JUN. 2 – 23, 2018
JUL.22 – AUG.12, 2017
SEP. 9 – 30, 2017
OCT. 21 – NOV. 11, 2017
DEC. 1 – 16, 2017
JAN. 13 – FEB. 3, 2018
APR. 21 – MAY 12, 2018
FEB. 24 – MAR. 17, 2018
On Stage Now
June 2-23, 2018
written by Douglas Carter Beane
produced by Mary Beth Smith-Toomey
directed by Frank D. Shutts II
It’s 1930s New York, a time when it was easy to “play gay,” but dangerous to be gay. A headliner called “The Nance” was usually played by a straight man who would portray a campy homosexual in musical vaudeville parodies. However, in this play, Chauncey Miles not only plays a gay man but is a homosexual himself. The Nance will take you into the wild world of burlesque and tell the backstage story of Chauncey and his fellow performers. Winner of three Tony Awards.
Audition Notice for August: Osage County
By Tracy Letts
Producer: Lloyd Bittinger
Director: Susan Devine
Saturday, July 7, 2pm-5pm (arrive by 4:30pm)
Sunday, July 8, 7pm-10pm (arrive by 9:30pm)
Callbacks: Tuesday, July 10, 7pm-10pm
Rehearsal Schedule/Performance Dates:
Rehearsal will begin immediately after casting. The rehearsal schedule is: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7pm-10pm and Saturday, Sunday 12pm-5pm.
After conflicts disclosed at audition will be honored. Actors will not be called to all rehearsals. Unscheduled conflicts must be very limited and based on an emergency situation and approved by the producer.
Tech: (All actors required) Saturday, September 1 – Friday, September 7 – Labor Day Weekend – Times TBD
Performances: September 6 – 23, 2018 (Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm, Possible Tuesday performances)
Note Special Schedule: The show does not follow LTA’s usual performance schedule and closes after the third weekend with strike on Sunday evening. Strike will be supported by LTA to ensure everyone can leave at a reasonable hour. All actors are required to participate in the strike.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides for callbacks provided on Monday, July 9. Headshot/resume not required, but helpful. Pictures taken at auditions. See LTA website to download the audition form. Bring your conflicts!
Questions: Contact Susan Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Information and Character Descriptions:
Pulitzer and Tony winning play about Beverly and Violet Weston and the family they created and ultimately destroyed. Told almost in reversal, the history of the Weston family is revealed when the three Weston daughters return home when their father Beverly goes missing. As they await the outcome, the past is revealed through the stories they tell, accusations they make, and the futures they choose. Exploring how our past is our prologue, the play shows how difficult it is to escape our families of origin. August: Osage County is performed in three acts and is dense and intense. Although tragic, it includes comedic relief.
Beverly Weston (Late 60s -70s) Intellectual, elegant, alcoholic. Once-successful poet who now teaches. Has complex, unhealthy relationship with wife, Violet. Appears in initial scene only, but hangs ghost-like over most of the play until it’s discovered he killed himself.
Violet Weston (Late 60s -70s) Beverly’s wife, an empty, broken person; suffering from a violent childhood, addiction, underlying mental illnesses, and undergoing treatment for cancer. Tragic and cruel and suffering.
Barbara (40-55) Oldest of three daughters. Seeks truth and control over her family of origin while her husband and teen-aged daughter are neglected and out of control. Able to see other people’s problems, but not her own.
Bill (40-55) Barbara’s husband. Like Beverly he is a university professor and is separated from Barbara and having an affair with a student. Lacks understanding of Barbara’s struggles and misery. Tired of dealing with her family’s problems and somewhat insensitive to them. He decides to leave her for good at the end of the play for the younger woman.
Jean (Teens) Barbara’s daughter who adopts inappropriate adult behaviors and acts out through smoking cigarettes (with parent’s knowledge) and pot. Not intimidated or uncomfortable when Steve flirts and comes on to her. Withholds rage at the state of her own family until Johnna recues her from Steve and then becomes enraged at her parents. Bill takes her with him after Barbara, forced to see herself as she truly is, attacks her.
