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FEMALE: Leads and Supporting Leads
Ella Sheppard      Director's Notes

Black, 18-22

Susan Gilbert

Caucasian, 50

America Robinson (Jubilee Singer)

Black, 18-22

Maggie Porter    CAST
Minnie Tate      CAST   

Actor: Liyou Abere

Georgia Gordon (Jubilee Singer)     CAST
Julia Hayden    CAST
Sarah Sheppard    CAST 
Her Majesty Queen Victoria

Caucasian, 55-65

Jonas Stone

(Or Male) Black British,  45-55

 
Male: Leads and Supporting Leads
George Leonard White

Caucasian, 50

Wallace Moore  CAST
Milo Cravath

Caucasian, 60s

Bennie Holmes   (Jubilee Singer)   CAST
Fred Loudin   (Jubilee Singer)    CAST
Tom Rutling   (Jubilee Singer)

Black, 18-22

Ike Dickerson   (Jubilee Singer)

Black, 18-22

Myron Sheolgate  CAST

Actor: Eugene Simon

"Bishop" Adam D. Sheolgate  CAST

Actor: Jack Brady

Clifford Vetter (Crown Prosecutor) CAST

Actor: Paul Amos

Reverend Hiram Jackson  CAST
Jonas Stone

(or Female) Black British,  45-55

Havell (The exceedingly curious painter)

Open Ethnicity, 45-55

President Ulysses S. Grant

Caucasian, middle age, must roughly resemble the U.S. President

 
FEMALE: Supporting and Cameos
Blackfoots Quintet (Troubadors of Questionable Propriety) 

Females (also casting males), Black, 20-30, loud, flashy, cocky, confident theatrical minstrels; must have a big personality and a booming voice

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

British, 45

Dr. Frears (or male)

Female, (but written as, and might be cast as male), Caucasian, Irish, 50's, Irish accent.  

Old Colt Colton (or male)

Female (but written as, and could be cast as Male), Black, 70-80, an indestructible old cuss; thin and wiry but tough as nails

Big Mrs. Lovejoy

Caucasian, 40's, a hulking, heavyset, physically intimidating yet rabidly humorous white-trash supremacist that foams at the mouth around minorities

Carol (Marigold Theatre Owner)

Caucasian, 50ish, no-nonsense, tough-as-nails, cigar-chomping business owner

 
Male: Supporting and Cameos
Blackfoots Quintet (Troubadors of Questionable Propriety) 

Males (also casting females), Black, 20-30, loud, flashy, cocky, confident theatrical minstrels; must have a big personality and a booming voice

Prime Minister William Gladstone

Caucasian, 60's, English accent, dignified but warm and approachable

Campbell, Duke of Argyll

Caucasian, 45, British accent, dignified, utterly disgusted by the mere presence of any outsiders

John (Debonaire Suitor) 

Caucasian, 30s, charming and easy on the eyes; no woman has ever turned him down; British accent

Jessie (Woke Reenactor) 

Caucasian, 30-40ish, reformed redneck, looks like he came straight off Hick Farm

The Honorable Alexander Stephens  CAST
Dr. Frears  (or female)

Male, (but could be cast as female), Caucasian, 50's, Irish accent

Drucker (London Theatre Owner)

Caucasian, 50-60ish

Old Colt Colton (or female)

Male, (written as male, but might be cast as Female), Black, 70-80, an indestructible old cuss; thin and wiry but tough as nails

Skinny Mr. Lovejoy

Caucasian, maybe 55-60, skinny, feeble beanpole of a hick that lives in the shadow of his big hulking wife

Frederick Douglass

Black, middle-age, must at least roughly resemble the great "Lion of Anacostia”