by Permanent Record

Jun. 27 (2018)

Rejected by the gallery of his dreams, a spurned artist hires a local actress to pose as the creator of his paintings. Together they create the perfect candidate for the "New Voices" exhibition: the charismatic, unapologetic Balkone Townsend. Ijames' hysterical and thought-provoking comedy draws on both life and art to examine racial tourism, power, and identity.


Run dates for Permanent Record Theatre’s production of WHITE by James Ijames have been rescheduled for December 2018. We are holding additional auditions to accommodate those who are available for the new run dates. Auditions will take place on Monday, June 25th 6-9:30pm at the Dougherty Arts Center. Roles available for 2W and 2M. All roles paid.


WHITE by James Ijames

December 6-22 @ Mastrogeorge Theatre

Directed by Delanté G. Keys


VANESSA    20's/30's. Black. A mild mannered actress with a larger than life alter-ego.

ST. DIANA OF DETROIT    20's/30's. Diana Ross. A vision.

GUS    30's/early 40's. White.  An artist. Ambitious and earnest. Tightly wound. In a relationship with Tanner.

TANNER     20's/30's. Asian. A public school English teacher. Easy going, reasonable. In a relationship with Gus.


To secure a spot, please sign up for a time:


Auditions will consist of readings from selected sides. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, June 27th.