Written Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Errol Anthony Wilks
Open Auditions: Saturday, Dec. 10 1-4 and Monday, December 12 from 7-9
Performance Dates: January 27-Feb. 11, 2023
SUMMARY OF SHOW:
At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she’ll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she’ll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit cycle trilogy.
Dez – Black man, mid-late twenties. Working-class young man. Young hustler, playful, street-savvy, and flirtatious. Somewhere, deeply sensitive.
Shanita – Black woman, mid-late twenties. Working-class young woman. Pretty, but not ruled by it. Hard working, and by-the-books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.
Reggie – Black man, late thirties. White-collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The foreman. Somewhere a fire burns.
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, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays @ 7-10:00 pm (subject to change)
Tech Week – Sunday, January 22-Thursday, January 26, 2023
Opening Night: Friday. January 27, 2023
COMPENSATION: This is a non-paying gig.