Steal Away Director's notes,
invitation to post a monologue

Record and Post a Self-Tape Monologue On TikTok:

Step 1

Choose a character, download the monologue

Click on the CHARACTER CARDS at the bottom of this page.

Step 2

Self-tape your monologue

  • TikTok videos must be Portrait orientation, not landscape

  • Read only your actual monologue (no other text) looking just off-camera

  • Auditions must not exceed 60 seconds (you may trim words to shorten)

Step 3

Create a free account at TikTok.com

Step 4

Go to @stealawaymovie on TikTok and FOLLOW

Step 5

Upload your audition to your TikTok account

  • Click the button at the bottom of your device

  • Select your self-tape video –
    don’t add any sounds, filters, or effects

  • Click the subsequent NEXT buttons until you arrive at the POST page

  • Don’t post yet!

Step 6

In the “Describe your video”  section, type
@stealawaymovie

Step 7

Add the #Hashtags from your character card

  • In the “Describe your video” section, copy and paste the FOUR  hashtags from your character card

  • EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! Adding all four hashtags will enable us to correctly categorize your audition

  • Ensure that “Who can watch this video” is set to Everyone

  • Adjust the other settings (comments, duet, stitch) as you please

Step 8

Post and share your audition

  • We can’t wait to see your work!

  • Once your audition is uploaded, click the three dots on the lower right and SHARE your audition on all social media platforms and with as many friends as possible to raise your audition’s profile

  • The Director and Producers will be directly monitoring TikTok for outstanding auditions that rise to their attention

Step 9

Follow Steal Away casting

  • Steal Away features a large cast of 65 speaking roles.

  • Upcoming casting calls for the lead roles of The Fisk Jubilee Singers, several strong supporting roles, as well as casting callback announcements will be made across social media.

      

Step 10

Like other auditions

  • Support your fellow actors by asking your friends to check out other auditions on Tik Tok using #StealAwayCasting and liking their favorites.

  • Break a leg!

Monologues

Click on a character below for the audition sides

Full screenplay available here: RealmPictures.co/StealAwayScript

Each week we will launch a new character and highlight outstanding auditions for that character on our TikTok page @StealAwayMovie

Female
Caucasian
55-65 Years Old
Male
Caucasian
60 Years Old
Male
Irish/Caucasian
Plays 40 Years Old
& 60 Years Old
Female
Caucasian
40 Years Old
Female
Caucasian
55-65 Years Old
Male
Caucasian
60 Years Old
Female
African American
Plays 30 Years Old
& 50 Years Old
Male
Caucasian
25 Years Old
Male
African-American
40 Years Old
Male or Female
English/Black
35-55 Years Old
Male or Female
African American
40 Years Old
Male or Female
Any Ethnicity
Any Age

Ella Sheppard

Monologues

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

George White

Monologues

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindGeorgeWhite

Wallace Moore

African American, 23

Tall, strapping, handsome.  And a hardcore militant.  Wallace was once a shy, tender, boy, but the brutal murder of his family by supremacists has made him a raging militant.  Coarse, crass, and full of gansta swagger, Wallace believes “his people have no future among whites.”  Yet beyond his veneer of hate, we glimpse in his eyes the deep heartbreak of a tender boy’s loss, and a lifetime of unshed tears.  To his great exasperation, the woman he hopelessly loves – the prim, refined Ella, who’s staking her life on an integrated, colorblind future – is siding with the enemy.  Star-crossed lovers from violently far-flung worlds, Wallace and Ella’s impossible love is a ticking time bomb.

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

Susan Gilbert

Caucasian, 40s

A crackerjack operative for the American Missionary Association, Susan is a bold, beautiful, badass operative sporting aggressive pinstripes.  Or perhaps prisoned by them.  Raised to be an achiever from her youth, Susan has done the right thing all her life with such relentlessly intensity that now at middle-age, she’s spectacularly successful but alone.  Empty.  Unsure why to get out of bed every morning.  Beyond her tough veneer, her vulnerable, searching eyes betray an imprisoned dreamer desperate to break free.  Falling in love with visionary George White liberates her to begin “living out loud.”  But vulnerability is a double-edged sword, and as hostile forces set Susan and White increasingly against each other, that sword will pierce her heart.

