The Illusion Factory is holding auditions for our 2018-19 touring production of “Sojourner Speaks”, written and directed by Josy Jones.
We are seeking an African-American woman to play the role of Sojourner Truth in a one-person performance for young audiences. Ages 25-45. Actor will be depicting the life of Sojourner Truth through many different characters in her life. Actor should be charismatic and high-energy with the ability to sing (or carry a tune). Movement background is an added bonus, but not required. Must have vehicle and a valid Driver’s License.
Auditions will be held Oct 29th and 30th from 6pm-9pm on the second floor of The Summit Artspace located at 140 E. Market St. Akron, Ohio 44308. Please email email@example.com, if you would like to schedule an audition.
Meet the 2018-19 Illusion Factory Playwrights
Aesop’s Animals by Erin E. Dolan Erin E. Dolan is an Early Childhood Educator, Actor and Playwright. Having studied theatre at Kent State University and Lorain County Community College, where she first became involved in theatre for youth, she discovered a great love of including children in the creative process. Her path then led her to Houston, and later Columbus and then the Akron area, where she focused solely on her work in Early Childhood Education for several years. Ms. Dolan recently returned to Northeast Ohio to rejoin the exciting arts community there. She is a company member with Talespinner Children’s Theatre in Cleveland. Ms. Dolan is also the co-founder of Awesome Possum Theatre Company where she has adapted children’s literature for the stage as well as created original works for youth theatre. She is thrilled to be joining forces with The Illusion Factory for another season, having been commissioned to create a new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes in 2017. Ms. Dolan looks forward to sharing her love of Aesop and all his fabled animals with children all over Ohio.
Sojourner Speaks By Josy Jones Josy Jones is an actor, director and playwright with a passion for community engagement. In 2015, Josy founded the Chameleon Village Theatre Collective to use site-specific theatre to bring appreciation to underutilized space. Now back in Ohio, Josy intends to continue her journey to make theatre accessible.
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