Dessa Rose Auditions
Flexible meetings for credit second module of Fall Semester
Based on the novel by Sherley Ann Williams
A musical by Lynne Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
A Winter Term Project
Performances in Hall Auditorium February 6-9
Directed by Caroline Jackson Smith
Musical Direction by Courtney-Savali A. Andrews
Choreographed by Adenike Sharpley
Monday, September 15 7-10PM
Tuesday, September 16 7-10PM
Wednesday, September 17 7-10PM
There is a movement callback Thursday, September 18 7:30-9PM
Vocal callbacks are held Saturday and Sunday (September 20 & 21)
Please prepare a monologue and acapella song of your choosing.
To hear the music, see a script, or if you need to schedule an alternate audition time, please email Hannah Montgomery, Stage Manager.
Alabama, 1847: Dessa Rose, a pregnant young Black woman, is on the run after leading a rebellion against her slavers. She escapes to the isolated farm of Ruth Sutton, a white woman deserted by her husband, who uses her land to harbor runaways. Rooted in real historical events, Dessa Rose follows the women as they form an unlikely alliance against the hostile world around them, scheming for freedom and discovering friendship along the way.