AMERICAN SON

Posted by: North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre

NRACT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR AMERICAN SON
NRACT is holding auditions for American Son.
In person auditions are Sunday and Monday, June 13 & 14, 2020 at 7:00PM.
Callbacks will be held Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 7:00PM.
PERFORMANCE DATES FOR AMERICAN SON ARE JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 6, 2022
Directed by Phillip Bernard Smith, American Son is a 90-minute play. An estranged bi-racial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son.
Please submit Audition Form through this link:

KENDRA ELLIS-CONNOR

African American, female, forties to early fifties. A professor of psychology and the mother of a teenage son. Recently separated from her White Husband. Emotionally raw but trying to keep it together behind a professional façade. Exceptionally intelligent and self-possessed.

SCOTT CONNOR

White, male, late forties to fifties. Kendra’s estranged husband. An FBI agent of predominantly Irish ancestry. Takes pride in his family’s long tradition of military service. Through rigid in his views he has a warm, sensitive side and is a deeply loving and devoted father.

OFFICER PAUL LARKIN

White, male, mid-twenties to thirty. An intelligent, congenial young police officer with bold career ambitions who lacks actual life experience.

LIEUTENANT JOHN STOKES

African-American, male, fifty to mid-sixties. A tough, no-nonsense career police officer who is used to having people listen when he talks. He has paid his dues. He knows the rules and has no hesitation enforcing them.

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Actors are asked to prepare a 2–3-minute modern, dramatic monologue. Also prepare to read from the sides provided at:
If you are unable to attend auditions, you can submit a video audition by email to: tim@nract.org
Video auditions are due Sunday, June 13th by 5:00PM. If you are selected for a callback, you must come to callbacks in person!
If you have any questions, please email Timothy Locklear at tim@nract.org
Currently, NRACT is requiring masks while inside the theatre. It is the expectation of the creative team to have audition performances maskless and socially distanced. NRACT reminds actors we are still struggling with a Global Covid-19 Pandemic. Please weigh your personal exposure risks when deciding to audition in accordance with current CDC guidance, NC Department of Health and local health agencies.