A New Direction in Theatre

30 by Ninety Theatre

​AUDITIONS
Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Adolfo Rodriguez
Saturday October 20 at 1PM
Sunday October 21 at 12:00PM
Show Dates: January 12-27, 2019
Rehearsals scheduled to begin October 29

Email 30byNinetyAuditions@gmail.com to RSVP for audition or with any questions.

Sides for a cold reading will be provided at the audition.

Several roles that are perfect for those who do not have a lot of time or are just looking to get their feet wet in the theatre scene. (Essentially, any role that isn't: Brady, Drummond, Hornnbeck, Cates, Rachel, or Rev Brown is smaller in nature and won't require as much rehearsal time as the others listed.)

AVAILABLE ROLES: 

Matthew Harrison Brady (Lead): Male, 50-75
a national political figure who ran for president three times, Brady comes to Hillsboro to lead the prosecution in Cates’s trial as a hero; he is a Christian fundamentalist.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Henry Drummond (Lead): Male, Late 40s-60s
a famous lawyer from Chicago whom the Baltimore Herald sends to defend Cates; Drummond is a believer of evolution, progress, and freedom of thought; he is a self-proclaimed atheist.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Bertram Cates (Lead): Male, 20s-30s
a young science teacher and the defendant in the trial; Cates has been arrested for teaching his students the theory of evolution, which is against the law in Hillsboro; he is a kind and soft-spoken man and is secretly Rachel’s beau.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Rev. Jeremiah Brown (Lead): Male, 45-60
the revered religious authority in Hillsboro, who preaches a creed based on the fear of God and the punishment of sinners.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Rachel Brown (Lead): Female, 20s-30s
the daughter of Reverend Brown and Cates’ secret girlfriend, who teaches at the same school where Cates taught students; Rachel has grown up without a mother and in a home that fears God, leaving no room for any independent thought or questions.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

The Judge: Males & Females, 40-60
presiding over Cates’s trial; while the judge conducts the trial mostly impartially, his or her beliefs are strongly aligned with the rest of the town.

Meeker (Supporting): Male, 20s-50s
the bailiff at the Hillsboro courthouse; he is one of the few individuals who is friendly to Cates.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Mrs. Brady (Supporting): Female, 40s-60s
Matthew Harrison Brady’s wife; she is a sweet woman who acts as the polished wife of a politician.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Melinda Loomis: Female, 10-16
a high school-aged girl who believes in the Bible and fears the idea of evolution.

Howard Blair (Supporting): Male, 14-18
a student in Cates’s science class, who testifies at the trial; while he does not fully understand the concept of evolution, he is not at the trial to oppose Cates.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Mrs. Krebs (Supporting): Female, 40-50
an outspoken Hillsboro woman; on behalf of the Hillsboro Ladies’ Aid, Mrs. Krebs serves lunch to Brady on his arrival into town.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Bannister (Supporting): Males & Females, 20s-50s
a member of the jury; Bannister has read neither Darwin nor the Bible because s/he is illiterate.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Elijah (Supporting): Male, 20s-60s
a wild and illiterate mountain man who sells Bibles.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Mayor (Supporting): Male 40s-70s
a slightly awkward individual who supports Brady.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Davenport (Supporting): Males & Females, 20s-50s
the local district attorney who assists Brady during the trial; can be played by a man or woman.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Esterbrook (Supporting): Males & Females, 20s-40s
a journalist from Chicago; Esterbrook broadcasts the announcement of the verdict and Cates’s sentencing 
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Jesse H. Dunlap (Supporting): Male, 25-60
a farmer and cabinetmaker; Dunlap stands as a potential juror, but Drummond dismisses him because of his enthusiastic support of Brady.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Sillers (Supporting): Male, 25-50
an employee at the local feed store and a member of the jury who focuses on working hard while his wife focuses on religion for the both of them.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Storekeeper (Supporting): Males & Females, 40-70
professes not to have opinions about creation because they are not good for business; can be played by a man or woman.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities