Thursday, February 18, 2010

Auditions for GRANDCHILDREN OF THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. (Assiniboine)

Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr., examines issues of racial identity and prejudice experienced by a descendant of a "buffalo soldier" -- of the famous post-Civil War cavalry regiment. The play's main characters are descended from a Native American grandmother and an African-American grandfather. This community-based theater production is part of an ongoing series of programs in support of the museum's exhibit, INDIVISIBLE: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. Performances are free and open to the public. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Recommended for middle-school grades and higher. This play will be performed in the museum's Rasmuson Theater from April 22 through May 2, 2010: 7:30pm each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2:00pm on Sundays.

Cast includes:
Craig Robe, a man in his late thirties
Brent Robe, the second-oldest brother in the Robe family, in his mid-thirties
Elmo Robe, the youngest of the Robe brothers, in his early thirties; he has abilities and disabilities
Carol "Sugar" Robe, the baby of the family, in her late twenties
Stevie Jackson, the husband of Sugar, in his mid-thirties
August Jackson, the daughter of Sugar and Stevie, around ten years old
Juanita Jones, a Robe family relative, in her mid-sixties
Kevin Tassel, powwow glitter trash, a man in his early thirties
Please note that this is a NON-EQUITY production

You will be asked to do a cold reading from the script, usually paired with another actor. Script is published in Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers and Other Untold Stories: Five Plays by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. edited by Margo Lukens.

Auditions will be held in the National Museum of the American Indian's Rasmuson Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 and 4, beginning at 5:00pm. Please email or call to schedule an audition time: Vincent Scott at (202-633-6653) or Janet Clark at (202-633-6652). The museum is located at 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC

Compensation: small stipend available