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Frankenstein 1930 has been cast.


East Cleveland Theater is hosting auditions for August Wilson's Jitney. Part of Wilson's, The Century Cycle, it is the eighth play in his 10-play series. Jitney takes place in Pittsburgh, PA, in the 1970s. We are seeking eight (8) adult African American men of all age ranges and types and one African American woman.

The story is about a gypsy cab company in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania during the 1970s, its workers, and how they deal with each other and the changing landscape of their neighborhood. Filled with drama and humor, the story reveals their individual histories as well as their lives together as coworkers and friends.


Director: Jim Weaver, SDC


Becker: African American male
Owner of the Jitney station.

Turnbo: African American male
A driver always interested in everyone else’s business.

Youngblood: African American male
A driver and Vietnam veteran.

Fielding: African American male
A driver, alcoholic, and former tailor.

Doub: African American male
A Korean War veteran and longtime driver.

Shealy: African American male
A “Numbers Runner”.

Booster: African American male
Becker’s son and prison parolee.

Philmore: African American male
A local hotel doorman.

Rena: African American female
Youngblood’s girlfriend and mother of his child.


Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00pm.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00pm.
Please prepare a monologue of your choice suitable for this type of production. You may be asked to read from the script.


This will be a split rehearsal schedule, meaning that we will have 2 weeks of rehearsals in December, 2017 (before Christmas), and then pick up with rehearsals starting the week of January 07, 2018. Exact dates for both the December and January time frames have not been determined. We typically have rehearsals Sundays thru Wednesdays (4 days / week), but again that is not yet set in stone. If you are concerned about dates and timeframes, please show up at auditions and tell us your limitations.


East Cleveland Theater
14108 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112


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