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

Her Majesty Queen Victoria

White, 50-65 (visually), the Queen of England

When we meet Victoria, she’s dressed in widow’s black and in a very foul mood.  Twelve years after her beloved husband’s death, she’s still bitterly inconsolable.  But when the Jubilee Singers sing for her the deeply moving spirituals her late husband cherished, Victoria’s heart melts, unleashing long unshed tears.  A very strong cameo role.

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

Milo Cravath

Monologues

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindMiloCravath

"Bishop" Adam Sheolgate

White, plays 40 then 60

A hatemongering supremacist preacher, Sheolgate opens the movie as the brutal master of our young protagonists, murdering little Wallace’s parents, bludgeoning his own son Myron to teach him to hate, and pronouncing a searing curse on three-year-old Ella that will haunt her for life.  Twenty years later, Sheolgate and Myron, now his hate-filled protégé, are leaders of the terrorist Knights of the Southern Cross

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

Myron Sheolgate

Caucasian, 25

The son of a brutal, slave-owning preacher.  Once a sweet little boy raised by a motherly slave woman he deeply loved, young Myron’s father beat and battered him mercilessly and trained him to hate.  Today, his once-boyish face riddled with abusive welts and his blue eyes blistering with hate, he is a hellfire preacher and supremacist leader.  Yet beyond the hateful veneer, we glimpse in his aching eyes the heartbreak of a small boy whose youth and heart were cruelly stolen.

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:


@stealawaymovie

#StealAwayMovie

#StealAwaySearchlight

#StealAwayCasting

#FindEllaSheppard

Hiram Jackson

African-American, 40

Hiram is a beloved charismatic preacher, nationally renowned civil rights leader, and outspoken champion of the pending Civil Rights Bill whose impassioned sermons electrify the masses.  He has a warm lovefest bond with Ella and the Jubilee Singers choir.  When the forces of supremacist hate unleash a reign of terror against black schools, (the fledgling HBCUs), Hiram runs for political office, becoming the great hope of the cause of freedom…and putting himself in the deadly crosshairs of his rabid enemies.

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

Jonas Stone

Black, 35-55, English, written as male but could be female.

Publisher of an activist, pro-Black, power-to-the-people civil rights newspaper in London, Stone presents himself to the Jubilee Singers as a fellow crusader of their civil rights cause.  Sleekly attired, well-spoken, impeccably groomed and spangled with jewels, Stone is polish personified.  His magnetic eyes, (blue, ideally), rare for a black man, shimmer like crystal pools.  Why then do those hypnotic eyes unsettle us?

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

Clifford Vetter

Caucasian (or other ethnicity), 45

English, written as male but could be female.  Vetter is a sneering, venomous, power-hungry prosecutor whose only joy is inflicting misery.  Bitterly spiteful towards anything smacking of religion, the hated but powerful Vetter sets his/her daggers on Ella and the Jubilee Singers, who have brought the spirituals to England.  Accusing them of embezzlement and fraud, he launches an explosive witch-hunt against them and furiously vows to dungeon them all.

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:

@stealawaymovie
#StealAwayMovie
#StealAwaySearchlight
#StealAwayCasting
#FindEllaSheppard

Havell

Ethnically ambiguous, 45-55, of indeterminate national origin.

The colorful, curious Havell is a high maintenance, asexually flamboyant London painter commissioned by Queen Victoria to paint the Jubilee Singers’ portrait.  A snarky, taste mongering fashionista with a Dali moustache, bizarre foreign accent, and mauve staining rag he literally slings from a holster, Havell is quite the character.  Although he takes himself deadly seriously, his very presence is comic relief.  By the end of the movie, we’ve come to love this strange, endearing peacock.

Please enter each of the following to your TikTok upload, as instructed above:


@stealawaymovie

#StealAwayMovie

#StealAwaySearchlight

#StealAwayCasting

#FindEllaSheppard