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DETROIT - Carpenter Square Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: June 22, 2014
Audition Location: Oklahoma City, OK

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Auditions for
DETROIT

2:30-5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 12 - Readings from scripts
2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13 - Callbacks

Readings from the script will take place at CST’s rehearsal hall and business office located at 806 W. Main, which is right next door to the theatre on the west side. Actors should bring a resume and an up-to-date photo. A headshot is preferred, but a good snapshot will suffice. Please be prepared to list any and all conflicts during the rehearsal and performance periods. TO READ ON SATURDAY, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE ANY LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. UNLESS YOU MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE DIRECTOR.

Reading the script before auditions is strongly recommended! Perusal scripts are available for a $10 refundable deposit. We recommend that you bring a check so that we can return it to you, but of course, we will accept cash. Please call CST at 405-232-6500 or email csttix@coxinet.net to make arrangements to check out a script. Before dropping by, please call ahead to make sure a script is available and someone is in the office to check it out to you. The CST office is closed on Mondays, and is open Tuesdays through Fridays 1-6 pm. Also, the office will be closed Dec 24-25 and Jan 1. Again, please call or email us, and we’ll make arrangements.



DETROIT
a comedy-drama by Lisa D’Amour
Directed by Rhonda Clark

Performance dates: September 5-6, 12-13, 18-21, 25-27.

Cast: 3 men aged 30s-70s; 2 women aged late 20s-40s.

Mary (mid-30s- 40s) She is a paralegal for a local law firm. A burgeoning alcoholic. Married to Ben. 

Ben (late 30s-40s) He has worked at two different banks over the last eleven years, and was recently laid off from his job as a loan officer. He plans to set up his own financial planning business. Married to Mary.

Sharon (late 20s-30s) She works at a call center, answering customer service calls, and she is fresh out of major substance abuse rehab. Along with Kenny, she has just moved in next door to Mary and Ben.

Kenny (30s) He works as a warehouse manager. He has spent time in jail in the past, and is fresh out of major substance abuse rehab.

Frank (70s) He’s a “handy” guy who likes fixing and taking care of his home and impeccable lawn. He once lived in this neighborhood for twenty-nine years, having bought a model home when it was a new addition in the 1960s. He is the great uncle of Roger a.k.a. Kenny. 

Synopsis: 
Detroit was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and won the Obie Award for Best New American Play for 2013.

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door. When they invite their new neighbors over for a barbecue, they find their life changing in wildly unexpected ways. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly into something more dangerous—and filled with potential. Detroit is a fresh, offbeat look at what happens when we dare to open up to something new. 

“This scary-funny comedy…speaks to the fractious, frightened American moment more perceptively than any play I’ve seen on a New York stage.” The New York Times. "…sly, timely and neatly surprising…very much an of-the-moment American play…" —Time Out NY. "Detroit is a brilliantly observed piece of art about a particular time and place…That time is now – and by now I mean the current post-recessionary America.” – The Chicago Tribune. "…a tense, terrific, funny new play." —NY Observer. "…savvy, frequently poetic, and ultimately bittersweet…" —TheaterMania.com.

 

Carpenter Square Theatre
806 West Main Street (Office)
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
 

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