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"Dearly Departed" - Open Call - Jonesborough, TN

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1607688
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Jonesborough, TN - 37659
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
1-6-2020
Audition Date
1-27-2020
Expiration Date
1-25-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Charleston, WV | Charlotte, NC

Audition Description

Dearly Departed, is a comedy about a dysfunctional family that goes to a funeral. The play begins with a letter that Raynelle Turpin reads. The letter sets the scene and introduces the Turpin family. During the reading of the letter Raynelle s husband, Bud Turpin has a heart attack and dies. Marguerite Althorns, Bud s sister was the first to be notified about his death. Marguerite a religious fanatic, forces her jobless son Royce to go to the funeral. Bud s oldest son Ray-Bud was very un-sympathetic towards his father s death, his only worry was the price it would cost him to bury his dad. Bud s middle child Junior is a very passive father of two children. He is married to a dramatic woman named Suzanne. While they were on their way to Raynelle s house, Suzanne discovers evidence that Junior had an affair. Bud s youngest child Delightful, is a quiet, overweight girl. Delightful also doesn t care too much about her father s death; as long as she was eating she was happy. Continuously throughout the play the trashy, troubled family argue over the cost of the funeral. The play concluded with the family saying their final goodbyes to Bud and then having a Kentucky Fried dinner reception.


  • Role #1 - Raynelle

    The family matriarch whose husband has just passed way.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Son of Marguerite; unemployed, no goals in life; his "plan" is to get on welfare.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 19 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #3 - Marguerite

    Feisty Bible-thumping woman who despite claiming to be a devout Christian is constantly insulting her son.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #4 - Ray Bud

    The "responsible" one of the Turpin brothers; uncomfortable at the thought of being at a funeral.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #5 - Lucille

    Ray-Bud's wife; practical, but she has some PTSD issues with a KFC chicken bucket.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #6 - Junior

    The other Turpin son; let's just say entrepreneurialism isn't his best quality; at the top of the show, a secret about Junior is exposed.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #7 - Suzanne

    Loud, high-maintenance, drama queen, etc. etc. etc.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #8 - Reverend Hooker

    The town minister; has his own radio show; needs to stay away from Mexican food.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #9 - Delightful

    The only Turpin daughter; for her, life is just fine as long as she has a bag of chips…or a corn dog…or a coke…or M&Ms…or a Dilly Bar.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 29
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • A round-the-clock caregiver to her husband, Norval.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #11 - Nadine

    Not your typical "mother of the year" despite having an unspecified number of children, all named for celebrities. But she still is looking for Mr. Right!
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 39
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #12 - Clyde

    Owns a body repair shop where Ray-Bud works. Think "The Sopranos" below the Mason- Dixon line.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 49
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #13 - Norval/Bud

    Last I checked Norval was still breathing; Bud…not so much.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Role #14 - Juanita

    Though she is quite wealthy, I would not describe her as high class.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 69
    Expiration Date: Jan 25, 2020

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