September 22-October 2, 2022at The Sanctuary 432 Goldthwaite Street, Montgomery, AL
Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $25.
Molly’s son is a talented actor who is preparing for an audition to a prestigious drama school. He is also a recovering addict. Can he beat his addiction and get into drama school at the same time? And can Molly’s relationships survive his anger?
with Mariah Reilly, Chason Marvin, Michael Buchanan, Austin Wendell, and Meghan Yapana Ducote
Made possible in part by a grant from Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Open Call Auditions for Nora’s Playhouse world-premiere production of Ashes & Ink by Martha Pichey will take place Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 113 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama. Callbacks will be the evening of Thursday, June 30. We encourage actors of ALL ethnicities to audition!
All the details are below…
About the Project:Ashes & Ink is a stirring story about grief, addiction, and a mother’s love. This is a paid, non-Equity production. There is adult subject matter and profanity in the script.
Roles to be Cast:
QUINN: 20, Molly’s son, passionate and charismatic, insecure LEO: A widower, late 40s, attentive and thoughtful, honest FELIX: Leo’s son, 7, spirited and curious, watchful BREE: Molly’s sister, 40, level-headed and driven, blind since age of 7
*The role of MOLLY (a widow in her 40s) has already been cast
What to Bring with you to the Audition: A prepared monologue is not necessary. Auditions will be cold readings of sides from Ashes & Ink, as well as group scene work with the director, Caroline Reddick Lawson (Artistic Director of Nora’s Playhouse). Please bring a headshot. (If you don’t have a headshot, we will accept a photo cropped to clearly show your face, or we will take a snapshot of you at the audition.)
Rehearsal/Performance Schedules and Locations: Rehearsals will be scheduled on nights and weekends, August 17 – September 21, in the Cloverdale area (exact location TBD). Performances will be September 22 – October 2 at The Sanctuary (432 Goldthwaite St., Montgomery, AL).
Rate: $600 flat
Need more info? If you are interested in auditioning and would like more information, please contact Caroline Reddick Lawson at 646-246-2490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss whatdoesfreemean?,
the show critics are calling “heartbreaking,” “inspiring,”
a “searing and poignant narrative,” and a “tour de force performance!”
Playing at The Tank, now through July 22nd!
Tickets are only $20. Available at bpt.me/3456198 or at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain. No late seating.
CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT THE SHOW…
“Life behind bars has long been a dramatic staple and the inspiring whatdoesfreemean? trods this familiar territory with fierce emotion and presentational verve…. Lisa Strum is towering and shattering as Mary.”
– Darryl Reilly, TheaterScene.net
“Sometimes ‘Theater with a Message’ can be preachy or heavy-handed, but this show is far from that…. whatdoesfreemean? approaches incarceration with depth and candor and a bit of whimsy…. Come downtown and experience!”
– Tara Kennedy, OnStage Blog
“In a tour de force performance, Lisa Strum fully inhabits Mary’s psyche. With wide eyes that refuse to turn away from life’s pain, Ms. Strum’s Mary is emotionally and physically complex, vulnerable and brimming with truth. Ms. Filloux’s anguished and at times poetic dialogue flows effortlessly in Ms. Strum’s interpretation.”
– Navida Stein, Stage Buddy
…AND OUR OPENING WEEKEND AUDIENCES AGREE!
“The production is truly wonderful. The writing, directing, acting—all stellar. And what a story to tell!”
“A powerful and imaginative work, dealing with one of our open wounds, the widespread practice of solitary confinement. Most disturbing and compelling. And [Lisa Strum as] Mary was splendid.”
“It’s a play that stays with us.”
“It’s the most moving piece of theater I’ve ever seen!“
whatdoesfreemean? is the latest work by award-winning human rights playwright Catherine Filloux. Directed by Amy S. Green, the cast of whatdoesfreemean? includes James Edward Becton*, Brenda Crawley, Justin Jorrell, Galway McCullough*, Liz Morgan*, and Lisa Strum* as Mary.
Scenic and Lighting Design by Phoebe Mauro. Projection and Sound Design by Sadah Espii Proctor. Costume Design by Rashidah Nelson. Fight Choreography by Galway McCullough. Stage Management by Karen Oughtred. General Management by Rebecca Lovett. Graphic Design by Veronica Bella. General Press Representative is Susan L. Schulman.
whatdoesfreemean? was developed with the support of Nora’s Playhouse.
The Nora’s Playhouse production of whatdoesfreemean? is presented by The Tank.
This production is an Equity-approved showcase. *Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association