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Hastings Street Auditions Announced

Plowshares Theatre Company is announcing non-Equity auditions for its Summer production for HASTINGS STREET, running Wednesday, April 20 through May 13. Video submissions that adhere to the guidelines below will be considered. Out-of-town actors will be considered. Auditions for members of the Actors’ Equity Association will be held at a later date.

Synopsis: HASTINGS STREET explores the lives of the Carson family as they fight for the city they love while navigating being uprooted on a personal and community-wide basis. It’s the summer of 1949, and Detroit is electric with anticipation. President Truman had just passed the Housing Act, a law that ushers in a nationwide urban renewal initiative. Black Bottom, Detroit’s segregated Black neighborhood, is targeted for ‘urban renewal.’

Produced by Plowshares Theatre Company, the performances will be held at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

First rehearsals: June 7, 2022. 

First preview: July 21, 2022. 

Opening night: July 23, 2022. 

Closing night: July 31, 2022. 

Character Descriptions can be found by clicking here.

Gary Anderson will direct the production. Kris Johnson will serve as Musical Director. Erika “Red” Stowell is the choreographer.

Preparation: Actors must be able to sing. The ability to dance is also preferred. Video Submissions will be accepted. Actors interested must submit a digital headshot/resume and a video in which they perform the following:

  • 2 Contrasting Monologue – Comedic or Dramatic. Total time 3 minutes
  • 16 Bars of Music

Contact Us:

Step 1 – Submit Your Audition information

Send an email with a link to Include the following:

  • Actor’s basic information (name, age, contact info, etc.)
  • Audition Video Submission (via Upload or URL link)
  • Headshot  
  • Resume 

Step 2 – Actors who are chosen for call-backs will be contacted directly.

Director will review your information and contact you if they would like you for a call-back.  Roles that have been filled will be crossed through on the main audition form document.

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