NOW CASTING: Graceful, angelic Black actress/dancer for “Freight” West Coast Premiere at Fountain Theatre

The Fountain Theatre is seeking a Black actress with dance training or who moves well for the West Coast Premiere of FREIGHT: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green starring J. Alphonse Nicholson. Nicholson reprises his Off-Broadway, tour-de-force performance, highlighted in the New York Times as Critic’s Pick.

STORYLINE: Five versions of an African American everyman travels through time in different incarnations, from a 19th-century minstrel to a fallen, out-of-work mortgage broker. In each life, Abel Green is guided, distracted, helped, or hindered by a handful of characters with whom his destiny is forever intertwined.


THE CONDUCTOR – 20 to 39 years old, Black woman. Seeking a Black actress with dance training or who moves well. Striking, graceful, angelic. This unique role is a silent presence weaving throughout the play. A Spirit Queen. Duties also include assisting the production stage manager with backstage functions.

Producer/Theatre Company: Stephen Sachs/Fountain Theatre

Director: Joseph Megel

Writer: Howard L. Craft

Casting Director: Stephen Sachs

Audition Date: 10/26/2023

Rehearsal Date: 10/30/2023

Opening Date: 11/12/2023

Closing Date: 12/16/2023

Rate of Pay / Contract: AEA 99-Seat Contract

Post Submissions to: Actors Access and Breakdown Express. Or email casting@fountaintheatre

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