Afeni Shakur: In Her Defense is a short play about the self-defense of Afeni Shakur, who was among several leaders in the Black Panther Party who were charged in a conspiracy to blow up New York department stores, subway stations, and police stations. Despite most of her co-defendants objections, Afeni defended herself against 156 charges that they faced in what became known as the Trial of the Panther 21. Afeni’s son, Tupac Amaru Shakur, was born one month and three days after her acquittal. The trial became the longest and most reported political trial in New York State.
The show is scheduled to preview on May 11th and 12th. Play opens Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 22.
All audition information is below. Thank you!
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:00pm – 6:00pm Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:00pm – 7:30pm AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!!!
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WHERE: Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts 5616 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
CASTING: The play will cast an ensemble of 10 actors between the ages of 18 and 35. Each actor will play double roles; 6 African Americans (3 males and 3 females) and 4 Caucasians (3 males and 1 female). The actress playing Ms. Afeni Shakur must be able to sing.