Audition Details

ShowIntimate Apparel
CompanyEastLine Theatre
NotesAll roles are open and EastLine is committed to casting in creative and identity-conscious ways. EastLine Theatre does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, gender presentation, or disability in casting. Our audition, rehearsal and performance venues are wheelchair accessible, please contact us at auditions@eastlinetheatre.org if you require any assistance or accommodations. All auditioners will be given equal opportunity. We ask that masks be worn at all times except when auditioning. Sides will be provided at the auditions
InstructionsAuditioners will be scheduled for specific 10-minute slots, on a rolling basis, based on availability. Please fill out the below Google doc and you be will contacted with a time no later than 24 hours before the first audition date. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to audition and perform. If you unable to attend in person, please contact us at auditions@eastlinetheatre.org. https://forms.gle/Mh3XX1roXb8oDBrF9
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Show InfoThe time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. One by one, the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains, lonely and longing for a husband and a future. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she’s saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for. By way of a mutual acquaintance, she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man named George who is working on the Panama Canal. Being illiterate, Esther has one of her patrons respond to the letters, and over time the correspondence becomes increasingly intimate until George persuades her that they should marry, sight unseen. Meanwhile, Esther’s heart seems to lie with the Hasidic shopkeeper from whom she buys cloth, and his heart with her, but the impossibility of the match is obvious to them both, and Esther consents to marry George. When George arrives in New York, however, he turns out not to be the man his letters painted him to be, and he absconds with Esther’s savings, frittering it away on whores and liquor. Deeply wounded by the betrayal, but somehow unbroken, Esther returns to the boarding house determined to use her gifted hands and her sewing machine to refashion her dreams an

Auditon Location/Date/Times

TypeLocationDateTime
OpenFirst Presbyterian Church
79 E Main St
Babylon
Dec 057:00 PM - 9:00 PM
OpenFirst Presbyterian Church
79 E Main St
Babylon
Dec 067:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Call BackFirst Presbyterian Church
79 E Main St
Babylon
Dec 127:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Roles

RoleM/FAgeDescription
EstherF30-40African American, 30s. Seamstress who sews intimate apparel for ladies of all levels of society.
Mrs. DicksonM/F50-70African American, 50s-70s. Widowed owner of the boarding house where Esther lives.
Mrs. Van BurenF30-40White American, 30s-40s. Wealthy woman who orders fancy corsets from Esther.
Mr. MarksM30-40A Romanian Orthodox Jewish Man, 30-40. Fabric Seller, friend of Esther.
MaymeF30-40African American, 30-40s. Prostitute who befriends Esther through her lingerie orders.
GeorgeM30-40A Barbadian Immigrant, 30s. Initiates a written correspondence with Esther while he is working to build the Panama Canal.