Written by Katori Hall
Produced by April Bridgeman
Directed by Scott J Strasbaugh
The Mountaintop is a gripping reimagination of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth, before his tragic assassination on April 3rd, 1968 outside The Lorraine Motel. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches on behalf of the sanitation workers in Memphis, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his Motel room while a storm rages outside. He meets Camae, a beautiful, yet mysterious Housekeeper. At first, they only exchange common remarks, but soon they start a deep dialogue about Martin’s hopes and fears. King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for New Play and Broadway hit starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.
AUDITIONS: Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
CALLBACKS (as necessary): Monday, January 8 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
AVAILABLE ROLES: 2 roles are available. 1 Male. 1 Female. A small stipend is paid per performance.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (Male 38-42) MLK at the time was 39. Nobel Peace Prize-winning Civil Rights Movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a brooding intelligence and almost hidden vulnerability. He can sometimes present as older than his true age. While being a brilliant orator, impassioned preacher, and a fearless leader, he is more than the hero in our history books. Brewing underneath is a human carrying all the vulnerability, fear, and weariness of an unquenchable lust for life. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
- Camae. (Female 20-35) A young housekeeper at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. She is charming, confident and MLK’s equal. And although deeply human and vulnerable, there is much more to her than is first revealed. She owns the power of her convictions and sensuality, with an “otherworldly” strength. Carries a secret. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent
WHAT: Please come prepared with a 1 – 2 min monologue and cold readings from the script
WHERE: StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA
PRODUCTION DATES: Weekends; May 04th – May 19th
THE MOUNTAINTOP is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)