Rose Theater Auditions
Auditionees will read selections from the script.
Callbacks will begin at 6PM on September 25 for all roles in the show.
“Return to Niobrara” actors must be available for weekday and weekend rehearsals and performances between January 2-February 10. This is a paid position for adult actors.
About Return to Niobrara
180 years ago, Steven's great-great grandfather Chief Standing Bear stood up in court and demanded that a federal Judge recognize that Indians are "persons" under the law. Today, following an altercation where Steven is bullied at school on account of his long hair, Steven must follow in his grandfather's footsteps and speak out against his school's attempt to force him to cut his hair, and ultimately, to erase his identity. Written by Mary Kathryn Nagle (citizen of the Cherokee Nation), the play invites the audience to see the past emerging in our present, and ultimately what it means to truly stand for who we are.
This thrilling historic Omaha story receives its world premiere production commissioned by The Rose Theater and developed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Characters (Adult actors will inhabit youth roles in this production):
STEVEN – teens-20s, doubles as BEAR SHIELD
BETSY- teens-20s, triples as PRAIRIE FLOWER and BRIGHT EYES
TOM – teens-20s, doubles as TIBBLES
PRINCIPAL MCGOVERN— 30s-60s, doubles as GENERAL CROOK
MOM— 30s-60s, doubles as SUSETTE PRIMEAU
DAD— 30s-60s, doubles as CHIEF STANDING BEAR
JACK – 20s-60s, doubles as POPPLETON
BOB- 20s-60s, doubles as LAMBERTSON
Two CHORUS MEN play the following roles:
CHORUS ONE (20s-60s)
CHORUS TWO (20s-60s)
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68102
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