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Title

Life of Miles Davis

Playwright

Greg Machlin
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Director

Joe Luis Cedillo
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Category

Workshop

First Rehearsal

November 17th

Load-In/Tech

January 22nd

Dress Rehearsals

January 22nd

Open

January 23rd

Close

January 24th

Holiday Conflicts

No rehearsal during Thanksgiving but maybe over Winter Break.

Roles to be Cast

(7M, 3W, 1 child) Opportunities for actors of all ethnicities.

CHARLIE "BIRD" PARKER Talented saxophonist.
MILES DAVIS A young, up-and-coming jazz trumpeter and composer whose career has been derailed by a heroin addiction. ***ROLE CAST ALREADY
MILES HENRY DAVIS Miles Davis' father. A prosperous dentist in the St. Louis area.
THE BLUESMAN A mysterious tormentor of Davis.
MARCUS GARVEY/THE LAWYER Black nationalist leader. Founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association.
JOHN COLTRANE Saxophonist in Davis' band.
FRANCES DAVIS 1st wife of Miles Davis.
CICELY TYSON Famous actress. 2nd wife of Miles Davis
JULIETTE GRECO French lover of Miles Davis. Referred to by Davis as the "one true love of his life."
BILL EVANS Davis' pianist and collaborator on Kind of Blue.
GIL EVANS/THE POLICEMAN Miles Davis' most frequent producer/collaborator.
YOUNG BOY A young boy.

Many cast remembers also play REPORTERS.

Setting:
The play is set in the week of Dec. 28 1953-Jan 4, 1954, on the farm of Miles Davis' father in Millstadt, Illinois, though we also journey to other times and places in the life of Miles Davis.

Notices

(Musical requirements, choreography, stage combat, adult situations and other issues that actors should know prior to being cast--explores the Heroin culture, metaphysical plateaus of pain, family situations.)

Notes

_(Great opportunity to delve into Jazz and explore a collaboration process encompassing space, character development, and non-traditional storytelling.)
If you desire a copy of the play, script will be left with front desk or contact joe-cedillo@uiowa.edu and can phone 818-288-2123_


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