Detroit 67 auditions

CASTING/AUDITION INFORMATION
Detroit ‘67
Written Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Renee van Nifterik

PRODUCTION DATES:
Open Auditions: Sunday, December 5 from 7 pm and Monday, December 6 from 7pm
First-Read Through: December 12 from 3:00-7:00 pm
First Tech: February 13
Performance Dates: 
February 18-March 6, 2022

SUMMARY OF SHOW:
In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots. Winner! Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

CHARACTERS/CASTING NEEDS:

Chelle (Michelle): Female, late 30s.
Strong, steadfast, firm, and not easily impressed; a widow, mother, and sister; she is a survivor; a loving heart beneath her pride, nothing gets past her and she makes sure of it; she has two feet solidly on the ground with one eye on reality and the other on creating a future for her family. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Lank (Langston): Male, early to mid 30s.
Chelle’s younger brother; Lank is ambitious, cool, loving, and charismatic; a dreamer; he is leading man-esque but still wet behind the ears. He has the potential to be slick and suave but has not figured out how yet; he has a special effect on women but is not a womanizer; he has a physical and spiritual chemistry with Caroline. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Bunny (Bonita): Female, late 30s.
Bunny is fun, spunky, sexy, and joyful; she is very much her own woman, enjoys playing with men but is faithful to hers; she is smart as whip, witty, observant but not pushy, and is the go-to woman for information in Detroit. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Sly (Sylvester): Male, late 30s.
Sweet-talking and fiercely loyal; he is an honest hustler and numbers man; he is Lank’s best friend; he has large heart, a soft spot for Chelle, and uses comedy as a shield. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent  

Caroline: Female, late 30s.
Caroline has a beautiful, quiet strength and casts a spell when she walks in the room; she is simultaneously troubled, mysterious, and alluring; there is a world of danger behind her eyes; she has seen and experienced a lot of pain and drifts, untethered, but is looking to put roots down – somewhere; she has gravitas; she has a physical and spiritual chemistry with Lank. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

AUDITION PROCEDURES:
Actors should present a headshot and resume, if available. All actors should be prepared to read from the script. Actors may be asked to attend a callback audition at the discretion of the director.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS:
Rehearsals and performances will be held at the Pearl Theater located at 14803 Park Almeda Dr. Houston, TX 77047. Any/all known conflicts should be disclosed prior to or at auditions and confirmed at the first read-through. Additional calls for the purposes of costume parade, Publicity photos, and other issues pertaining to production will be scheduled as needed by the Stage Management.

TENTATIVE REHEARSAL DAYS AND TIMES:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays @ 7-10:00 pm and Sundays @ 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
Tech Week – Sunday-Friday February 13-17, 2022

COMPENSATION: This is a non-paying gig.

NOTIFICATION:
ASAP via email or text. All auditioners will be notified of casting decisions either way.

CONTACT: director@pearl-theater.com with questions