Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry. 8 p.m. - May 7, 8, 9 15 & 16, 2 p.m. - May 10, 17
Followed by panel discussions on:
Sunday, May 10, Talk-back Q&A session with cast
Sunday, May 17, Talk-back Q&A session with cast
Pulitzer Prize play set in Atlanta in 1948. It is the story of the evolving relationship between an elderly (and feisty) Jewish widow and the dignified black man who becomes her driver. Over the momentous quarter-century from 1948 to 1973, we see how their rigid, professional relationship ripens into respect and tenderness.
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Peace Mountain Theatre Company is holding auditions for its next production, Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry
Director: Laurie T. Freed
Performance dates & location:
Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, May 8, 9, 15, & 16, 2020 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 10 and May 17, 2020 – 2:00 pm
All performances are at The Writer’s Center
Daisy Werthan – a feisty, Southern Jewish lady; stubborn, strong, sarcastic, funny, with a hidden warmth; losing her ability to care for herself. Daisy ages from late 60s to 97 years old
Hoke Coleburn – an African American man, chauffer by trade; very smart, stubborn, strong, sense of humor; cares deeply for Daisy; has suffered as a black man in the deep South. Hoke ages from late 50s to 85 years old
Boolie – Daisy’s son, successful businessman; sense of humor, stubborn, strong; protective of his mother. Boolie ages from late 30s to 65.
Each actor will have a Southern accent; there will be a dialect coach. DON’T let your personal age affect your coming out to audition. All actors will be compensated.
Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, December 10, 2019 (callbacks, if needed), 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Auditions will take place at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815
Audition description: cold readings from script, sides provided. Please be familiar with the script.
Requirements: please bring head shot, resume, and conflict calendar
Rehearsals will start at the beginning of March 2020 & will take place four days a week –
Sunday afternoons, and Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings
All rehearsals take place at the Writer’s Center
Please contact Laurie Freed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-987-2478