Auditions For “True West”

true-west_8x10Auditions for the third show of our 2015-2016 season, True West by Sam Shepard, will be held at the Village Players of Hatboro on the following dates:

  • Sunday, December 6 at 7PM
  • Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30PM

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30PM.

Cold readings of scenes from the script will be provided at the audition. No monologues are necessary. It is recommended to be familiar with the play prior to the audition.

Show dates are March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, and 19, 2016, with a benefit performance scheduled for March 15. All actors who are cast must be available for all show dates and tech week rehearsals, and are asked to be available for other possible benefit performances that may be scheduled on weeknights during the run of the show.

SYNOPSIS

(Drama/Black Comedy) While housesitting for his mother at her southern California home, Austin, a screenwriter, has an unexpected reunion with his vagabond brother, Lee. Their divergent life paths criss-cross and crash into one another as Lee’s “true-to-life” story ideas hijack Austin’s latest screenwriting project.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

(Ages given are the suggested ages for the characters as mentioned in the script.)

AUSTIN – (M) Early 30s. Fairly level-headed and mild-mannered to start, becoming more unhinged as the play progresses. Co-lead; appears throughout the entire play. Recommended to have at least some prior acting experience.

LEE – (M) Early 40s. Impulsive and volatile, but also passionate. Co-lead; appears throughout the entire play. Recommended to have at least some prior acting experience.

SAUL – (M) Late 40s. Hollywood producer, outwardly pleasant but diplomatic. Supporting; appears in two scenes.

MOM – (F) Early 60s. Somewhat out of touch, feeling lost in life. Supporting; appears in one scene.

CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES

Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do. They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! You never know what can happen!

Questions? Please contact Director Jim Balcerek at j_p_312@yahoo.com.

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