by Ground Floor Theatre
Oct. 11 (2015)
The musical Parade dramatizes the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, who was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old employee, Mary Phagan. The trial, sensationalized by the media, aroused antisemitic tensions in Atlanta and the U.S. state of Georgia. When Frank's death sentence was commuted to life in prison by the departing Governor of Georgia, John M. Slaton due to his detailed review of over 10,000 pages of testimony and possible problems with the trial, Leo Frank was transferred to a prison in Milledgeville, Georgia, where a lynching party seized and kidnapped him. Frank was taken to Phagan's hometown of Marietta, Georgia, and he was hanged from an oak tree. The events surrounding the investigation and trial led to two groups emerging: the revival of the defunct KKK and the birth of the Jewish Civil Rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). [
Ground Floor Theatre is holding an open call for a concert production of Robert Jason Brown’s Tony award winning musical, “Parade.” We are looking for a variety of parts (all ages/ethnicities/genders) (small stipend offered) as well as a volunteer chorus. We are also looking for a deaf or hard of hearing actor who knows ASL for the lead role of Leo Frank (white male 25 – 25). Performances are 12/3, 12/4, 12/5.
Auditions will be held at Ground Floor Theatre (979 Springdale Rd) on Sunday October 11th at 1 pm. Please bring 16 bars of any song -- if a reading is required we will provide sides. Also, please bring in or email a picture and résumé.
More information at auditions@GroundFloorTheatre.org