Joe Turner's Come and Gone
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Jun. 04 (2016)

Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson is set in the second decade of the 20th century and chronicles the lives of a few freed former enslaved African Americans in the North and deals with the conflicts of racism and discrimination.  The play takes place in a boarding house and intertwines the lives of the people who live there and who visit for a short time. 


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The Spectrum Theatre Company announces audition for their summer production of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan AME Church located at 1101 East 10th Street in Austin, Texas.

Actors will be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule an appointment, please email: [corrected on 6-03).  Actors should audition only if they will have availability for the rehearsal period beginning June 27 – July 13, 2016 and the run schedule of July 14-31, 2016 on Thursday – Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00pm.



All actors should bring a hard copy headshot and resume to the audition.  Actors will be reading selections from the script.  You may find an educational copy of the script at the following link:'SCOMEANDGONE_75826.pdf

The actor playing Jeremy should be able to play the guitar.  However, consideration will be given to actors who do not play the guitar proficiently.

We are seeking AEA and non-AEA actors of any shape, size, or ethnicity.



Bynum Walker (60-year-old male) – A "conjure" man who is a freed slave living at the boardinghouse.


Rutherford Selig (55-year-old male) – A peddler known as the "People Finder", Selig is from a family that first brought Africans across the Atlantic to become slaves. 


Jeremy Furlow (25-year-old male) – Jeremy is a guitar-playing construction worker who came to the North looking for a job and a way in life.


Zonia Loomis (11-year-old female) – Zonia is the daughter of Harold Loomis.


Mattie Campbell (25-year-old female) – Mattie is disappointed with her position in life and is looking for love.


Rueben Mercer (11-year-old male) Next door neighbor to the Holly's boarding house.


Molly Cunningham (26-year-old female) Molly is a good looking young woman who is strong and independent.