Marjorie Lyons Playhouse will be holding general auditions for the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning production, August: Osage County, on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the old Funny Bone under the Texas Street Bridge in the Red River District.

All roles are available – no roles have been precast. Callbacks will be held Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Actors that need to attend callbacks will be notified through email by 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

For the general audition on Saturday, please bring a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue and a current resume and headshot. Audition forms will be available for you to fill out before your audition. Please bring all potential conflicts for the rehearsal & performance periods. Callbacks on Sunday will be broken down into time slots for specific roles and pairings. Those called back will receive the schedule in the email on Sunday morning. Callback sides will also be included in this email.

A full cast breakdown is included below.

August: Osage County will be directed by Nate Wasson. The show dates are as follows: 8/11-8/14 & 8/17-8/20. Rehearsals are tentatively set to begin around July 17, 2016.


Audition Location Address:

450 Clyde Fant Parkway, Suite 600
Shreveport, LA 71101
Look for signs that say “Shreveport Opera”
(What used to be the old Funny Bone in the Red River District under the Texas Street Bridge.)


For further information:
Phone: 318-655-2748


Character Breakdown:

Beverly Weston – patriarch of the family, sixty-nine years old

Violet Weston – matriarch of the family, sixty-five years old

Barbara Fordham – Bev and Violet’s daughter, forty-six years old

Bill Fordham – her husband, forty-nine years old

Jean Fordham – their daughter, fourteen years old

Ivy Weston – Bev and Violet’s daughter, forty-four years old

Karen Weston – Bev and Violet’s daughter, forty years old

Mattie Fay Aiken – Violet’s sister, fifty-seven years old

Charlie Aiken – Mattie Fay’s husband, sixty years old

Little Charles Aiken – their son, thirty-seven years old

Johnna Monevata – housekeeper, twenty-six years old

Steve Heidebrecht – Karen’s fiancé, fifty years old

Sheriff Deon Gilbeau – forty-seven years old

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