THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Join us for a special party with tasty Irish treats and tea to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Locust Grove's Irish-born founder, William Croghan. Local historian Tom Owen will present "Louisville's Irish Catholic Newcomers: Early Confrontation and Conflict", speaking on the Irish in Louisville and the Bloody Monday Riots of 1855. Tea will follow. Pre-paid reservations required; call 897-9845. Limit 90. Admission $15; $10 for members.
Historic Locust Grove is holding open auditions for volunteer living history performers for our First Person Interpreter program. First Person Interpreters interact with Locust Grove guests in character as residents and visitors to Locust Grove in the year 1816. Interpreters will participate in different Locust Grove events throughout the year including our Fourth of July Open House and Christmastide event in December.
Auditions will consist of a monologue as well as some improvisational activities. Monologues will be provided when your audition is scheduled.
This program has a set cast list. While we encourage everyone to audition, as with any audition process, we cannot guarantee you a place in the cast.
This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Auditions may only be scheduled through email with Brian Cushing. To schedule an audition slot, please contact Brian Cushing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently casting the following roles.
The ages listed are the age of the person in the year 1816 when the program takes place. We will cast within a reasonable range of that age.
Male: William Croghan, Jr. (age 22); George Croghan (age 25); George Rogers Clark Floyd (age 27); Zachary Taylor (age 32); Thomas Bullitt (age 39); John Gwathmey (age 42); Dr. Richard Ferguson (age 47); Judge Fortunatus Cosby (age 49); Aaron Fontaine (age 63); General George Rogers Clark (age 64); Richard Clough Anderson (age 66); Richard Taylor (age 70)
Female: Eloise Bullitt (age 6); Ann ‘Nancy’ Thruston (age 17); Eliza Sydnor Cosby (age 17); Sarah Bailey Taylor (Age 17); Catherine "Kitty" Tompkins Gwathmey (age 21); Frances 'Fanny' Matilda Gwathmey Skidmore (later jones) - (age 23); Peggy Taylor (age 28); Sarah Tevis Floyd (age 29); Sara Marshall Anderson (age 37); Elizabeth Thruston Fontaine (age 45)
* We are also seeking regular volunteers who are interested in training to demonstrate period skills and trades such as hearth cooking at special events.
This list was compiled from prominent individuals connected to Locust Grove in 1816. If you have researched another figure whom you believe was a part of the story at Locust Grove in 1816 and should be on this cast, we are always interested in hearing your ideas.
Interpreters will receive training throughout the year in the history of the period and the family, as well as workshops on period language and manners, physical characterization and improvisation, and clothing of the period. Participants must complete three workshops before they appear in character and six workshops in their first year of the program.
Participants will work with Locust Grove to create appropriate clothes for the year 1816. All historic clothing for this program must pass approval prior to participation. Costumes may be available for first-year participants but this is not guaranteed.
For more information on Locust Grove please visit www.locustgrove.org or https://locustgrovelouisville.wordpress.com/ or email Brian Cushing at email@example.com.