Auditions Announced for Three Winter Shows

The Weekend Theater has set auditions for our three winter shows. The auditions will be at 9 A.M. on Saturday, November 23rd and 6 P.M. Sunday, November 24th for the following shows:

The plays are: blu, directed by Ryan Whitfield; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, directed by Meredith Bagby Fettes; and The Water Children, directed by Ralph Hyman. Auditions will consist of reading from the script; you do not have to prepare anything prior to the audition. Scripts will not be available prior to auditions.

blu, written by Virginia Grise, will rehearse December 7th through January 9th (with a break for Christmas and New Year’s) with performances January 10-25. Cast members needed will be: 2 female adults, one male adult, one adolescent male who can play an 18 year old, one adolescent female who can play a 14 year old, and one adolescent male who can play a 13 year old.

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, written by August Wilson, will rehearse January 11th through February 6th with performances February 7-22. Casts members needed will be: 2 middle age males, African American (40s to 60s): 1 twenty-something male, African American; 1 thirty-something male, African American; 2 twenty-something females, African American; 1 thirty-something female, African American ; 1 middle age female, African American (40s to 60s) ; 1 male, at least 30, Caucasian; 1 female adolescent, African American; and 1 male adolescent, African American.

The Water Children, written by Wendy McLeod, will rehearse February 8th through March 6th with performances March 7-22. Cast members needed will be: 4 adult males and 4 adult females.

Rehearsals usually take place somewhere between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, and Sundays either from 1-5 p.m. or from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. depending on the director’s preference.

No roles have been pre-cast.

For information about blu, please contact Ryan Whitfield at

For information about Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, please contact Meredith Bagby Fettes at

For information on The Water Children, please contact Ralph Hyman at

Please bring the Audition Form Fall_Winter 2013-14 with you to the auditions! Please fill it out before you arrive.

We look forward to having you come and read with us. We are a theater which chooses plays of social significance and we learn to treat each other and ourselves with kindness, empathy and respect. Auditioning with us is designed to be a sharing and learning experience, not a competitively brutal trauma! Come join our Weekend Theater family!