Auditions for The Exonerated

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GovState Theatre and Performance Studies presents... The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

Directed by Patrick Santoro

Performance dates: April 4 - 7 at Governors State University's Sherman Hall

 

ABOUT THE PLAY:

The Exonerated combines first-person narrative with letters, transcripts, case files, and legal records to tell the stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row: Delbert Tibbs, Kerry Max Cook, Gary Gauger, David Keaton, Robert Earl Hayes and Sunny Jacobs, and their paths to freedom.

Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.

https://www.govst.edu/TAPSTheExonerated/

* The script can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/2vc3amxb

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:

This is a live production in front of an audience. Rehearsals will be held on campus with most rehearsals occurring in Sherman Hall.

 

CASTING:

Casting 10 versatile, high-energy performers/storytellers passionate about creating social change through art:

DELBERT: African American, 60. A seminary dropout, radical, and poet. His whole personality is like an old soul song: smooth, mellow and with an underlying rhythm that never lets go.

SUNNY: White, 50. A bright, pixie-ish yoga teacher from California; her lightness and positivity contrast with moments of great depth and clarity.

ROBERT: African American, 30s. A former horse groomer from the deep South; hardened but not lacking a sense of humor. Deep rural Mississippi accent.

GEORGIA/FEMALE ENSEMBLE 1: African American, 30s. Robert’s wife, also Southern; opinionated, outspoken, and extremely warm. She and Robert have a lovingly contentious relationship. Loves to speak her mind.

First round of auditions will be held in-person in Sherman Hall at Governors State University on Monday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 13th. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, February 15th in Sherman Hall.

 

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Location: 
Governors State University Sherman Hall 1 University Park, IL 60484
Deadline: 
13/February/2024

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