Audition Notice: Driving Miss Daisy

Red Clay Theatre Duluth announces an open audition for its fall production of Driving Miss Daisy by Afred Uhry. Opens October 18th and closes November 11th. Generally, four shows per week – Thursday – Sunday (the Sunday performance is a matinee). Rehearsals will begin during the last week of September (exact time will be confirmed by the director).

The production is being directed by Allen O Reilly and is a professional and paid non-equity engagement. We are casting the following roles:

DAISY WERTHAN: (Ages from 72 – 97) Southern and feisty. Jewish. Strong Atlanta accent required.

BOOLIE WERTHAN: (40’s). Her son. Businessman with a ‘strong capable air’.

HOKE COLEBURN: (ages from 60 – 85) Her chauffeur. African American.

In the first instance, please mail or email your headshot and resumes. Email is preferred and should be copied to the following:

Director: Allen O Reilly :
Associate Producer Mark Pitt:

Performers wishing to send their information by mail should submit to:

Red Clay Theatre (Daisy Casting)
3116 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096

Please include full contact details.

The audition date is set for Monday July 16th. 6:30-9:30pm at Red Clay Theatre. Recalls may be necessary.

Red Clay Theatre is a City of Duluth Theatre. Professional and community productions are produced on its main stage. On its second stage, comedy, youth theatre and concerts are featured throughout the season.

Auditioned for Woman in Black

Red Clay Theatre is/has moved into the old Aurora Theatre venue in Duluth. The Theatre is under renovation. So no carpet on the floors and areas closed off, but it’s going to be a nice theatre when it’s done.

After running home quickly to get a headshot and resume because I forgot to bring them to work. I arrive at 7:15 for a 7:30 PM slot. A simple form to fill out, smaller than the forms at most other places.

OK. Two sides to look over. When I was on the phone with Mark Pitt who scheduled my slot, I was under the impression, assumption, something, that I would read for the part of the ACTOR. The ACTOR is? Well here is the story from what I gathered from the director

It is a two man play which takes place in the offices of a Public Speaking/Acting Coach. The ACTOR has written a 5 HOUR long piece, a story of events in his life that HAS to be told? well only to friends and family. But the ACTOR has paid for the services of this Coach in an effort to tell his story.

So when I read the sides I read the ACTOR in my head, of course reading over the other lines in a non-descript manner so I knew what was going on. When I was called in I was asked to read the other part. No problem, just read and react.

I heard of two professional film actors, one of which was having problems understanding the scene, how to prepare for it, how to react, etc. So the actors switched roles in that scene for a while. It then clicked with the first actor how the scene should be played out.

I feel like I got that last night. By reading one character’s lines and then the other I felt like I really reacted well in the scene. I read a scene with Eric Brooks who will be the other half of the two man play.

I think it went well. But as always it’s a wait and see.