November 3, 2018

Open Auditions for Saybrook Stage: “Other Desert Cities” By: Jon Robin Baitz

Saybrook Stage Company will hold open auditions for OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz on the following dates:

AUDITIONS: Monday, November 12, 2018  from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 

CLICK HERE for Audition Sides. Please bring a current photo and acting resume to your audition.

If you would like to request a specific audition time slot, or of you cannot make Monday’s audition and would like to read for a role, please email:

Walk-ins are welcome!

Other Desert Cities is a five character play by Jon Robin Baitz which was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for five 2012 Tony Awards including Best Play. Other Desert Cities, which balances comedy and intense family drama, involves a family with differing political views and a long-held family secret.

Available roles (Male) 

LYMAN WYETH – (Age Range 55 – 75) The head of the family, Lyman is a sturdy man and a strong believer in American traditions and values. Lyman is a retired movie actor turned politician and served as an ambassador in the Reagan Administration.

TRIP WYETH – (Age Range 23 – 35) Trip is Brooke’s brother. He is bright, funny and is a Reality TV producer. Caught in the middle between Brooke and his parents. Baitz has stated that Trip’s way of surviving is to adopt a ‘let it go, it’s all fine’ attitude which is partly the reason why he is constantly called upon to make peace in the family.

Available roles (Female)

SILDA WYETH – (Age Range 45 – 65) Silda is Polly’s sister. She is a recovering alcoholic and is currently staying with Polly and Lyman. Silda stands up to her sister several times, pointing out how harsh she is. Silda has a volatile but loving relationship with her sister.

(The roles of Brooke and Polly have been cast.)

The show will be directed by Glenn Bassett.

REHEARSALS  will begin late November and performances are scheduled January 17th through January 20th at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook.

We hope you can join us!

Please note: There are no children’s roles in this production.

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