Theater auditions: ‘August: Osage County” at Theatre Downtown

Here’s the audition information from Theatre Downtown for its production of Tracy LettsAugust: Osage County:

Theatre Downtown announces auditions for August: Osage County
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award
By Tracy Letts

Auditions will held at Theatre Downtown, 2113 North Orange Ave., Orlando.

407-841-0083

Monday, December 13, 6:30 – 9 PM
Wednesday, December 15, 6:30 – 8 PM
(Call Backs after 8 PM)

Appointments are suggested. Please call 407-841-0083.
Frank Hilgenberg will direct.

Requirements: 1-2 minute dramatic monologue, headshot & resume.
Performance Dates will be February 25 through March 19.

All roles are open.
Roles/approximate age range are:

The Weston family:

  • Beverly Weston, 60s
  • Violet Weston, Bev’s wife, 60s
  • Barbara Fordham, Bev and Violet’s daughter, mid-40s
  • Bill Fordham, her husband, late 40s
  • Jean Fordham, their daughter, mid- to late teens
  • Ivy Weston, Bev and Violet’s daughter, early 40s
  • Karen Weston, Bev and Violet’s daughter, late 30s-early 40s
  • Mattie Fay Aiken, Violet’s sister, 50s
  • Charlie Aiken, Mattie Fay’s  husband, 50-60
  • Little Charles Aiken, their son, late 30s

Others:

  • Johnna Monevata, housekeeper, American Indian descent, 20-30
  • Steve Heidebrecht, Karen’s fiance, 50
  • Sheriff Deon Gilbeau, mid-40s

The action of the play takes place at the Weston home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, 60 miles NW of Tulsa. Time: August, present.

About the play:
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly –and uproariously — exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

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