Auditions for The Green Duck Lounge

Event: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:30pm
Location: 
Rhynsburger Theatre
By: 
Michelle Tyrene Johnson,
Director: 
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 sylerc@missouri.edu.

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. 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
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.