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Karamu Performing Arts Theatre announces auditions for Deliverance

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Incidents in the Life of Henry “box” Brown by Michael Oatman

Karamu Theatre has recently announced that auditions will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. for “Deliverance, Incidents in the life of Henry “Box” Brown. Performance dates are February 8 through 23, 2014. The show will be directed by Dominique Paramore.

Audition applicants are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues no more than two minutes each as well as do a cold reading from the script. The auditions will be held at the Karamu Theatre located at 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.

About the Play

Following his children and wife being sold to a different slave owner, Henry Brown receives a “heavenly vision” to mail himself to a place where there are no slaves. A sympathetic white storekeeper (Samuel Smith) helps him with his plan to have him shipped by the Adams Express Company to an Abolitionists Headquarters in a northern state. The play tells the story of the horrors of slavery as well as the politics involved in the abolitionists movement.

Cast of Characters

Henry “Box” Brown - African American Male, 30s/50s
Arron - African American Male, 30s
Westchester - African American Male, 20s
Mr. Sills/Samuel Smith - White Male, 40s/50s
Mr. McKim - White Male, 40s/50s
Ms. Dalloway - White Female, 40s/50s
Fredrick Douglas/Jonse - African American Male, 30s/50s


Consists of a 3 week rehearsal schedule, 3-6 times per week. The cast will receive a Rehearsal schedule by the first cast meeting or first rehearsal.

If you have any Questions feel free to contact Richard H. Morris at 216.795.7070 ext.236.


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