Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Stick Fly, by Lydia R. Diamond. Auditions will be held on Monday & Tuesday, October 19 & 20, with call backs on Wednesday, October 21. The production will be directed by Karen Dacons-Brock.
- Monday & Tuesday, October 19 & 20 at 7:00pm
- In the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
- Registration from 6:30pm.
Callbacks: Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
First cast meeting: Monday, November 16
No conflicts after: December 19
Publicity Scene Presentations: Wednesday, January 6
Preview: Thursday, January 14
Opening: Friday, January 15
Performances: January 15-31
Archival Photos: Date to be determined. Actors are required to stay after performance for photos.
Strike: January 31 following the 3:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.
About the show
A seriocomic family affair. The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.
Stick Fly debuted in 2006 at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago. Following regional engagements at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, the play opened officially on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in New York City on December 8, 2011. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Alicia Key was among the show’s producers; she also authored the play’s original musical score. Tony-nominated director Kenny Leon directed.
In addition to receiving a 2012 Tony Award nomination (Condola Rashad for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play), Stick Fly also received
- 2012 Outer Circle Critics Award nomination for Best Play (Broadway)
- 2010 IRNE Award for Best Play
- 2010 LA Critics Circle Award for Playwriting
- 2010 LA Garland Award for Playwriting
- 2009 LA Weekly Theatre Award for Playwriting
- 2008 Susan S. Blackburn Finalist
- 2006 Black Theatre Alliance Award
- 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best New Work
The show will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
For more information, see the Stick Fly show page.
About the roles
TAYLOR – 27, daughter from an earlier marriage of renowned, recently deceased, public intellectual, James Bradley Scott; Kent’s fiancé. She was raised by a single mother college professor. Although she carries her father’s name, and so has had entree to some social privileges, her father was not a part of her life. This has been a continuing struggle for Taylor who, despite her achievements, tends to struggle with self-esteem. She has also gone without financially.
KENT (Spoon) – 31, youngest son of the LeVay family. He has grown up with an artistic disposition in a family of doctors and lawyers. Although financially privileged, he has struggled to find his place in life and with his family. He loves Taylor despite her confidence challenges and embraces her personal and professional support of him. Support is something Kent has not received from his father because of the academic and professional choices he (Kent) has made.
CHERYL – 18, the daughter of the family maid. She is pretty, bright, and practical. She is also quite candid but usually well-intentioned. Cheryl has been with the LeVay family since childhood via her mother’s work; she has always had a crush on Flip.
FLIP (Harold LeVay) – 36, oldest son of LeVay family. He is the “golden boy” who, with some compromises, has fallen in line with his father’s expectations. Also, like his father, he is an incorrigible ladies man. Flip tends to avoid emotional entanglements as a rule, and, when challenged, has no problem asserting his desire for “no commitments” in romantic relationships.
DAD (Joe LeVay) – 58-62, LeVay patriarch. A well-intentioned man, who rules his family with a firm, loving hand. He, like Flip, has always had a way with women. Though he accepts the fact that he is not a perfect human being, he recognizes that no one is. He is keenly aware of his own accomplishments and those he has made possible for his children. He makes no apologies for any decisions he has made that have resulted in not so perfect outcomes.
KIMBER – 32, white; Flips girlfriend. She is an intelligent woman with a quick wit and sincere warmth. Unlike Taylor, her social status matches that of the LeVays, with, of course, the undeniable privilege of whiteness. Of this she is aware, and, on some level, appalled. She discovers and admits, during the course of the play, that she wants more from her relationship with Flip.
About the Auditions
Come prepared to perform a contemporary one-to-two minute monologue (preferably not from Stick Fly).
Be prepared to perform a cold reading from Stick Fly and an improvised scene, both selected by the director.
If you have a resume and headshot, please bring them to the audition.
What to expect at auditions: After completing your audition form in the lobby, you will be called into the theatre individually to present your monologue. Following monologue presentations, you may be called to perform cold readings and/or improvisations from the script in groups of two or more.
The Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by noon on Wednesday, October 21.
Callbacks will be Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre and will consist of cold readings and improvised scene work from the script.
Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.
About the production team
Director: Karen Dacons-Brock
Set/Lighting Designer: Artie Reese
Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:
- RLT audition form (PDF and DOC) — please fill out
- Conflict calendar — please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.
Questions about auditions? Contact the director, Karen Dacons-Brock, at firstname.lastname@example.org.