Audition

TRUSTUS THEATRE announces AUDITIONS for…

SUNSET BABY
By Dominique Morriseau

Directed by Bakari Lebby

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions – Sunday, December 3rd from 7 to 9 PM
Callbacks – Tuesday, December 5th from 6 PM – 9 PM
Trustus Theatre

Prepare a monologue no longer than 3 minutes and be prepared to read sides if asked.

Wear something you can move in and be prepared to do some light movement and improv.

ABOUT THE PLAY

Kenyatta Shakur is alone. His wife has died, and this former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all – fatherhood. Sunset Baby is an energized, vibrant, and witty look at the point where the personal and political collide. One of the most exciting and distinctive voices in America.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

NinaBlack woman – Late 20s. A robber and a drug dealer, but in another life could lead a righteous revolution. Quiet Power. Deeply Guarded. Strong and Brilliant. Feels a deep and constant spiritual bond with her deceased mother, a former Black Revolutionary and Icon.

KenyattaBlack man – 50s. Very similar to Nina, but has softened in his age. Guilt-ridden from his past and trying to rekindle his relationship with his daughter. Former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner. Absent father from his daughter’s childhood to now. Biological father to Nina.

Damon Black, Latin, or non-white man – 30s – 40s. Intelligent. A robber and drug dealer. Claims to have lost his edge and wants to quit the game. Nina’s partner in both romance and hustling. In another life, an analyst and setter of trends, a scholar and businessman.