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Auditions for "Other Desert Cities" - Open Call - Manchester, Connecticut

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1606894
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Manchester, Connecticut - 06040
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
12-10-2019
Audition Date
12-16-2019
Expiration Date
12-14-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Boston, MA | Hartford, CT

Audition Description

It is Christmas Eve, 2004, and the Wyeth family is beginning to gather in Palm Springs, California. Polly and Lyman and the parents of Brooke Wyeth, who lives in New York writing for a magazine. She is coming home this holiday after six years of not seeing the family. Silda, who is Polly's sister, also makes a visit now that she is out of rehab. At one point, Polly and Silda wrote an MGM television series, but the sisters became mad at each other and stopped seeing the other because they looked at the world in a different way from one another. At one point, Brooke had a younger brother, Henry, who committed suicide, She felt that it would be a good time to once again bring up what happened. Brooke is struggling with becoming independent from her parents, as they don't want her to return back to New York. She wants to make a memoir for her brother that died, but her parents don't want to be reminded of it. She finally decides that she is going to do it whether or not they like it, not caring if they ever speak to her again. Lyman, for the first time ever, speaks up about the truth of his son's death. He feel like he contributed to it after he slapped his son for a reason that now seemed silly. He wasn't being supportive to him an feels he led Henry to his death.

No monologues required, will be readings from the script.

  • Role #1 - Lyman Wyeth

    Kind and gentle patriarch. A Hollywood B actor with some celebrity and charm who turned that into political influence. He is conservative but with a sense of humor about himself and a deep love for his family.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 57 - 69
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #2 - Polly Wyeth

    Lyman's wife. Graceful and acerbic matriarch. She has been active for decades in the Republican Party. She is deeply devoted to the preservation of her social standing, her family and the health of her husband.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 57 - 69
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #3 - Brooke Wyeth

    Lyman and Polly's adult daughter. She is a professional writer who has been living in New York after a mental breakdown. Her tortured relationship with her family has centered on her opposing Liberal political views.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 46
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #4 - Trip Wyeth

    Brooke's brother. Witty and self-effacing. He is a TV producer for reality TV – in a family obsessed with his intellectual, older sister's mental health. He assumes the role of second banana with grace.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 27 - 36
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019
  • Role #5 - Silda Grauman

    Polly's sister. Creative, fragile, and funny. A former B movie writer, and the Bohemian, polar opposite of her sister. She is fresh out of rehab.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 57 - 69
    Expiration Date: Dec 14, 2019

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