Hoodoo Love

13WMAZ – Towering the Arts Announcement 

Thelron Pleas, July 11, 2015

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Hoodoo Love

by Katori Hall

OPENING RUN: The Historic Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Blvd. Macon, GA 31201

Friday OCTOBER 2, 2015 – 8PM

Saturday OCTOBER 3, 2015 – 7PM

Sunday OCTOBER 4, 2015 – 5PM



Play Synopsis:

In Hoodoo Love, Toulou, a young Black woman has fled the cotton fields with dreams of becoming a renowned blues singer on the famous Beale Street.  She quickly falls hard for a blues man, the harmonica-playing, guitar-strumming, itinerant musician, Ace Of Spades  who comes and goes without remorse or guilt, openly admitting to having lovers in every town where he plays.  In Toulou, he finds a comfort of sorts and a bit of musical inspiration.

Wanting to know what it feels like to have a man stick around for her for once in her life, Toulou seeks the aid of her next-door neighbor, Candylady, who is adept at hoodoo (i.e. voodoo). Toulou literally wants to cast a spell on her man to bind him to her so that she can have a piece of Ace forever. – For mature audiences only! 18 and older| 21 and older in some cases!



CAST: AUDITION INFORMATION

SETTING: A cluster of shacks along a cul-de-sac next to Beale Street. Memphis, Tennessee.

TIME: Great Depression.

CHARACTERS: 2 Female/2 Male

AUDITION DATE: August 6, 2015 @ 7PM, the Historic Douglass Theatre – Macon, GA

  • TOULOU- A young black woman who runs away from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the bluesy streets of Memphis. In stature she is tiny, but her presence makes her seem taller than she is.  (Young, 18-35, Love Struck, Female)
  • ACE OF SPADES –  a young, sexy, ramblin’ bluesman with a “behind like a caboose” and hands that can play the blues out any woman’s back. (Young, 18-35, Handsome, Sexually Appealing, Male)
  • CANDYLADY – a former slave and the HOODOO Madame of Beale street with a timeless essence, yet with a quick tongue of a youngin’. (Seasoned, 50 and older, Voodoo, Root Worker, female)
  • JIB – TOULOU’S older sibling, a born again Christian missionary. (Young, 18-35, Preacher, Male)

*THIS IS A COLD READING AUDITION: You will perform lines/scenes from a script that we provide. You will be given 5 minutes to look over the material before being called to the stage. After your audition, please wait in the lobby. You may be requested for a Call Back after your audition. 

CALL BACKS #2: IN THE EVENT A CASTING DECISION CANNOT BE MADE AT THE 1ST AUDITION/CALLBACKS, SELECTED INDIVIDUALS MAY BE ASKED TO COME BACK FOR CALLBACKS, SATURDAY AUGUST 8, 2015 AT 1:00PM.  LOCATION: TBA TO SELECTED INDIVIDUALS.  (PLEASE CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE IN CASE OF THIS POSSIBILITY) 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: (MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND EVERY REHEARSAL) 

1. Rehearsal Starts on/and the week of Monday August 10, 2015 @ 6:15PM

Pre-Rehearsal Meeting/Orientation: (Vicinity Location: West Macon) 

1. Monday August 10, 2015 – 6:15PM – 8:15PM

Regular Rehearsal Schedule: (Vicinity Location: West Macon

1. Wednesdays: 6:15PM – 8:15PM

2. Thursdays: 6:15PM – 9:00PM

3. Saturdays: 12:00PM- 5:00PM

For mature audiences only! 18 and older| 21 and older in some cases!

AUDITION REGISTRATION (CLICK HERE)



CREATIVE TEAM:

Director: Thelron Pleas

Stage Manager: Kiddy Redd

Asst. Stage Manager (Props): Bridgette Jones

Asst. Stage Manager II: – (Costumes): Betty Anderson

Scenic Designer: TBD

Lighting Designer: TBD

Technical Director: Butch McCrary

Music Arranger: Christopher Graddick

Musical Director: Issac Gibson

Production Coordinator I: Ann Thomas

Publicity Coordinator: Dr. Thelma Dillard

Season Graphic Designer: Christopher Marcs Designs, http://www.christophermarcsdesign.com/

Producer Level Sponsor – OVERTYME BAR AND GRILL – 2455 Pio Nono Ave Macon, GA 31206

Producer Level Sponsor – LaTrenda’s World for Learning, III – 2550 Rocky Creek Road Macon, GA 31204, 4025 Villa Ave Macon, GA 31204, & 3182 Houston Ave Macon GA 31206.