Readers needed!



Audition virtually to participate in the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's June 20 community reading (online) of the play "Day of Absence" by Douglas Turner Ward.


In “Day of Absence,” the white residents of a Southern town wake to find all the Black people gone. As shoes go unshined and babies unfed, the municipality devolves into chaos. It isn’t long before even the segregationist mayor is begging: “I’ll be kneeling in the middle of Dixie Avenue to kiss the first shoe of the first one ’a you to show up. I’ll smooch any other spot you request. Erase this nightmare ’n’ we’ll concede any demand you make, just come on back — please?”


Tim Rhoze, artistic director of FJT, is looking for eleven African American readers--seven men and five women.


Interested? Email Tim at trhoze@cityofevanston.org as soon as possible!


The play reading is part of the weekend's Juneteenth commemoration, which you can learn more about here.

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