January 10, 2014

Auditions for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY are coming to The Barn in February!


Osage County

By Tracy Letts

Directed by Darren Sextro

Monday, February 10th from 6pm – 10pm

Callbacks by invitation only:
Saturday, February 15th from 10am – 2pm

At St. Pius School / 55th and Woodson, Mission, KS.

Prepare: Before the open call auditions, each auditioner will have the chance to review audition materials for the primary role that interests her or him. Please be familiar with the script or, at least, the story.

Audition materials will be posted at www.thebarnplayers.org by January10th.
Bring: Resume and headshot. Bring all known conflicts from April 14 through the June production dates.
We anticipate 4-5 weeks of rehearsal plus one week of technical rehearsal for this production. The rehearsal period will be brisk and will require great preparedness from the cast. Actors cast should be willing to arrive at the first rehearsal with a very clear understanding of the dialogue, their roles, and a head start on memorization of lines.

Additional Notes: Cast members are required to assist with strike on June 15th, and cast members may be asked to assist with costume pieces.

May 30th – June 15th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

All performances take place at
The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway in Mission, KS

SYNOPSIS: 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. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize.

The complete cast includes speaking roles for seven women and six men.

VIOLET WESTON / Female 60 – 75 / Lead
Matriarch of the Weston family – Beverly's wife

BARBARA WESTON FORDHAM / Female 40 – 55 / Lead
Violet & Beverly's oldest daughter

IVY WESTON / Female 38 – 52 / Lead
Violet & Beverly's middle daughter

KAREN WESTON / Female 35 - 50 / Lead
Violet & Beverly's youngest daughter

JOHNNA MONEVATA / Female 26 – 35 / Supporting (Native American)

BILL FORDHAM / Male 45 – 54 / Supporting
Barbara's husband

JEAN FORDHAM / Female 13 – 18 / Supporting
Barbara & Bill's daughter

STEVE HEIDEBRECHT / Male 41 – 50 / Supporting
Karen's fiancé

MATTIE FAE AIKEN / Female 60 – 75 / Supporting
Violet's sister

CHARLIE AIKEN / Male 65 – 80 / Supporting
Mattie Fae's husband

LITTLE CHARLES / Male 37 – 48 / Supporting
Mattie Fae & Charlie's son

SHERIFF DEON GILBEAU / Male 40 – 55 / Cameo
The town sheriff, who investigates Beverly's disappearance

NOTE: The following role has been pre-cast with a guest artist… BEVERLY WESTON / Male 65 – 80 / Featured Violet's husband

ACCENTS! Most characters in this story either live in or are from northern Oklahoma and should speak with an appropriate dialect. (You can find help at dialectsarchive.com.) If you feel more comfortable auditioning without an accent, that's fine, but you will need to learn an accent if you are cast.

For more information, please contact director Darren Sextro at darrendseb@gmail.com.

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

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