Auditions: Sat December 14th, 2pm to 5 pm Auditions & Callbacks: Tues December 17th, 6 pm to 9 pm
Non-equity, non-paid auditions for fundraiser production of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “SWEAT” will be held by Glass House Theater at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton, VA. Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Chapel.
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.
CYNTHIA – African-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.
TRACEY – White 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.
JESSIE – Italian-American (40s) Female. Heavy drinker who is disillusioned with the path her life has taken. Factory worker, dresses provocatively.
JASON – White 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.
STAN – White American of German descent (50s) Male. Has a limp. Peacemaker. Wise anchor of the community.
OSCAR – Latin American (22/30) Male. Working class. Accent preferred. Observant. Waiting for his break in life.
BRUCIE – African-American (40s) Male. Former factory worker now struggling with addiction. Disheveled.
EVAN – African-American (40s) Male. Parole officer. Weary yet professional. Trying to make a difference.