A Lady and A Woman

By Dr. Shirlene Holmes

Directed by Janine Gardner

Two African-American women negotiate same-sex love, culture and religion at a southern, small town inn at the turn of the 19th century. Playwright Dr. Shirlene Holmes says the play, ...grew out of my desire to see more plays about women...who dare to make decisions about their lives, whether people like it or not

Meet the playwright: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=309&v=w2lRT3k-kS8

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: October 26 - November 3, 2018

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


StageQ is holding auditions for its October 2018 production of the critically-acclaimed love story by Dr Shirlene Holmes, A Lady and A Woman.
Director: Janine Gardner
Assistant Director: Isa Leigh
Dramaturge: Jan Levine Thal
Stage Manager: Tanis Steed
Executive Producer: SB Hahner

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, August 27 & 28, 2018. 6:30PM. Lakeview Moravian Church, 3565 Tulane Avenue, Madison. Enter the church on the side facing Hargrove Street through the door labeled "OFFICE."

TWO Roles -
Flora - African-American woman. 40s. Innkeeper. Divorcee. Femme, buxom.
Bittie - African-American woman. 30s. Traveling butcher. Small in stature.

We invite and encourage queer, African-American, female-bodied actors to audition for these roles.
Interested in supporting our effort with a backstage role or have audition questions? Contact SB Hahner at sarabeth@stageq.com .
You will be reading short selections from the script, provided at the auditions.