Auditions Announced for HOME

MISC_Auditions2What: HOME By C.J. Johnson, Directed by Piper N. Davis

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Road, Evendale, OH 45241

Plot: HOME is an inspirational drama about a family living in chaos.  Past demons threaten to destroy their home and everyone is hanging on by a thread.  They are troubled on every side until a heavenly kind of love empowers them to take control of their own destinies. Delight when a tragedy meant to destroy the family creates a happy ever after that is more precious than anyone ever imagined.

Roles Available: 3 women, 3 men (and understudies)

  • Naomi Grimes: early-50s.  An assertive, African American, Christian, female.  Naomi is a loving mother who strives hard to follow God’s principles in her life.  She’s a divorced survivor of domestic violence and the mother of Desmond Grimes.
  • Vanilla Parks: early-30s.  An outspoken, African American female who uses her sexuality to get what she wants out of life. She’s a bit of a gold digger and the much younger sister (an “oops” baby) of Naomi Grimes.
  • Desmond Grimes: late-20s.  Handsome, African  American male who believes that a man rules his nest.  Desmond’s an ex-soldier who is battling demons from his childhood and war.  He’s the son of Naomi and husband of Ruth Grimes.
  • Ruth Grimes:   early-20s.  All Ethnicities. A plain-Jane born outside of the United States of America.   Ruth comes from a dysfunctional family.  She unhappy with her home life and  is the mother of a newborn son and the wife of Desmond Grimes.
  • Craig Green:   early-30s.  All Ethnicities. He’s the neighbor of Naomi and Vanilla.  Craig’s a bit of a country bumpkin.  He lives a simple-life and loves the great outdoors.  He sees himself as the neighborhood guardian.
  • Brother Goodman:   mid-40s.  A caring, African American man who donates his time at the church and works at the VA as a counselor.  Goodman openly admits his past flaws.  He has a brotherly affection for Naomi.

Rehearsal:  Rehearsals begin the week of May 15, 2017. Will generally be weekday evenings and weekend mornings/afternoons.

Performance:  HOME will be performed at Princeton High School in Matthews Auditorium, 150 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45426, Saturday, June 10 at 2:00pm.

Auditions: Please prepare a one-minute monologue. And be prepared to cold read from the script.

Contact: To schedule an audition slot, please email a headshot and resume to Lauren Carr at

Note: There will be a stipend paid to all performers, including understudies.


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