Do It Now! Additional Audition Date

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival is proudly partnering with playwright Rich Espey and composer Jonathan Jensen to present their musical DO IT NOW! Directed and choreographed by Timoth David Copney-Welton, this show promises to be a Baltimore-area summer sensation! An Additional Audition and Callback will be held on 3/18 to become part of this premiere performance. A stipend will be provided to all participants.

AUDITION DATE
Wednesday March 18th, 6pm to 8pm
The Fells Point Corner Theatre

PLEASE PREPARE A SONG OF 16 TO 32 BARS. SIDES WILL BE GIVEN FOR COLD READINGS.
REHEARSALS WILL START THE SECOND WEEK OF JUNE

PRODUCTION DATES
Fells Point Corner Theatre
August 13th to 16th, and August 20th to 23rd

WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER
Middle-aged, white male – baritone

JAMES BAKER, Schaefer’s neighbor
Young or middle-aged, African-American male – baritone/bass
GEORGE MURRAY, political candidate (doubles with James Baker) Young or middle-aged, African-American male – baritone/bass

ED RUTKOWSKI, Schaefer’s neighbor
Middle-aged white male – baritone
HYMAN PRESSMAN, city comptroller
Middle-aged or old white male (non-singing) (doubles with Ed Rutkowski)

JACK HOFFMAN, a businessman and political boss
Middle-aged white male – baritone
ROBERT IRSAY, owner of the Baltimore Colts (doubles with Jack Hoffman)

DAN GOLDNER, assistant to Schaefer
Young white male – tenor/baritone

Questions? email [email protected]

Staged Reading: Paper Dream – 2/29

by Lyra YangPaper Dream follows the journey of four Chinese women in the 1930s: a self-proclaimed aristocrat, her husband’s second wife’s obedient daughter, a working-class mother, and a talented young prostitute as they find themselves trapped like prisoners in a “land of freedom”.  It is about the ghosts they left behind, the spirit of who they are, and the dream of what they might become.  A haunting period drama that reckons with the spectre of nationalism still stalking immigrants at America’s borders.

Directed by Raksa Lim

Featuring:

Momo Nakamura as TAM-LEI-FAN
Cheryl Campo as LEE-ON
Elizabeth Ung as YING-YING
Lorrie Smith as WONG-MEI-YEE
Jay Ruiz as INTERPRETER JESSEN/AMERICAN GUARD
Raksa Lim as COOK CHUN/INSPECTOR GUTMAN/PAPA

Staged Reading: Retreat Across the Jerseys – 1/11

Retreat Across the Jerseys

by Leslie AllenLiz, a no-nonsense Marine explosives expert, returns to her north Jersey hometown in 2031 after a decade in Central Asia’s “forever wars.” But on her way to the deathbed of Angela, her estranged mother, she meets B.J., a local character who has peddled everything from condos to children’sslippers to dubious tales – and most of all, dreams – in the changing neighborhood. B.J. and Liz each harbor a painful secret, and their chance encounter triggers a journey into the buried past – all the way back to and beyond a different chance encounter on the same corner by Newark’s airport. That late-night meeting, 30 years earlier, would link the three characters – all outsiders marginalized because of race or gender, class, and more – to each other and to untold chapters in American history that ask us to question the meaning of patriotism.

Directed by George Andre Tittle

Featuring:

Tyrone Chapman – TYE, B.J.
Jenn Mikulski – ANGELA, NURSE, THE WOMAN
Emilie Holmstock – LIZ
Rodney Bonds – LIZ’S BOSS, VIN, ANGELA’S FATHER
Archie Williams – BUREAUCRAT, THE MAN, BAR CUSTOMER, DRUNK, THE GUY, A WRITER/TOM PAINE
Penny Demps – STAGE DIRECTIONS