History Theatre, PARKS by Harrison David Rivers

Raised amidst the violent racism of the 1920s and '30s, Gordon Parks chose to fight back with a camera instead of a gun. Inspired by the life of the iconic photographer, PARKS tells the story of a young black man’s journey to becoming an artist. The trials and tribulations; the triumphs. The pain, the glory and the love.

Directed by Talvin Wilks

Rehearsals begin September 8. Runs October 3-25, 2020
History Theatre, 30 E. 10th Street, St. Paul

Audition appointments: Monday, January 20 1-5 pm, with callbacks Wednesday, January 22 from 9am-12pm.

Please prepare one contemporary monologue (2 min max.) and an a capella song. You may be asked to read from the script.

To sign up for an audition, visit:


Seeking 6m/2w, AEA and non-AEA

Parks, 20s, African American / Black, Male, 

Pigeon Man, 50-70s, African American / Black, Male

Ensemble 1, 20-30s, African American / Black, Male (Plays Boy 1, Clifton, Frank, George and Salesperson.)

Ensemble 2, 20-30s, African American / Black, Male (Plays Boy 2, Eddie, Woodford and Man 1)

Ensemble 3, 30-50s, African American / Black, Male (Plays Jakson, Tee, Trolley Conductor, and Man 2)

Ensemble 4, 30-50s, African American / Black, Female (Plays Sarah, Mrs. Berry and Woman)

Ensemble 5, 20-30s, African American / Black, Female (Plays Maggie Lee, Sally and Clerk)

Ensemble 6, 30-60s, White, Male (Plays Cop, Manager, Mr. Conners, Customer and Mugger)

Script available on the New Play Exchange.


If you are unable to attend, or the signup is full and you would like to be considered, please send your photo and resume to Artistic Associate Laurie Flanigan Hegge: [email protected]

Contact information

History Theatre
Laurie Flanigan Hegge
Web site

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Monday, January 20
Posted January 11