Auditions for “August: Osage County” This Weekend!

Director: Fred Sebulske
Cast:
13 (6 Men/7 Woman)
Audition Dates:
March 24-25, 2012 – 2PM-5PM1, Spectrum Theater
Production Dates:
May 17-26, 2012
Description:
Dad has vanished… Mom is addicted to prescription pills… Three sisters, each harboring shady secrets… The large Weston family comes together when Dad disappears, and the homestead explodes in a storm of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. August: Osage County unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes a Midwestern American family…and it’s dark side! Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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Script Perusal

Scripts will be available for checkout from the Actors’ Theatre Business office. A $10 deposit is required upon checkout. Scripts may also be available for purchase at fine area book stores, including Schuler Books and Music. Scripts may be checked out for a period no longer than 4 days and must be returned by noon on the Friday before the first audition dates for the production.

Roles:
Beverly Weston (60’s-70’s)- Patriarch of the Weston family. Alcoholic and former poet.

Violet Weston (60’s-70’s) – Matriarch of the Weston family. Addicted to several prescription drugs.

Barbara Fordham (40’s-50’s) The Oldest daughter of the Weston Family, age 46. Mother of Jean and wife of Bill.

Ivy Weston (40’s) Middle daughter of the Weston family, age 44. The only daughter to stay in Oklahoma, she teaches at the local college.

Karen Weston (30’s-40’s) Youngest daughter in the Weston family.

Bill Fordham (40’s-50’s) Barbara’s estranged husband and Jean’s father. A college professor who is sleeping with one of his students.

Jean Fordham – Bill and Barbara’s 14-year-old daughter. She smokes pot and cigarettes, is a vegetarian and loves old movies.

Steve Heidebrecht – (50’s) Karen’s fiancé. A businessman in Florida (or possibly a Middle East arms dealer).

Mattie Fae Aiken (50’s-60’s) – Violet’s sister, Charlie’s wife and Little Charles’ mother.

Charlie Aiken (50’s-60’s) Husband of Mattie and the presumed father of Little Charles.

Little Charles (30’s-40’s) – His mother calls him a “screw-up”, which may be a self-fulfilling prophecy. He is secretly having an affair with his “cousin” Ivy.

Johnna Monevata (20’s-30’s) – Cheyenne Indian woman whom Beverly hires before he disappears.

Sheriff Deon Gilbeau (40’s-50’s) High-school classmate and former boyfriend of Barbara’s.


Footnotes

1Auditions begin at the time posted but may end earlier than posted, per the director’s discretion. We therefore recommend that you arrive as close to the starting time as possible. If you are unable to attend at this time, please call Actors’ Theatre at (616) 234-3968. We may be able to arrange an appointment time to accommodate you.

Statement of Inclusive Casting

As part of its mission of inclusion and in order to receive benefit from the rich diversity of our community, Actors’ Theatre is committed to casting all productions without bias towards race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or political affiliation. Productions will be cast accordingly. Except when necessary to the intent or message of the work, Actors’ Theatre and its artistic staff will cast productions, for all roles, without regard for race and, whenever possible, gender.

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