CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle Street
(enter thru door closest to train tracks)
Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a series of songs and monologues with music by Janet Hood and lyrics and additional text by Bill Russell. The work features songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology. Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who’ve died from AIDS and the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss.
DIRECTOR: Lee Hamby
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Laura Peden
AUDITION DATE & TIME: Sunday, August 18 from 2pm-4pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: October 18 & 19
The 5 & Dime is committed to casting considerations which reflect the diversity of the people of Jacksonville, while recognizing that a specific gender, ethnicity and age is often a crucial aspect of a particular role or of the piece as a whole. We will include gender, ethnicity and age in the breakdown, where needed, and encourage all actors to audition where none is stated.
Casting: 20 MEN / 11 WOMEN (possibly more)
ALL shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to audition. Not everyone is required to sing. This show is a series of monologues and songs.
SINGERS: Please prepare 32 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided.
ACTORS: Please request sides below.
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