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Auditions for Baltimore (Mainstage Production)

Event Details

April 29—April 30, 2019 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

Rand Theater

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission


Auditions for Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden

When a racist incident divides her first-year students, reluctant resident advisor Shelby finds herself in the middle of a conversation she does not want to have. As pressure to address the issue mounts from residents, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams. Sharp, funny, and searing, Baltimore is about racism on college campuses and how we learn to talk to each other.
This production is a collaboration with the Office for Equity & Inclusion and Student Affairs & Campus Life
Audition Information
We will be holding auditions on April 29 and 30. from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 5-9 pm. 

Actors will be asked to read sides from the play. You can access sides and sign for slots on the Sign Up Genius.  

This production will have an intensive rehearsal period Aug. 28-30; the university will provide housing. 

Performance dates are Oct. 10-12, 17-19.

Sign up for your audition slot at SignUp Genius.

Read-only link to script PDF


Shelby - 20, African-American, resident advisor, sheltered upbringing but outspoken, naive despite her many academic and extracurricular achievements, female.

Alyssa - 18, African-American, one of Shelby's residents on the floor, smart, female

Fiona - 18, white, American, one of Shelby's residents on the floor. Also smart, loves pranks, female. 

Rachel - 18, American, Latina. Also identified as being a Latina with light skin, one of Shelby's residents on the floor. Smart. Socially conscious, perhaps overtly so, female

Grace - 20, Shelby's best friend, lives off-campus, Asian-American

Bryant - 18, African-American, one of Shelby's residents, male. Trusting. 

Carson - 18, white, American, one of Shelby's residents, male. A bit sheltered. 

Leigh - 18, African-American, one of Shelby's residents on the floor, female. Powerful. 

Dean Hernandez - 50s, black and Latino male

Shelby - pg 45 from "There are no mirrors in our house" to "I never learned how to talk about any of it"
Leigh - pg 32 from "And this car, right..." to "like it was 1855"
Rachel - pgs 36-37 from "I hate that fucking caf" to "Ask Sheby what she sees, when she sees you"
Alyssa - pgs 53-54 from "I took the SATs" to "I Have A Voice"
Grace - pg 47 from "You know I almost didn't come back this fall" to "I don't know what I am to you"
Bryant - pgs 49-50 from "Stop and frisk" to "I don't think that is very much to ask. Actually" 
Fiona - pgs 22-23 from "At home...I'm..." to "I look pretty good"
Carson - pg 50 from "Actually, she is, she is my grandmother" to "I do not see color"

Event Category

Theater Theater Auditions