Actors Needed for CROSSING TO FREEDOM at RiverStage Community Theatre

RSCT_logo.jpgCROSSING TO FREEDOM
CAST: Two males, two females.

Historical figures Robert Fee (age late 50s – early 60s), and his wife Catherine (age 50s). Runaway slave Cotton (early 20s-35), Mimba a female slave (late teens).

OPEN AIR DRAMA: CROSSING TO FREEDOM by Robert Riddle Baker
WRITTEN FOR: Moscow, Ohio Bicentennial, to be held September 24, 2016
PRESENTED BY: RiverStage Theatre Company of New Richmond, Ohio (riverstagenewrichmond.org)

CONTENT: Historical. The escape of runaway slaves from Kentucky, across the Ohio River and onto the Underground Railroad in Moscow, Ohio, and via Felicity, Ohio on to Canada.

LENGTH/PERFORMANCES: 20 minute vignette to be performed 4-5 times from 10am to 8pm, in approximately 2-hr intervals, during the Moscow, Ohio Bicentennial event Sept 24, 2016. (The event itself runs 10am-10pm) At Moscow’s Holland River Park.

Contact RiverStage Community Theatre, (Linda) at 513-543-9149 or riverstage.nr.publicity@gmail.com for audition by appointment.

Mimba
Role Type: Supporting
Gender: Female
Age Range: 16-22
Ethnicity: African American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent
Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo
Role Description: Female slave escaping to freedom with just-born infant-in-arms.

Cotton
Role Type: Lead
Gender: Male
Age Range: 20-35
Ethnicity: African American, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent
Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo
Role Description: Cotton, a male slave escaping to freedom across the Ohio River and being brought into the fold of the Underground Railroad.

Robert Fee
Role Type: Lead
Gender: Male
Age Range: 55-62
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo
Role Description: Robert Fee, historical figure involved in the Underground Railroad in the village of Moscow, Ohio. Owner of Fee Villa, which sits directly upon the Ohio River.

Catherine Fee
Role Type: Supporting
Gender: Female
Age Range: 50-60
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Media required from applicants: Headshot/Photo
Role Description: Historical figure, wife of Robert Fee, mistress of Fee Villa in the village of Moscow, Ohio. Involved in Underground Railroad activities.

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