Auditions for Clybourne Park
Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13, 2016
at the Westchester Playhouse.
Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm and on Sunday, March 13 from 6:00-10:00pm. Callbacks will be Monday, March 14 at 7:00pm. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by George L. Rametta and produced by Lauren A. Jarvis by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Inc. Performance dates are May 13 through June 18, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.
Clybourne Park was written as a companion piece to A Raisin in the Sun. It is a savagely funny and ferociously smart play that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Set in Chicago, the play explodes in two biting and satiric acts, 50 years apart. Act I takes place in 1959, as nervous white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a middle-class home to a black family. Act II jumps to 2009, in the same house, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of urban renewal by a Caucasian couple. This topical, insightful, and relevant play about racial discord, civic engagement, and foibles of miscommunication contains adult situations and language, and is not appropriate for children.
Those auditioning should allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork. Please bring a current headshot and resume with you as well as your calendar. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. No appointment or monologue is necessary. Be prepared for selected readings from the script. There are 7 actors who portray 15 characters in the play. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.