'The Piano Lesson'
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Olney Theatre Center
Jason Loewith, artistic dir.; Christopher Youstra & Jason King Jones, associate artistic dirs.; Michelle Muntifering, casting assoc.; Jamil Jude, dir.
Casting the Olney Theatre Center's 2014 season to include "The Piano Lesson," by August Wilson. The play follows an African-American family in 1937 Pittsburgh struggling to face its past and move into the future.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin Apr. 15, 2014; runs May 7-June 1, 2014 with a possible extension through June 8 at the Mulitz-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, 45-50, African American
to play 47, Berniece and Boy Willie's uncle and the owner of the household in which the play takes place; tall, thin; spent his life working...
Boy Willie (Lead):
Male, 28-35, African American
to play 30, Berniece's brash, impulsive, and fast-talking brother; from Mississippi, introduces the central conflict of the play.
Male, 26-32, African American
to play 29, Boy Willie's longtime friend; speaks with a disarming straightforwardness; an outsider to the family and obsessed with women.
Female, 30-38, African American
to play 35, the strong-willed sister of Boy Willie; a mother and a widow, blames Boy Willie for her late husband's death.
Female, 11, African American
Berniece's daughter who is beginning to learn piano; symbolizes the next generation of the Charles family.
Avery Brown (Lead):
Male, 35-43, African American
to play 38, an honest and ambitious preacher who is trying to build his congregation; fervently religious; attempts to court Berniece.
Wining Boy (Lead):
Male, 50-59, African American
to play 56, Doaker's brother; a wandering, washed-up recording star who relies on Doaker when he finds himself broke; a comic figure, he fun...
Female, 18-30, African American
a young, urban woman who Boy Willie and Lymon each try to pick up.
Seeking submissions from: Olney, MD
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