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The Theatre has a race-transcendent casting policy. All roles are open to any race, ethnicity and sometimes gender, unless germane to the play.

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Aubrey by Joe Musso
World Premiere 

Opens: March 28, 2019 - Closes: May 19, 2019
Director: Barbara Busby
Audition Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Equity Call: 6:00 pm - Non-Equity Call: 7:30 pm

Callbacks if necessary: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The play:

Aubrey Gagnier, a heroin addict, haunted by her role in her lover's drug overdose death, seeks out Ivan Stillman, the grave digger and coffin maker. Aubrey believes Ivan can speak with the dead, which he denies. In spite of his denial, Aubrey implores Ivan to speak with her deceased lover. After her addiction creates chaos in his orderly world, Ivan reveals his tragic past. They soon become each other's best hope not just to survive, but to live.

With opioid addiction all over the news, Aubrey is a topical story and will be Mr. Musso's first production on the Detroit Repertory stage.

Roles Available:

Aubrey Gagnier: female, age mid 20s; heroin addict, calligrapher, heavily tattoed, literary, talkative, uninhibited, homeless

Ivan Stillman: male, mid 30s; muscular, slight limp, coffin builder, grave digger, workaholic, mysterious, reticent

*Casting is open ethnically and racially in the Detroit Rep tradition.

Knowledge of the script is highly recommended.

Scripts are available at the Repertory and may be taken from the Theatre overnight with a $20 refundable deposit. The audition will consist of reading sides from the script. Sides will be provided. Also be prepared to do a one-minute monologue if asked.

Please call and make an appointment if you plan to audition.