The Strollers of Maplewood, NJ, in their Selected Submission for the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, are looking to cast a 20 to 40 year old, light-skinned black actress, who will portray the central character in
The Slave Who Became a Man
By Georgiana Hart
This is the story of a Pre-Civil War era enslaved house maid, Ellen Craft, who escapes the South by impersonating a white male slave owner, traveling north for supposed medical attention, accompanied only by a manservant, William Craft, who is in reality her husband.
This is the true story of Ellen and William Craft, two married slaves who
successfully escaped from Macon, Georgia, traveling north through Philadelphia, on their perilous journey to freedom.
The play has been adapted and copyrighted from the book, The Journey of 1000 Miles to Freedom, written by William Craft, which may be read in full on the internet. Please Call ASAP Georgiana Hart 973.902.1701 or e-mail email@example.com
WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, 7 to 9 PM; Call Backs June1, TBA
WHERE: Morrow United Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood
• Head Shot and Performance Resume
• Sides from the play will be provided.
• A Soliloquy prepared showing your performance range, is suggested, but not required.