• HAVING OUR SAY - Sadie (1 African-American woman) 11/02/2012  9:16am


    (Bloomfield, NJ) – 4th Wall Theatre, a non-union, professional theatre company, will hold open auditions for the role of Sadie Delany in HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS’ FIRST 100 YEARS adapted by Emily Mann from the book of oral history by Sarah "Sadie" L. Delany and A. Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. The play will be directed by Jeremy Gold Jones-Kronenberg. The show will be presented as a part of Black History Month at The Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ, where the company is in residence. Rehearsals will begin in December and the performances are scheduled for February 21-24, 2013; performances will include student matinees and evening shows.

    HAVING OUR SAY opens as 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany welcome us into their Mount Vernon, New York, home. As they prepare a celebratory dinner in remembrance of their father's birthday, they take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation's history, recounting a fascinating series of events and anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals. Their story is not simply African-American history or women's history. It is our American history, told through the eyes of two unforgettable women as they look not only into the past, but also ahead into the twenty-first century.

    Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 6th and 7th at 7:00 pm. Sign up begins at 6:30pm each evening, and anyone auditioning must arrive no later than 8:00 pm. All auditions will be held at Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street in Bloomfield, which is easily accessible by train or bus from Manhattan.

    Seeking: One female, African-American actress (45 or older) to portray 103-year-old Sadie Delany. The actress playing Sadie must possess an honest elegance, truthfulness and also a playful sense of humor. She is tenacious, has a deep strength and a positive approach to life. Sadie is the Yin to her sister Bessie’s Yang, the molasses to Bessie’s Vinegar. A bit of a mama’s girl, Sadie takes a more philosophical approach to life and its obstacles and is less easily ruffled and less confrontational than her sister. (The role of Bessie Delany has been cast.)

    Please prepare a 1-2 minute serio-comic monologue that shows range and storytelling ability and a simple and personal connection to the audience. In addition, sides from the show will be provided at the auditions. Auditioners are encouraged to read the play in advance. Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together, and be prepared to provide all potential conflicts for evening and weekend rehearsals beginning November 26, 2012, through February 20, 2013. Small Stipend / Non Union production.

    For additional information, including directions to the theatre, please visit www.4thwalltheatre.org



    This audition is definitely on for tonight and tomorrow! Please spread the word to your appropriate actor friends, as we need to see some dynamite people for this role! And thank you!

    kswan7321 11/06/2012  8:37am