PORTUGAL: actors (f) 30-80, American English spkrs, for theatre in Lisbon [PS]

ref # 176294

closing date: This casting is now closed

project title: TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard in Lisbon
production type: theatre
pay: profit-share

looking for:
based in/around: Lisbon, Portugal

about the project

JÁ International Theatre is looking to cast 4 female actors in a bold new English language adaptation of “True West” by Sam Shepard set to open this fall (October end) in Lisbon.

Directed by Ed Hooks

Payment: Profit Share


Looking to fill the following roles:
role 1 | actors | female
playing age: 30 - 40
role languages: English-American
ROLE: AUSTIN
f, 30-40, speaking American English
Austin is a semi-successful Hollywood screenwriter, an autodidact intellectual. She moved her family – one kid, one husband – north to Portland, Oregon several years ago, to escape the southland smog and showbiz glitz. But it is expensive to maintain the commute. She walks the Hollywood walk, talks the talk, understands how to negotiate a step-deal with a movie studio.

ROLE: LEE
f, 30-40, speaking American English
Lee is a woman you do not want to fuck with. Think: Ruth on Netflix’s “Ozark”, Rhonda Rousey in her MMA days or Aileen Wuornos, the Florida freeway-serial killer that was executed in 2002. Lee lives months at a time in the desert, is content with isolation. Supports herself as a petty thief, breaking into the random house, stealing what she can carry, including Amazon.com delivery boxes from front porches. As “True West” begins, LEE and AUSTIN are reunited for the first time in five years. Oil and Water.

NOTE: We want to wind up with something approaching Standard American accents. If you are in the accent ballpark, come to the audition. We’re working on finding a dialogue coach to help you over the finesse line. (Pun intended)


role 2 | actors | female
playing age: 35 - 65
role languages: English-American
ROLE: SAUL (SAL in our Production)
f, 35-65, speaking American English
Sal is a Hollywood creature through-and-through. She will sign a deal with you this morning and shred it this afternoon. Zero loyalty to anybody but herself. Slick dresser, wears Jimmy Choo’s, has a 110 golf average, drives a Tesla Model “S”, but can’t really afford it. All the parking valets in Hollywood know her as a generous tipper.

NOTE: We want to wind up with something approaching Standard American accents. If you are in the accent ballpark, come to the audition. We’re working on finding a dialogue coach to help you over the finesse line. (Pun intended)
role 3 | actors | female
playing age: 55 - 80
role languages: English-American
ROLE: MOTHER
f, 55-80, speaking American English
If the sisters’ mother was an animal, she might be a Desert Tortoise. Pushed steadily through life, supported herself and the girls, mainly with clerical and blue-collar jobs, because she couldn’t depend on her alcoholic, absentee husband. Lives off social security these days, still owns the little bungalow she bought 40 years ago, perched on the edge of the southern California desert., Hot, dry weather, just like her personality. That’s why she likes to take the occasional ocean cruise to Alaska. Interior stateroom, of course. Why pay extra for windows? Likes Jasmine perfume, when it isn’t too overpowering.

NOTE: We want to wind up with something approaching Standard American accents. If you are in the accent ballpark, come to the audition. We’re working on finding a dialogue coach to help you over the finesse line. (Pun intended)



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