SEPTEMBER 28 THRU 30
Abilene Community Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, and directed by Adam Singleton, to be held on Monday, September 28th thru Wednesday, September 30th, from 7 to 9PM, via Zoom Meetings, by appointment. Performance dates are November 13th thru 15th and November 20th thru 22nd. OTHER DESERT CITIES, as well as all the productions in ACT’s 2020-2021 season, is sponsored by the Excelsior Foundation.
Spanning the international disasters of war, the bitter feuds of American politics, and the intricate and equally bitter dynamics of one family’s love and grief, Jon Robin Baitz’s OTHER DESERT CITIES is a sharply observed drama, with themes of depression, addiction, family and memory. First published and produced in 2010, OTHER DESERT CITIES tells the story of the Wyeth family, when daughter Brooke returns home to Palm Springs for Christmas, who is anxious about revealing her publishing plans for her new memoir, about the suicide of her beloved older brother who was involved in the anti-war bombing of a draft board during the Vietnam War and brought disgrace to his unforgiving mother and father.
OTHER DESERT CITIES is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Auditions are for all parts, and no previous acting experience is necessary. Auditions for this show will consist of a 30 second to one-minute dramatic monologue from a published play (self-composed monologues will not be accepted). Auditions will be virtually conducted via Zoom by appointment. Appointments may be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with 3 desired dates and 10 minute time slots (example: Tuesday, September 29th at 8:10pm; Monday, September 29th at 7:30pm; or Wednesday, September 30th at 8:30pm). A confirmation email with additional audition information, audition application, and ACT’s COVID-19 operations information will be sent to you. If the auditionee cannot audition via Zoom, a video of the monologue may be submitted via email – please email email@example.com for information.