Audition Schedule & Information for the 2019-2020 Season

Nightwatch 

by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Ashley Zeh-Perez
Feb. 14 - March 8, 2020

Audition Dates:  Monday & Tuesday January 13/14
Time: 7 - 9 PM

Location: Sam Bass Theatre

600 N Lee St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Audition Type: Cold Reads

Casting for:  10 adults from 20s-60s
*Ages looking for 18 and up. Headshots and Resumes are not required.*

  • Elaine Wheeler - Protagonist, 20-30s, emotionally unstable, feels betrayed

  • John Wheeler - Elaine’s husband, 30-40’s, stocks and bonds broker, all business

  • Helga - Wheeler’s German maid, 30-50s, suspicious

  • Vanelli - Young 20’s, Italian Brooklyn patrolman, has an eye for art

  • Curtis Appleby - Busybody neighbor, 50’s-60s, amateur sleuth

  • Blanche Cooke - Elaine’s best friend, 20-30s, nurse, efficient, tailored

  • Lieutenant Walker - Homicide detective, 30-40’s, has no time for crazy women

  • Tracey Lake - Noted psychologist, 30’s-50s, professional

  • Sam Hoke - Owner of local deli, working class, murder is hurting his business

Synopsis: Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine's terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body—this time a woman's—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.

The Glass Menagerie
(by Tennessee Williams)
Directed by Ashley Zeh-Perez
Apr. 3-26 

Audition Dates: 

Monday & Tuesday February 17/18
Time: 7 - 9 PM

Location: Sam Bass Theatre

600 N Lee St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Audition Type: Cold Reads

Casting for:  4 adults from 20s-60s
*Ages looking for 18 and up. Headshots and Resumes are not required.*

The Glass Menagerie Character Breakdown:

  • Amanda Wingfield - Laura and Tom’s mother. A proud, vivacious woman, Amanda clings fervently to memories of a vanished, genteel past. She is simultaneously admirable, charming, pitiable, and laughable

  • Laura Wingfield - Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s older sister. Laura has a bad leg, on which she has to wear a brace, and walks with a limp. Twenty-three years old and painfully shy, she has largely withdrawn from the outside world and devotes herself to old records and her collection of glass figurines.

  • Tom Wingfield - Amanda’s son and Laura’s younger brother. An aspiring poet, Tom works at a shoe warehouse to support the family. He is frustrated by the numbing routine of his job and escapes from it through movies, literature, and alcohol.

  • Jim O'Connor - An old acquaintance of Tom and Laura. Jim was a popular athlete in high school and is now a shipping clerk at the shoe warehouse in which Tom works. He is unwaveringly devoted to goals of professional achievement and ideals of personal success​

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.