Auditions

Other Desert Cities Register
By Jon Robin Baitz
Audition Date(s):
Sun, August 21, 2022 at 7:00pm
Mon, August 22, 2022 at 7:00pm
Production Dates: November 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19
Directed by: Al Krier

Auditions will consist of readings from sides that will be provided upon registration. Actors will be grouped together for scene readings in various combinations.

PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES AND TECH WEEK REHEARSALS 10/30/2022-11/3/2022

All roles are open, however we do require all cast and crew at this time to be vaccinated against COVID-19.



Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

BROOKE WYETH (35-45, female identifying)
Brooke is a professional writer and a liberal who has been living in New York after a mental breakdown over her older brother`s death. Her liberal views often put her in conflict with her conservative parents. She is still fragile, but she is recovering and has written a tell-all memoir about her family that is at least partially meant to help with the recovery. She needs to tell this story, but she loves her family and doesn`t know if she can publish her book without their approval.

LYMAN WYETH (55-70, male identifying)
Lyman is 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 used to be a B movie actor but then turned to politics and became an ambassador of the Republican Party. He communicates his opinions in a diplomatic way.  He is overprotective and worries for Brooke since her breakdown.

POLLY WYETH (55-70, female identifying)
Polly is a graceful, elegant, and acerbic matriarch. She is outspoken, direct, and very smart. But she is also controlling, calculating and observes people’s behavior. She has strong conservative views and is 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.

TRIP WYETH (25-35, male identifying)
Bright, funny, self-effacing. Trip is a TV producer caught in the middle between Brooke and his parents.  He wants to protect Brooke and believes she has the right to publish whatever she wants but also understands why their parents are pushing back. He is trying to stay neutral but is concerned with his sister`s mental health.

SILDA GRAUMAN (55-70, female identifying)
Silda is 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.

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.

Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

For more information or questions, please e-mail the production team at [email protected]

Auditions