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“Alabama Story” Auditions-Albany, NY - Casting ID # 1599607
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Albany, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-12-19
Audition Date 09-09-19 Submission deadline 09-08-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In 1959 Alabama, segregationist Senator E.W. Higginsxwants a controversial children’s picture book – about a white rabbit who marries a black rabbit – purged from the state library, but librarian Emily Wheelock Reed refuses, putting both of their worlds at risk in a time of extraordinary social change. While Reed spars with Higgins, a parallel story of childhood friends reunited in adulthood reflects the political and personal tensions swirling in Montgomery, a city known as both the Cradle of the Confederacy and the Cradle of Civil Rights. Famed illustrator Garth Williams (“Little House on the Prairie,” “Charlotte’s Web”) is conjured as narrator and participant in the fact-inspired, highly theatrical drama about tests of character in “the Deep South of the Imagination.” of character in “the Deep South of the

Role # 1 Garth Williams
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A famous American illustrator of children’s books. Humane storyteller at ease with sincerity and sentiment, yet capable of a waspish comic remark. He also assumes the role of OTHERS, including an 80 year old “Old School’ Southern politician, a liberal Montgomery reporter, a Florida newspaper columnist and a menacing local citizen.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 41 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Sen.E.W. Higgins
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Senator E.W. Higgins - a white Alabama State Senator. Implacable in his belief in the traditions of the South. A charismatic bully given to speechifying and posturing but can be a cool and calculating game player when on the attack. Passionate and desperate but rarely showing the latter. Welcomes the spotlight.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 41 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Emily Wheelock Reed
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white State Librarian of Alabama. Raised in Indiana and more Midwestern than Southern. Businesslike, unsentimental, excellent at her job and rare to show her weaknesses in public. Also 98 percent unflappable. Prefers to avoid the spotlight.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 51 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Thomas Franklin
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white reference librarian, assistant to Emily Reed. An Alabama native. Fiercely loyal. Type-A personality at work, but hiding a secret or two. Dryly funny.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Lily Whitfield
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a white woman from small-town Alabama privilege. A Southern belle, with some wear around the edges. Sheltered, still living in her ancestral home. Impulsive.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 31 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Joshua Moore
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

a middle-class African American man who left Alabama when he was following a childhood trauma that involved Lily?s family. Upward mobile and confident, but aware of the limits of the Jim Crow South.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 31 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -