Seeking highly versatile African-American actors to play historical figures for the DuSable Museum's Walking With Heroes Program. Walking With Heroes is designed to make African-American History come alive for museum attendees. All actors must be over 18.
Jean Baptiste Point DuSable-First nonnative settler of Chicago
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams-First African-American cardiologist. Performed the first successful open-heart surgery. He also founded the first non-segregated hospital in the United States.
Dr. Margaret Burroughs- Prominent African-American teacher, artist and writer and a co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History. She also helped establish the South Side Community Art Center.
Ida B. Wells-African-American journalist, newspaper editor, and leader in the early Civil Rights Movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often used to control or punish blacks who were viewed as competition for whites. She was also active in the Womenís Rights and Womenís Suffrage Movements.
Elijah J. McCoy- A Black Canadian-American inventor and engineer who held 57 U.S. patents mostly involving lubrication of steam engines.
Auditions will be held at the DuSable Museum of African American History 740 East 56th Place Chicago IL 60637.
Rehearsals will be very brief. Performances will take place during the day on weekdays and on weekends. Performances will be scheduled around museumís exhibits and around visitorsí requests.
Material To Prepare:
Two HIGHLY contrasting monologues