1968. It was a turbulent time in American and especially in Memphis, TN. Memphis is known as the mid south and sits on the east bank of the Mississippi. In Tears of the Soul we will meet a family living through the unrest of the time. The nation was at the height of the highly protested Vietnam war which was returning black soldiers to their hometowns maimed, in boxes or in many cases not at all. Black empowerment was on the rise with militant groups struggling to use their power to create their own destinies. Even after the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a caste system still existed, especially in the south. Racism and violence were rampant in the growing urban ghettos and Martin Luther King, the prominent leader of the Civil Rights movement and non-violent protest met his demise on a Memphis balcony. Tears of the Soul is a portrayal of a family divided. The social climate in 1968 made life difficult outside and inside of the home. Family members with divergent viewpoints make it impossible to communicate. That was until one fateful day when tragedy collided with ideologies and each family member was forced to reevaluate their perspectives. 

Written by: Angela Wilson

April 28th 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
April 29, 4:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Arts Center, Studio 194
194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
Tickets $25.00 

Audition Instructions:

  • This will be a cold read. You will be reading sides from the part which you are auditioning for; however please have a 1-minute monologue prepared.

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**This is an unpaid role.**
All auditions will be held at the: Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD  21225

Please drive around to the back and enter through the Studio 194 doors.

Interested, please contact 443-433-6250 or email us at

Tears of the Soul is a dramatic stage play with a meaningful and powerful message.  There is a time commitment for rehearsals and there is an expectation about being prepared for rehearsals.  The utmost professionalism is warranted.  Please only apply if you are serious about committing to this show.