Auditions by appoinment, please email

Directed by Scott R. Brill

The Ridgefield Theater Barn is seeking one actor to join the cast of this powerful and socially relevant play that chronicles the true lives and stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and impactful scenes, The Exonerated provides an excellent and rewarding acting challenge in a truly ensemble production. We are seeking a versatile actor to join our cast who can convey the emotional journeys of these characters as they experience desperation, fear, hope, and life purpose.  Actors will be asked to read from sides from the script (Robert side).

Performances are September 11th through October 2nd, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm

Sunday matinees at 5pm September 12th, 19th & 26th

The role to be cast is:

ROBERT (African-American Male, 20s-40s): was a horse groomer in the Deep South when he was wrongly convicted of murdering a white girl whom he had dated. Described as “hardened but not lacking a sense of humor,” he is married to Georgia. He expresses optimism that there is less racism in the United States now than there was when he was convicted by a jury consisting of eleven white men and only one black man. Robert is based on the real life Robert Earl Hayes.

All other roles have been cast . Rehearsals will start in July. Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal, as most rehearsals will be individual or for two or three characters. Rehearsals will be planned with respect for everyone’s time and schedules. Production dates are September 11-October 2, 2021. Join us as we help bring community theater back in a safe and welcoming environment.

Please send all inquiries via e-mail to and put “Exonerated Auditions” in the subject line.