Casting Call for Pulitzer Prize Winning play, Sweat

Casting Call for Pulitzer Prize Winning play, Sweat

CATEGORY: Performer

GLASSHOUSE Theater
Oakton, VA 22124
US

CONTACT NAME

Laura Weiss

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CASTING CALL FOR “SWEAT,” December 14 

Non-equity auditions for Lynn Nottage’s award-winning play “SWEAT” will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 2-5 pm at The Glass House Theater with call backs on Tuesday, December 17 from 6-9 pm. 

Address: 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA. 

Prepare a 2 minute memorized monologue


The production of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama will be held

Thursday - Saturday, February 27-29, 2020. 

Directing the play will be Charles C. Brown.  

For more information, contact glasshousetheater@gmail.com


Ethnicities are as described by Lynn Nottage in the script.

All characters were born in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Dual ages represent the time change between 2000 and 2008. 

Actors do not need to be the actual age of characters.

The roles of JASON, CHRIS, OSCAR, and STAN, require participation in stage combat.  

Choreography will be designed around the abilities of the actors. 

 



 

CYNTHIAAfrican-American (ages 45 & 53)

Female.  Started at the plant as a teenager. She and Tracey have been best friends ever since. Strong, Driven. Loyal friend. Soft heart for family.


TRACEYWhite American of German descent (45/53)

Female. Presents as strong, loyal friend. Secure in her community. Becomes frightened and antagonistic. Started at the plant straight out of high school, her life is the factory. Her friendship with Cynthia is complicated by her own unconscious racial bias.  


JESSIEItalian-American (40s)

Female. Heavy drinker who is disillusioned with the path her life has taken. Factory worker, dresses provocatively.


JASONWhite American of German descent (21/29)

Male. Son of Tracey. Blue-collar worker. Small town mentality. Anger fueled by victimhood.  NOTE: For scenes in 2008, the role of JASON will require wearing makeup indicating white-supremacist face tattoos.


CHRIS African-American (21/29)

Male. Son of Cynthia. Ambitious, open-minded.  Loyal friend. Warm-hearted toward family.


STANWhite American of German descent (50s)

Male. Has a limp. Peacemaker. Wise anchor of the community.  


OSCARLatin American (22/30)

Male. Working class. Heavy accent. Observant. Waiting for his break in life.


BRUCIE – African-American (40s)

Male. Former factory worker now struggling with addiction. Disheveled.


EVANAfrican-American (40s)

Male. Parole officer. Weary yet professional. Trying to make a difference.

DURATION

December 14, 2019 - February 29, 2020

SALARY

Compensation for meals, all funds go to support addiction in Washington D.C.

Audition Information

WHEN

December 14, 2019 at 2:00PM -

Where

2709 Hunter Mill. Rd. Oakton, VA 22124

WHAT TO PREPARE

2 minute memorized monologue

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