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Jereme Raickett

Artistic Director

CAROLINE OR CHANGE 

Playwright by Tony Kushner


Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm


Location:
Players by the Sea
106 6th Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250


Show dates: October 7 - 30, 2022
Directed by: Jereme Raickett

What to prepare:
● Please arrive at least 15 minutes early with your headshot and resume
● Prepare 16 bars of a Pop/Rock or Contemporary Musical Theater Pop selection.
(You MAY sing from the show)
● Please bring music on a recorded device. Accompanist will not be provided
● Be prepared to DANCE
● Also add this: VIDEO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED Please prepare 16-32 bars
of a Pop song or ballad and submit to auditions@playersbythesea.org no later than
4 pm on Sunday 8/14


​Show Description: Set against the Civil Rights Movement, Caroline, or Change is a
the poignant and provocative story of ordinary lives in an extraordinary time. In the sleepy town of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Caroline Thibodeaux, a divorced African-American woman, works as a maid for a Southern Jewish family. Down in the basement doing laundry, Caroline is regularly visited by the Gellman’s eight-year-old son Noah, who finds Caroline’s stoic, uncompromising demeanor comforting following the death of his mother. When his stepmother Rose tells Caroline that she may keep any money Noah leaves in his pockets, Caroline is thrust in the middle of a family conflict. Horrified by the idea of taking Noah’s money but battling the temptation of supplementing her meager income to provide for her own struggling family of four, Caroline must find a way to live with herself and the societal changes around her.


Character Descriptions:


Caroline Thibodeaux: (Female) - 30 to 45 years old - Works as a maid to the
Gellman family. She is a divorcee with four children and is resistant to change in the
world. bitter, tired, devoted.


Washing Machine: (Female) - 20 to 50 years old - Part narrator, part friend, and part
subconscious to Caroline and her story.

The Radio: (Female)- 20 to 50 years old - Part narrator, part friend, and part
subconscious to Caroline and her story. Played by three women.


Noah Gellman: (Male) - 7 to 10 years old - The son of Caroline's employer, Stuart
Gellman. Shy, forgetful, and looks to Caroline for comfort and distraction.


The Dryer: ( Male) - 20 to 50 years old - Part narrator, part friend, and part
subconscious to Caroline and her story. Can double as The Bus.


Grandma Gellman: (Female) - 55 to 65 years old - Stuart's mother and Noah's
grandmother. She is concerned for her son's melancholy and an admirer of his new wife.


Grandpa Gellman: (Male) - 60 to 70 years old - Stuart's father and Noah's
grandfather. He is aloof to the changes occurring in the South.

 

Rose Stopnick Gellmanz: (Female) - 35 to 45 years old
An old friend of the Gellman's and Stuart's new wife. She has recently moved to the South.

 

Stuart Gellman: ( Male) - 30 to 40 years old - Noah's father and Rose's new husband. He is also Caroline's employer. 


Dotty Moffett: (Female) - 25 to 35 years old - high-spirited friend and fellow
maid. A drinker and smoker, she is routinely admonished by Caroline for her behavior.

 

The Moon: (Female) - 20 to 50 years old - Part narrator, part friend, and part
subconscious to Caroline and her story.


The Bus: (Male) - 20 to 50 years old - Part narrator, part friend, and part subconscious
to Caroline and her story. Can double as The Dryer.


Emmie Thibodeaux: (Female) - 16 to 18 years old - Caroline's only daughter and the
second of four children. Observant, rebellious, outspoken.


Jackie Thibodeaux: (Male) - 9 to 12 years old - Caroline's son. Though he is older
than Joe, he is sweeter and naïve.


Joe Thibodeaux: (Male) - 8 to 11 years old - Caroline's son. Though he is the baby of
the family, he is outspoken and skeptical.


Mr. Stopnick: (Male) - 65 to 75 years old - Rose's father from New York City. A
politically progressive man with dissenting opinions.

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