Actors for play, "Mississippi Summer"

Seattle Jewish Theater Company

About the project and the company

Seeking actors for “Mississippi Summer” by Art Feinglass a 90-minute play about civil rights workers in the South in the 1960’s.

Civil rights workers in Mississippi faced arrests, beatings and bombings by local forces battling to preserve segregation. The play explores their conflicts with local authorities and with each other. It also looks at the idealism that initially united the civil rights movement of the early sixties and the later realities that changed everything.  Based on the authors personal experiences. Rehearsals in Seattle, September-October, performances at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and other venues in Seattle area October-November.

Location of Audition

Audition on Zoom. Link to the Zoom audition will be provided.

Audition requirements

Headshot and resume.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Ruby Simmonds, female, Black, 20’s- 60’s
Ruby manages the civil rights office in Jackson, Mississippi in 1965. Ruby is a smart, no-nonsense woman, deeply committed to the civil rights movement, who keeps the office running smoothly and also manages the young volunteers who have come South to work on the voter registration program.
Steve Liebowitz, male,, white, 20-25
Steve is a college student from New York who has volunteered to spend the summer of 1965 working on the voter registration program in Mississippi. Segregation is the law of the land and civil rights workers face arrest, beatings and worse.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

June 19 - June 25

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$300 $300

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Callbacks July 26-28

Submission instructions

Headshot and resume, demo reel if available, not essential.

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Sides or script location

Equity Contract