The notes keep coming in from directors seeking actors. The latest is from Jeremy Quinn at White Plains PAC, who has cast “AUGUST: Osage County” with a mix of Equity and non-Equity actors. Left uncast is the plum role of the family’s patriarch who delivers the epic monologue that begins the Tony-winning play. (On Broadway, the role went to the father of playwright Tracy Letts.) Quinn is seeking a non-Equity actor for the part.
Here is the casting notice…
CASTING: Still seeking a NON-UNION male for the role of “Beverly” in the NY Regional Premiere of AUGUST: Osage County at White Plains Performing Arts Center. Rehearsals begin next Monday, September 17. Can be flexible with rehearsal calls. Performances run October 4 – 15.
Actor must “read” early to mid 60’s. The father and patriarch of the Weston family. An alcoholic and former poet, his mysterious disappearance one evening and eventually discovered death are the reasons for the family’s reunion. The reasons for his alleged suicide are a major plot point that bring some of the family’s dark past painfully back into the light. Very literate and intelligent. This actor must have a sly sense of humor and an easygoing and honest air about him.
If interested or know someone who might be, please submit headshot/resume electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org IMMEDIATELY. Pay for rehearsals and performances.