Yellowman is a two-person, multi-character memory play about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small town Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. The play explores the negative associations surrounding male Blackness as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on Black women. In Yellowman, a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother's poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow"--lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father.
Needed: 2 actors 20+ years old
IMPORTANT NOTE: The play requires only two actors. All other characters are portrayed by them. They switch between several characters many times in virtually every scene. Additionally, please be advised that casting considerations will be made with the playwright's intent in regards to specific characterizations that are important to the overall story.
PROCESS Be prepared to read from the script.Sides will be emailed to you prior to audition and/or posted onto this website.
Email a headshot & resume (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your online audition AND fill out audition form (will be emailed once audition is scheduled)
PLEASE NOTE We are committed to inclusive, diverse casting. For every role, we will consider qualified performers, without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated by the licensing company and playwright.