Heaven by Cheryl Foggo
Directed by Janelle Cooper
Heaven draws on the little-known true history of Black pioneers in the prairies. In 1927, Charlotte arrives in rural northern Alberta to work as a schoolteacher and find her own small piece of heaven. A prairie story of resilience, love and baseball.
Dates: May 24, 2022-June 26, 2022
CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS, 35 – a smart, Black woman who doesn’t know when to bite her tongue. Descendant of Ontario Underground Railroad
EZRA JONES, mid- 40s, a Black farmer and community leader.
Play takes place in February – July 1927
Location: Amber Valley Alberta was a real community of Black pioneers who fled brutal racism in their southern US home territories when those territories became the state of Oklahoma in 1907.
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the sides. Recorded auditions will be due December 10th at 5pm MT and digital call backs with Director Janelle Cooper will be on December 15-19, 2021 if needed.
We will only be accepting submissions from Alberta at this time.