Due to the ongoing pandemic we are currently working with the writer/director on rescheduling this powerful piece. If you are not already, please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
If you cannot make either of those nights for auditions, contact Pam Dudley and we can work something out.
Email Pam Dudley: firstname.lastname@example.org
REHEARSALS will be TBD. Actual time will be determined after auditions based on actor availability.
PERFORMANCES will be Saturday, TBD with a Q&A discussion with playwright Pam Dudley afterwards for those who would like to stay and engage.
Breakfast is an intergenerational historical drama, set in Corsicana, Texas on the first day of school integration in 1970. With 17-year old Cora at the center, a series of interconnected, two person, one-act plays serve up the grits and grit of this small town coming of age story. Inspired by events in rural Texas towns.
Social Distancing Safety Precautions:
Safety of cast, crew and audience is paramount. Throughout this production, only two actors are on stage at a time. Seating will be limited and follow safety protocols of one empty row between each row and two empty seats between each group of patrons.
Be sure to wear your mask to the audition and find a seat socially distanced from others there. Thank you.
What is this "Reader's Theatre" you speak of?
Think of it like a workshop, or reading of a script but with a little bit of preparation, minor staging and a few props thrown in for good measure. Nothing too fancy now, just a sprinkling. As we begin this uncharted journey we're just doing two rehearsals, then two performance readings.
How much will tickets be?
You can secure a seat via donation. Details coming soon.
Can I reserve a seat?
We are currently working on updating our system to allow seat reservations with a donation.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
(In order of appearance*)
The characters speak in a southern dialect. As long as the dialect and intent is honored, slight phrasing modifications are permissible. No profanity is permissible.
17-year old, Black female, student
34-45-year old, Black male, mill worker, Cora’s father
9-year old, Black male, 5th grader, Cora’s brother
26-year old, white female, teacher, Junior’s teacher
30-year old, white male, teacher and Vietnam veteran
REV. ELIJAH TUCKER
46-year old, Black male, Baptist pastor
9-year old, white male, 5th grader, Ms. Hattie’s grandson
* 35-year old, white male, owns appliance store, Ms. Hattie’s son and Bobby’s father
MS. JULIA HATTIE
* 64-year old, white female, Ruby’s boss
17-year old, Black male, student
32-45-year old, Black female, Cora’s mother
*SUZIE may be double-cast as MS. HATTIE (i.e. with a wig and aging makeup)
*BILL may be double-cast as JAKE (i.e. with a shop cap and black mustache)