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.
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
- 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.