Auditions for season closer over Desert Cities


Hutchinson Theatre Guild holds open auditions for final season production, Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities


Hutchinson, Kan. – September 20 and 21, bring auditions for the Hutchinson Theatre Guild’s 2014 Season finale: Other Desert Cities, written by Jon Robin Baitz. Roles are available for two male and three female actors. As with every Hutchinson Theatre Guild production, all parts are cast from auditions which are open to all community members.


Other Desert Cities is fresh from a smash-hit Broadway run in 2011. Featuring themes of family, conflict, secrecy and betrayal, Other Desert Cities is a biting dramedy featuring a cast of two men (ages 20s and 60s) and three women (ranging in age from late 20s to 60s).


Show Teaser:

Brooke Wyeth, an up and coming New York author, returns home for a family reunion in Palm Springs, California. On this fateful Christmas Eve, Brook greets her parents at their mansion with news that is anything but a present. Brooke has written a memoir of her family’s storied past and with the manuscript plans to unearth a devastating family secret for all to see. Can the family survive Brooke’s desire to publish the ugly truth?


Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Auditions will consist of actors reading short scenes from the play. A cast list will be posted on the Hutchinson Theatre Guild’s Facebook page, and at Stage 9 no later than 12 p.m. Monday, September 22nd, 2014. Rehearsals will commence with a read-thru on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Performances are November 6 – 8, 2014 and November 13 – 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 and 16, 2014 at 2 p.m.


Rehearsals for all Guild productions are four to five times a week (Sunday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.). All interested actors should bring their schedules and conflicts to let the director know when they are available to rehearse. If you have previous acting experience, please feel free to bring a headshot, resume and/or your experiences to share with the director, though none of these are required.


If you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview, please contact Charles Johnston, director of Other Desert Cities. The Hutchinson Theatre Guild is always looking for people interested in participating in the productions and/or the organization behind the scenes. If you are interested, please contact the director.


Other Desert Cities is performed by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.



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