Audition Notice: Black Bottle Man – Richmond Catholic Theatre

By | December 2, 2018

Audition Notice: Black Bottle Man
by Craig Russell
Directed by Christine Arena

Auditions for Richmond Catholic Theatre’s production of Black Bottle Man by Craig Russell will be held on Friday, December 14th at 6pm and Saturday, December 15th at 1pm at Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W 15th St, Richmond VA 23224.

NO appointment necessary. Email to RSVP and receive details and sides.

Production dates are March 7-10, 2019.

Rehearsals begin late January.

*There will also be a scene performance on January 14th for the Kick-Off Acts of Faith Festival involving the all actors so rehearsals for that start immediately following casting weekend.

Seeking three male actors (30’s-40’s) and two female actors (30’s-40’s). All actors will ‘double’ as multiple characters. All performers paid for every hour worked, including rehearsals.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides will be available upon request at Please bring a headshot (or recent photo), resume (if available), and detailed schedule conflicts to the audition.

Questions may be addressed to

Casting Breakdown
Rembrandt – 30’s-40’s, Spunky, hopeful and resilient, he’s been homeless for 80 years on a quest to defeat the Black Bottle Man. Doubles as self at ages 10, 11, 15, 16, 19,and as Ray.

Gail – 30’s-40’s, newly homeless woman who was formerly an elementary music teacher. Became homeless after a traumatic event for which she blames herself. Withdrawn but kind and with a sense of humor. Doubles as Annie, Mrs. Arlington, and Leona Evans.

Homeless Woman – 30’s-40’s, friendly, helpful and observant, she is invested in the community at the homeless shelter. Doubles as Mary, Mrs. Evans and Conductor.

Homeless Man – 30’s-40’s, boisterous and good humored, he is a long-time resident of the homeless shelter. Doubles as Billy, Abraham, Thompson and Mr. Evans.

Black Bottle Man – 30’s-40’s, an incarnation of the devil. Also doubles as Administrator, Preacher, Mechanic, Officer Slack and Slick Willy Palmer.

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