Auditions for The Green Duck Lounge

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:30pm
Rhynsburger Theatre
Michelle Tyrene Johnson,
Dr. Claire Syler

Auditions-Open to everyone, you do not have to be a theatre major or MU student.  

When: Tuesday, Nov 14, 6:30-9:30 pm 

Call Backs: Wednesday, Nov 15, 7:00-9:30 pm         

Where: Rhynsburger Theatre, University of Missouri-Columbia 

505 Hitt Street. Columbia (Inside the Fine Arts Building- Theatre Side) 

Rehearsals begin Jan. 22, 2018 (evenings, possibly some weekend afternoons).We open Feb. 21 and run through Feb. 25.             

Actors: will read scenes or monologues from the play. Scripts can be checked out for 24 hours from the MU theatre office, 129 Fine Arts Building, open 8-5 pm, in the lobby of the Rhynsburger Theatre.

Questions: If you have a conflict with the audition dates/times or any other questions, email Dr. Claire Syler at

The Green Duck Lounge by Michelle Tyrene Johnson, directed by Dr. Claire Syler

The Green Duck Lounge explores how the contemporary #BlackLivesMatters movement parallels the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s by focusing on the life of Leon Jordan, a Kansas City police officer, MO legislator, and civil rights activist. The play is a swift sixty-minutes with a first act set in 2015, a second act set forty years earlier, and a third act comprised of a post-play discussion. 

Bailey: Youthful Black woman
Darius/Marcus: Young Black male
Clarence/Leon Jordan: Older Black male*
Detective Robinson/Frankie B: Young-to-middle-aged white male
Trey Sure/Andrew Sure: Young Black male
*Clarence/Leon Jordan: Equity actor and artist-in-residence, Harvey Williams, will perform these roles.

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and Mizzou Advantage.