Auditions Seven Guitars - Directed by Denise O'Neal

Auditions: November 2 and 9 from 2-5pm

Floyd ‘Schoolboy’ Barton:  Blues singer and guitarist. Ambitious. Deeply talented Passionate and hopeful. Still in love with Vera. African-American. Male. 35-40. Medium to Average build. Handsome. Must be musically inclined (able to sing and play the guitar).
Vera Dotson:  Even-tempered and independence. Soft and feminine. Ex-girlfriend to Floyd. Betrayed by him. Cautious not wanting to get hurt again, but still open to love.  African-American. Female. 25-35. Medium to Average build.  
Louise: No-nonsense matriarch. Outspoken and opinionated. Realist. Nosey. She has a good heart and good intentions. Devoted to Vera. African-American, African Descent. Female. 40-50. Medium to Large build.
Hedley: Street peddler selling sandwiches from chickens which he raises and butchers himself. Of Haitian roots. Sick with tuberculosis fever, which drives his delirium. Longs to be the father of his a son to carry on his legacy. Waiting for personal redemption. African-American, Haitian Descent. Male. 55-65. Medium to Average build.
Canewell: Band's harmonica player. Floyd's best friend. Edgy, cautious, and has a big heart. Street smart. Devoted to Vera . Opened to the chance to be with her. African-American. Male. 35-45. Medium to Average build. Must be musically inclined (able to sing and play the harmonica).
Red Carter: Band's drummer. Believes in superstition. From Alabama. Easy going. Enjoys having a good time. African-American. Male. 40-50. Medium to Average build. Must be musically inclined (able to sing and play the drums).
Ruby: Louise's niece. Young and fiercely independent. Very attractive. Troubled past. Trying to start over. Searching for a better life. African-American. Female. 20-25. Sensuous build. 
  • Sides will be available upon request.
  • Please be prepared for cold read and 1 -2 monologues. 
  • Headshot/Resume required to audition.
  • No video auditions will be allowed.
  • Performance dates: February 7-23, 2020
  • Table Read: TBA
  • Rehearsal: December 2019, January 2020
  • Paid Job
  • ***Actor must have availability to rehearse and perform nights and weekends. 
  • ***Must not be in the participation of another rehearsal or production. 
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Performances: February 7-23, 2020

The sixth in the author's decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in America, two of which have won Pulitzer Prizes, Seven Guitars is part bawdy comedy, part dark elegy, and part mystery. In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn for a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. The action that follows is a flashback to the busy week leading up to Floyd's sudden and unnatural death. 

Auditions: November 2 and 9 from 2-5pm

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