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"August: Osage County" - Open Call - Midland, MI

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1603895
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Midland, MI - 48640
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
10-21-2019
Audition Date
12-4-2019
Expiration Date
12-2-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Detroit, MI | Milwaukee, WI

Audition Description

The Weston family comes together after their patriarch disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills, is joined by her three daughters, their lovers, her sister and her family, all well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty

  • Role #1 - Beverly Weston

    The father and patriarch of the Weston family. An alcoholic and former poet, his mysterious disappearance one evening and eventually discovered death are the reasons for the family\'s reunion. The reasons for his alleged suicide are a major plot point that bring some of the family\'s dark past painfully back into the light.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 69 - 70
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #2 - Violet Weston

    The mother and matriarch of the Weston family. Suffering from cancer of the mouth, she is addicted to several prescription drugs, mostly depressants and narcotics. After an ugly rant at Beverly's funeral dinner, the family's focus shifts to keeping her clean. Despite her drug-induced episodes, she is sharp-tongued and shrewd: she is aware of the family's many secrets and not hesitant to reveal them for her own benefit.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 65 - 66
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #3 - Barbara Fordham

    The oldest daughter of the Weston Family. Mother of Jean and wife of Bill, though they are currently separated. She is a college professor in Boulder, Colorado. She wants to save her marriage, but has the intense need to control everything around her as it falls apart.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 45 - 46
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #4 - Ivy Weston

    The middle daughter of the Weston family. The only daughter to stay in Oklahoma, she teaches at the local college, and her calm and patient exterior hides a passionate woman who is gradually growing cynical. She is secretly having an affair with her cousin, Little Charles, and plans to move to New York with him.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 43 - 44
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #5 - Karen Weston

    The youngest daughter in the Weston family. She is newly engaged to Steve, whom she considers the perfect man, and lives with him in Florida, planning to marry him soon. Karen can talk of little else but her own happiness even at her father's funeral, and she clearly chooses to lie to herself about her sleazy fiance rather than face the reality of not getting a happy ending.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 41
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #6 - Bill Fordham

    Barbara's estranged husband and Jean's father. A college professor, he has left his wife for a younger woman named Cindy, one of his students, but wants to be there for his family. His marriage is disintegrating and his patience is slowly running thin.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 49 - 50
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #7 - Jean Fordham

    Bill and Barbara's smart-tongued daughter. She smokes pot and cigarettes, is a vegetarian, loves old movies, and is bitter about her parents split. More naive than she would like to believe.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 14 - 15
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #8 - Steve Heidebrecht

    Karen's fiance. A businessman in Florida, (whose business, it is hinted, centers around the Middle East and may be less than legitimate) and not the perfect man that Karen considers him. He eventually sexually molests Jean after the two smoke pot together.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 51
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #9 - Mattie Fae Aiken

    Violet's sister, Charlie's wife and Little Charles mother. Just as jaded as her sister, Mattie Fae constantly belittles her son and antagonizes her husband. Eventually she reveals the major plot point that Beverly, not Charlie, is the real father of Little Charles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 57 - 58
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #10 - Charlie Aiken

    Husband of Mattie Fae and the presumed father of Little Charles. Charlie, a genial man, was a lifelong friend of Beverly. He struggles to get Mattie Fae to respect Little Charles.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 60 - 61
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #11 - Little Charles

    Little Charles Aiken. Son of Mattie Fae and Beverly, but, like everyone else, he believes Charlie is his father. Unemployed and clumsy, his mother calls him a screw-up, which may be a self-fulfilling prophecy. He is secretly having an affair with Ivy, who is revealed to actually be his half-sister.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 38
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #12 - Johnna Monevata

    A Cheyenne Indian woman, whom Beverly hires as a live-in housekeeper shortly before he disappears. Violet is prejudiced against her, but she wins over the other family members with her cooking skills, hard work, and empathy. Johnna is the silent witness to much of the mayhem in the house.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 26 - 27
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019
  • Role #13 - Sheriff Deon Gilbeau

    A high-school classmate and former boyfriend of Barbara's, who brings the news of Beverly's suicide to the family.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 47 - 48
    Expiration Date: Dec 2, 2019

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