Open Auditions: Two Trains Running

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, January 19 & 20, 2020, at 7:00 pm

At the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Two Trains Running
By August Wilson
Directed by Carol Velasques Richardson

Performance dates: February 28 – March 15, 2020

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for Two Trains Running on January 19 & 20, 2020

This award-winning August Wilson play is set in a soul-food restaurant during the civil rights movement of 1960s Pittsburgh. Two Trains Running examines the stark realities of the American Dream from a number of compelling perspectives.

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, January 19 & 20, 2020, at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage.

No prepared monologues required– expect cold readings from a provided script.

Performance dates are Fridays through Sundays, February 28 – March 15, 2020.

Available Roles:

HAMBONE – Male, 40 – 60 yrs
STERLING – Male, 20 – 30 yrs
HOLLOWAY – Male, 40 – 50 yrs
WOLF – Male, 20 – 30 yrs
WEST – Male, 50 – 60 yrs

The parts of MEMPHIS and RISA have 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 Two Trains Running!

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.