Freedom Riders

Written by Tom Quinn

Directed by Lamond B. Smith

Freedom Riders is set in 1961 as two young women from Harvard try to decide if they should join the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. As you travel along you will meet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Bobby Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, W.E.B. Dubois, and many others who fought both for and against our nation’s struggle for Civil Rights. Experience sit-ins and lunch counters and the dark days of Jim Crow. Learn the history as four performers bring this struggle alive through the words of historical figures, songs, and recreations. The struggle for Freedom is the struggle of all Americans to accept our differences and celebrate the triumph of freedom.

Audition Start:
Jan. 21, 2022 at 7:00am
Audition End:
Jan. 22, 2022 at 7:00pm
Audition Details:

At this time, auditions are virtual. After construction at the performance venue, rehearsals will resume there.

Audition Location:
Callback Dates:

Jan. 22, 2022

Rehearsal Dates:

Jan. 24-31, 2022, from 5-8 pm

Performance Dates:

Feb. 3-27, 2022
Thursday – Sunday

To Signup:
Roles Available:
  • Actor 1: A White male. Acting 7 Roles: Walnut, Earl, Teddy Roosevelt, Bus Driver, George Wallace, Andrew Goodman, and Robert Kennedy.
  • Actor 2: An African-American male. Acting 6 Roles: Steven, W.E.B. Dubois, Harry Briggs, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Ossie Davis.
  • Actor 3: An African-American female. Acting 4 Roles: Tiffany, Diane, Linda Brown, and Rosa Parks.
  • Actor 4: A White female. Acting 2 Roles: Jennifer, Suzy.
  • Stipend,
  • Comp tickets and/or other perks,
  • Equity contract(s) available,
  • Equity Membership Candidacy program
Originally Posted:
2021-12-31 10:01
The Contemporary Alexander School