Monday, October 28, 2013

Auditions for Rosetta by Candyce Rusk, November 4, 2013

Auditions for Rosetta by Rosetta Tharpe Candyce Rusk will be held November 4th by appointment only. The 25-minute work in progress to be performed at the FronteraFest Short Fringe (January-February, 2014) is a play with music based on the life of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, known as the Godmother of Rock and Roll.  

Needed for the work are two African-American female actors with good vocal ability. Character age ranges 45-60. Guitar experience is a plus. Auditions are by appointment only. 

 Available roles:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, African American female, 45-60, gospel and blues pioneer, the Godmother of Rock and Roll
Marie Knight: African-American female, 45-60, singer, artist, former partner of Sister Rosetta.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and one gospel song of your choice to be sung a cappella. To schedule an audition, email:

Candyce Rusk is an award-winning playwright based in Austin. Creating Rosetta along with director Mary Alice Carnes is her latest passion and project.

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