auditions

Audition Notice for David Mamet's Race

Directed by Celia Couture

Produced by Kristen Dattoli

Production Dates: September 6-28

Audition Dates: May 5 at 2:00PM & May 6 at 7:30PM

Callbacks if necessary: May 7th at 7:30PM  

 

Auditions will consist of readings from the script by appointment ONLY. To schedule an appointment please reach out to the producer at kristen@hoveyplayers.com

Please include your audition date preference and the best email and phone number to reach you. The producer will be in touch to finalize your appointment details. Sides will be made available to you prior to your audition.

 

All roles are open to audition. Rehearsals will be held beginning first week of July. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. All actors interested in being cast in this show should read

This play and understand its background. The script is available upon request. For any general questions please reach out to kristen@hoveyplayers.com 

 

About the production

Multiple Award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America's most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can't say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are spared.

 

The play examines our court and jury system which often forgoes the pursuit of truth in exchange for jury and public opinion manipulation. Another theme presented suggests people inject their deep seeded racial bias onto the legal process often assuming guilt or innocence based on the race of the accused or victim - oftentimes making up their minds on guilt or innocence long before a case goes to trial. 

 

This production contains adult language and situations.

 

CHARACTER LIST

Notes: Where gender, race, ethnicity, age and/or body type are indicated, it is a requirement of the characterization.

JACK LAWSON: Male, 40-50, Caucasian; a lawyer; in practice with Henry Brown for 20 years

HENRY BROWN: Male, 40-50, African American, an insightful, no-nonsense lawyer

CHARLES STRICKLAND: Male, 40-50, Caucasian; "master-of-the-universe type"; born into wealth, accused of Rape

SUSAN: Female, 20-30, African American; smart and ambitious; a young lawyer, legal assistant to Jack and Henry

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