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Audition Notice for Triad Pride Acting Company’s production of “Second Samuel”

Fri, Dec 8, 2023
Sat, Dec 9, 2023
Sun, Dec 10, 2023
Lower Level Entrance across from Parking Lot
Congregational United Church of Christ

Triad Pride Acting Company, celebrating 5 years with TPPA, performs productions written or composed by or about members of the LGBTQ+ community, and participation is open to everyone! TPAC will hold auditions for “Second Samuel,” a poignant comedy/drama about family and perspective. It is a simpler time in the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy town in South Georgia. The Great Depression is fading into memory, WWII has been won, the election is over, and “Give ’em Hell Harry” is now President. It has been an exciting time for sure and the folks in Second Samuel are ready for things to settle down and get back to normal.

Except— this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody wondering if anything would ever be normal again.

If you are auditioning for the role of Jimmy Deeanne, please be prepared to sing an a cappella version of a southern hymn.

Callbacks: Callbacks, if necessary, will be held after the regular auditions on Sunday, December 10.

Rehearsals: Generally, Sunday-Thursday evenings beginning with a read-thru on December 18th. We will not have any more rehearsals in December. Rehearsals will resume in January. Rehearsals are from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. However, we may have some Zoom meetings during December for character study with actor conflicts taken into consideration.

Conflicts: Director will attempt to work around occasional conflicts except during Tech Week (February 11-15).

Ages listed are given just for reference. We reserve the right to go outside the age ranges listed.

B-Flat: (male-identifying, 13-25, any race) – heart and soul of the town; reads simple, generally happy

Frisky: male-identifying, 35+, Caucasian) – unofficial town leader, married to Omaha

US: (male-identifying, 20+, Black) – employee at the bar and friend of B-Flat and Frisky

Mansel: (male-identifying, 45+, any race) – Harmless but stubborn redneck. Married to Marcela.

Mr. Mozel: (male-identifying, 35+, Caucasian) – the town bigot, he “don’t like nobody”

Omaha: (female-identifying, 25+, any race) – Frisky’s wife, stylish, bossy, cute

Jimmy Deeanne: (female-identifying, 20+, Caucasian) – thoughtless, selfish, pretty, a good singer, married to town preacher

Ruby: (female-identifying, 18+, any race) – employee in beauty salon

Marcella: (female-identifying, 35+, any race) – good-natured, married to Mansel.

Doc: (male-identifying, 50+, Caucasian) – town doctor, knows everybody’s secrets, but he “ain’t tellin”

June: (male-identifying, 50+, Caucasian) – town undertaker, the living make him nervous.

**Triad Pride Acting Company’s mission is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We welcome all interested performers, without regard to ability, race, color, gender expression, national origin, or any other basis – unless casting is specifically indicated ahead of time.

This story addresses a number of sensitive subjects – including racism, transphobia, and ableism. As such, we are also committed to color and identity conscious casting in an effort to better represent the perspectives of marginalized individuals.