This theatre group is going to produce my play, Diary of A Mad Black Feminist, next year, and I'm trying to help them out. If you or someone you know is into acting, pass along this information.
Shades of Truth Theatre Company and Kumble Theater, in association with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, will have an open call for a non-Equity production of CAMP LOGAN, a World War I drama by Celeste Bedford Walker. Director: Chuck Patterson.
Auditions will be held Thursday, August 21, 2008 from 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 1 University Plaza on the campus of Long Island University in Brooklyn. Library Learning Center, Room LLC109. Enter building on DeKalb & Flatbush Avenue. A photo ID is required at security check point.
Actors should prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Callbacks are scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2008.
Rehearsal dates: TBA. Performs October 31 - November 9, 2008 at the Kumble Theatre for the Performing Arts on the campus of Long Island University in Brooklyn. Total of eight performances. Some pay.
CAMP LOGAN is a depiction of a true historical incident that offers a riveting glimpse into the hearts and souls of seven soldiers - a black sergeant, five infantrymen, and their white captain, who eventually betrays them. After weeks of harassment, members of a black military unit, the 24th Infantry Regiment, took up arms and marched to the west end of the city of Houston, Texas from their bivouac at Camp Logan.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS:
SGT. McKINNEY: Black, 40 years old, A spit and polish career soldier from Kentucky. Dedicated to the Army, almost to the point of fanaticism. Illiterate, but a natural leader. Strict disciplinarian, but respect his men.
GWEELY BROWN: Black, 30 years old. A big, fun loving fellow from Texas. He has been in the Army for twelve years. He chooses to fight the oppression of the era with laughter. However, he's fierce when finally riled.
JOE MOSES: Black, 30 years old. Small of stature, quick tempered. He's been in the Army ten years. If he wasn't in the Army, he would probably be in jail. A New Yorker, he a Gweely are best friends.
JACQUES "Bugaloosa" HONORE: Black, 25 years old Creole from Louisiana. He plays a musical instrument and does minstrel shows with Gweely. Haunted by memories of a lynching attempt on his life. He finds comfort in whiskey and the Virgin Mary.
ROBERT FRANCISCUS: Black, 25 years old. A ladies man from Chicago. Ambitious and handsome. He's one of the few in his company with a high school education. Although more educated than many of the others, he gets along with his fellow soldiers and officers alike.
CHARLES HARDIN: Black, 19 years old. Has been in the Army only six months. Fiercely patriotic and highly intelligent. From Minnesota. He has had very little exposure to members of his own race.
CAPT. ZUELKE: White, 35 years old. Officer of Company "I." Career soldier from Kentucky. An alcoholic. He has an ambivalent relationship with the men