Auditions for Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage

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Audition notice for St. Croix Festival Theatre’s Production of Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage

1905, New York City. Esther, a black seamstress, sews exquisite lingerie for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. She has saved enough to allow her to dream of one day opening a beauty salon for black women, and at thirty-five years old, longs for a husband and a future. When she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man who is working on the Panama Canal, it looks like life may be about to take a different course.

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Material to Prepare:


Please prepare two contrasting monologues. If auditioning for MAYME, please include a song as well. Please submit your audition video to Jason Richards at

SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: February 1st, 2022

Housing provided. 

Time Commitment:


1st Rehearsal - March 29th

Opening - April 21st

Closing - May 1st

LOCATION: St. Croix Festival Theatre, St. Croix Falls, WI

Character Type/Restrictions:

ESTHER: mid-20/30s Black woman. Skilled seamstress who dreams of marriage. (This role has been cast.) 

MRS. DICKSON: middle-aged Black woman. Refined, lonely widow. 

MRS. VAN BUREN: mid-20/30s woman. Any race or ethnicity. Wealthy, married woman seeking love. (This role has been cast.)

MR. MARKS: mid-20/30s man. Any race or ethnicity. Romanian Jewish immigrant struggling with his religious devotion. (This role has been cast.)

MAYME: mid-20/30s Black woman. Sultry singer and piano player.

GEORGE: mid-20/30s man. Black man. Barbadian immigrant with a commanding, romantic presence.

Contact Person Email:

Contact Person Name: Jason Richards, Executive Artistic Director

Contact information

St. Croix Festival Theatre
Jason Richards
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Tuesday, February 1
Posted November 8