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NAT TURNER

30 - 35/ African American slave man, revolutionary, preacher and head General in charge of the most famous slave revolt in American history. Great speaker with a Paul Robeson inflection to his voice. Powerful stage presence. The Tupac Shakur of the 1830's. Has special markings on his head and chest. Intelligent, handsome, commanding stage presence.

 

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AARON HARRIS

35 - 50/ African American male slave. Trusted Negro overseer loyal to his white master. Buffoonish speaker who puts on airs, challenging Nat Turner's leadership.

 

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SIMON BLUNT

45 - 55/ Caucasian male. Overweight slave owner with a gout swollen leg. Always gnawing on huge pieces of meat. Owns 3 dozen slaves.

 

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CHERRY

20 - 30/ African American slave woman. NAT TURNER'S strong, beautiful wife and the mother of his children.

 

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HARK

30 - 45/ Big, strong, dark skinned African American slave man. Best described as a black Apollo. NAT TURNER'S second in command. Wields an AXE. Hark is all about keeping order, maintaining rank and following Nat's master plan.  Hark understands his place in the "black army" and feels obligated to keep the rest of the "soldiers" in their place as well. Not only does this include butting heads with the rampaging Will, but also Hark's cowardly brother-in-law,  JACK REESE.

 

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SAM

25 - 40/ African American slave man. Obsessed with killing his master NATHANIEL FRANCIS. Sam is sick and tired of being beaten, whipped and abused.

 

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WILL

25 - 40/African American slave man. The most vicious and brutal out of all the rebels. A big, muscular, dark skinned, menacing looking fellow with a scar down his face. Wields an AXE. Obsessed with killing his master NATHANIEL FRANCIS. NATHANIEL FRANCIS has recently sold his wife, Ellen, to an Alabama plantation.

 

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NELSON WILLIAMS

30 - 40/ African American slave man. Grimy, Voodoo sorcerer. Has slightly different accent influenced by Haitian ancestry. Chants Voodoo incantations and casts strange spells. He carries a long rugged blade and he does not trust anyone.

 

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HENRY

20 - 30/ An African American slave man. Carries a banjo strapped around his back and loves to drink Apple Brandy. He rhymes and sings. Hedonism is his biggest motivation.

 

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JACK REESE

20 - 25/ African American slave man. HARK's brother in law.  Cowardly. Vain. Attempts to desert the black army every chance he gets.

 

 

LAVINIA FRANCIS

18 - 25/ Caucasian woman. Beautiful wife of NATHANIEL FRANCIS.  8 months pregnant. Feisty and courageous. protected by her loyal house slave "Red" Nelson.

 

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NATHANIEL FRANCIS

25 - 35/ Caucasian male. Slave owner. Owns WILL, SAM and DRED . Husband of LAVINIA FRANCIS.

 

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MOTHER FRANCIS

40 - 60/ Older Caucasian woman. Domineering mother of NATHANIEL FRANCIS and mother in-law of LAVINIA FRANCIS.

 

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REVEREND RICHARD

40 - 60/ Caucasian preacher and slave master. He uses the bible to keep his slaves docile and obedient.

 

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HUBBARD

50 - 60/ An older African American slave man. Loyal to his mistress, Mrs. Cathy Whitehead and her daughters.

 

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JACK

20 - 35/ Goofy African American slave man. Along with his partner Andrew the two slaves are our story's Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, or Rosencrantz and Guilderstern. Comical delivery.

 

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ANDREW

20 - 35/ Goofy African American slave man. Along with his partner Jack these two slaves are our story's Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, or Rosencrantz and Guilderstern. Comical delivery.

 

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AUNT DEBORAH

50 - 60/ Older African American slave woman. Cantankerous. Somewhat comical delivery and voice.

 

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VENUS

18 - 25/ African American slave woman. Somewhat comical delivery.

 

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JOHN BARROW

40 - 55/ Caucasian male. Smart aleck. The unfortunate husband of MRS. BARROW, forced to wait for her to get dressed as the rebels move closer and closer to his location. Fights multiple rebels alone. Brave.

 

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MRS. BARROW

30 - 35/ Caucasian female. Wife of JOHN BARROW. Perpetually dressing herself, applying makeup and posing in the mirror. Must be able to perform physical wrestling scene when attacked by her slave girl LUCY.

 

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JOE HARRIS

25 - 35/ African American slave man. Somewhat comical delivery.

 

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THOMAS RUFFIN GRAY

30 - 35/ Caucasian male lawyer. 

 

 

MARY BLUNT

18 - 25/ African American slave woman. Beautiful black concubine of the gross SIMON BLUNT.

 

 

LEVI WALLER

30 - 45/ Caucasian male. Cowardly slave owner. Witnesses his entire family being murdered by the rebels. He becomes somewhat insane.

 

CAPTAIN PEETE

30 - 45/ Caucasian male. Leader of the white militia in pursuit of the slave rebels.

 

JEHOVAH

VOICE OVER ONLY: The strong, powerful voice of God.

 

 

SAMPSON

20 - 30/ Caucasian male. The most vicious and brutal member of the white militia.

 

 

MULATTO MARY

18 - 25/ Gorgeous slave woman of mixed heritage (Caucasion & African American). Runs to warn the whites that the rebels are coming.

 

"RED" NELSON

22 - 35/ Light skinned African American male slave of mixed heritage (Caucasion & Black). House slave, well taken care of and loyal to his white masters, especially LAVINIA FRANCIS.

 

 

MRS. CATHY WHITEHEAD

45 - 55/ Older Caucasian female. Slave owner and mother of the 5 Whitehead girls.

 

MARGARET WHITEHEAD

15 - 20/ Caucasian female. One of CATHY WHITEHEAD'S 5 beautiful daughters.

 

HARRIET WHITEHEAD

9 - 15/ Young Caucasian girl. Hidden from attacking slave rebels by OLD HUBBARD.

 

DR. SCOTT

25 - 35/ Caucasian male. Extremely brutal leader of the GreenesVille Cavalry.

 

SAM ELLIS

30- 45/ Caucasian male.

 

WOMAC

30 - 45/ Caucasian male.

 

MOSES

13 - 16/ An African American slave boy owned by NAT TURNER'S master Joseph Travis.

 

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