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Four Little Girls rehearsal at Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

The Black Rep and COCA are open auditioning for the student youth company of Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham, directed by Jacqueline Thompson.

ABOUT THE PLAY: Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia D. Morris Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins. This production imagines these four young girls before the terrible event on September 15, 1963—the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as “Amazing Grace,” “Oh, Freedom,” and “Woke Up This Morning.”

The play Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 has specific casting requirements as determined by the playwright and it is our goal to honor both historical accuracy and the beautiful storytelling that Christina Ham has written for young people to explore with depth, courage and heart.

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PREPARE: Please prepare a monologue and 32 bars of a song for your audition. For callbacks, sides will be provided.

Rehearsals begin September 15, and performances are October 18-20 and 25-27, in the Staenberg Performance Lab at COCA.

For additional questions, you may contact Delaney Piggins at dpiggins@cocastl.org or Brian McKinley at brianm@theblackrep.org.