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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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Williston by Adam Seidel
Midwest Premiere 

Opens: May 30, 2019 - Closes: June 30, 2019
Director: Casaundra Freeman
Audition Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Equity Call: 6:00 pm - Non-Equity Call: 7:30 pm

Callbacks if necessary: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The play:

Three energy reps travel to Williston, ND to get mineral rights to the last big piece of undeveloped land. With highly relevant themes of environmental issues, Native American land, protest, and patriarchy, Williston is a scintillating exploration of how business corrupts people, and the fine line between commerce and conscience. This play has a strong message and contains strong language.

Roles Available:

LARRY - Early 60s. Weathered but not haggard. Leasing Rep for Smith Oil Company. 25 year veteran. Comes from a blue collar background and is proud of it. He’s tough, speaks roughly at times, but he’s very caring towards the people he loves. He’s incredibly determined yet a bit narrow minded.

BARB - Mid 40s. Attractive but aging. Leasing Rep for Smith Oil Company. 18 year veteran. She’s tough. Very devoted. She’s been fighting against the tide her whole life and her whole life she’s been proving the odds wrong.

TOM - Mid 30s. A sharp yet slightly naive looking young man. A brand new Leasing Rep for Smith Oil Company. He’s very well kept, and is curious about all that he doesn’t yet know. He’s humble but there’s a edge to him. He seems very ambitious.

*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.