The Strand Theater Company is seeking two actors for the upcoming musical production of A Civil War Christmas by Paula Vogel.
Synopsis of the play:
It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, a woman escaping enslavement loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all.
ULYSSES S. GRANT/CHESTER MANTON SAUNDERS/JOHN SURRATT/MOSES LEVY: Union General/Union soldier, Quaker, abolitionist/Conspirator/Gravely injured Jewish Union soldier
ELY PARKER/FREDERICK WORMLEY/GEORGE KECKLEY/GHOST OF GEORGE KECKLEY: Aide-de-camp to General Grant/Teenage son of shop owner James Wormley/Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Keckley, left college to join the Union Army*
*This role is open to BIPOC identifying actors only.
All roles require a strong singing voice.
While the characters are male, actors that do not identify as male may also be considered.
Actors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must agree to Strand Theater Company's COVID-19 Safety Protocols.
Rehearsals: Begin 10/25
Tech week: 11/28-12/2
Show: Fridays-Sundays 12/3-12/19
Actor stipend: $150
If you are interested in auditioning, please contact the production director, Caitlin Bouxsein at [email protected]