9/9-10 - BUD, NOT BUDDY at Riverwalk
AUDITIONS FOR ADULTS - Sunday, Monday, September 9,10, 7 pm
Directed by Tom Ferris
Family show adapted by Reginald André Jackson
Bud, Not Buddy is the story of ten-year-old Bud Caldwell who is on the run from abusive foster homes in a quest to find his father, and gets into all kinds of trouble along the way. In this story filled with uncanny wisdom and humor, Bud navigates a world of confusing expectations. Set in Michigan during the depression, Bud, Not Buddy is a coming-of-age tale for young and old alike.
(All characters are African-American unless designated otherwise. Ages are approximate.)
Auditions for children took place last May.
Momma* – 26 - Bud’s mother, intensely loves Bud, embarrassed by her bad choices
Young Mr. Calloway* – 30’s, Bud’s grandfather at a young age
Mr. Amos* – 30’s, sheepish, doesn’t want conflict with his wife
Mrs. Amos* – 30’s, overly protective of her son
Deza’s Mom* – 30’s, kind
Deza’s Dad* – 30’s, kind, joking
Lefty – 40’s/50’s, talkative, friendly, helpful
Doo-Doo-Bug – 30’s, plays trombone
Herman E Calloway – 40’s/50’s, Bud’s Grandfather
Dirty Deed – 30’s, white piano player
Doug the Thug – 30’s, drummer
Jimmy – 40’s, trumpet player, talkative, jokes a lot
Steady Eddie – 30’s, plays saxophone
Miss Thomas – 30’s/40’s, singer, strong and motherly
Female Ensemble: Tyla* (20’s/30’s, waitress), Caseworker* (30’s/40’s, white female state employee), Librarian* (30’s/40’s, white female, kind, helpful),
Male Ensemble: Barker* (any age, male), Announcer* (any age, male), Vampire* (any age), Lifeguard* (20’s white male, stern), Jake* (30’s white male), Police Captain* (angry, violent), Police Officer* (30’a white male, angry violent), Cop* (30’s white male, angry, suspicious)
*Many of the smaller adult roles may be combined so they can be portrayed by four or five actors.