Auditions for Fences by the Bowie Community Theater, Oct 12-13
Auditions for Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Rikki Howie Lacewell
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 11AM – 2PM – Bowie Playhouse
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 7PM – 9PM – Bowie Playhouse
Performance dates: March 13 – 29, 2020 at the Bowie Playhouse
Cold readings from the script will be requested. No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Auditionees should plan to be there at least an hour and ready to have a good time! Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.NO conflicts are accepted during tech week of March 7-12, 2020.
Seeking 5 men, 1 woman, 1 young girl. All characters are African American
Rehearsals will be held in Bowie, MD up to 3 times a week starting in late November, with extended rehearsal periods added for holidays/vacations and weather interruptions.
This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.
For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.