'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 Descent, 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 Descent, African American
Berniece's brash, impulsive, and fast-talking brother. Coming from Mississippi, introduces the central conflict of the play.
Female, 30-40, African Descent, African American
strong-willed sister of Boy Willie. Mother and widow, blames Boy Willie for late husband's death.
Male, 25-35, African Descent, African American
Boy Willie's longtime friend. Very straightforward, an outsider to the family and obsessed with women.
Female, 10-15, African Descent, African American
Berniece's daughter, learning to play the piano. Symbolizes the next generation of the family.
Avery Brown (Supporting):
Male, 35-45, African Descent, African American
honest and ambitious preacher, trying to build his congregation. Fervently religious, attempts to court Berniece.
Wining Boy (Supporting):
Male, 50-60, African Descent, 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 Descent, African American
young, urban woman, catches the eye of Boy Willie and Lymon.
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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