‘Beyond The Door Play’

Expires: 2024/05/21
Paying up to $100.00 - $900.00 / week
Description

Casting “Beyond The Door Play,” this play was adapted from the book “Who Said It Couldn’t Be Done” which is a true story about a little girl growing up on Chicago’s west side from the hard-core street life to redemption.

16 Project roles
Denise Jones
30
-
50
y.o.
Black / African Descent
She shares the story of her life in the present through active narration and flashbacks.
Application deadline closed.
Props Master
Female
6
-
12
y.o.
Black / African Descent
Play as young siblings and cast. From oldest to youngest after Denise: Young Stanley, Young Regina, Young Benesse, and Young George
Application deadline closed.
Stage Manager
50
-
60
y.o.
Black / African Descent
A powerful elder and one of the only positive male figures in Denise’s life. He is charismatic and militant, a great speaker.
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Sound Designer
Male
40
-
50
y.o.
Black / African Descent
Second eldest child of the siblings (#2). Stanley is Denise’ nonchalant, easy-going brother. He’s learned his first lessons of street hustling from Mae such as popping off hubcaps and selling drugs.Note: Double Cast as Will, a wayward thug
Application deadline closed.
Social Media Manager
Male
25
-
35
y.o.
Black / African Descent
George is Denise’s confrontational brother. He was also a hustler and sold drugs amid the street life. He had an extreme passion for cars. He is the fifth child of the siblings. Note: Double cast as BIG STEEVE, a menacing thug
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Youth Actors
Male
18
-
22
y.o.
Black / African Descent
Jermaine is Denise’s youngest brother. Born after both Denise and Mae changed their lives. He was sheltered unexposed to the street life. He is the sixth child of the siblings. Note: Double cast as Ralph, a street thug; and as Doctor Vaughn
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Elder Mosley
Male
30
-
40
y.o.
Black / African Descent
Regina is Denise’s younger sister with the “good” hair. She is sophisticated, private, and the first college graduate in the family. She does not accept the world that she lives in. She is the third child of the siblings. Note: Double cast as Cathy Mae’s feisty neighbor; and as Sister Rochelle, an encouraging, non-judgmental member of the church, Denise’s mentor
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Stanley/Will
Female
30
-
40
y.o.
Black / African Descent
Benesse is Denise’s younger sister who emulates Denise and soon becomes a bisexual drug addict. She is the fourth child of the siblings. Note: Double cast as Mable, Denise’s Aunt. Mae’s younger sister.
Application deadline closed.
George/Big Steeve
Female
18
-
22
y.o.
Black / African Descent
Denise’s baby sister, the apple of her eye, was born after Annie Mae changed her life. She doesn’t have any recollection of her mother’s or older sister’s past street life. She is the youngest of the siblings.
Application deadline closed.
Jermaine/Ralph/Doctor Vaughn
Female
55
-
65
y.o.
Black / African Descent
Mama is Denise’s Baptist/Christian grandmother. A sweet, full-bodied, petite woman who partied and gambled on Friday-Saturday, and praised God on a Sunday. Singing a plus.
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Regina/Cathy/Sister Rochelle
Female
20
-
40
y.o.
The three different egos of Denise’s mother: Annie Mae has found God and changed her life. Mae grew up fast hustling and using drugs in excess. Dirty O excelled in the street life and identified as a lesbian for a portion of her life. She was also a pimp and heavily involved in crime, alcoholism, and drug addiction. The actress that portrays Mae must span the age range of all 3 egos.
Application deadline closed.
Benesse/Mable
Female
18
-
25
y.o.
Young Denise was raised by her grandmother. She is the oldest of seven siblings. Denise was sweet, kind, and caring in her youth, and often mothered her younger siblings. Yet, due to circumstances beyond her control, she eventually became her alter ego DJ. DJ, a lesbian “stud”, helped her survive the streets of Chicago, through drug addiction, pimping, and crime.
Application deadline closed.
Angela
Female
Application deadline closed.
Mama
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Annie Mae/Mae/Dirty O
Application deadline closed.
DJ/Young Denise
Application deadline closed.