Audition at HART
20th Century Blues
Directed by Steven Koeppen
Performances: February 10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26
Open Auditions: Saturday November 19th 10:00a-Noon and Sunday November 20th, 10a-2p (attend one), Possible Callbacks on Monday 11/21
Auditions held at HART Theatre 185 SE Washington St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
Rehearsals begin November 28th, 2022.
Four women bond and become one another’s timetable of history. Through the vagaries of love, careers, children, lost causes and tragedy, the women reunite once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves. But, when these private photographs have the potential to become part of a public exhibit, mutiny erupts and relationships are tested. The images unearth secrets and force the women to question who they are, what they’ve become, and how they’ll navigate whatever lies ahead.
Breakdown of characters (ages are guidelines):
Danny – Attractive, great sense of humor, with an artist's energy and wild strain. Layered with urban angst and a dose of self-doubt. Divorced. Has a grown son, Simon. She's an accomplished, well-known photographer at a crucial turning point in her life.
Sil – A real estate agent. Separated from her husband. She works her ass off to keep current. And to keep afloat.
Mac – A high-level journalist. Black. She is witty, smart, opinionated. Lives with her female partner.
Gabby – A dedicated veterinarian running her own practice. She lives in Boston with her one and only husband. She doesn't do well with conflict, and wants everyone to be "okay."
Bess – Danny's mother, 91 (Can be played by someone a good deal younger.) In no way is she a generic "old" woman. She is modern and loving, with former talents of her own, though she is now in the early stages of dementia.
Simon – Danny's son, early 30s. Smart, sense of humor. He works for a progressive cable/internet news program. He is close with his mother and grandmother.