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4/18-5/8 A Single Woman at UA Boulder

Universal Arts Boulder seeks women and men of all ages and ethnicities for the production of A Single Woman, about the life of Jeannette Rankin, first US Congresswoman and lifelong pacifist. Originally a duet performance, the playwright has opened up the script to an ensemble of anywhere from 5 – 47 actors. Union and non-union welcome. The production will be filmed and made universally accessible via DVD. For this production, the ensemble will be between 10 and 20 actors of all ages, ethnicities and physical abilities. Plenty of parts for people of all experience levels.

Please email resume and headshot to universalartsboulder@gmail.com . Please, no phone calls or postal mail. If you don’t have a resume, please email a photo and a paragraph that describes your interest and experience. PDF files and JPEGs only, please.

The role of Jeannette Rankin will be played by the author who performed the role 263 times, including off-Broadway, in 2005.

Production slated for Fall 2011

Available roles:

Storyteller (any age, any gender)
Talk show host (male, 40s)
John D. Ryan (middle aged)
TV Reporter (male, any age)
Mining Company Spokesman (any age)
Coretta Scott King
Dr. Howe (male 50s or older)
Phone Company Rep (male, middle aged)
Old man in the gallery (voice only)
Newspaper Editor (middle aged male)
Congressman John Raker
John F. Kennedy
Eleonora Driggs (female rancher)
Young Boy (son of sharecroppers)
Harriet Laidlaw (middle aged)
Jewish Reporter (30s – 40s, male)
Carrie Chapman Catt (50’s)
Congressman John Gibson of Georgia
Alice Paul (20’s)
Congressman Earl Wilson of Indiana
“Uncle Joe” Cannon, Republican Leader
Woman in the gallery (30’s – 40’s)
Belle Fligelman Winestine (30’s)
Mean letter writer (male)
Mrs. Gumm (late teens to 20’s)
Congressman Chauncey Reed of Illinois
Congressman John McCormack of Massachusetts
Mrs. McCormack (middle aged suffragist)
Speaker Sam Rayburn
Mary O’Neill (middle aged suffragist)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Proud benefactor (middle aged, male)
Maury Maverick
Philena Rankin (7 years old)
Woman Reporter (any age)
Olive Rankin (Jeannette’s mother, late 20’s)
Fiorello LaGuardia
Jennifer, a little girl
Radio Reporter (male, any age)
Chinese Child (any gender, 6 years old)
Reporter (male, appears in various eras)
Harry Truman
Katherine Anthony
Sam Grimwood, a black sharecropper (any age)
Tom Grimwood, Sam’s brother (any age)
Frederick Libby
Radio Correspondent (male, any age)
Southern Gentleman (70’s)

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