'The Piano Lesson'
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Olney Theatre Center
Jamil Jude, dir.; August Wilson, playwright; Jason Loewith, artistic dir.; Amy Marshall, managing dir.; Christopher Youstra & Jason King Jones, associate prods.; Michelle Muntifering, casting.
Casting "The Piano Lesson," part of Olney Theatre Center's 2013-2014 season. Synopsis: "'The Piano Lesson' follows an African-American family in 1937 Pittsburgh struggling to face its past and move into the future. Boy Willie, Doaker, and Wining Boy are amongst the enduring characters in this 1990 Pulitzer-winning play."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin Apr. 15, 2014; runs May 7-Jun. 1, 2014 (possible extension through Jun. 8, 2014) at the Multi-Gudelsky Theatre Lab in Olney, MD.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Pays $638/wk. Equity COST Contract.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Doaker Charles (Lead):
Male, 45-55, African American
Berniece and Boy Willie's uncle, owner of the household where the play takes place. Tall, thin, spent life working for the railroad and func...
Boy Willie (Lead):
Male, 28-35, African American
Berniece's brash, impulsive, and fast-talking brother. Coming from Mississippi, introduces the central conflict of the play.
Female, 30-40, African American
strong-willed sister of Boy Willie. Mother and widow, blames Boy Willie for late husband's death.
Male, 25-35, African American
Boy Willie's longtime friend. Very straightforward, an outsider to the family and obsessed with women.
Female, 10-15, African American
Berniece's daughter, learning to play the piano. Symbolizes the next generation of the family.
Avery Brown (Supporting):
Male, 35-45, African American
honest and ambitious preacher, trying to build his congregation. Fervently religious, attempts to court Berniece.
Wining Boy (Supporting):
Male, 50-60, African American
Doaker's brother. Wandering, washed-up recording star, relies on Doaker when he becomes broke. Comic figure, functions as one of the play's ...
Female, 18-25, African American
young, urban woman, catches the eye of Boy Willie and Lymon.
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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