by Katori Hall
directed by Gwen Ricks-Spencer
stage managed by Martha Thalheimer
WHEN: Sunday, November 19 ,3:30-6:30 pm, and Tuesday, November 21, 7:00-10:00 pm. Sign-up begins at 1/2 hour prior to the audition start time, and anyone auditioning must arrive no later than 1 hour after the audition start time.
WHERE: New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, (downstairs in the PNC Bank building at 593 Bloomfield Avenue) in Bloomfield
4th Wall Theatre, a non-union theatre company, will hold open auditions for all roles for its production of The Mountaintop.
PERFORMANCE DATES: The show will be presented February 23, 24 and 25 at a venue in either Maplewood or Montclair.
REHEARSALS will begin immediately after Thanksgiving.
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Mountaintop is a gripping re-imagining of the events taking place the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering his magnificent and memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, an exhausted and defeated Dr. King retires to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where he encounters a mysterious and spirited stranger as an epic storm rages outside. What follows is a reflective, often funny, often touching conversation in which Dr. King examines his achievements, his failures, and his unfinished dreams. The Mountaintop won the Olivier Award for Best Play in 2010 and ran on Broadway in 2011 starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.
ABOUT THE AUDITIONS
- Come to auditions prepared with a monologue and prepared to read from the show.
- Sides are posted on the 4th Wall website at www.4thwalltheatre.org.
- Also bring a headshot and resume stapled together
- be prepared to provide all potential conflicts for weekday evening and weekend daytime rehearsals beginning November 24, 2017.
- Non-union; no pay.
- For more information, including directions to NJSDA, go to Sign-up begins at 1/2 hour prior to the audition start time, and anyone auditioning must arrive no later than 1 hour after the audition start time.
Character Breakdown: SEEKING 1 woman, 1 man
- DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – Male - African-American, 39 years old. He is both the giant, charismatic, heroic figure of the civil rights movement and the flawed, reflective, weary yet passionate man who gave the “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.
- CAMAE – Female - African-American, 20-35. Camae is a young, beautiful maid who works at the Lorraine Motel. She is smart, funny, strong, caring, and vulnerable.