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Auditions for Flyin' West by Pearl Cleage


Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and the increasing disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, FLYIN’ WEST is the story of some of these African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. “Pearl Cleage’s FLYIN’ WEST…[is] a real crowd pleaser, and its characters have humor and vitality…Cleage [is] a natural-born storyteller…” —Washington Post.

Directed by: Estelle Miller

Audition Details:


  • Monday, January 19, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM


  • Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD, 20715

Audition Process:

  • Two-minute memorized monologue required. Cold readings from script will follow.
  • For additional information, call director, Estelle Miller, at 410-757-4193 or email
  • Performances of Flyin' West run April 10-25, 2015.

Available Roles:

  • All African-American cast
  • 4 women (2 ages 30-40s, 1 age mid 20s, 1 age 60-70s
  • 2 men 30-40s. One male role is the son of an inter-racial relationship; the actor playing this role should be able to pass as Caucasian.

Got Questions? BCT Has Answers!

If you have further questions regarding auditions, please call Bowie Community Theatre at (301) 805-0219 x 6, and your call will be returned.

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16500 White Marsh Park Drive
Bowie, MD 20715

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