CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 2019-2020 RESIDENT ENSEMBLE SEASON AUDITIONS HAVE ENDED
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SPECIAL AUDITION NOTICE
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is seeking a female performer for the role of Jean Fordham, the fourteen-year-old daughter of separated parents, in their upcoming production of August: Osage County by Tracy Letts.
First Rehearsal: August 6th, 2019
Show Run: September 6th-September 28th
Preparation: Please submit a video audition of a short contemporary piece (no longer than a minute) appropriate to the character. Send a video link or file to Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Monday April 15th.
Callbacks will take place on Saturday April 20th from 11:30am-1:30pm.
August: Osage County is play containing mature language and situations, including addiction and abuse. The actor playing Jean is involved in some of those situations (see character description below for details)
Jean Fordham is Barbara and Bill Fordham’s fourteen-year-old daughter. Jean is sullen, quirky, and desperate for an escape from her difficult family; she retreats into movies and marijuana to drown out her separated parents’ incessant fighting. It is implied that Jean has recently gone through puberty and filled out, and that she looks older than her age; her Aunt Karen’s fiancé Steve is sexually attracted to Jean, and attempts to assault her one night after the two get high. Jean is uneasily stumbling through her adolescence, trying to navigate the many slights, traumas, and difficulties her family puts onto her plate.