The Agitators

by Mat Smart

Directed by Darnell Pierre Benjamin

March 20, 21, 26, 27, 27 April 2, 3, 4 – 2020
(All performances at 8:00 PM)

A riveting story about the friendship that persisted through the years between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass as both fought tirelessly for the rights of others.  The play struggles with the question “Do you believe there can be a country for all?”


  • Audition Dates:
    • July 29, 7:00-9:00 PM (by appointment only)
    • July 30, 7:00-8:00 PM (by appointment only)
    • Callbacks will be held on July 30 at 8:00 PM.
  • Audition Location:  Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY
  • Audition Requirements:
    • Prepare 2 contrasting monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes.
    • Bring a headshot and resume (please do not staple them together)
  • Characters
    • Susan B. Anthony –  Believable to play 30s and up. Stubborn and head-strong; imagine a shaken Coke bottle that gets opened. Unapologetically and unabashedly a feminist, and definitely unafraid of men. Leads with the gut. 
    • Frederick Douglass – Believable to play 30s and up. Confident, and emotionally controlled; imagine a shaken Coke bottle. Pragmatic, patient, and focused. Hyper aware of his surroundings. Leads with the head. Plays the Violin (can be simulated on stage).
  • Contact the director, Darnell Benjamin, with questions or for more information about auditions: Email Darnell