As a teenager struggling to find her voice, Valerie found comfort in the worlds of an old, barely famous country singer. As their correspondence carried on over the years their relationship became ever more entwined within the old, sad songs from his albums. And now, as he faces his coming mortality, a desperate decision leads them each to face themselves, each other and the possibility of redemption for them both.
Written by Stephen Cedars and directed by Nathan Iles, “The Old, Sad Songs” will test the limits of romance, obsession and pride. A night of theatre that is simply not to be missed.
·Don, Male (50-60 years old): A washed-up Texas country singer, an old-world cowboy.
·Valerie, Female (20-25 years old): A spirited, melancholy college student.
Monday, March 12, 2018 7:00-10:00
Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00-10:00 pm
Invited Call backs: Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:00-5:00 pm
Tentative First Read-Through: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:00-10:00 pm
Rehearsal Dates: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00-10:00, Saturday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 – March 21, 2018 to May 12, 2018.
Production Run: Friday, May 18 to Saturday, May 26, 2018. All cast members are required during “Tech Week”, May 13 to 18, 2018.
For those auditioning for the role of Don, please prepare one dramatic monologue and one verse of a song (30 seconds to a minute) while playing guitar. The guitar will be provided if necessary. A second contrasting monologue is acceptable if this is not possible, but singing is preferred.
For those auditioning for the role of Valerie, please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than five (5) minutes total.
Those actors seen at call backs will be provided sides for cold reading. A copy of the script is available upon request.
Send resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Old, Sad Songs AUDITIONS”, and indicate in the body of the email which character you want to audition for and your preference for a time.