by Austin Playhouse

Jun. 09 (2018)

A mysterious pregnancy, her brother’s lynching, and dreams of California haunt Cherry, a young woman who believes that God is telling her to leave the south. When her brother’s best-friend, Clyde invites her to go along with him to California, Cherry must decide whether being the keeper of her family’s roots and cultural traditions justifies living under Jim Crow.

Set in rural Louisiana during the Great Migration, MONROE reveals how the threat and aftermath of racial terror dominates the psyches of young African Americans.

MONROE was a winner of the 2018 Austin Playhouse Festival of New Texas Plays. The world premiere production will be directed by Lara Toner Haddock.

Austin Playhouse is holding auditions for the world premiere of Lisa B. Thompson’s MONROE on Saturday, June 9. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. An appointment is required. To schedule an audition, please submit a headshot and resume to AEA and non-Equity accepted. If cast, rehearsals begin mid-August and the show runs September 7 - 30, 2018. All actors will be compensated.

Roles available:
Cherry, 19, African American
Clyde, 20’s, African American