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A Civil War Christmas Auditions-Atlanta, GA - Casting ID # 1569716
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Atlanta, GA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 04-06-18
Audition Date 10-22-18 Submission deadline 10-21-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
It’s Christmas Eve on the frigid banks of the Potomac River, 1864. It seems like all Americans prepare for the holiday as best they can – Union and Confederate soldiers, slaves and freemen, as well as President Lincoln and Mary Todd. Set during a time when the country is divided by conflicting ideologies and convictions following a contentious presidential election, Paula Vogel’s sweeping, music-rich story is propelled by traditional American songs: marches and spirituals — all revitalized for this production by live musicians. “A Civil War Christmas” is a lively reminder for people of all beliefs about humanity’s potential for compassion, reconciliation and hope.

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Role # 1 Decatur Bronson
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A strong, intelligent, passionate Sergeant in the Union’s Colored Infantry. Carries a heavy grudge for the kidnappers of his late wife. His motto is “Take No Prisoners.”


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Elizabeth Keeley
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Mary Todd Lincoln’s companion; an expert with the needle, she has bought her life as a freewoman one stitch at a time. A thoughtful, introspective, caring woman who spent her childhood as a slave and lost her only son in the war.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Mary Todd Lincoln
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a devoted wife and mother, she also suffers from headaches and bouts with depression. She confides in her dear friend Keckley, and worries about her husband’s leadership in the war effort.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 John Wilkes Booth
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Lincoln’s assassin; an ambitious and passionate confederate conspirator; also a well-known stage actor.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Chester Manton Saund
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A young Quaker pacifist abolitionist in the Union army. Does not believe in war, but believes in the “divine spark in every man.” Deeply religious, he cares passionately about the abolitionist cause.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 6 Hannah
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An runaway slave escaping with her young daughter. Desperate for her daughter’s freedom and safety.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Raz
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A young ambitious confederate determined to fight with the Mosby Raiders, even if it costs him everything.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 8 Widow Mary Surratt
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An ardent Confederate activist, she owns the boarding house where conspirators meet to plot the assassination of President Lincoln.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Anna Surratt
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Daughter of Mary Surratt, part of a family of conspirators seeking the assassination of President Lincoln. A sweet girl devoted to her mother.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 10 James Wormley
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He is a successful Washington DC merchant, born a freeman. Describes himself as “shopkeeper, hack carriage company owner and all-around entrepreneur”


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Frederick Wormley
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He is the son of James Wormley.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25

Role # 12 Jim Wormley
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He is the son of James Wormley.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25

Role # 13 Moses Levy
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A wounded soldier who longs for his faith at Christmastime and who feverishly foretells Lincoln’s assassination


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 14 Rose
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A smart and beautiful young freewoman who taught her husband to read. Appears as a memory/spirit that haunts Bronson.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 15 Walt Whitman
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He is an important humanist poet who is known to visit wounded and dying soldiers in the hospital. He is a source of encouragement and friendship to many.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 Edwin Stanton
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He is a tough, efficient, and brilliant military mind whose strategies brought the Union Army to victory. He lost several members of his family to disease and suicide before throwing himself into his legal work and working determinedly in the Lincoln administration.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 Ward Hill Lamon
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Lincoln’s bodyguard and head of security; sees danger everywhere because “danger is everywhere to be seen.”


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 George
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Keckley’s only son, “light-skinned enough to pass as a white man,” he secretly enlisted in the Union Army when his mother sent him away to college. Dying in the first battle he fought, he appears to Keckley as a ghost/memory throughout the play.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 19 Jessa
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Following her mother as they escape slavery and head north into Washington DC. A brave and trusting young woman.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 20 Little Joe
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He is a young slave boy who gets sold in the family’s attempt to recover from financial ruin.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17

Role # 21 Robert Lee
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General of the Army of Northern Virginia, leader of the Confederate cause, his surrender effectively ended the Civil War. He is a passionate leader, who does not seek privileges over his soldiers.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 22 Ulysses Grant
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He is the Union general who led the north to victory. He is weary of the war, but determined in his cause.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60