Auditions for our upcoming production of Lanie Robertson's “The Trial of Mrs. Surratt” will be in January of 2019! (Actors who know how to play the Banjo, Mandolin or Violin are strongly encouraged to apply)
“The Trial of Mrs. Surratt” is a new play by Broadway playwright Lanie Robertson (“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”), which has never been produced or published before. This production is a Workshop Production with the potential for an Off-Broadway/Broadway transfer. This play is a surreal, historical exploration of the trial and final days of Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the U.S. government. Mary’s crime? She owned and operated a boarding house that John Wilkes Booth and conspirators frequented, in addition to her son’s close friendship with Booth. The play bends time, jumping back and forth from the daily lives of the characters leading up to Lincoln’s assassination to the trial itself. The sound of the piece is modern Appalachian Folk with strong harmonies, banjo, mandolin, violin, tambourine and natural percussions. The songs in the play are all old historic Civil War battle hymns, which we have completely re-arranged and re-imagined.
Our Workshop Production of Lanie Robertson’s “The Trial of Mrs. Surratt” will have a Limited Engagement Off-Off Broadway run for 15 performances May 4th-19that the Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente Arts Center.
We are currently casting Non-Union actors; all actors must be willing to sign a non-union contract with the company. A very small artist stipend is provided at the end of the process as a thank you. If transferred Off-Broadway/Broadway, a new Union contract will be negotiated with pay.
Rehearsals will begin on January 27th. Rehearsals are 4-5 days a week, based on the ensemble’s availability.