Sunday & Monday, December 2 & 3, 2018, at 7:00 pm
At the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
In Splendid Error
By William B Branch
Directed by Carol Velasques-Richardson
Performance dates: Feb 1-17, 2019
Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for the thought-provoking, little-known gem In Splendid Error by William B. Branch.
Written in 1954, this historical drama examines the friendship between the statesman Frederick Douglass and noted abolitionist John Brown, as Brown contemplates his now infamous raid on Harper’s Ferry. An intimate portrait of men at the crossroads of history, this play delves into the small decisions that sometimes change the world.
Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, December 2 & 3, 2018, at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage. Callbacks will be the latter part of the second night. No prepared monologues required–- expect cold readings from a provided script. Please also dress comfortably and be prepared to move and have a great time!
Performance dates are Fridays through Sundays, Feb 1-17, 2019.
Joshua, escaped slave (African-American male)
Anna Douglass, Frederick’s wife (African-American female)
Lewis Douglass, Frederick’s son (African-American male)
Annie Douglass, Frederick’s daughter (African-American female, child)
George Chatham, businessman (white male)
Theodore Tilton, newspaper editor (white male)
Sheilds Green, escaped slave (African-American male)
Colonel Hugh Forbes, British mercenary (white male)
Frank Sanborn, Bostonian (white male)
The roles of Reverend Loguen, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown have already been cast.
Ages and genders are flexible, at the discretion of the director. All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identities and experience levels welcome! Although this IS an audition, we’re not judgmental, and we hope you feel welcome here and have a great time. If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.
We look forward to seeing you at auditions for In Splendid Error!
About the ART:
Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.
We continually respect, and challenge:
ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,
…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.