Thursday, January 31, 2013

Auditions for Supporting Roles in True West by Sam Shepard, Oh Dragon Theatre Company, February 13

Oh Dragon Theatre Company Austin TX 
Oh Dragon Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of Sam Shepard's True West, directed by Carl Gonzales, to take place Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 from 7pm – 10pm at The Robichaux Studio (7612 B Hwy. 71 Austin, TX 78735, on the 2nd floor just above Studio E -- click for map). Contact

True West Sam Shepard Oh Dragon Theatre Austin TX 
Performance dates: April 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th at a location to be determined.

*The roles of Austin and Lee have already been cast. We will be casting for the following characters:

Mom - An absurdist vision of a powerless mother. (Age 25 – 50 years)
Saul Kimmer - A slick Hollywood producer. He is as sincere as anyone who is motivated only by profit can be. (Ages 25 – 35 years)

Be prepared to participate in cold readings from the script. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume.

True West examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. It is set in the kitchen of their mother's home. Austin is housesitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin's car. In addition, the screenplay which Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood somehow gets taken over by the pushy con-man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other's shoes.

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