The following was submitted by the Salem Theatre Company:
The New Theatre Company announces open auditions for Sam Shepard's True West to be produced at the STC Theater as part of Salem Theatre Company’s Music & More Series from June 14 – 30, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Rehearsals for True West will be held evenings beginning late April. The production will be directed by Devon Scalisi, a Salem resident, national award winning director, and regional award winning actor.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 12 from 7-10 p.m. and Monday, February 13 from 7-10 p.m. at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem. Auditions will be from the script. Actors will be sent sides to read from at the audition. A one or two-minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue is welcomed, but not required.
To register your audition, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and state your preferred audition group time. Please attach your theatrical resume and headshot to your e-mail Audition Slot request.
Group One: Sun., February 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Group Two: Sun., February 12, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Group Three: Sun., February 12, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Group Four: Mon., February 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Group Five: Mon., February 13 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Group Six: Mon., February 13 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
True West synopsis: Austin house-sits for his mother while working on a screenplay. His brother, Lee, a scruffy drifter, arrives to loot the neighborhood. Austin makes a simple request that Lee be out of the house when a movie producer comes to visit. When the producer arrives, Lee shows up and the chaos unfolds.
Roles to be filled:
Austin: early 30s. Brother to Lee. Screenwriter living in the comfortable confines of the American Dream. Tidy.
Lee: late 30s, early 40s. Brother to Austin. Drifter living in the desert. Unkempt.
Saul: 40s / 50s. Hollywood Producer.
Mom: 60s. Mother to Lee and Austin. Stoic.