Audition Dates: November 3 & 4, 2019 at 7PM
OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz
Performance dates: January 17th - February 2nd, 2020


Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.


Cast Requirements: 

  • 1 M age 35-40

  • 1 M age 60-70

  • 2 females 60-70

  • The role of Brooke Wyeth has already been cast.

Please arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Scripts are available for checkout. Contact Tom at tom@tallgrasstheatre.org or 515-270-9142 during the day. 

The Audition Sides - (sections of the script to read for auditions)

  • Pg 14-17 Brooke, Lyman, Polly

  • Pg 24-25 Polly, Silda

  • Pg 27-29 Everyone but Silda

  • Pg. 21-22 Polly and Trip

  • Pg 35-38 Silda, Brooke, Lyman

  • Pg 39-40 Trip and Brooke

  • Pg 46-47 Polly, Lyman, Brooke

Characters for OTHER DESRT CITIES

  • Polly Wyeth – 60’s female

    • Descriptors: polished, brittle, harsh, mother, wife, sister, secretive, private, conservative, elegant, upper-crust, tough, tough love, scornful, intelligent, matriarch, dignified, forthright, smart

  • Lyman Wyeth – late 60’s, early 70’s male

    • Descriptors: contained, kind, dignified, private, diplomatic, pained, grieving, courteous, politician, husband, father, conservative, secretive, actor, patriarch 

  • Silda Grauman – 60’s female

    • Descriptors: alcoholic, writer, artist, sister, aunt, angry, bitter, funny, supportive, Jewish, liberal, broken

  • Trip Wyeth – 30’s male Descriptors: brother, son, actor, producer, entertainer, casual, diplomatic, peacemaker, bright, funny

 

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