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Production: Festival Stage of Winston-Salem Season

Actors (Supporting)

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Casting the Festival Stage of Winston-Salem season. Season includes "Lost in Yonkers" (Rehearsals begin Sept. 24; runs Oct. 18-Nov. 3), "Driving Miss Daisy" (Alfred Uhry, writer. R...more

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Males & Females, ages 18-64, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Actors: (Supporting) See full character breakdown for more information.

Full Character Breakdown


Jay - 15; independent; jokester; coming of age

Arty - 13; Jay's younger brother; in Jay's shadow; quiet by comparison, observant

Bella - 35; Jay's aunt; childlike; sweet; mentally challenged; loving and protective of her family

Louie - 30s; Jay's uncle; mercurial wise guy

Grandma Kurnitz - Jay's grandmother; blunt, steely, unyielding

Eddie - 30s; Jay's father; traveling salesman; paying off debts; anxious

Gert - Jay's aunt; asthmatic


Daisy Werthan - age 72 through 97; retired school teacher; wealthy; patrician; navigating the challenges of aging

Hoke Colburn - age 60 through 85; chauffeur; African-American; illiterate; simple; principled; dignified

Boolie Werthan - age 40 through 65; Daisy's son; successful businessman; dealing with both his aging mother and racial/cultural dynamics


Truvy - 30s-40s; owner of the play's beauty shop; outgoing, fun-loving, long-suffering

Annelle - 20s; new in town; shy but genuine

Claree - 60s; widow of the town mayor; warm, elegant, deeply Southern

Ouiser - 60s; Claree's best friend and the town curmudgeon

M'Lynn - 40s-50s; Shelby's mother, planning her wedding; grounded; caring

Shelby - 20s; about to be married; bright; energetic; headstrong