Auditions at The Sheldon Vexler Theatre for August: Osage County by Tracey Letts, May 13 and 14, beginning at 7 p.m. by SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT ONLY. The Vexis located at 12500 N.W. Military Highway, San Antonio, Texas, 78231 (click for map)(It's in the back of the building. Drive around to the left and follow signs to enter through the back doors.)
The most acclaimed play of the last ten years finally comes to San Antonio. 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 unsettling secrets. Tony Award Winner Best Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The script for August: Osage County can be found at bookstores and on Ebooks such as the Kindle. Several monologues and a few scenes can be found at the Vex’s website for a general idea of the flavor and style of this show.
The play is directed by Paul Fillingim, currently a PhD candidate at Texas Tech University studying Acting/Directing and Arts Administration. He also holds an MA in Directing from Texas State University and a BFA in Acting from Texas Tech. At the Vex he directed Arabian Nights and appeared in Rent (Roger) and Assassins (Booth). Other directing credits include: Carousel, Guys and Dolls, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Do Black Patent Shoes Really Reflect Up? and original works MFMD-ing and Phallus Pan.
2. Individual Monologue: Prepare and memorize a one-minute monologue of your choice (NOT from this show.) AND 3. Monologue from the Show: Prepare one of the director-chosen monologues that are posted on the Vex’s website: www.vexler.org. This monologue does NOT need to be memorized.
Show Dates: 8/23, 8/25, 8/26, 8/30, 9/1, 9/2, 9/6, 9/8, 9/9, 9/13, 9/15, 9/16; Performance times: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Call times are 60 minutes before curtain.
Rehearsals will begin with a few meetings, read-throughs, and table work sessions in May and June. Regular rehearsals will begin in July. A typical Vex rehearsal schedule is Monday- Thursday 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and weekend rehearsals are scheduled as needed throughout the rehearsal period. • The final two weeks and weekends of rehearsals include technical and dress rehearsals with the full company called.
Click for character list with descriptions at AustinLiveTheatre.com . . . .