Auditions for THE ROYALE
- by Marco Ramirez
- Directed by Leslie Scott-Jones
- Produced by Edwina Herring
Audition Dates: Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18
- Rehearsals Begin: Sunday, March 3
- Performance Dates: May – June 8 (in the Founders Theater)
Description: Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,”
“The Sport” just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion.
“[…] a well constructed drama that captures both the beautiful frenzy of boxing and the (sadly still relevant) volatile state of race relations in America.” – The Telegraph
“The play is a stylized, blazingly theatrical triumph that keeps audience members on the edge of their seats.” – Miami Herald
JAY – “The Negro Heavyweight Champion.” Late 20s/early 30s.
WYNTON – His trainer. 50s.
NINA – His fierce big sister. 30s.
FISH – An amateur boxer. 18.
MAX – A fight promoter and referee. White. 40s