Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea
by Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by K. Shaka Opare
Produced by Sisters Freehold
Compensation: $1,000 stipend
Rehearsals: April 1 - June 2, 2022 (2 - 3x/week) in Baltimore City
Performances (12): June 3 - June 19, 2022
The Voxel (9 West 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218)
March 12 & March 13
Callbacks: March 19
Location: Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. Baltimore, MD 21231
Street parking is easily available on Broadway, just a short walk from the theatre. Please check the meters when you park: meter times may vary from block to block on Broadway.
The following bus routes stop within 2 blocks of the theatre: LocalLink: 63, 65; CityLink: Brown, Navy, Gold; Express BusLink: 104; Charm City Circulator: Green
More about the audition venue here: https://www.fpct.org/directions
Auditions are in 90 minute blocks and will consist of a group movement call followed by cold readings from the script. Please dress to move.
More info & link to sign up: https://www.sistersfreehold.org/audition
Questions? Contact [email protected]
Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea is a modern love story set alongside a young man’s pursuit for ancestral connection. Told through movement, rhythm, and poetry, this dramatic comedy follows eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones III on a journey that leads him from Baltimore City to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor that gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom during the Middle Passage. Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea invites audiences to consider family, identity, and a shared legacy that extends beyond bondage.
“Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
DONTRELL JONES III (Male, Black, 18) Heir to a haunting and powerful legacy. This role calls for onstage kissing and sexual situations (no nudity) with the performer playing ERIKA. All theatrical intimacy will be choreographed.
ERIKA (Female, White, 21) A lifeguard and Dontrell’s soulmate.This role calls for onstage kissing and sexual situations (no nudity) with the performer playing DONTRELL JONES III. All theatrical intimacy will be choreographed. The character appears onstage in a bathing suit.
DAD aka DONTRELL JONES JR. (Male, Black, 35-40s) Dontrell’s father.
MOM aka SOPHIA JONES (Female, Black, 35-40s) Dontrell’s mother.
DANIELLE (Female, Black, 17) Dontrell’s little sister.
SHEA (Female, Black, 30s) Dontrell’s cousin on his father’s side.
ROBBY (Male, Black, 19) Dontrell’s best friend and an honorary member of the family.