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True West by Sam Shepard

Theatre in the Round announces auditions for 

TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard

Directed by Duck Washington

DESCRIPTION: In this gritty American classic, sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a petty appliance thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

PERFORMS: Weekends April 21-May 14 and a PWYC night on Monday, May 1

AUDITIONS: Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 from 7 to 9pm (Doors open at 6pm)  

Audition Format:  A memorized 2 minute monologue strongly preferred but some readings from the script will be available. Auditioners may be asked to read things by the director in addition to doing the prepared monologue. Monologue does not need to be from the play. Director encourages you to audition with a piece you feel comfortable with and best represents you.



Except as noted, roles are open to actors of all identities – racial, ethnic, sexual, gender – and no roles assume the presence or absence of disability. Please note that all roles are volunteer.

AUSTIN(20's to 50's) Script writer, somewhat accomplished but really looking for his big break. Has worked hard and played by the rules. Is jealous of his brother's free spirit.

LEE(30's to 50's) A recluse, thief and a drifter. Short tempered and a little wild. Jealous of his brother's success, family and stability.

MOM(60's+) Mother of the two brothers. Lonely. Dissatisfied. Used to being disappointed by her loved ones.

SAUL KIMMER(30's to 50's) Hollywood producer. A symbol of status, power and opportunity. Ready to wheel and deal and is quick with the sweet talk but also used to getting what he wants.