bound play that tackles the harsh truths of racism in America. But when those truths spill out of the play and into the rehearsal hall, will Wiletta’s insistence on her dignity cost her the work she desperately needs?

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Millie Davis is a thirty-five-year-old African-American actress.

Sheldon Forrester is an elderly African-American character actor and aspiring songwriter.

Henry is of Irish descent, Henry is the 78-year-old doorman at the theater where the rehearsals are taking place.

Al Manners who is white, is the director of Chaos in Belleville. He wants to remain in control of the production at all times, but he is callous toward all the actors' feelings and beliefs.

Wiletta Mayer is the central character in Trouble in Mind. She is a middle-aged African-American actress, and she plays the lead in the play, Chaos in Belleville.

John Nevins is an idealistic young African-American actor, making his Broadway debut in Chaos in Belleville.

Bill O’Wray is a middle-aged white actor. He is perpetually worried when he is not acting, but delivers his lines in the play with power.

Judy Sears is a young white actress. Though she is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is naive, and Chaos in Belleville is her first job.