As an organization, we are committed to diverse and inclusive casting and welcome all ethnicities and gender identities to audition. Newcomers are especially welcomed and encouraged! Upcoming audition dates are below. No pre-registration is required. Hope to see you there!
The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey will hold open auditions on January 22 & 23, 2023, for its upcoming production of “Other Desert Cities”, written by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Rob Nissen.
AUDITION DATES: Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 6 pm to 10 pm & Monday, January 23, 2023, from 7 pm to 10 pm.
PERFORMANCE DATES: March 17, 24, 25, 31 April 1, 2023, at 8 pm and March 18, 19, 26, and April 2 at 2 pm. (Performances are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays). Please note, there is a possibility of two additional benefit performances on Thursday, March 23, and March 30 at 8 pm.
The Barn Theatre is dedicated to the health and safety of all our patrons and volunteers, and we require all cast and crew members to be fully Covid-vaccinated. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required at the time of auditions for all cast members and on the first day of the build/rehearsal/tech for all crew/designers.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her family. Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history — a wound they don’t want to be reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
“Other Desert Cities ” is presented by a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC serving the Dramatist Play Service collection.
Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Barn Theatre has an open casting policy for all our productions. As an organization, we are committed to diverse and inclusive casting and welcome all ethnicities and gender identities to audition. Newcomers are especially welcomed and encouraged!
Sides will be provided at auditions.
Brooke Wyeth: Female, 30-45 A professional writer who has been living in New York after a mental breakdown. Her liberal views often put her in conflict with her conservative parents. A novelist, she’s now written a memoir revealing secrets about her family and opening a long-festering wound that her socially prominent and politically conservative parents would rather not have revealed.
Polly Wyeth: Female, 50-70 Graceful, elegant, and acerbic matriarch. She is outspoken and very smart. But, she is also controlling, calculating, staunchly conservative, and a believer in tough love. Polly is fiercely dedicated to her family’s survival, deeply devoted to the preservation of her social standing, and has been active for decades in the Republican Party.
Lyman Wyeth: Male, 50-70 The head of the family. A sturdy and charming man who is a strong believer in American traditions and values. He is conservative with a sense of humor about himself and a deep love for his family. Lyman was once a B-movie actor but then turned to politics and became an ambassador of the Republican Party. He is overprotective and worries for Brooke since her breakdown.
Trip Wyeth: Male, 26-35 Brooke’s brother. Bright, funny, self-effacing. He is a reality TV producer caught in the middle between Brooke and his parents. He wants to protect Brooke and believes she has the right to publish but also understands why their parents are pushing back.
Silda Grauman: Female, 50-70 Polly’s sister. Creative, fragile, Bohemian, and funny – she is a recovering alcoholic and a former B-movie writer. Silda has helped Brooke write her memoir and provided her with more detail about Polly and Lyman.
***IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates at the time of your audition. Please be prepared with your calendar and all out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based on the availability of staff and cast.
The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information visit www.barntheatre.org