Auditions | Alabama Shakespeare Festival

2019 – 2020 Audition Notice

Upcoming Auditions

Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Looking for students grades 6 – 12 to play a variety of roles and sing.

Open to students from Montgomery Public Schools only. We are currently casting the role of Ruby and ensemble members.

Younger Ruby: Black younger girl, able to play age 6.
Steps into and out of the story, sometimes sharing the narrator role, and sometimes playing herself as a 1st grader. Sweet, caring, and brave. Perhaps too young to fully grasp the importance of her experiences, yet she possesses a wisdom beyond her years. Role requires singing.

Ensemble: All ethnicities and genders, grades 6 – 12.
Ensemble members will play many roles, such as U.S. Marshals, Ruby’s siblings and friends, students, protestors, parents, teachers, etc. They also will serve as the chorus and play a large role in creating the world of the play.

Readings will be from the script. Auditioners should be prepared to read a short monologue which will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing.


• The director will conduct an “ice breaker” at the beginning of each audition session. This process is fun and designed to help actors relax prior to auditions and gives the director a chance to quickly see each actor on the stage.

• Auditions for speaking roles will consist of cold readings from the script provided at the auditions.

• Students auditioning may be asked to sing.

Callbacks will be November 3, 2019.

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Time committment is January 20 – March 22, 2020. Click here to review the rehearsal/performance calendar. 


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