Auditions for “Foot Soldier”
Saturday, January 16th
111 East Kirby (next to DIA)
1)Mentor is a man who look 40’s, He is a strong, committed, family man not necessarily flashy, he played college football, he works as an engineer for a ulitity company.
2)Mentor’s wife is a lady who look 40’s. She is strong sista, community conscious, sorority member, lovely and family oriented, she works in community relations for city government.
3)Mentor’s male friend who looks 40’s. He is a flashy brother, college graduate, self employed electrician, non community oriented against mentor doing such.
4)His wife who 40’s. She is somewhat reserved, conscious of her beauty and encourages her daughter to act pretty. Flashy dresser and money conscious.
5)Their daughter is a highschool student, gets reasonably good grades, flashy dresses with a lot of pretty friends, she likes to be apart of the incrowd, she talks about boys a lot and thinks all the guys like her. Even though she wants a career and will attend college to own a clothing store.
6)Youth home director looks 40’s. He is a stern man, somewhat hard thought pattern as a result of his many years dealing with all types of kids. But he is very committed to the kids eventhough he don’t take any mess. A serious personality.
7)The mentee is a young man who look 17. He doesn’t necessarily have a thug appearance but as a result of his neighborhood, his growing up without his father and having to fend for hisself he has a very mature personality. He already has a 1 year old baby with a older girl, but even with all that he has gone through he has a serious side, he writes poetry and draws, he is getting his life together and intends on finishing highschool and attending a music program to become a audio technican.
Hopefully this gives you an idea of the characters’s personalities.
Reherseals will be held at the International Institute. We can agree on time.
Chosen actors will be notified on Monday, Jan 18 and then reherseal will start that Saturday for introduction and a reading through. Jan 30 we’ll probably go for roughly three hours for script read through, Saturday Feb 6, 13, 20 for five hours, with movements and interaction between cast.
Then starting the week of Feb 22, 29, March 1 we go to 3 days per week of 5 hours with March 8 week performance in the theatre and that Thursday preview night with opening that Friday the 12th. Understandibly some reherseals are dedicated to certain actors and so everybody will not be required to attend, We will try to accomodate your schedule as much as possible.
Now after actors selection we will talk individually to discuss pay. We are not a union house.
The actual performances are Friday, matinee and evening show on Saturday and afternoon Sunday, March 12 weekend, at Bushnell Congregational Church 320 seats(Southfield Fwy. at Grand River) the same for March 26 weekend at Waldor School 300 seats (Indian Village) and April 9 weekend at St. Gregory’s Church (Southfield Fwy at 9 Mile) 400 seats for only 3 shows no matinee.
We intend to shoot a movie of the play altering the script some and using actual locations, in June. We might tour the play to venues in Pontiac, Inkster, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor.
Hopefully this gives to a great idea of the committment. I am easy to get along and open to suggestions to make this a great production. In short, to form a family atmosphere where you’ll enjoy working.
Foot Soldiers was first staged in June 2008 to rave reviews. I have learned from that experience.
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