Ivy (35-45) Violet’s middle daughter. Overtly asexual, wearing no make-up and preferring pants. Covertly involved with Little Charlie, her first cousin, who it is revealed is actually her half brother. Desperate to escape her parents and jealous of her sisters who appear to have escaped, she ignores and continues with plans to move to NY with Little Charlie.
Karen (30-45) Violet’s youngest daughter. Forces herself to believe she is happy now that she is engaged to Steve who is obviously a shady businessman and attempts to molest Jean. Refuses to accept the reality of his character and remain in her made-up world of happiness.
Mattie Fae (55-70) Violet’s sister. Married to Charlie. High strung and busy-body exterior that hides deep anxiety and fear. Protective of Violet growing up and protective now. Uncaring and at times cruel towards her son, Little Charlie, who was conceived when she had an affair with Beverly. Does not want to tell Little Charlie and Ivy that they are half siblings when she finds out they are romantically involved to hide her secret.
Charlie Aiken (55-70) Mattie Fae’s husband. Kind, easy going, gentle. Constantly defends Little Charlie and shows frustration with Mattie Fae over her treatment of Little Charlie. Does not know that Beverly is Little Charlie’s father.
Little Charlie (25-40) Mattie Fae’s son who believes Charlie is his father. Dulled, numbed, and dimmed spirit. Lacking motivation, connection, and purpose, he becomes romantically involved with Ivy, his cousin. Endures harsh criticism from Mattie Fae.
Johnna (Late teens –Early 20s) Cheyenne woman Beverly hires to take care of Violet before he disappears. Impervious to displays of disrespect and prejudice displayed. Desperate for a job. Shows great empathy for the family, especially Jean. Quiet and without instruction just knows what to do to take care of the others. Is not shocked at the revelations and behaviors of the Weston family. Remains to care for Violet in gentle way when all others have left her.
Steve (30-45) Karen’s fiancé. Snarky, shady, self-serving, lying, businessman. He smokes pot with Jean who is 14 years old in order to molest her. He is run off after Johnna catches them in the act. Karen chooses to believe him and they leave Oklahoma together.
Sheriff (40s-50s) Former high school friend of Barbara’s. Warm, open, friendly. He informs the family that Beverly was found dead.
To download an audition form, click HERE.
Future Audition Dates
Jesus Christ Superstar
May 12-13, 2018
August: Osage County
July 7-8, 2018
August 11-12, 2018
A Christmas Carol
September 22-23, 2018
October 27-28, 2018
You Can’t Take It With You
December 8-9, 2018
The Savannah Disputation
March 2-3, 2019
Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway
March 30-31, 2019
Audition notices will be posted as they become available.
Audition dates are subject to change. Check back for updates.
To download an audition form click HERE.
- If you have a black and white headshot and acting résumé, you may bring them with you; auditionees, however, may be asked to have their picture taken by the LTA photographer.
- Please bring an accurate list of rehearsal conflicts with you to the audition.
All actors cast are required to become acting or regular members of LTA within two weeks of being cast.
To download a performing membership form click HERE.
For all other membership options click HERE.
ANNOUNCING LTA’s 2018/2019 SEASON & DIRECTORS
Jesus Christ Superstar (July 21 – August 11, 2018)
Directed by Jim Howard
August: Osage County (September 8 – 23, 2018)
Directed by Susan Devine
Dracula (October 13 – November 3, 2018)
Directed by Jennifer Lyman
A Christmas Carol (November 30 – December 16, 2018)
Directed by TBA
The Fantasticks (January 12 – February 2, 2019)
Directed by Eleanor Tapscott
You Can’t Take It With You (February 23 – March 16, 2019)
Directed by Stephen Jarrett
The Savannah Disputation (April 27 – May 18, 2019)
Directed by Will Jarred
Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway (June 8 – 29, 2019)
Directed by Scott Strasbaugh
The Retrocessionist Improv Troupe
They’ll use your suggestions to create a fun night of improv! Snacks and drinks will be served. All current LTA Improv students get in free. Everyone else pay what you choose ($5 recommended donation). Like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @retrocessionist to learn more about their upcoming shows! Upcoming shows: June 30, July 7
Annual Meeting (LTA member only event) – June 11, 2018
Orson the Magnificent – June 16, 2018
For more information and tickets, click HERE