Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Allen Rowell Audition Dates: February 11 through February 12, 2013
August: Osage County is set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The Weston family members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another.
Beverly Weston . . . . . Pete McCommons
Violet Weston . . . . . Gay McCommons
Barbara Fordham . . . . . Bryn Adamson
Bill Fordham . . . . . Mitch Maxey
Jean Fordham . . . . . Isabelle Germain
Ivy Weston . . . . . Emily Myers
Karen Weston . . . . . Kelly Doyle-Mace
Mattie Fae Aiken . . . . . Heather Reed
Charlie Aiken . . . . . Skip Hulett
Little Charles Aiken . . . . . Patrick Hooper
Johnna Monevata . . . . . Asia Meana
Steve Heidebrecht . . . . . G. Derek Adams
Sheriff Don Gilbeau . . . . . Rex Totty
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize
Five time Tony Award winner
A “turbo-charged tragicomedy…” – NY Times.
"flatout, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years." - New York Times writer Charles Isherwood
"jawdropping three act opus [that] has become one of the most critically and commercially successful American drams of the modern era," - Chris Jones,Los Angeles Times
"the first great American play of the century." - London Telegraph reviewer Matt Wolf
This show runs from April 12 through April 14 & April 18 through April 21, 2013
This is a Mainstage show. All Mainstage shows hold open auditions and are cast entirely by audition. The director has great leeway on how auditions are run, and so they can vary greatly from one show to another. They begin at 7pm each night, and are held at the theater.
The director has this to say about auditions:
Looking for a actors to audition for the play August: Osage County winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. A strong, ensemble cast of characters makes this play a riveting modern theater experience; a “turbo-charged tragicomedy…” – NY Times.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks will be held Tuesday evening. You will be provided and audition form to fill out in the lobby of the theater. Please bring a list of any schedule conflicts to include with your audition form. Any questions about audition procedures or other concerns may be addressed to the show's director, Allen Rowell at email@example.com.
The cast includes 6 men, character ages from late 30’s through 60’s, and 6 women, character ages from late 30’s through 60’s and one young female actor to play Jean Fordham (who is described as being 14 years old, this is a very adult play and Jean acts like one of the adults in a strong, ensemble cast of characters.)
You can find a great series of videos on YouTube including one for each of the characters described by the members of the Broadway cast.
The Weston Family
Beverly WestonL, Patriarch, 69
Violet Weston, Matriarch, 65
Barbara Fordham, Eldest daughter, 46
Bill Fordham, Barbara’s husband, 49
Jean Fordham, their daughter, 14
Ivy Weston, middle daughter, 44
Karen Weston, youngest daughter
Mattie Fae Aiken, Aunt, Violet's sister, 57
Charlie Aiken, Uncle,Mattie Fae's husband, 60
Little Charles Aiken, their son, 37
Johnna Monevata, Housekeeper, Native American, 26
Steve Heidebrecht Karen’s fiance, 50
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau, Sheriff, 47
Questions about the rehearsal schedule?
The exact schedule will be determined after auditions and based partly on a compromise between who we want to cast and their availability. When you audition, you will be asked to fill out a conflict calendar along with your audition form. If we want to cast you and you have minor conflicts, then we will work around those conflicts when creating the schedule.
Typically, rehearsals at the Town and Gown theater are 4 evenings a week starting at 7pm each evening and my rehearsals will almost always be finished by 9pm. The four evenings are usually Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thu. Once the show is cast, I will also look at the possibility of having rehearsals on Sun, Mon, Wed, and Thu instead. But casting comes first.
Rehearsals begin on Mon 4 Mar
Tech week begins on Sun 7 Apr
Opening is Fri 12 Apr
Strike is Sun 21 Apr
For answers to frequently asked questions about T&G auditions, click here.