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New York Casting Calls: “Driving Miss Daisy” Auditions

New York Casting Calls:
Broadway/Production Contract Currently $1,605/week minimum.
1st reh: 9/2/10. 1st preview: 10/7. Opens 10/25 at the John Golden Theatre

Timeless, searing, funny and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in mid-century Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.

SEEKING:

Daisy Werthan Standby:
Onstage role is cast (Vanessa Redgrave). Standby position is AVAILABLE.
Daisy is a widow. Ages from 72 to 97 during the course of the play. Her hair, her clothes, her walk … everything about her suggests bristle and high energy. Jewish. Strong Atlanta accent.

Hoke Colburn Standby: Onstage role is cast (James Earl Jones).
Standby position is AVAILABLE.
Hoke is an African American man. Ages from 60 to 85 during the course of the play. Daisy’s chauffeur.

Boolie Werthan Standby: Onstage role is cast.
Standby position is available.
Boolie is a man who ages from 40 – 65 during the course of the play. Daisy’s son. A businessman, Junior Chamber of Commerce style. Has a strong, capable air. Jewish. Strong Atlanta accent.

Equity Principal Auditions:
Monday, August 9, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
10 AM – 6 PM all three days.

Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10018-6504

Please prepare a brief monologue appropriate for the play.

AUDITION DATE: AUGUST 7, 8 AND 9, 2010

PROJECT: DRIVING MISS DAISY

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: THEATER CASTING CALLS

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY

CONTACT: 500 EIGHTH AVENUE, 12TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10018-6504

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