Rover Dramawerks Announces Auditions For A SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

Rover Dramawerks Announces Auditions For A SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

Rover Dramawerks announces auditions for A Southern Exposure by Kelley Kingston-Strayer, directed by Leslie Austin.

Saturday, January 13 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, January 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Callbacks, if needed, will be held Monday, January 15 at 7:00 pm

Appointments are required. For an appointment time, please email

Auditions will be at Rover Dramawerks, located at 221 W. Parker Road, Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of 75 and Parker Rd. in the Ruisseau Village Shopping Center.

Brief Synopsis:
Unrealistically romantic Callie was raised by her sassy, Bible-thumping grandmother and her two eccentric aunts in a small Kentucky town, but she yearns for more. When her fairy tale doesn't turn out the way she expects, she grows strong and independent while learning what family is all about - the fiercest kind of love imaginable. A Southern Exposure is by local playwright Kelley Kingston-Strayer, who will be attending various performances.

Roles: 4 women
CALLIE HURT: Female, early 20s. Selfish and self-absorbed, she still has a clear sense of right and wrong. Her most distinguishing feature is a mop of hair that is a constant source of aggravation for her grandmother. Callie is full of enthusiasm and hope for life, likes to be right, and loves her grandmother and aunts fiercely.

HATTIE BELLE HURT: Female, 60+. Callie's grandmother. A hard life and rigid moral code have left her opinionated and unyielding. However, her capacity for love is evident by her tender care for others. At times she can be funny and fun loving, at other times, overbearing and myopic.

IDA MAE: Female, 60+. She has a no-nonsense personality with a meat and potatoes outlook on life. She is a tell-it-like-it-is woman. Appears to be tough as nails on the outside, but has a soft heart full of love for her sisters and her niece.

MATTIE: Female, 60+. The oldest sibling, she suffers from dementia. However, like most dementia patients she has flashes of insight and is more cognizant of her surroundings than her family realizes. She wears wigs that become more elaborate throughout the play, and is a huge fan of baseball. She must be played realistically, without caricature.

A non-speaking crew member will also portray the neighborhood juvenile delinquent Johnny/Johnnie Meredith, who snoops, snacks, pilfers as he/she handles the numerous scene changes.

All characters speak in a Southern dialect.

All roles are available.

Other information:
- Email for an appointment time, and access to a script will be made available to you. Be familiar with the script before coming to auditions.
- Please prepare a one-minute, memorized, comedic or serio-comic monologue, preferably in a Southern style to showcase your ability to do the dialect.
- Be prepared to read scenes from the script.
- Please bring a resume and head shot.
- References may be required.
- Actors and technicians will receive stipends.
- Rehearsals will be in Plano starting around the week of January 22. Exact rehearsal schedule TBA but all conflicts must be noted at time of audition.
- Please visit the website at or call (972) 849-0358 for more information.

A Southern Exposure will run March 1-17, 2018 at Rover Dramawerks - 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580, Plano 75023.

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