AUDITIONS FOR INTIMATE APPAREL
Wednesday, September 13, 6pm - 9pm
Friday, September 22, 6pm - 9pm
at Fells Point Corner Theatre
251 S. Ann Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, directed by Belle Burr
Performances: November 17 - December 10, 2023
Pay-What-You-Can Preview on November 16.
Rehearsals will start in Late September/Early October.
Please prepare 1 two-minute monologue or 2 monologues not exceeding three minutes total in any style to showcase your abilities.
Please bring all rehearsal conflicts you may have from October 1 - November 15, 2023 to your appointment.
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FPCT offers stipends to all show collaborators.
In New York City in 1905, a young African-American woman, Esther, pursues her dreams of becoming an independent seamstress and opening a beauty parlor for black women. She sews striking undergarments for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to black prostitutes. By way of a mutual acquaintance, she begins receiving beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man named George Armstrong who is working on the Panama Canal. Being illiterate, Esther enlists the help of her patrons to respond to the letters. Gracefully exploring the lost or hidden stories of New York's early 20th century black population, and drawing on Nottage's own family history, the play insists that, in a world where even a bolt of wool or silk can come with a story, every person deserves their story, too. FPCT member Belle Burr leads this production. She is one of the creative minds behind Drop Three Improv/Sketch Comedy and last directed Stop Kiss at Vagabond Players as well as two plays in the 202210x10x10 festival at FPCT.
Esther: Black Female, 30s - The protagonist of the play; a seamstress in New York City. *
George: Black Male, 30s-50s - A man from Barbados working on the Panama Canal. *
Mayme: Black Female, 20s-40s - A sex worker who is friendly with the protagonist. *
Mrs. Van Buren: White Female, 20s-30s - A wealthy white woman who is part of New York high society. *
Mr. Marks: White Male, 20s-40s - A Romanian Jew and fabric seller. A bright and passionate man.
Mrs. Dickinson: Black Female, 30s-60s - A proper and well to do boarding house owner.
* Indicates a role that requires intimate contact during the performance. All such contact will be overseen by an intimacy coordinator.
Race is an integral part of this story and is therefore dictated for characters by the script and licensing agreement. FPCT will enthusiastically consider performers of all genders and gender identities with the understanding that the genders and gender expressions of the characters must be portrayed in accordance with the licensing agreement.
FPCT artists and staff will be expected to agree to and conduct themselves in accordance with our Code of Conduct Policies for the safety of all. These policies will be made available to actors along with their contract should any roles be offered.
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