Audition for Miss Evers' Boys by David Feldshuh
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1992

Audition Date: November 5, 2011

You will need to call the box office (801-957-3322) to sign up for an audition time. The sign up sheet will be available November 1, 2011. Time slots start at 10am and usually run in 3-5 minute increments until 2pm.

A copy of the play will be available for a 2 hour check out starting October 24th from the Box Office. Box Office hours are Noon-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Suggested by the book, "Bad Blood," Miss Evers' Boys is a fictional account of the "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in Negro Males."

In an effort to get medical help for the sharecroppers in rural Alabama, Nurse Evers convinces the local men to join a government study to treat venereal disease. Four of the men, who have formed an amateur song-and-dance group, compete in "gillie" competitions. They are the focus of Nurse Evers care. When money for treatment runs out, Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to tell the men they are no longer being treated and are now part of a research study, or follow the lead of the doctors she respects and the tenets of the nursing profession.

The Study lasted from 1932 until it was exposed in 1972.

(All the characters except for Dr. Douglas are African American).

  • Eunice Evers, age 28, a public-health nurse
  • Dr. Eugene Brodus, age 40, Administrative Head, Memorial Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Dr. John Douglas, age 34, field physician, United States Public Health Service
  • Willie Johnson, age 19, a tenant farmer and a dancer
  • Caleb Humphries, age 25, a tenant farmer
  • Hodman Bryan, age 37, a tenant farmer
  • Ben Washington, age 57, a tenant farmer

This production is directed by Toni Lynn Byrd.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the rehearsal process?
Typically, rehearsals last about six weeks prior to opening. Due to the complexity of everyone's schedules, rehearsals are reserved for evenings Monday through Fridays and Saturdays, during the day. Generally rehearsals are scheduled from 6:00-10:00PM weeknights, and 9:00AM-4:00PM on Saturdays.

Do I get paid?
Yes, we do offer stipends to all adult actors employed during a production. Children, under legal working age, do not receive monetary compensation, but usually receive discounted tickets for family members.

Do you hire Equity?
No, not generally. We are not an Equity Theatre, although, occasionally there is an equity contract offered under special circumstances. However, Equity actors are always encouraged to audition, as you never know what will be offered.

Let Craze know if they book you.