SHE is seeking singing actors of color for videotaped auditions for the premiere of The Holidays written and directed by Katrina V. Miller
Christmas at Mother Holiday's Cafe is a family tradition on the west side of Chicago. This year the Holidays are in need of a Christmas miracle because their matriarch is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, unable to cook at risk of losing her cafe and is now being cared for by her eldest son Joseph and his wife Mary who are in hopes of getting help from their children and Joseph's younger brother Jerome to pull off this year's festivities. Generations come together to face a painful truth and decisions are made to restore hope.
1. Joseph Holiday - Late 50s a Chicago police officer. Mother Holiday's eldest son is a devoted husband, and father who has recently been forced to take on the role of caregiver for his mother and brother in his home.
2. Mary Holiday - late 50s is Joseph's wife a nurse with the soul of an angel who is retiring to help out with Mother Holiday. She's determined to convince her brother-in-law and their children J.R. and Katherine to help with their matriarch.
3. J.R. Holiday - Mid- 30s Joseph and Mary eldest child has been a soldier since graduating high school and is finally coming home for this Christmas at the request of his father.
Rehearsal schedule: Nov. 6-8 6-10 pm, Nov. 9 2-6pm, Nov. 12-15 6-10 pm, Nov. 16 2-6pm Nov. 19-22 6-10 pm, and Nov. 23 2-6 pm
Tech December 1-7 6 pm- TBD
Opening Sunday, December 1, 2019 3 pm
Closes on Sunday, December 22, 2019
Run performances Thursday-Sunday
Material To Prepare:
1-2 minute contemporary contrasting dramatic and comedic monologue sides will be given for call back
16 bars of a Christmas or Gospel song