The Mountaintop Auditions

By Katori Hall
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Director: Sahai Lara
Producers: Denice Stradling, Jennifer Roe
Production Adviser: Devery Holmes

Audition Dates & Times: 

Jan. 12 - 13, 2020

Audition Location: 

Auditions will be conducted over zoom, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please click the button below to fill out the audition form to receive an appointment time, zoom link and sides. 

Performance Dates: 

March 12-14, 2021 - Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2pm

The performances will be filmed at the Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks and will be live streamed to the audience. 

Audition Requirements: 

NOTICE: Auditions and some rehearsals will be online through Zoom.  Additionally, many rehearsals and ALL PERFORMANCES will be held at the Conejo Players Theatre with the cast and crew.  The Conejo Players Theatre is located in Thousand Oaks, California. We are expected to meet together within the safety guidelines established by the State of California and the County of Ventura. Masks will be worn during all rehearsals until a later date (to be decided on amongst the cast and the production team). The show calls for the performers to be in brief but close contact with each other. Please take this into consideration before you audition. The Conejo Players Theatre will take every step to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone involved.

Auditions will be cold reading from the script. Zoom call information as well as sides will be provided after you sign up.

Plot Summary: 

The Mountaintop is a two-person drama about the last day of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire play is set in the Lorraine hotel room, the evening before his assassination. King is alone, trying to create yet another powerful speech. When he orders a cup of coffee from room service, a mysterious woman arrives, bringing much more than a late-night beverage. What follows is a reflective, often funny, often touching conversation in which Dr. King examines his achievements, his failures, and his unfinished dreams.

For More Information: 

Sahai Lara (Director): sahai_lara@aol.com
Devery Holmes (Production Advisor): devery@sparkam.com

Character Breakdown: 

Martin Luther King Jr. – Male – Black/African Descent, MLK at the time was 39 (actor should be able to play 35-50)
Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a bruting intelligence and almost hidden vulnerability. He can sometimes present as older than his true age. A brilliant orator, impassioned preacher, and a fearless leader. MLK, though a revered leader of the civil rights movement, was still a human who was driven by his unquenchable lust for life in all of its extremes.

Camae – Female – Black/African Descent, (actor should be able to play 20-30)
A young maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a very beautiful, fun-spirited, and confident. As a young woman, she claims the power that she holds within her body as well as the power that she holds within her mind. Camae’s personality is a delicate mix of sass and sensuality. She is both very human, but also very special.