AUDITIONS for “Men On Boats”

Sunday, November 4th. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Directed by Jules Odendahl-James

Thank you to everyone that auditions! Call-Backs for some roles are THIS SUNDAY at 6:30pm at Umstead Park UCC.

All those asked to come to Call-Backs will be emailed or called via phone.

THANK YOU! The turn out was filled with magical choices to be made.

Per the playwright: "while the characters in MEN ON BOATS were historically cisgender white males, the cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.

We are seeking an ensemble of racially diverse actors who are female, female identifying, trans-identifying, genderfluid, and/or non-gender-conforming." 

No prepared monologues required. Sides and monologues from the script will be made available at the audition. 

DATES FOR THE PERFORMANCES: February 8-24, 2019. Performances are Friday/Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:30 pm.


There is a hope for a pre-Winter holidays read-through (the week of December 17) and rehearsals will begin immediately in the new year (Thursday, January 3) Given the physical nature of the show, actors will be asked to start rehearsals with lines for at least all boating scenes committed to memory. The tentative rehearsal schedule is 4 nights per week (T, W, TH and Sunday evenings) 7-10pm unless winter weather requires additional times. Tech weekend is Feb 2&3, opening night Friday Feb. 8 and closing matinee Sunday Feb. 24.

Information about the show:

Here is the web page from Dramatist Publishing:

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Men On Boats is based on the book The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons by John Wesley Powell, who led an ecological expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers into the (then) great  unknown called the Grand Canyon.  

Ten explorers. Four boats. One very perilous river. All portrayed by women. This is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and an eclectic crew of loyal volunteers set out to create the first official map of the Colorado River.