AUDITIONS

Main Stage Auditions:

"Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years"

When: Sunday, November 10, at 7pm and Monday, November 11 at 7pm

Where: Stage Door Productions, 810 Caroline Street, 3rd Floor - Elevator available

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Show dates: February 2020

The Story:

HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS

Originally from the South, the sisters moved to New York in response to the Jim Crow law period. They survived racism and sexism, proving they could achieve the “unachievable.” Through humor and pathos these ladies relive many of the pivotal moments which shaped their incredible lives. Seeking actors in their 50’s, 60’s or 70’s to portray these roles.

Roles:

Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany / Female / 50-80 years old

101 years old; was the third of ten Delany children; vivacious, emotional and an outspoken advocate for civil rights; graduated from Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery and became the second African-American woman licensed to practice dentistry in NYC.

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent


Sarah "Sadie" Delany / Female / 50-80 years old

103 years old; was the second of ten Delany children; more quiet in her determination, she earned a Masters degree from Columbia University and was the first African-American woman to teach domestic science at public high schools in New York City.

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent