Casting Call for The Freedom of the City
A play by Tony Award-winning Irish playwright Brian Friel
Performances Oct 21-23, 28-30, 2022 at FSU’s Conradi Studio Theater
Produced by the Irish Repertory Theater of Tallahassee
Based on the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland, The Freedom of the City revolves around the inquiry into the shooting of three civil rights marchers by the British Army.
Sunday, August 28, 2022, 2pm; Monday, August 29, 7pm
FSU College of Law, 425 Jefferson St., Room 241, Main Building
*parking on Jefferson St. or Civic Center parking lot Pensacola St.
*use Main Building’s entrance on Pensacola St. side
Auditions will consist of cold readings (monologues and scenes) from the script.
ROLES (Performers of all ages (18+), races, and genders are encouraged to audition):
MICHAEL (Lead; 18-29) Peaceful activist, recently married, follows the rules, believes in a just system
LILY (Lead; 35-50) Mother of three. Wanted more. Motherly figure to MICHAEL and SKINNER
SKINNER/“Adrian Casimir Fitzgerald” (Lead; 18-29) Lean, tense, restless, seemingly ‘glib’
JUDGE (Supporting; 40+) English; a quick fussy man with a testy manner
PRIEST (Supporting; 30+) Northern Irish Catholic priest, supportive of the protesters but not the more radical elements in the resistance
DR DODDS (Supporting; 30+) American professor of Sociology with an informal manner
LIAM O’KELLY (Supporting; 18+) An RTE (Republic of Ireland) commentator
BRIGADIER JOHNSON-HANSBURY (Cameo; 22+) Top-ranking British Army official on the scene during the main action of the play
DR WINBOURNE (Cameo, 30+) Scottish Forensic Expert
PROFESSOR CUPPLEY (Cameo, 30+) Pathologist, performs the autopsies of Michael, Lily, and Skinner
BALLADEER/MUSICIAN (Cameo; any age) comfortable playing and singing two songs in the course of the show OR playing music (accordion, guitar, fiddle) OR singing
ENSEMBLE (will play multiple roles; any age) Press members, press photographers, police, British soldiers, British Army Press Officer, protesters, bartender, bar patrons
Please send any questions to Rebecca Curran, email@example.com