Anne & Emmett
by Janet Langhart Cohen
will be held in-person
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Booker T. Washington Building, Rm. 102
A contemporary 1-minute monologue
All actors cast may enroll in THEA 526 (Fall 2021 semester) for credit.
Contact Isabella Stenz
About the Production
Anne & Emmett
Written by Janet Langhorn Cohen
Directed by Peter Duffy
This production will tour to middle and high schools this semester and next.
Roles available for 2 women and 3 men.
Otto Frank (Anne’s Father)
Mamie Till (Emmett’s Mother)
J.W. Milam (White Racist Man)
Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 15-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the American Civil Rights Movement. The one-act play opens with the two teenagers meeting in Memory, a place that isolates them from the cruelty they experienced during their lifetime. The beyond-the-grave encounter draws the startling similarities between the two youths’ harrowing experiences and the atrocities against their respective races.
Anne and Emmett contains harsh racial language and imagery that may be disturbing.
Theatre South Carolina embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting
of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically-challenged actors where possible. Individual
show directors, together with the artistic director and the acting faculty, make all
casting decisions. While some parts may be cast before auditions, that is always the case with