Footlighters Theater in Berwyn, PA is excited
to announce open auditions for
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
We will be holding in-person auditions on the nights of June 5 & 6 from 7pm-10:00 pm with callbacks by invitation on June 7. The auditions will be held at Footlighters Theater - 58 Main Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312. To sign up please send your resume and headshot to [email protected] and specify desired time slots and what role(s) you will be submitting for.
All auditioners are asked to prepare a one-minute monologue that they believe showcases their talents and highlights their fit for a role in the show.
Monologues should be memorized.
If necessary, call backs will be via invitation on June 7. Call back materials may be sent with your invitation and will include scene selections from the show. You should also be prepared to do cold readings from the show.
Rehearsals will be held three times per week starting July 9th. All conflicts must be listed on the audition form and no additional conflicts will be accepted once casting is complete. Rehearsals will primarily be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. A complete rehearsal schedule will be distributed at auditions. The show will run for 6 performances September 8-17. Additional performances may be added on Saturday afternoons during the run. Rehearsals and performances will be at Footlighters Theater - 58 Main Ave, Berwyn, PA.
Footlighters of Berwyn is a volunteer, membership based organization, all roles are open and non-paid. If cast in this production, you must be willing to become a member of Footlighters Theater (due: $25.00 adult or $15.00 senior\child\student). Membership benefits include voting rights in the annual Board elections. Cast members are also expected to contribute to other aspects of production, including but not limited to, building and painting sets, soliciting for ads and donations, and sourcing costumes and props. Some of the set builds will be included in the rehearsal schedule and are mandatory. Others will be on a volunteer basis.
Masks are currently not required to be worn while at Footlighters Theater. Cast members may wear masks for rehearsals up until tech week. At that point, masks may not be worn for tech rehearsals and performances, unless there is a special circumstance that has been discussed with the producer and director.
All roles are open and Footlighters strongly encourages all performers to submit for ANY role with which they identify, regardless of type, gender, ability, race, ethnicity, sexuality, neurodiversity, and similarity to the source material or original broadway cast.
Beverly Weston (Late 60s) - An alcoholic at the end of his rope.
Violet Weston (Mid to late 60s) - Addicted to many prescription drugs and often visibly under the influence. Has been spiraling for years, and we are seeing her at her climax. She is constantly pushing the ones she loves the most away.
Barbara Fordham (Mid 40s) - Violet’s favorite daughter. Strong-willed and always the one thrust into being in charge of the room–sometimes she takes that on herself. She likely fears that she will become Violet.
Bill Fordham (Mid to late 40s) - Barbara’s husband, although they are separated and he’s having an affair with a younger woman. He is a typical “good guy” who just doesn’t get what he’s doing wrong most of the time.
Jean Fordham (14–Prefer to cast 18+, but open to 16+) - Bill and Barbara’s daughter. She just doesn’t want to be here. Film Fanatic. She is the quiet observer who sees all and probably knows better than anyone what is going on with everyone in the family, but just minds her own business.
Ivy Weston (Mid 40s) - Violet’s middle daughter. She is constantly berated for not being feminine enough, and for not having a man. She is probably the most stable daughter, although she is treated as a bit of an outcast.
Karen Weston (Late 30s to early 40s) - Violet’s youngest daughter. She is desperately trying to hold onto her youth and to dreams of a great life far away from home. She truly misses so much because of her grasping for youth.
Mattie Fay Aiken (Mid 50s) - Violet’s sister. She is sweet and well-meaning. She always has an opinion and often shares it at all the wrong times.
Charlie Aiken (Mid to late 50s) - Mattie Fay’s husband. He just wants to enjoy the years he has left. He is caring, and honestly caught in the middle of a lot. However, we do see him lose it after being pushed to the edge.
“Little” Charles Aiken (Mid to late 30s) - Mattie Fay and Charlie’s son. He is clumsy and a bit frazzled. His parents, and the rest of the family, really hold that against him. He hasn’t really been given the chance or the faith to be able to grow up. Although he is fully capable of being an adult, he is being held back.
Johnna Monevata (20s to 40s, and ideally an Indigenous Woman) - Violet’s Housekeeper. Part of the Cheyenne Nation. She is a true caretaker and is good at her job. She, in many ways, holds the family and Violet together throughout the events of the play. She is calm and Collected at (almost) all times.
Steve Heidebrecht (Late 40s to early 50s) - Karen’s Fiance. Sleaze-ball. Very materialistic. Just a creep.
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau (MId to late 40s) - Town sheriff and an old friend of the family. Just an all-around good guy.
* ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING: ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 AND THE INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE THAT EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT; AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ANY AND ALL PROTOCOLS OF FOOTLIGHTERS, CDC, STATE, AND LOCAL ENTITIES DESIGNED TO MITIGATE THE RISKS OF INFECTION BY COVID-19; VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF EXPOSURE TO OR INFECTION BY COVID-19 AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE AUDITION AND REHEARSAL PROCESS AS WELL AS PERFORMANCES; AND RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY FOOTLIGHTERS (AND ITS GOVERNORS, MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS) FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO EXPOSURE TO OR INFECTION BY COVID-19 OR SIMILAR DISEASE WHICH MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE AUDITION AND REHEARSAL PROCESS AND PERFORMANCES.
To sign up please send your resume and headshot to [email protected] and specify desired time slots and what role(s) you will be submitting for.