Actors for play reading, "Mississippi Summer"

About the project and the company

Seeking actors for a reading of “Mississippi Summer” by Art Feinglass, a play about civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1965. The play is based on the personal experiences of the author.

The reading of the play will take place on Monday evening, March 27, at the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center in the Central District. Cast members for the reading will be considered for roles in the full production of the play scheduled for the fall at Langston Hughes and other venues in the Seattle area.

Auditions will be conducted on Zoom.  Callbacks and rehearsals will be in-person. Fee for the reading $100. Please send resume and headshot to


Location of Audition

First auditions on Zoom. Please send email request for appointment with headshot and resume to artfeinglass@gmail. Callbacks will be in-person at Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch and Queen Anne Branch.

Audition requirements

If you need to reschedule an audition appointment please let us know in advance.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Male, Black, 20’s-30’s. Civil rights leader in 1965 Mississippi.
Male, white, 20’s, New civil rights volunteer in Mississippi 1965.
Female, Black, 40’s-50’s, Civil rights office manager, in Jackson, Mississippi in 1965
Female white, 20’s -30’s, experienced civil rights worker in Mississippi in 1965
Female white 20’s, fiery personality, new civil rights worker in Mississippi in 1965
Deputy Graham
Male, white 40’s-50’s, veteran Mississippi deputy sheriff in 1965
Deputy Prince
Male, white 30’s, new Mississippi deputy sheriff in 1965
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Zoom auditions begin first week of March. In-person callbacks on March 7 and 13.

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$100 $100

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Callbacks March 7 and 13.

Submission instructions

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

Union Requirements

Open to All

Website specific to project

Sides or script location

Equity Contract