The William’s Project's The Amen Corner open auditions.

The Williams Project

About the project and the company

The Williams Project, a South Seattle theatre company dedicated to making theatrical excellence accessible to diverse and engaged audiences while paying artists a living wage, is seeking actors for a staged reading of The Amen Corner, written by James Baldwin and directed by Reggie D. White.

This reading is a developmental workshop heading towards a production to be held in November of 2022.

More information on the company available at


“The Amen Corner” is the story of a black woman pastor of a storefront Harlem church whose religious certainty seeds trouble in the congregation and with her own son. The play mines Baldwin’s early life, which was dominated by a strict stepfather pastor and marked by his own teenage years in the pulpit.


Auditioning all roles.

Location of Audition

On Zoom

Audition requirements

Only vaccinated performers will be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required before any offer can be accepted. First round: Prepare a 90-second monologue of your choosing and 30-60 seconds of a capella song (preferably gospel). Record and email to by September 24th. Also include a headshot or selfie and resume or list of theatrical experience (if any). If unable to record a video, open Zoom auditions will be held September 23-24. Email providing availability between 10-6 both days. Callbacks via Zoom September 30 and October 1. Sides provided.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Sister Margaret
Late 30s-early 50s. African American. The pastor of a storefront church and mother to David.
30’s-50’s. African American. Margaret’s sister and a member of the congregation.
Late 30s-early 50s. African American. Margaret’s estranged husband and father to David. A musician.
18. African American. Margaret’s son. Raised in the church but considering following his father’s footsteps towards a career in music.
Members of the Congregation
Ranging from 20s to 60s. All genders. African American.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

September 23, 24

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle Rehearsal and Performance, Virtual Audition WA

Pay type

SPT 3 minimum or $20/hour, whichever is greater. SPT 3 minimum or $20/hour, whichever is greater.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

September 30 and October 1

Submission instructions

Email audition videos or Zoom audition requests to

Union Requirements

Open to All

Equity Contract

Equity (AEA)