About the company
FOR TR’s NEW WORK READING SERIES!
Our mission: Theatre Raleigh is a homegrown theatre company producing intimate theatre experiences in the heart of Raleigh that engage our community, foster regional artists, and elevate professional theatre in our city.
Our work centers around creating high quality theatrical experiences that resonate with our audiences. We are committed to building a community of artists and arts-supporters here in the Triangle, to championing the development of new works, and to cultivating the next generation of theatre audiences through ongoing opportunities for learning and engagement.
Theatre Raleigh’s New Work Reading Series Presentation of The Mis-Education of America by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
The Mis-Education of America bears theatrical witness and critiques American’s conflicting attitudes towards race, identity, culture, and politics. The play is structured like a “satirical ethno-jazz play” that theatrically fuses together a multitude of different American styles of storytelling; each functioning as a note in the composition.
This dynamic “satirical ethno-jazz play” challenges American history and racial stereotypes, but at the very same time, underscores their vital, significant, role in shaping the fabric of our nation both past and present. The characters, Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, and White represent a large swath of Americans struggling to make coherent sense of their values, identity, and history. The Mis-Education of America is political theater reclaiming for the stage its crucial role as a leader in defining and acting out that ongoing experiment we all call American democracy and community.
See Character Breakdown
This is a developmental reading. The actors will be paid a stipend of $50.
Dates of contract – July 11th – 15th
Rehearsal and performance times – TBD
Each character will have 3 sides each to be read.
Each actor needs to sing acapella one of these three songs, and they should include a verse and chorus. Looking for skilled, soulful singers who have an understanding of spirituals and are very strong in acapella group singing. The three songs that they can pick from are:
- His Eye is on the Sparrow
- Precious Lord (Negro Spiritual)
- I Surrender All (Negro Spiritual)
SIDES AND CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THE LINK BELOW.