AUDITION NOTICE – Cadence Theatre Company and Virginia Repertory Theatre – True West

By | August 4, 2019

AUDITION NOTICE — Cadence Theatre Company and Virginia Repertory Theatre are seeking actors for their upcoming co-production of Sam Shepard’s True West, directed by Rusty Wilson.

Rehearsals begin on or around April 7, 2020 for a May 9, 2020 opening. The show runs through May 31, 2020 at Theatre Gym. Local AEA (noted roles only) and non-union actors welcome. All actors paid. We are unable to offer housing or transportation for actors cast in this production.

Synopsis: A finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, True West is a powerful and intense story about estranged brothers Austin and Lee meeting after five years apart. Austin, the achiever, is working on a film script he has sold to a Hollywood producer when Lee, a drifter and thief, drops in. Holed up in their mother’s home in California, the brothers wrestle with the big issues (and each other) as they come to realize that they have more in common than they think.

In this production, the two actors playing Austin and Lee will alternate roles throughout the run of the show. Interested actors must be prepared to audition for both roles, not one or the other.


AUSTIN – (male, any ethnicity, age range 30-40) An Ivy League graduate with a wife and kids. Currently house sitting for his mother in California, and using the time to work on his next script. Younger brother. AEA contract available.

LEE – (male, any ethnicity, age range 30-40) A drifter and thief. Has just returned from living out in the California desert. Older brother. AEA contract available.

SAUL KIMMER – (male, any ethnicity, age range 45-50) Hollywood producer. Slick in appearance, but on the tacky side. Non-union actors only.

MOM – (female, any ethnicity, age range 60-70) Mother of Austin and Lee. Conservative appearance with matching luggage and shoulder bag. Non-union actors only.

Auditions are by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, contact and send a headshot/resume. No phone calls, please. Please bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume to the audition. Those auditioning should prepare a contemporary monologue, no longer than one minute in length.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 7 from 10:30am-1:30pm at Virginia Rep’s Theatre Gym at 114 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 14 from 12pm-3pm at the same location.

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