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August: Osage County Auditions   - Project ID # 1584736
Project Type   Live Event Submission Type   Open Call
Location   Wharton, TX Union   Non-union
Rate/Pay   n/a Release Date   11-15-18
Audition Date   02-10-19 Submission Deadline   01-29-19
Shoot Date      
Casting Category   Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)   Austin, TX>Houston, TX

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, this is a play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Role # 1 - Beverly Weston Submit yourself for this role
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a briefly-famous, world-class poet with John Wayne’s manliness; noted alcoholic. The family patriarch. His relationship with his wife, Violet, has grown more volatile after she’s become been addicted to pills due to her mouth cancer diagnoses. He hires Johnna to help care for her. He eventually disappears. Melancholy, worn, and soulful.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 - Violet Weston Submit yourself for this role
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Recently diagnosed with mouth cancer, Violet has begun to spiral out of control. Addicted to pain pills and a victim of a traumatic childhood, she’s prone to violent fits and rants. Her relationships with Bev and her daughters is strained and only grows worse from her selfishness and Bev’s disappearance. She spews offensive statements, is manipulative, and threatening. Weathered, selfish, sinister.

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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 - Barbara Fordham Submit yourself for this role
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Bev and Violet’s oldest daughter. She currently lives in Colorado with her daughter Jean but is separated from her husband, Bill, who recently had an affair with one of his students. As the eldest, she feels responsible and attempts to keep herself and the family together as they search for Bev. However, the family dynamic weighs heavily on her and she attempts to control the situation. She is intelligent, quick-witted, and refuses to be like her mother but finds she shares some of her qualities. Strong, tired, desperate.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 - Bill Fordham Submit yourself for this role
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Barbara’s husband who looks the part perfect spouse and typical tenured university professor. He recently had an affair with one of his students and is separated from Barbara. When he hears Bev is missing, he comes with to provide comfort and assistance to Barbara, Jean, and the family. He truly loves Barbara but their relationship has grown immature and they often argue. Caring, insecure, aloof.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 - Jean Fordham Submit yourself for this role
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Barbara and Bill’s only child; 14 years old. She is struggling with her parent’s separation and being in the middle of their arguments. As most teenagers, she retreats to a more troubling phase of adolescence: smoking, drinking, flippant attitude. She finds herself in an inappropriate situation with her Aunt Karen’s fiance.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 - Ivy Weston Submit yourself for this role
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The middle child of the Weston sisters who had to (or chose to) stay behind to care for their aging mother and father. She resents her sisters for leaving and, as expected, has regressed. She has endured her mother’s acide tongue for years. She is in love with her cousin Little Charlie, but their relationship is kept secret. She desperately longs to pass off her responsibilities to one of her sisters so she can move away with him. Tough, resentful, unsure.

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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 - Karen Weston Submit yourself for this role
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The youngest Weston Sister. Like Barbara, Karen quickly got out of town to pursue her dreams, the biggest of which was to marry a successful man and be the perfect wife. It’s obvious she has found herself in her suspected fairytale relationship many times, some more quickly than others, but she has yet to settle down. She lives in Florida and is now engaged to Steve who just might be her last chance at a happy ending, although he is no Prince Charming. Bubbly, biting, in denial.

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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 - Steve Heidebrecht Submit yourself for this role
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Karen’s (much older) fiance. He is a self-proclaimed successful businessman although most can see through this. He is sleazy and slick but has joined Karen during this difficult time, which seems admirable. He smokes pot with Jean, who is obliges and is kind in return, which he takes as an opening to come on to her despite her resistance.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 - Mattie Fae Aiken Submit yourself for this role
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Violet’s sister, married to Charlie. They have always been very close and the two couples grew up together. Mattie Fae has always been by Violet’s side, although often times complains of the amount of time she dedicates to taking care of her. For whatever reason, she is particularly cruel to her son, Little Charlie, which is the only contentious part of her relationship with her husband. Warm, understanding, rash.

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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 - Charlie Aiken Submit yourself for this role
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Mattie Fae’s husband. A kind man and a good father. He cares deeply for his wife’s family; Bev is like an older brother to him. He defends his son when his wife is cruel to him. The most level-headed of the bunch but hesitant to take over as patriarch of the family. Unselfish, good-spirited, drained.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 - Little Charlie Aiken Submit yourself for this role
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Mattie Fae and Charlie’s only son. Like Ivy, he stayed home and has found himself in a mild state of arrested development. Because his mother harps on him a lot, he has grown into her image of being a screw-up. He is unmarried and unemployed but secretly in love with his cousin Ivy. Sensitive, irritated, mild.

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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 - Johnna Monevata Submit yourself for this role
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The newly hired, live-in caretaker. She is a Native American woman and as such, faces unkind comments from Violet, who does not wish to have a caretaker. She quietly observes but supports the family as they search for Bev. Eventually, she intervenes. Quiet, grounded, unfailing.

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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 - Sheriff Gillbeau Submit yourself for this role
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Barbara’s high school boyfriend who stayed in town and became the Sheriff. He is the officer in charge of Bev’s missing persons investigation. He is a comforting and reliable presence to Barbara during this challenging time with both her family and her husband. Seeing her stirs up nostalgia. Sweet, straight-forward, rugged.

Searchable talent specs:
Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -