Richmond, VA – Casting for Theatrical Production – Paid


Richmond Casting Call for Actors

Date: Tues, June 14, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Blackwell Community Center
Street: 300 E. 15th Street, Richmond, VA

Union: Non-Union


Written by Rebekah L. Pierce

Directed by Shanea L. Taylor
Twyla and Sampson are kindred spirits that have loved and searched for one another for over a century. It started in 1855 on a plantation in Virginia with Twyla, a beautiful 15 year old girl slave girl who worked in the kitchen for the Bennett family, a wealthy southern tobacco family, and 19 year old Sampson, the youngest son of the Bennett family. When Sampson’s mother learns of their illicit love affair and the impending birth of their love child, she sells Twyla to the highest bidder. Ninety plus years later (1935), Twyla and Sampson are reborn and find each other again, but the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 forbids miscegenation. They are both jailed and forced to divorce. It’s the present and the kindred spirits have found one another again for a third time. Have things changed now? Will society and their families finally allow them to love one another freely?

Looking to cast the following roles:

Twyla: African-American, female, age mid-20s to mid-30’s
Sampson: Caucasian, male, age mid-20s to mid-30s

Mary: African American, female, age mid-20s to mid-30s, Twyla’s best friend

Sheba: African American, female, age 45-60, Twyla’s mother

Nell/Sarah: Caucasian, female, age 45-60, Sampson’s mother

Richard: African American, male, mid-30s

Judge/Auctioneer: Caucasian, male, ages 40+

Mr. Johnson/Father: Caucasian, male, ages 50-60s

Email headshot and resume to OR CALL (804) 549-2884. Sides will be emailed upon receipt of requested documents. Actors cast will receive a small stipend for the staged production in August 2016.