Driving Miss Daisy Auditions
Driving Miss Daisy
By Alfred Uhry
Director: Shane Brooks
Driving Miss Daisy Auditions:
Tuesday, November 13 from 6-8pm at the Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048 – please enter through the artists entrance at the back of the building)
Callbacks (if needed – by invitation): Wednesday, November 14 from 6-8pm at the Granbury Opera House.
- Please come prepared with a headshot and resume.
- You must note ALL conflicts for rehearsals and performances on the evening of your auditions.
- Auditions will include a cold reading from the script.
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son,
Schedule Your Audition
- Rehearsals will begin Monday, December 3.
- Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
- Tech Week rehearsals on January 7-10 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
- The production runs from January 11-February 10 with shows on Fridays at
7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pmand 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
GTC is a non-Equity company. Actor stipends are available for some roles.
Housing is available upon request.
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If unable to attend the general audition dates, video submissions will be accepted through November 13 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daisy Werthan – a Jewish widow, native to Atlanta, Georgia. She is 72 years old in 1948 at the beginning of the play, and 97 years old in 1973 at the end of the play. Born 11 years after the end of Civil War, she witnessed some of the most significant social changes in American history. Her father-in-law was a self-made man who founded his own business, and she and her husband enjoyed financial success. Yet through it all, she remains fiercely rooted in her frugal upbringing, her early career as a teacher, her Southern propriety and her Judaism.
Hoke Colburn – an African-American man, native to Georgia. He is 60 years old in 1948 at the beginning of the play, and 85 years old in 1973 at the end. Before meeting Daisy, he had neither traveled nor learned to read. He has a daughter and granddaughter. He grew up in the thick of the Jim Crow era, experiencing for almost his whole life segregation, discrimination, injustice
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