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AUDITIONS: Buried Child by Sam Shepard

  • CREA 170 Nieuwe Achtergracht Amsterdam, NH, 1018 WV Netherlands (map)

The InPlayers is Proud to Announce Our Spring Production
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Rocky Hopson
Studio 202
Auditions Nov. 19th Noon- 17:00  &   Nov. 26  Noon – 14:00
Callbacks Nov 26th 14:00-17:00
Rehearsals - Two days a week Wednesdays and Sundays
Performances  March 1, 2, 3 @ 8pm and Sunday March 4 @ 3pm.
Auditions will consist of readings from script, both monologues and scenes
You must pre-book an audition time via email at
When you pre-book please indicate what role (s) you are interested in (listed below)
Your time-slot will be confirmed via email with sides (scenes) of the parts you are interested.
Please be early so as not to forfeit your time-slot.
If you audition on the 19th you will get a call back notice via email within 1 or 2 days.
If you audition on the 26th, you will be told a few minutes after your audition if you will be called back.
Please note: since the spring production and summer production Allegro will overlap in rehearsal times and periods it is not possible to be part of both casts.
Buried Child character list
 5 males  - 2 females
Dodge; an American farmer in his seventies
Aging dysfunctional patriarch of the family
Is an alcoholic
Is dying
Has been emasculated by his son and the infertility of his fields
Sits and watches television and drinks
Halie; Dodge's wife in her mid-sixties
The matriarch of the family
Nags Dodge
Abandons the family to socialize with Father Dewis and revel in the past
Tilden; their eldest son in his late forties
Lost son, he has no purpose, no direction in his life
Is bullied by the other characters
Bradley; their second son, an amputee, in his early forties
Aggressive brother
Lost his leg in a chainsaw accident
Is emasculated by the removal of his leg
Vince; Tilden's son, 22
Reclaims possession of the house
No one recognizes him when he arrives
Shelly; Vince's girlfriend, 19
Reluctant to be at Vince's grandparents' house
Determined to uncover the family secret
Utterly shaken at what she finds
Skeptical of family relations
Father Dewis; a Protestant minister in his sixties
Enjoys drinking and socializing with women
Carrying on a not-so secret affair with Halie

Earlier Event: November 18
Educational Series: How To Act
Later Event: December 16
AUDITIONS: Allegro (musical)