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Kid Actors Needed for "August: Osage County" Play Audition

Aiken, SC, United States
ID: 570485Exp: 7/29/2024
Description:

Seeking kid actors for the audition of the play "August: Osage County." Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: “The Westons of Oklahoma are one of the most messed-up families to ever bicker and barb their way onto a stage. Their history is riddled with abuse, addiction and more secrets than the CIA. Like their guns, they keep their acidic tongues locked and loaded at all times. “At the center of this modern Dust Bowl is the poisonous pill-popping matriarch, Violet. She has cancer of the mouth — medically and metaphorically. Violet has no switch to prevent her from blurting the most vicious things that come to her mind. She pops out furious epithets — most aimed at her own adult daughters — as quickly as she pops in pills. Her spawn all bear varying degrees of inherited burns they will surely pass on to their own children. “When the patriarch disappears, you fully understand why he might have committed suicide. “The Westons are a lot of things, but they certainly aren’t portrayed here as redneck hicks who’ve never read a book. The missing patriarch is a college professor and writer based partly on Letts’ own father. “The Westons have been compared to the Lomans of Death of a Salesman and the Tyrones of Long Day’s Journey Into Night — though the Westons are far funnier.” Additional info: Performances: Oct. 18-26, 2024 Auditions will consist of improvised scenes and readings from the script. For your convenience, the directors have provided audition sides for each character. Please note that you are not required to memorize the lines and may use the sides during your audition. Printed copies will be available at the audition. Please see the attachment for details. If you are interested please apply.

1 role

Jean FordhamFemale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

NOTE: If artist is younger than 18 years of age, consent must be established between ACT and the artist’s parent/guardian. Smart tongued daughter of Barbara and Bill; artsy, intelligent and a little bit brooding. She smokes cigarettes and pot, is a vegetarian, loves old movies, and is bitter about her parents’ split. Willing to do just about anything to defy and punish her parents.