Auditions for Theater Production of 'Baltimore'
February 27—February 28, 2019 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Fine Arts Center
UMass Amherst Campus
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 spring, we will be producing a 30 minute cut of Baltimore, to be performed at New Africa House. We will rehearse in the first two weeks of April and perform in the second two weeks. This version will be performed for invited audiences of RAs, university officials, Campus Climate Ambassadors, etc to spark discussions around issues our campus currently faces.
Additionally, we will be providing discussion facilitation training for any interested students. These students will run post show discussions in the spring after the workshop performances.
This workshop is a collaboration with the Office for Equity & Inclusion
We will be holding auditions on the evenings of Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28 from 7-10 pm. Callbacks will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, March 2 from 1-5 pm.
Actors will be asked to read sides from the play. You can access sides and sign for slots on the Sign Up Genius.
Actors in Playlab can audition for this workshop. Actors in Wild Thing or Sweat will not be able to participate.
SHELBY, 20, African American, resident advisor, sheltered upbringing but outspoken, naive despite her many academic and extracurricular achievements, female.
RACHEL, 18, American, Latina. Also identifies as being a Latina with light skin, one of Shelby’s residents on the floor. Smart. Socially conscious, perhaps overtly so, female.
LEIGH, 18, of color, one of Shelby’s residents on the floor, female.
CARSON, 18, white, American, one of Shelby’s residents, male.
GRACE, 20, Shelby’s friend, lives off-campus, Asian-American, female.