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Auditions for "Jitney"

Award: A part in the play

Deadline: 11/12/2017

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Theatre

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Organization: East Cleveland Theater

East Cleveland Theater is hosting auditions for August Wilson's Jitney. Part of Wilson's, The Century Cycle, it is the eighth play in his 10-play series. Jitney takes place in Pittsburgh, PA, in the 1970s. They are seeking eight (8) adult African American men of all age ranges and types and one African American woman.

The story is about a gypsy cab company in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania during the 1970s, its workers, and how they deal with each other and the changing landscape of their neighborhood. Filled with drama and humor, the story reveals their individual histories as well as their lives together as coworkers and friends.

Director: Jim Weaver, SDC

Becker: African American male
Owner of the Jitney station.

Turnbo: African American male
A driver always interested in everyone else’s business.

Youngblood: African American male
A driver and Vietnam veteran.

Fielding: African American male
A driver, alcoholic, and former tailor.

Doub: African American male
A Korean War veteran and longtime driver.

Shealy: African American male
A “Numbers Runner”.

Booster: African American male
Becker’s son and prison parolee.

Philmore: African American male
A local hotel doorman.

Rena: African American female
Youngblood’s girlfriend and mother of his child.

This will be a split rehearsal schedule, meaning that they will have 2 weeks of rehearsals in December, 2017 (before Christmas), and then pick up with rehearsals starting the week of January 07, 2018. Exact dates for both the December and January time frames have not been determined. They typically have rehearsals Sundays thru Wednesdays (4 days / week), but again that is not yet set in stone. If you are concerned about dates and timeframes, please show up at auditions and tell them your limitations.

East Cleveland Theater
14108 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112