Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Diana Canterbury
Barre Players Theater, 64 Common Street, Barre MA 01005
These auditions are by scheduled appointment only!
If you don't have access to email, call Diana at 978.355.2017
Auditions will be done in small groups and will take about one hour.
Please specify your preferred dates and times from these available slots...
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7pm
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 3pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 5pm
If you are unable to attend on either of these days, please contact the director for a special appointment.
In case of snow, auditions will be rescheduled for the following week at the same time.
Please phone the director with any questions about weather postponements.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
If you wish, you may also select an additional scene that you would like to read.
Audition forms will be available at the theater - or - you can save time by bringing a
completed form with you to your audition. Download the audition form here.
A copy of the script is available for perusal at the Woods Memorial Library in Barre.
You can click here to view a short excerpt of the script on the publisher's website.
THE STORY: It's Christmas Eve, 2004. Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year
absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt.
Brooke announces that 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 reopened
In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
After an extremely successful run on Broadway, "Other Desert Cities" won the prestigious Outer Critics Circle Award
and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2012.
Brooke Wyeth, mid 30's. Brooke is a novelist who lives on Long Island.
She is recovering from a rough bout with mental illness.
Trip Wyeth, mid to late 20's. Brooke's brother.
Trip is the successful host of a hit reality T.V. show.
Polly Wyeth, early to mid 60's. Brooke and Trip's mother.
Sharp tongued, highly intelligent, wealthy, and an outspoken conservative.
Lyman Wyeth, mid 60's. Married to Polly, Father of Brooke and Trip.
A former movie star, ambassador, and an outspoken Republican.
Silda Grauman, in her 60's. Polly's sister...a recovering alcoholic who hasn't recovered very much.
Worked as a writer for several mockumentaries about Hilary Clinton.
Rehearsals begin in March and will be held on two evenings and one weekend afternoon.
The exact days will determined by the actors' preferences.
There will be additional rehearsals starting about ten days prior to opening.
Actors must be available for tech rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10.
A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available prior to the first rehearsal.
Performances are Fridays & Saturdays, May 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, May 17 & 24, 2015 at 2:00pm.
Questions? Feel free to contact the director. Looking forward to seeing you at auditions!