AUDITION - Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now

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Open to All UK Students
Sign Up Outside FA 114


Audition Date: Wednesday, December 1st 6-10pm
Callback Date: Thursday, December 2nd 6-10pm
Location: University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts, Guignol Theatre
Performance Dates: February 24th-27th 2022

Please Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (contemporary: dramatic or comedic).

Please sign-up on the bulletin board located outside Fine Arts Room 114. Walk up auditions may be available pending openings in the schedule, but are not guaranteed.


Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now has been developed by University of Kentucky Faculty Artists & Scholars and is based on and inspired by the book Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America: 1619-2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi (author of How To Be An Antiracist) and Keisha N. Blain (author of Set The World on Fire). The play tells the story of a group of UK students, enrolled in a Staging History theater course, who are creating a documentary drama about the idea of “Black Lives Matter” down through the centuries.

The Department of Theatre and Dance aims to provide our audience of students, faculty, staff, and community members with a thoughtful, insightful, factually accurate, and emotionally compelling, rendering of American history that places the Black Lives Matter movement of the past 10 years in its proper context in a powerful live documentary drama.

Cast of Characters

  • Asantewaa, African-American, female, 22, Senior, Poli Sci/History double major, minor in Theatre, Gospel choir, from Lexington, Kentucky
  • Michelle, white, female, 21, Junior, Theatre major, Dance minor, from Versailles, Kentucky
  • Jillian, goes by Jill, African-American, 20, female, Sophomore, Communications major, Sorority member, from Covington, Kentucky
  • Dexter, African-American, male, 22, Junior, African American & Africana Studies major, Fraternity member, from Washington, D.C.
  • George, white, male, 22, Senior, Business/Finance major, Fraternity member, from Paducah, Kentucky
  • Horace, goes by Ace, African-American, male, 27, Non-traditional student, Biology major, from Louisville, Kentucky
  • E, Person of Color, Non-binary, 23, Art Studio major, brought up all over the world, Accra, Ghana, Beijing, China, Paris, France
  • Professor Hansberry, African-American woman, 40, Ph.D in Theater History, from Louisville, Kentucky

Created 11/18/2021
Last Updated 11/29/2021